Winterizing the Pool but Memorializing the Fun with a Summer Lovin' Sunroom Canvas
Fall is here, and winter is on the way. We started the week with a high of 78 and ended it with highs 40 degrees cooler. While I'm here for the crisp air and all things fall, I'm always very sad to shut the book on summer - and after our first full season with the pool, the day we winterize is the day we know it's really over.
Winterizing the Pool
We had some trouble with our pool heater at the very end of the season, so we didn't get many cool day swims in. Honestly, only the kids can really handle the 65 degree day swing
Keeping the chemicals balanced for the chance of a swim started to become less of a priority so we slowly let our pool set into "pond mode" - basically letting all chlorine levels dissipate so that we could safely drain the pool with as little chemical possible.
There's only one day a year we hate calling the Blue Iowa Pools crew, and it's winterization day. But the guys are pros and did a great job. If you want to read the nitty gritty on what it takes to shut down a pool for fall, give last year's blog a read.
I mean, look at this guy. A summer kid through and through... How sad is he?
Winter cover on... it's officially over.
Summer Fun Forever with a Custom Canvas
We love and live for long summer days, and now that we've got our "barefoot bar" in the sunroom, it felt only appropriate to memorialize our pool fun with a canvas of my favorite photo my dad took of the kids right after the pool was built last fall.
I've ordered a few things from Smallwood's now, and love the quality of the framed canvases. And they're huge - 44" tall!
I played with the edit of the photo a bit before printing to make it look almost like a painting.
So while fall is in full swing and winter will be showing up soon, we can forever get a reminder that warm summer vibes will come around again.
Need a custom canvas fix? Here's what we used:
22"x44" Frame Wrapped Canvas in Almond Smallwood Home