The new rain water collection system is finished after a couple of days effort - on and off. The hardest part of the job was digging out the flat area upon which it sits below the sun deck. There's no rain in the forecast for a while, but no doubt some will come along soon to test it out.
The pool water has continued to increase in temperature over the week, peaking at 30.9c this afternoon. The cold over-night temperatures mean that much of what is gained in the day is now being lost over night. As the days shorten, the balance will tip ever further in the wrong direction - let's hope this winter will be a little kinder to us than the last.