Archives July 2023

Pool Updates

It’s hard to believe that the pool is almost a year old… Aside from spending time enjoying swimming in the pool, I’ve taken the time to make some minor updates. First on the docket was adding some additional furniture, including an outdoor living room area:

After that, I added a small cosmetic fence around the pool filters and equipment, while still making sure that all of the equipment was accessible.

I’ve also continued to water and grow the grass around the pool, which despite the drought is still going strong.

Here’s to continued warm weather and as long of a swimming season as we can hope for in Wisconsin!

Lake House Beach

After clearing the damage and breaking up all of the rocks, I was left with a pretty usable beach area at the lake house. However, the last approach from the end of the concrete stairs to the water involved a fairly steep, sandy hill. One option was to build additional stairs, but that would have put be back at square one from the perspective of vulnerability to future damage. Instead, I opted to built a set of 4×4 treated lumber steps, held together by high-test rope connected to the concrete steps. This allows the steps to flex as sand is eroded or as more sand is dropped down from the bluffs above, and has a minimal impact on the usability of the beach area’s sand.

I’m very happy with how it all turned out, and am looking forward to being able to use the beach for swimming for the rest of the summer! Just need to make sure there’s enough Busch Light Peach to go around!