I am blogging this with the firm believe that all of us know more than any of us, hoping to tap into the collective mind of blog readers for a few ideas – or better than that, leads – on how to fix a gnarly project I have.
Those of you who have lurked for more than a year know that The Compound has a swimming pool. I’ve always eyed it a little warily, like some bald Jed Clampett looking at his Cement Pond.
The whole thing has been like being given a pregnant cat. Didn’t want it, not sure what to do with it, wish it would go away. It’s expensive to maintain, and an eyesore if not maintained. Add to that, the fact that I have four very little girls and the pool freaks us out considerably. Yes, it’s separately fenced from the house but gates get left open and I can’t bear the thought of what might happen, so after a year of soul searching, the pool must go.
Unfortunately, you can’t just vanquish a hole. You must fill it.
What I’d like to do is fill it with dirt and build a play center for the girls in the fenced area. What I need is a lot of dirt, delivered to The Compound, and dumped into our pool.
Does anyone know anyone in KCMO who’s got a lot of dirt they want to get rid of? I’d like to do this in one fell swoop as opposed to taking down the fence and putting a small truckload in every other week all summer. Cheap is good, free is better.
Any ideas, people?
Oh, and spare me the “don’t do it!” comments – unless you’re willing to spring for the chemicals and play life guard for the next….decade. The strongest encouragement I’ve gotten to fill it with dirt has come from people who own pools!
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