Magic Pines

    The final thing we needed to do for our pool project was replace the septic system at our cabin. I think it’s good that I wasn’t there when they did it and cut through gas and water lines, irrigation lines, and even low voltage lines. I just checked in at times on the NestCams. Hard to dig a giant hole out and put a big thing in it without disturbing a bunch of stuff.

    Working through my first pool “issue”. The Saltwater Chlorine Generator was set too low (6%) while we were gone and the chlorine level dropped to near nil. Water was cloudy, but no color. I got HTH® Super Shock! Treatment and added 6.9 lbs to the pool. The water turned green right after adding the granules. Now waiting and hoping it all works out okay. 🤞💧

    Added another 2.3 lbs of Super Shock! Treatment later in the evening. Can smell chlorine now, before there was no pool chlorine smell. Did a water test and the Total Chlorine was around 10 ppm, but Free Chlorine is still near 0.

    Next morning the water is much less green, but still very green. The cloudy seems to be gone. Water test shows total chlorine around 5 ppm but free chlorine at 0. I thought I didn’t add enough chlorine so added 4.16 lbs HTH Shock Treatment. We had to take off so I left the Chlorine Generator in Boost Mode, it will go back to 20% after the bost. I also added about 2/3 gallon of muriatic acid since the pH level was very high.

    Clouds and Water.

    Sailboat on Cannon Lake. Not a typical sight.

    Fall sailing. ⛵️

    Progress on horseshoe pits! Still to do: putting them in the ground, sand, and throwing platform decks on.

    Great conclusion to today on Cannon Lake.

    Great 4th of July!

    S’mores Selfie. 🔥🍫

    Six boats on the sandbar today. Awesome.

    Gorgeous night on lake with foreboding clouds.

    Fun on the sandbar at Cannon Lake.

    Gorgeous morning boat ride with the kids. Lake is super calm.

    Doubled the seating and added 64 sq ft to my dock!

    Three racks of ribs rubbed and chips soaking getting ready for Big Green Egg and Mike Rock!

    Didn’t have my vertical rib racks so had to improvise. Beer can ribs?

    Big Green Egg smoking.

    Another perspective. 😀

    Three racks of ribs falling off the bone! Big Green Egg!

    The people of Cannon Lake are serious about their fireworks! Very impressed. Will have a complete viewing plan for next year. Fireworks behind our cabin with reflection in the lake from the dock.

    Big Green Egg. Beer. Lake. This works.

    We put a new dock in at the cabin. Love it.