In which we clean the chlorinator

Tuffy-Cat and I helped Richard to clean the pool this evening.

Some granular sand from the filtering system has dropped onto the bottom of the pool (I’m honestly not sure how it got there, but never mind). Richard was trying to vacuum it up. Our job was to keep nudging the long pool brush, sweeping the sand into a little pile beneath the weir. He managed to suck up some of it with a pool pipe.

(But, just between you and me, it wasn’t all that effective… I didn’t want to point out to him that he needed a proper pool vacuum cleaner, as I didn’t want to cause offence. Perhaps they don’t possess one – this is Africa, after all…)

Tuffy-Cat and I help Richard to sweep some sand off the bottom of the pool
Tuffy-Cat and I help Richard to sweep some sand off the bottom of the pool

I also closely observed Richard, while he was trying to dislodge some granules of filter sand, which had gotten stuck inside the electrolysis plates of the salt-water chlorinator. Much to my alarm, he was using a metal spatula thingy, which looked like quite a dangerous weapon!

When Reggie saw what he was planning to do, she begged me to stick close to him: “Without you keeping a watchful eye on things, Flat Kathy, I’m afraid we might need a new chlorinator!!”

I keep a close eye on Richard, as he cleans the salt-water chlorinator
I keep a close eye on Richard, as he cleans the salt-water chlorinator

Luckily, the operation was successful.

We – that is Richard, Reggie, Tuffy-Cat and me – spent much of the evening just chilling out in front of the telly. I think we watched Mythbusters, Ninja Warrior and something about men who look for meteorites!

It all felt so homely.


2 thoughts on “In which we clean the chlorinator

    1. Goodness! Well, I think I’d better not tell Reggie that you were planning to move in! They’d have a heart attack if you did that!

      Like

Comments are welcome!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.