Yesterday we decided that the temperature was hot enough to sunbathe. So I cleaned the sun beds, got the mattresses out and we spent a few hours catching the rays. I even took the cover off the pool and went for a dip. The water was bracing to say the least but very pleasant once I had been in for a few minutes. So the pool cover is a great success. Not only does it stop the water evaporating but it warms the top ten inches or so.
Our first visitors arrive second week in April by which time the water temperature should be OK. Last time Hugh and Angela came was at the end of March 2005. Hugh got up early the first day and jumped straight into the pool. He surfaced looking blue and shivering! The next day he went in with his wetsuit on. Hopefully this time he won’t need his wetsuit to ward off the effects of hyperthermia.