Thought it might be a good time for a
"Grousemoor Manor-Aquatic Center Update".
If you recall in our last episode, the Endless Pool was completed Oct 26th and it was finally warm enough to swim by Saturday.
Then I left town for a week (visualize ambivalent face).
Now I'm back and can happily report that I've have been out there swimming everyday* since then. It has taken some work to figure out the chemical and temerature variations, but I think that I understand the principles and will work to perfect the system.
With only a few weeks in, I can report that a) I still love to swim, b)I feel more flexible, have improved stamina, c) I can manage 30 min non stop.
I will take a few more weeks for this to be a locked in routine, but so far, I am very pleased with the decision to do this.
I have added some company...a wind up fish and a rubber "ducky"they are joined by a mysterious gift of a pond pelican. Along with the Christmas carols on the radio...It's quite a pleasant little place to spend part of my day.
*Thanksgiving I was away, and "Black Friday it was 40 degrees in the garage and the water was 78--toooo flippin cold! I went out and bought a propane heater which is very effective.