On a very hot day in August, maybe the 11th, someone put an inflatable kiddy pool up on a public patio. Understandable!
Now it’s 2 September and the thing was still sitting there and turning into a mosquito farm. Carp or salmon could have spawned in it by now and if that were the case, I might have left the pool in peace.
But I just emptied it.
I am very likely going to feel my back tomorrow – or maybe not – because there was a heck of a lot of water in it and I made several attempts to tip the thing over. I don’t know if I will be able to clean the thing as it is big and had gone very green by now. Tons of algae, the long thready slimy kind mostly. I did spray some disinfectant on it (and also on and into our rubbish bins; I felt sorry for the binmen when I opened the bins, as there was a really vile smell coming off one of them).
I ended up with a spider in my hair that apparently had been hiding under the pool’s edge and got interfered with by me. I seem to have carried it with me until I took a look in a mirror back in my flat after something swung into my face. I then returned the spider to where it came from.
I took the photo below on 27 August. It had gotten considerably greener by now. No mosquitoes as far as I could tell but an ichneumon wasp had gotten into it and a moth and likely some other critters as well.
Well, that is my good deed for the day. I’ll tackle the remainder later (likely tomorrow).