John & Anne Wiley

2012/07/08

Pools

When I was little we lived on the edge of the desert where it was 120F for at least a week every summer. I remember quite clearly when my Dad started his own contracting business and lifted us into the upper middle class, because we got a swimming pool. Much more than anyone else in the family, I was in it! Maybe that’s why one of the things I enjoy about flying around SB is all the pools.

0884 Pool Promise

0884 Pool Promise

I don’t know if this one’s new or just being spiffed up with deck improvements, but I wonder whether they swim in it with all that silt on the bottom. It promises to be a great pool soon, and I like the angled out shape at the deep end. Probably the best “pool” in the area is this one on a private ranch.

0887 Monster Pool

0887 Monster Pool

That house on the hill has spectacular views of the mountains, this pond, the oceans, and the Channel Islands. The creek that feeds it flows to the ocean much of the year, so unlike other pools the eldest male child never has to sweep and vacuum it. 🙂

0889 Friendly Shape

0889 Friendly Shape

I love the friendly curved shape of this last one, plus the fact it’s sheltered by all that greenery. Sweet place to relax for a read and then a cool splash to refresh.

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