As previously mentioned the swimming pool had to be filled via Fire department tanker as Colts Neck doesn’t have mains water: everyone has their own artesian well. What I didn’t mention was just how much 113000 litres (30000 gallons) of waters costs. Trust me, every time Max drinks from the pool he might as well be swilling imported Evian.
I get hours of amusement out of watching Max. He is utterly fascinated by the pool. Y too for that matter. He’s the only guy I know who cleans leaves off the bottom of a swimming pool in a wetsuit & snorkelling gear (including fins). (In the manner of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.) Admittedly we have yet to turn the pool heating on so it is a little bracing – but it’s 92F/33C outside so the pool, unheated, isn’t exactly frigid.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof. And look at Max’s expression throughout.