posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 02:26 PM
Yesterday we went out and got a solar cover for our pool. A solar cover is basically a big sheet of plastic you put on the pool when it's not it use.
It floats on the surface of the water and helps to hold the heat in. So I get it, and put it on the pool, and we pretty much retire for the night.
Yep, a nice big bowl of popcorn, and a video my son likes.
So I guess about 10:30 or so last night, my wife says "What was that?" (She has the keenest hearing of anybody I've ever met.) I personally didn't
hear a thing. So I go out back and turn on the back lights. It turns out that my dog decided to stroll on the solar cover, and he was struggling
terribly. The plastic of the solar cover was enveloping him as he was struggling to swim - a failing battle. Without thinking I jumped in. Thankfully
he was in a shallow enough area of the pool that I could touch bottom. The plastic was like a freakin vaccum pack the way it conforms to you. Anyway,
I grab my dog, who is flipping out right now - he was definately close to drowning. The solar cover is hindering my movements beyond belief. I grab
the struggling animal who is clawing at me terribly, and with every bit of strength I can muster, I yank him out of his watery hell, and throw him
onto the concrete which surrounds the pool. I've never seen an animal look so scared. It took me a minute or so to get out myself. But this story has
a happy ending. Everybody is fine. My wife tells me that he is avoiding going near the pool, but other than a couple bumps and bruises, he's just
Anybody want a solar cover? I'll sell it to you real cheap................