One of the great things about living in the desert is it rarely dips below freezing. Many people have pools that can be used year-round with a heater … and even up to nine months without one. It took us a few years, but we finally had a pool put in last year. We were jumping in by the end of September.
We included a heater to extend our season and have been able to use it on special occasions. We invited friends and swam on Christmas Day. We cranked the heat in January when friends came to visit from Ohio.
When my girlfriends flew out from Detroit and Iowa, we heated it again and spent our days in the sun and water as the temperatures rose into the low 80s.
Finally, this weekend, the water temperature was high enough without the heater. We blew up the floaties and lazed the day away under a blue desert sky. I decided that turning off the heater and blowing up the rafts means pool season has officially begun.
I shared an image on Facebook and friends from other parts of the country expressed a little envy. After all, my cousin in Upstate New York is shoveling fresh snow off the walkway. I happily offered up an invitation to escape the cold. After all, what’s the point of having a pool if you can’t share it?
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Find your fun and embrace the joy!
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