it's getting pretty warm these days and a couple of weeks ago i remembered this pvc sprinkler set-up over on ashley ann's blog . without a computer at the time, i wasn't exactly sure how she had made it or even how it looked, for that matter,
so we decided to just wing it and made a little tunnel to run through. the fun thing about this project is that we can take it apart and make different set-ups with the pipes and fittings and it is also easy to take apart and store. i think i just need to get a couple of caps for the ends so that it doesn't have to be a closed system.
i was laughing as i went back and read ashley ann's post about her experience at lowe's because it sounds a lot like my experience at home depot.
i used 1/2 inch PVC pipe and a bunch of different fittings. i kind of had an idea of what our design would look like so i just bought the pieces i needed and a couple of other fittings so that we could create different set-ups. the PVC pipe was really easy to saw and drill through. i used one of the smallest drill bits to drill the holes and just made a lot of holes.
if you plan on making one start early because it took me a little longer than i thought and the kids were more then ready to start playing by the time i was finished.
this picture brings back so many memories of when i was a kid. one of the best parts about swimming or playing in any source of water and then getting cold was lying on the hot concrete to warm up...ahhh. i tend to get cold easily so i spent a lot of time on the concrete soaking in the heat.
i have a feeling we will be using this a lot this summer.