The kids and I spent Monday at Splash Station in Fremont. I like Solash Station because it’s cheap ($26 for me and the kids), clean, lots of shade if you want it, and there’s 10 lifeguards that rotate through the pools all day.
I don’t get into the pool much. I prefer hanging out in the lawn chair reading a book. We save money here by packing a cooler with lunch, water bottles, and snacks. You can’t bring food into the pool but they let you come and go to your car as much as you want.
Last night Steven King was in town promoting his book and talking about writing and being Steven King. I had so much fun! He talked for an hour and a half and I was mesmerized. He’s a master story teller even when he’s just “shooting the breeze.” He was supposed to read an excerpt from his book but never got to it and I’m sure no one cared.
With the $40 to get in to see him you also get a copy of his book, “end of watch.”I can’t read it yet because it’s third in the series and I haven’t read the other two. Grrrr!
I’m learning about how to maintain a pool. It’s a huge pain in the a$$ but after you get into figuring out how to maintain the SOB and buy the effing chemicals it becomes a game to see if you can keep the chlorine, alkaline, and ph balanced. If your pool is less than 10,000 gallons It takes a lot of reading and searching the Internet to figure out the chemical balance. No one wants to tell you how to maintain a kiddie pool (1600 gallons of water.)
I think I got it figured out. I tested the water this morning and my chlorine was a little high but not dangerous. I’m thinking with the sun beating on it, it’ll lower itself today.