It all started when my husband had a few days off of work and decided that the pool filter needed to be cleaned out. We have a very clear delineation of work in our home. Hubby goes to work, pays the bills, and does large projects under my direction , my son takes out the garbage and mows the lawns and I do everything else. And the pool and water features comes under the heading of "everything else." I even get mail addressed to the pool manager.
Now I don't like anyone messing with my jobs and after 25 years of marriage my husband is totally aware of this fact. But a husband with a few free hours on his hands is a dangerous thing and clearly not able to think clearly because he that is exactly what he did.
Realizing he was no longer resting on the couch I went in search of my husband only to find him hunched over the open pool filter with a very large wrench in his hands. Unfortunately my realization that he was missing from the couch had come too late, he was using the wrench to tighten the fitting that was clearly labeled hand tighten only.
I am sure I must have asked, "What are you doing?' even though I don't remember because he answered, "I am fixing the leak." To which I am sure I must have responded, "What leak?" That is when my dear sweet hubby launched into the explanation of how he came across the leak in the filter. The filter that is under my jurisdiction., the filter that he has not touched in three years, the filter that has a fitting that always leaks about a cup or two of water after I clean it and start the pump again. The filter that now had a broken fitting due to the over tightening with a wrench.
If you have or have ever had a pool you know where this is leading. The parts have to be ordered and reordered before the pump was up and running again. In the meantime we are enjoying perfect pool weather here in sunny Southern CA. But not in our pool because with a leaky filter you can't run the pump to circulate the chlorine that keeps the pool clean and safe to swim in. Without the chlorine the pool has turned a lovely shade of green similar to that of new spring grass.
About $250 later the pump and filter are up and running and my pool is becoming less green and more blue with each passing hour.
My husband has now come to the understanding that any foray into my areas jurisdiction will result in me taking his place in sensitive business negotiations. Now that might be fun.
So hopefully tomorrow the pool will be its original blue and the grass with be even greener.
Thanks for reading,