Progress. Deep Blue pools arrived early on Saturday morning and worked their chemical magic on the pool. The pH was spot on, chlorine high and algae quite bad. Treatment was ‘shocking, floccing and vaccing’.
First, a heavy dose of hydrochloric acid (no kidding) to kill the bugs followed by floccing with Aluminium sulphate which combines with the dead algae and drags them to the bottom where they can, after settling out, be vaccuumed away to waste.
The results were pretty dramatic as by Sunday eve I could vac the pool and remove all the dead leaves from the bottom of the deep end as well as most of the sediment.
By now it should have improved further and be ready for the weekend…. here’s hoping for more of that glorious weather.
Finally, we’ve ordered a new solar cover – the old one was completely stuffed – which should be delivered in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait for the first dip.
After much time, stress, worry, angst, panic and all the other emotions that are part and parcel of buying a house we have finally succeeded.
Up to now I’ve resisted tempting fate by posting anything on the blog, but yestoday we exchanged contracts to buy a home in the country.
All we have to do now is pay for it.
Things are finally coming together and yesterday we moved into our new home. It does look a little spartan with only the furniture from Willow House, but it’s a start.
I drove down from London and surprised the girls and we had an exhausting day unpacking and exploring, but by evening we were mostly sorted sitting in the lounge with a glass of Pinot and some nibblies watching Bill Oddies birdwatching show on the telly. How english! And I don’t even like birdwatching.
After dinner Ash and I had an explore and met our new neighbours – see pic. Rather different from swatting mossies in Hong Kong or looking for wild boar on Ma On Shan, but a new experience all the same – and best of all both kids are very excited about the farmhouse.
Much to do this weekend when I head back… but looking forward to it now.