This year, instead of giving ourselves gifts for Christmas, Birthday or Anniversary (45 years!!!), we had a pool installed! It’s a lap pool, two meters wide, 15 meters long , 1.3 meters deep and holds approximately 12,000 gallons of water. We heat the pool water with new solar panels on the roof of the house. Even up here in the clouds, we’re able to get the temperature up into the high 70s, perfect for swimming laps. The pump and filter are located under the patio, so we don’t have a pump house obstructing our view, and the system is saltwater which is better for your skin, doesn’t burn your eyes, and is much easier to maintain. Collie, the swimmer in the family has been doing laps nearly every day since completion two weeks ago.