We are currently experiencing our first thunder storm of the season - it has rained off and on all day but I did manage a few garden chores during a dry interval this afternoon.
The pool guy was in early this morning to start up the system and I did manage to catch him and ask him to replace the chlorinator. I can't open it to add pucks and it is over 20 years old so due for replacement. He is also going to look into a variable speed pump which will be quieter and use less power, all good, but an expense I didn't plan on. I would also like to replace the shed that the pool equipment is kept in, as it is very shabby, but that may have to wait until next year.