My thought process led to another step in the closing of the backyard pool in this first fall and coming winter in A Bitty Better in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville.
I purchased a bunch of the long, tall sticks that most folks use to mark their driveway lines for the plowing service, and a batch of brightly covered rope.
Around the edge of the in-ground pool my dear wife Karen and I put this stuff together.
My hope is that the foot-or-so level of the rope deters Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle from any winter dashes across the cover. Or any pool crossings from any living creatures that tall, really.
Worth the effort, I figure.