We have a pool! And better yet, we have a pool without having all the work and expense of a pool. I decided we should join one of the private pools in the area so we'd have a place to take the kids to swim all summer. After checking out many, many options--some with waiting lists, some open, some new, some very old, some really close, some a little farther, some expensive and some cheap, we kind of settled on this place really for lack of a better idea since summer was rapidly approaching.
It's about 4 miles from home, it's clean and was cheap to join. It's open from April to October and we've had a good time coming here at least weekly for most of the season so far. We've also turned numerous summer playdates into swimming play dates for our kids and their friends.
During the Olympics, Allison decided to give her typical diving style some serious thought.
The pool is located near a good ice cream store, a nice excuse to stop for ice cream after swimming.
But our backyard does have some water fun too. Uncle Jeff sold his house and needed a home for his hot tub, so being the considerate family that we are, we decided to take it off his hands.