It was raining lightly when I started this morning. I began by trimming the tree a little, and then digging the hole for the skimmer.
When I started putting it all together I realized the pump wasn't fitting in there correctly. I called Russell Water Gardens where I bought it. They said it sounded like they gave me the wrong part. I could mail it in or bring it back and exchange it for the correct one.
I was more than a little pissed - this was their mistake, yet I was the one going to pay for it with a 2 hour round trip drive to Redmond (in the worst traffic around). They were very unsympathetic. After I cussed for a while and took it out on the pond hole with the shovel, I decided to bite the bullet and just get it over with before the traffic got worse.
I made them put it together for me so I was sure it would fit.
Anyway, back home...I got the skimmer installed, finished digging the hole and glued in the piping. I'm all ready to put the liner in tomorrow - Darrell said he'd help.
|Skimmer installed and leveled.|
|View from the other side.|
|Got the pipes all ready to go.|