I have been swimming in my Tuff Pool with the Endless Pools’ Fastlane current generator for about one and a half years now. With another spring begun, it seemed like a good time to review and update what I’ve learned at this point. Some of it is applicable to swimming anywhere, as I have verified […]
My underwater swimming timer stopped working last week. Only the two little digital black dots in the middle remained. Being somewhat of a pessimist, I immediately checked for leakage in the waterproof case. I was glad to discover it was all still dry. I thought the screen would be totally blank when the battery ran […]
Sometimes I enjoy the free flow of uninterrupted thinking while swimming. Sometimes I crave music. In the past, I have tried just placing an iPod with decent speakers near the pool. But the desire to keep them dry has also kept them farther away than was optimum for hearing the music well while the Fastlane […]
I learned how to soften and bend PVC pipe recently. The first step was observing how to build an inexpensive home made oven to soften it, which I wrote about over at the D&B Supply blog. There is a helpful video at the bottom of the blog there. For teaching me, we decided to […]
I can finally get my pool cover closed while standing in one convenient location. Until the DYI retractable hand crank for opening it was in place, I had to walk back and forth from sides of the pool or get help to open and close it. After the opening system was made, I could close […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.