and this !!!
Before the kids grow up too much and leave home, we thought we'd bite the bullet and install a pool. It's a 9.2m x 4.5m above ground braced oval that we managed to sink to ground level. Installing it was not without it challenges and I don't think the contractor will be taking our calls for awhile. With the on-roof heating warming the water to a comfortable 25 ish c, we should get loads of swimming even if it's not stinking hot. The kids love it and the grassed area on the west side is beautifully shaded for the afternoon drinks. Just need to finish off with a shed covering the pumps and some deck chairs to relax in. Bring on the summer!!