Last post had me and my mate Big Al beavering away, as beavers do, making our home pool.
Now, I was going to wait until I’d completed the building phase including the artfully placed tree trunks and rock features before inviting your gasps of admiration and incredulity. Trouble is we are now in the middle of a mighty thunder storm and I am not willing to work outside and risk getting struck by lightning for a second time! I am also at a loose end so here we go . .
With the land sloping away it was necessary to construct strong retaining walls – seems a pity that they will be hidden by the liner
the bottom was padded out with left over wall insulation boards before the liner was positioned
an extra layer to aid plant growth was added by a retired kamikaze geezer
the overflow checked out
the progress so far – next will come the cosmetic bits on the outside and the various habitats on the inside for plants and creatures
To be continued . .
During the construction stage my mind ever wandered off back in time to the days of the ‘Perishers’ cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror. Dear old Boot was always fascinated by pools and their inhabitants, just like me.
Alan Fenn, engrossed in the Pooliverse
ps in case you were wondering the first time I was struck by lightning was the day J walked in to my pub and asked for ‘A half of Guiness, please.’