This is the third year we've put the pool up but it almost wasn't worth it. We've been in no more than eight times. It's been so darn cold. Even on the days where it did warm up, it didn't stay warm enough long enough to heat the pool. Don't get me wrong, on occasion we went in and froze our butts off.
I wish we had more chances because Christopher is doing so much better in the water. Gaga had him in swimming lessons over the summer and they really paid off! He will completely submerge his head under water. I'm pretty sure he got up to 11 seconds. As well, Carter is leaps and bounds from last year. He still has his floaties on, but he moves around on his own without wanting to be held.
Hopefully next year it will get some more use.