With school out, it’s time for me to be cannonballing into my amazing pool. I’m so glad that my parents decided to build this pool in our backyard last year.

Before the pool was put in, our backyard was dull. We had a patio, a shed, a swing set and a small above-ground pool. Then my dad had an idea. He thought it would be incredible if we had an in-ground pool.

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In the spring of last year, the trucks and heavy machinery pulled up in front of my house. Before we knew it, a huge hole was dug, and we all got excited because it was really starting to come together. Soon after, the stonework for the pool stairs and patio were added, and about a month later, the pool was completed.

One of the coolest features is the colorful lights. There’s a switch that lets us change the colors. These lights really add a lot to our nighttime swimming. Also, there are two waterfalls that generate warm water in the pool. We have many colorful floats and noodles in our pool. I plan on spending most of my time this summer relaxing in our cool pool.