I don't suppose it's reasonable to expect an inflatable pool to last more than ten years especially considering the abuse it suffered at the hands of our offspring and their comrades. But since it did last those ten years I guess I thought it was invincible. Turns out, it wasn't. I mean, we patched little spots here and there, but once it became clear that it could barely hold water we thought it might be time to let it go.
Good bye, dear pool. You served us well. You were very bouncy and deep and splashy and held lots and lots of water that warmed up perfectly if you just had the patience to wait for two or three super dooper hot days in a row. You only killed a little of the grass. And we'll love you forever. Also we're buying another pool tomorrow. Sorry.
And as a fond farewell before we heartlessly replace it, here are some best-of pictures of the longest-lasting inflatable pool in history.