When we decided to build our house, we also decided to put a pool in. When the pool was installed, there was a defect in the liner and it split at the seam. So we had to drain it and they had to install an entirely new liner. It was only a few days and we were back in business swimming every day. Now Mother Nature has decided to derail our pool experience.

Because our home is new, our landscaping isn't finished. We literally have a mud lawn meaning there is no grass in the backyard and around the concrete of the pool. Mother Nature was cruel yesterday and with all of the rain and thunderstorms, it is now looking like our pool is a dirty, murky pond. The dirt and sand blew into our pool and washed over the concrete. Looks like we are going to have to drain it again and vacuum it out to make it clear and able to swim in again.

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I am not complaining because I realize that I am lucky to even have a pool. It's just been a little frustrating. Plus when I got the picture from my fiancee, Jenn, it didn't do it justice of really how bad the pool looked. We are fortunate that we have a nice pool guy that has offered to help us get the dirt out and refill it. We also have a landscaper that will help us put rocks and grass around the pool area so this will never happen again.

When you own a new home you have to be ready for anything. We just didn't think we would have two major things happen to the pool in just a three-week span. These things were out of our control so I guess we can't be too mad.

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