I’ve learned a few things since getting together with my husband that have been important for the rest of my life. He’s very talented when it comes to playing it cool and keeping a level head, and sometimes I need his help with that skill. He also has some unique knowledge thanks to his background growing up on a little island in Florida – and he never lets me forget it. I certainly had a different upbringing, since I was born and raised in the deep midwestern section of the country! As such, he is the partner with knowledge of boats, oceans, and how to stay cool all summer long. That’s why he’s the one taking the reins on this most recent home renovation project together – adding air conditioning to our enclosed backyard pool. About six months ago we installed an inground pool to our new home so we could passively cool off during hot afternoons. As the weather began to change, however, we realized that the pool would be far more functional if we enclosed the space around it. We put in four walls and called it a day, without considering the effects of enclosing such a humid space. All of the water is evaporated into the air during the hot summer days, so there is continual condensation buildup on the walls and windows. This humidity and heat obviously sparks the proliferation of mildew and mold, so now we have a new problem. As such, my guy is contacting HVAC companies all over town for quotes to add AC and dehumidification to the little outdoor building. So far it seems like we should be able to manage the airborne humidity for a reasonable price – but my question is, why didn’t my boyfriend inherently know how hot air and humidity would affect our new pool room? Afterall, he is from Florida.