When we purchased this house, we inherited the previous owners' above-ground hot tub. We know nothing about it. Or how to run one. Or anything. Finally, someone told us to just fill it up with the hose, test the water at Pinch-A-Penny and do what they tell us. Seems simple enough, right?
We don't actually plan to use it as an actual HOT tub. We don't feel like paying to heat it, etc. But we figure the Florida whether should keep it warm enough to swim in most of the year, for the kids. So why not? So we filled it.
And we let the kids play in the freezing cold hose water while it filled.
It was some REALLY cold water. Did I say that yet?
Abbie agreed. Miles was in there too, but for whatever reason I don't have any pictures, probably because he was being wimpy. Also a wimp:
Mostly he just wanted to drink the water.
Anna was definitely the most adventurous.
Oh, and did I mention that she lost a tooth? I didn't? Oops.
Don't worry, Anna, I'd be hesitating getting back in, too.
The sad news is that there's a slow leak somewhere and we're having a beast of a time finding someone who will come out and service an above-ground spa. The good news is that after a week and a half, the water temperature is quite nice!