Well, it’s taken a while, but here they are: The Before and After photos of our pool.
This wasn’t a thing we wanted to have done, and other jobs that we did want to have done have now had to be postponed because of deep shortfall in cold, hard cash, but there were so many fibreglass particles in the water that the pool was unusable (unless you really liked itching for 12 hours afterwards). And swallowing it? Well, you don’t do that with swimming pools.
But now it’s done and it actually looks pretty good, I think.
Hang on, I’m going to see if I can get this image comparison tool I’ve just found, working…
NO. I CAN’T.
In my defence, I didn’t even know that it was a thing I could do when I started writing this post, let alone when I took the photos.
So let’s do it this way instead:
The chlorinator was installed yesterday, and this morning, some nice men came and chucked lots of baking soda and 150kg of salt into the water. Now we just need a few more nice days before summer deserts us completely to warm the damn thing up, because it’s quite chilly at the moment.
And yes, I know that I cheated by taking one image on a rubbish grey day and one with the gorgeous sunshine glinting through the pristine water, but that’s how all before and after images work. And I really paid for it in demonstrating the lack of dynamic range of my phone camera [sad trombone].