Both of the neighbors on either side of us have pools. My boys are insanely jealous and beg for a pool everytime we hear the splashes coming from over the fence. (And it doesn't help that one set of neighbors rubs it in a bit that they have a pool and we don't...really!)
But we have something else now...
We've had some pvc pipe laying on the side of the house next to the garage for several months now. I knew they'd come in handy eventually.
So when I saw this, I knew what we would be doing yesterday.
Three trips to the hardware store later for caps and valves and we had ourselves some amazing summer fun.
1. Its easier if you keep the longer pipes all one diameter when you go to look for the fittings. There are a million to choose from so we just kept it to 1/2 inch. Much easier!
2. Valves are a must...so much fun and a great way to teach about water pressure.
3. When you drill the holes in the pvc, make them small first. The larger the holes, the more water pressure you loose and the sprays won't shoot as far. You can always make the holes larger, but not the other way around.
4. Have more end caps on hand than you think you will need. I think we have 10.
5. Be ready for said teasing neighbors to want to come over to play as soon as they see how much fun you are having. :)
Ahhh, now that's summer!
Happy sprinklering friends!