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Monday, 27 August 2018
DOH! (forehead slapping).
A month ago we changed our pool's filter. Nothing special about that!
If you understand pool systems, you will know that after each cleaning (vacuuming) session the dirty water has to be expelled, using what is called a 'backwash'.
For some bizarre reason, after my pool man had replaced the filter (the big grey thing), he left the main evacuation pipe closed. You can see in the picture that I took at the time that the vertical pipe in the middle has its blue valve turned to Off (On is in line with the pipe; Off is at right angles).
I hadn't noticed his mistake, and for the past month I've been returning all the vacuumed dirty water straight back into the pool. My pool man is like me; getting old and forgetful.
No wonder all my hard work seemed to be of no avail.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!