good-bye to splashing in the sun, to cooling off in our own yard,
good-bye to night-time dips in the pool while gazing at the stars and watching the bats "fly-by" us
good-bye to afternoon mommy margaritas with other mommies while the kids happily play
good-bye to endless hours of entertainment.
good-bye pool parties...
good-bye to opening and closing the pool, chlorine and cleaning out the leaves from the giant oak above,
good-bye to saving swimming frogs and mice.
it was a long life and now it is time to use you as a "skate/scooter/bike" ramp until you are filled in forever.