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.
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.
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.