Dispatch w.22.2019 This Memorial Day weekend, we “opened” our pool. Technically, our pool was never closed, but the weather and water temperatures were not ideal for swimming. But, even though the pool was not open, it still took a significant amount of maintenance during the off season—seemingly endless skimming of leaves, managing chlorine and chemical levels, vacuuming the pool, etc. The hardest part was not seeing the fruit of the effort. All of this work on the pool in the off season, and no ability to swim.