Thursday, October 7, 2010
A local Evergreen Park mom, tired of routinely having to empty out her basement due to flooding, has decided to reverse the tide and turn what was a back-breaking ordeal into something unique. She traded a sump pump and shop vac for a pool filter and buckets of chlorine. "No one in this neighborhood has their own indoor pool", says a beeming Vicky Pausz. Looking around the basement I notice just how she retrofitted the basement to make the pool a reality. All electrical outlets were placed on the ceiling and a tank-less water heater system was installed . "Those outlets are all GFCI's that I installed-they will trip the circuit if wet-so I'm pretty safe- but I do have to watch my splashing" muses the E.P. native of 36 years. So this is ok with the code office? I asked with trepidation. "Oh sure! says Vicky, as she does brest-stroke laps around the perimeter of her foundation walls- "I just think the city is glad that I stopped complaining about my flooded basement." Well, there you have it readers- one woman's determined vision - that I must say, challenges us all to 'think outside the box'
Posted by crispy at 7:29 PM