Monday, July 13, 2015

5 Reasons Why I Don't Like Going To Public Pools

Look, I'm not one of those germaphobes who carry around hand sanitizer at all times.

But public pools freak me out, yo.

I say that, but I still go to public pools because we can't afford one of our own. It's a way for my daughter to help get rid of her unending energy.


But they still freak me out.




And here's why.


1. People pee in the pool.


They say they don't, but you know they do. I imagine kids happily empty their bladders with no guilt.



2. You wonder how well people wipe after they go #2.



I mean. Yuck. If they don't wipe well, that residue will end up in the pool. Plus, those swim diapers don't exactly contain EVERYTHING.


3. Constant spitting.




You know when people go under water, come up, and then spit out the water in their mouth? You're basically swimming in someone else's saliva.


4. Farts.



I once watched a group of kids fart happily in the pool, laughing at the bubbles that would come up to the surface. Normally I find farts hilarious. But not in a public pool. I don't want to swim around in your scent, thanks.



5. You don't know how clean a person is before they enter the pool.


I've heard parents say, "This is your bath today!" Well, how long has it been since the last bath? How much filth is on Junior's body? And why would you allow a pool to be the bath?! Look above and see how much YUCK is in a pool.



I go to the base pool because my daughter loves it.


But I am so glad we'll be in Texas where my parents have their own pool.


22 comments:

  1. I was justtt telling my husband this the other day and he thought I was crazy. thank you!!!

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  2. I hate public pools too! So gross. I will go occasionally (like once a year), but that's enough for me.

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  3. baths?! That is disgusting seriously.

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  4. Ugh! Public pools should never be their bath for the day! Gross!

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  5. I hate the public pool because it's so crowded. It's like wall to wall people in there! You can't even swim, just walk around bumping into each other. Also, I don't feel safe taking three kids to the pool by myself. We usually play in the hose in the front yard. And *that* does count as their bath for the week!! LOL

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  6. *shudders* I cringed the entire time reading this. Blech!! Lol

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  7. We go to our community's pool and I'm hoping the chlorine kills everything. I mean, come on, my daughter is 2 years old, not potty trained, and swim diapers don't hold anything in them, so....sorry to the folks around me.

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  8. Your parent's pool looks wonderful!
    I'm certain I've peed in a pool, or two, before.
    I've certainly peed in the ocean - aka - the world's biggest toilet!

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  9. I can't even let myself think about these things or I'd never enter a pool again!!!

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  10. I just can't think about it...lol

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  11. I loved pools before this post! LOL But you are totally right. I've heard people say that they just hose their kids off instead of baths...and now, I'm not entirely sure they're joking!

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  12. I hadn't thought of some of the grossness you mentioned... thanks. Luckily I don't do pools often.
    At least for now you can have wine by the pool.. enjoy

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  13. Eww, but you're completely right. Where we live, we have a (crappy) neighborhood pool. The other day, in broad daylight, two teenagers were having sex in it. With small children around them, they were doing it. Now all I can imagine is THAT (you know what I mean) floating around in the pool. Needless to say, we have not been back to the pool, and I'm looking into buying a kiddie pool from Target.

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  14. At least for now you can have wine by the pool.. enjoy

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  15. I honestly just try not to think about it! I recently read somewhere that the irritation your eyes feel after being in a public pool isn't from the chlorine - it's from the other icky stuff. Hope you're having fun in Texas!

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  16. This is hilarious... Since you put it that way... EWWW!! Here's to hoping I can have my own pool one day!!

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  17. oh lord I never thought about that. But the chlorine should kill the germs...or at least thats what I'm going to tell myself

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  18. Thank god for chlorine bleach!!

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  19. Ugh!!!!!

    We don't have a pool nor go to the public one. Both for the reasons you wrote. We can't afford one and don't own our home, and two, gross people!

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  20. Ha! I even feel the same way about hot tubs. Hot tubs are People Soup. I don't want anyone else's molecules :)

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  21. I work for a pool company. I'm no longer a fan of public pools. People do some nasty shit in pools.

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