We got the pool filled with water and the hot tub too in time for Saturday's cookout on Memorial Day Weekend. DH and Son #1 (aka Matthew or Matt) opened the pool and the hot tub. Opi enjoyed the time just relaxing on the outdoor furniture. Here's a hint that may help you save money. In our community, we can checkout a meter that measures the amount of water we use outdoors. This is water that doesn't go in the sewer and that way we don't have to pay for sewer costs on the water that goes through the meter! With a pool, pond, hot tub and garden we use more than a few bucketfuls outside. At the end of summer, we will return the meter to the water company and they will do a reading on it and we'll get a credit on our water/sewer bill. Pretty nifty huh?