My dear wife Karen is out in the backyard of A Bitter Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville working on the in-ground pool.
She listened carefully to the instructions from the man who took the cover off and explained the pump system.
She’s watched YouTube videos.
We went to a nearby pool store to update equipment and buy chemicals.
Karen vacuums and skims.
She even bought me two pair of new swimming trunks.
But … then the old heater, which we’ve decided not to use, showed a bothersome leak, forcing us to turn off the pump. The pipes are routed through it. Oy.