Might as well finish it up. Stand up the legs, install the pump and hoses, sweep up the dirt and leaves, and begin filling it up with water. Our water bill is going to be so high this month. An inch of water and the kiddies are all dressed up in their swim gear. Alright...go ahead and go in there.
While they're splashing away I'm going to put them to work. "Can you stretch out the pool so the wrinkles are all flat?" "If you feel any bumps or rocks underneath the pool let me know so we can get them out. Don't want the pool to get any holes and ruin summer!" In their eagerness to set it all up, they neglected to sweep the floor prior to spreading out the pool membrane. Ahh, all the pebbles and twigs are out and the pool is filling up.
A few hours later, it's all done. Pump is pumping away, circulating and filtering the water. Kids are enjoying it every chance they get. Right when they get home from school - BOOM! Into the pool they go. It's a joy to hear the squeaks of laughter, the splashes of water, and see the smiles on their faces. It's funny how a little bit of water and some sun can be so much fun. Before the pool, just to be able to turn on the hose and spray each other made them laugh so much.
It's some work to keep a pool clean and safe but in the end it's all worthwhile. Fun in the sun at home. Pool, family, bar-b-que. Life is good.