Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Your choice!


Do you want a pool? We have a pool! Look it's a pool. Or... if you don't want the pool... Look! We have a fishpond! Whichever you want!


Found by Galen.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh yuck

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Note how much more full the foliage on the pondside palms is.

Ah, the decisions one must make - swimability or foliage. Sigh.

Mike said...

I can't believe they actually had both photo's on their listing. I'll just assume they sell algae-eater fish so it's actually a great sales pitch...

Thanks for the site, it's a riot.

jen shikami said...

Speaking as a fish breeder, some people work very hard to get that green water. Clearly they need to start rotifer farming! :D

Crochet by Momma J said...

That just made by jaw drop!

Marianne
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

Urgh! That is nasty!!! And what's the big rocky looking thing?! What condition is the pool in now? Is it still icky looking or clean? Which is the current picture? Why don't people ever clean there pool? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?!

Karen said...

*shudder*

jen shikami said...

I think the rocky-looking thing is supposed to be a waterfall, but it's turned off.

Thank god it's turned off. o_o Can you imagine the slow sludge?

Although, usually waterfalls are the outlet of the pool filter which is also obviously not on -- maybe it SHOULD be on!

Don said...

Somebody can't take a ribbing. I can't get onto the listing site due to a 404 Error.

Hm....

Anonymous said...

That's just a couple of blocks from where I live; I'll have to go look. :-)

Charlene said...

The green in the second picture is a reflection of the trees, not algae. The surface of the water is more oblique in the second picture and the sun is coming from another angle.

It looks like algae, though, so it's a bad thing to have on there.

Brandy said...

Umm, no, you can see it here
http://www.estately.com/listings/photos/1062153#listings/photos/1062153
There is another shot of the 'waterfall' showing an edge of the pool. And there isn't enough foliage around to reflect into the pool. Our pool was NEVER that color when we had a hillside of greenery above it, as well as IN it!

Brandy said...

Also the scum around the edge of the water is NOT there in the earlier picture when the pool was clean!

Charlene said...

But I can SEE the leaves and branches very clearly and the blue sky between them. And the trees are above and to the left - you can see the trunks.

Sara said...

It might be your monitor, Charlene. What color is the reflected rock in the second photo? It's green when I look at it -- because the water is green.

It is greener in the bits that are reflections of trees, though.

Megan NZ said...

The rock thin is a slide. you can see the steps in another pic. I wouldn't want to slide into that tho!

Glory von Hathor said...

That funny little slide thing... Brrr. Gnome King's minion or what?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjfMRBY16RI

fposte said...

You can indeed see reflections in the "fish pond," but that's not what's making it green--note that the "blue sky" area is still damn verdant, and that it's leaving green marks along the pool wall.

Anonymous said...

Bill Murray to Chevy Chase in Caddyshack.

Murray: You have a pool over at your place, right?
Chase: Yeah, a pool and a pond, the pond would be good for you.

GeePig said...

Notice that the palm thing beside the pool is looking sickly in the top picture, and doing very well in the second... so, is there any link between that and the pool going green?

Kathy said...

I was thinking of the same thing as my aboved poster.

My theory is whatever they used to clean that pool (it had to be strong), killed the plants nearby. Poor plants :(

cassandra said...

oh, charming. I'll take the fishpond.

KLZ said...

Time for photography lessons - "Lighting 101."