This is the one. The Intex 18-foot above ground pool. I got mine at Big Lots for $200 including pool, pump and ladder. The year was 2012.
Call it unrequited love. Call it culture shock. Call it mid-life crisis. These and more drive me into the water that summer. I would not have survived the tsunami of angst and paranoia without this cheap-o kiddie pool. Setting the jets to float me float clockwise or counter-clockwise was as much decision-making as I had going just then.
Strange surroundings, odd clients, aging parents, estranged daughters, an arrest, too many guns and not enough boat time, cynicism, a blown out knees, a Led Zeppelin discovered in a moving box along with a long lost bag of weed…
When I finally came out of the water, I felt reborn. Maybe you will too.
I’m not selling pools. I’m selling the book you should read on your pool float.
It’s called Blue Rubber Pool. Part memoir. Part head trip.
Check it out here.
(Great reviews so far! More on Amazon…)