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. Plus we pay HOA dues, and part of that goes towards the pool, so dang it, we're going to the pool!



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 pool because my daughter loves it.




And I just try not to think about what she's swimming in.





49 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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  22. I bought pool passes for my kids and me this year. I absolutely hate going but need to get my money's worth. Next year I am investing in a good sprinkler system for our yard instead!

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  23. I used to love swimming when I was a kid and public pools were the only option. I'm so glad I didn't think about any of these things back then, but I definitely think about them now!

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  24. OMG. I am never going to a public pool ever again. Thank you. Although they are all good reasons ahah xx corinne

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  25. All of this just reminded me of my childhood. I hated going to the public pool for all of these reasons and my parents thought I was crazy. Glad I wasn't alone.

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  26. Hahahaha all of this is true. It is like taking one big bath with your neighbors. Ah well. This is why I always shower after I swim in one.

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  27. Hahaha. I thought i was the only one that was a fan of public pools. I think all my friends think I am crazy for not wanting to be in a pool all day.

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  28. Omg I have the heebie jeebies now hahaha I'm never swimming again!

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  29. Exactly why we don't go. SO MUCH PEE. OMG gross.

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  30. I know what you mean, but it's great that she's getting to enjoy a neighborhood attraction. Just take a good shower after :)

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  31. Which is worse the public pool or the public bathroom? I go to the pool because we have HOA dues and it pays for the pool. Yes, I'm sure people pee in the pool, but I look forward to swimming in the lanes for exercise. Thankfully, I live close to the pool and can walk home and take a hot shower afterwards.

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  32. LOL, I never thought about that when I go swimming, now I will be wondering as well.

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  33. My kids love the pool, but last time we went, they had to get out not once, but twice because there was poop in the pool! Seriously! Wish there were a way to escape that one! That's the worst part for me.

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  34. Same here. I don't go for public pools especially with lots of kids. Its just not my preference, but in an open sea, I'm good :)
    yeah, the idea of someone peeing in the food disgusted me.

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  35. So true about all you stated on public pools. Most People just shun the nasty side of it just to catch fun.

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  36. I'm not a huge fan of public pools. But we will go because there is honestly nothing else to do. It's so hot outside and you can only go to the library so much before it starts to get boring. I don't get in the water but my children do and they love it.

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  37. The only time I go to public pools is when I am away. I love pools where you have to clean your self under a shower.

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  38. I can't say I've ever heard anyone say that they're going to the pool instead of taking a bath - but I do agree about the peeing in the pool :( x

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  39. Yes! I feel the exact same way! My stepkids love going to the pool but it grosses me out.

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  40. Totally get it. I am not the biggest fan of them either. My kids though loooove the pool. Probably because kids like things that are totally gross.

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  41. Right there with ya !!! I hate public pools when i was a kid whenever id go to a wamr part of the pool i knew someone had just peed :/

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  42. you are absolutely right ... I never ever go to the public pool :)

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  43. This is something I have not thought about in such a long time. It is actually gross to swim in the public pools when you think about all of these reasons. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  44. Agree with you on the reasons. I can't imagine people who have skin disease to get in the same pool. OMG! I have to stop thinking of these - otherwise no public pool for me.

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  45. I love all those memes and gifs you've used in your post :D I'm not into pools either and I can't swim. I tried to learn couple years ago and didn't think about germs and stuff like that but I failed to learn.

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  46. LOL. People think I am crazy, nut I am the same way. I just don't like it. Oh and I love the graphics you used. Love the page.

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  47. I think public pools are sooo dirty! I prefer pools at hotels. It feels better lol

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  48. These are all reality. That is why when we go to public pools, we make sure there are only few people using it. Gosh, imagine the dirt and the germs hehe. (Majoy Eicabla)

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