Stormy weather is forecast, so, whilst it's warm and fine, we decided to close down the pool for winter.
It's something we hate doing, as it means waiting at least another 8 months before we open up again.
And THIS is what I now have to look out on through the East facing studio window; not a pleasant sight, compared to the top picture.
When we opened up this year, the water was bright green; I suspect this was due to light having passed through the rather thin tarpaulin I used. So this year I've replaced it with a large piece of strong black plastic, which, I'm hoping, will assure that the water stays sparkling bright.
It's been an exceptional swimming season, and I'll miss my 300 metres a day. Roll on June 2014!