Summer's coming. Do you swim/have a pool?

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  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    I love swimming. My family and I play pool volleyball outback everyday after school (and work) during the summers. I know that alot of my family members are afraid of water, though. Do you guys have a pool/enjoy swimming?
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I don't have a pool. You know what lawyers say about a pool! :eek:

    I don't swim. I'm like some of you family members. Although I had to learn how to jump out of a plane at 30 feet with a life vest and be calm.
     
  3. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I actually don't know what lawyers say about pools, lol. Not knowing how to swim and jumping out of a plane into water would completely freak me out. It's bad enough jumping out of a plane when you know how to swim....
     
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I've got a pool called the Pacific Ocean only a 5 minute walk from my house. Its free to use too! :D
     
  5. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

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    lucky you. We have to drive a good 7 hours to get to an ocean. It's not as bad as it could be, but it's not good either.
     
  6. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    up here in the land of 10,000 lakes (or howevermany they claim to have) you can hardly take 10 steps before running into a pool of that nature (albeit smaller).

    no pool for me, though i do love the swimming. i'm a regular ol' duck.
     
  7. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I've got a dirty scummy pool that is about a 30-45 minute drive away - the Atlantic ocean. :)

    Hehe, actually it isn't that bad. (There are some pretty scummy beaches though). If anyone ever comes here, you have to visit Little Compton. It is a pretty little town and the beach there is very nice.

    Im not much of a saltwater guy, so I prefer lakes better.
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Yep, swimming pool in my back yard. Nice one too :D

    I might go down to newport beach for the summer (2 hours away)

    Thats the best. When I am 17 me and some friends are going to rent a beachfront house for a week.
     
  9. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wish I could dove off of our pool. A couple couple of summers ago, I punctured my right ear drum, and last summer I punctured my left. I'm kind of scared to go jumping off, and my ears not be able to handle the pressure, and puncture again.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    16'x32' in-ground pool in the backyard, and just a tad further from the Atlantic than latergator, but he could just go swimming in Narragansett Bay :p
     
  11. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You've got me beat. Ours is a 15x30.
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It's that a pool is very prone to lawsuits from neighbors, accidents can happen. Money would be a target.

    I agree with you, it freaked me out also. My drive was to earn my wings in the USAFR as a Flight Nurse. It was a driving force, a thing of great pride. There was three of us in my class at Flight School in the same position. The instructors were willing to work with us after class. We all three passed. :)

    mactastic that is awesome living that close to the ocean. My father-in-law owns a year round house in Cape Cod like that.
     
  13. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Swimming in Narragansett Bay is synonymous with getting cancer. :p
     
  14. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I must be missing some type of a Rhode Island inside joke, here....
     
  15. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Basically, it is very polluted and scummy. There is actually a program called "Save the Bay" which has been helping clean it up. The Bay isn't as pulluted as it used to be, now that people have been helping clean it up.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't need a pool when i can have the beach right out of my front door.
     
  17. macka macrumors regular

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    I go swimming in the man made lake with the geyser right outside parliament house. :D
     
  18. janey macrumors 603

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    heh damn you! for me its a 5 minute drive to the pool called the Pacific Ocean :p

    Meh, i love swimming. If it didnt mess up my hair i'd do it every single day of the year ;)
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I don't think that a 5 minute drive is that tough. It takes us about 90 minutes to get to my father-in-laws. For 5 minutes I think that I would walk. :D

    Couldn't you protect your hair by wearing a cap? ;) What do do you dislike?
     
  20. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It's still better than the Blackstone River. It's been getting cleaned for somewhere around 20 years, and it still smells bad in certain areas *cough*Woonsocket*cough*
     
  21. question fear macrumors 68020

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    i have a pool in my apartment complex...
    im more of an ocean kid though. say what you will about the jersey beaches, there are some really nice ones. its where i spent my childhood summers, many happy memories.
    the pool here was great when we moved in august, dove right in after we unpacked.
     
  22. janey macrumors 603

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    well when boogieboarding or whatever, sand gets in my hair along with a whole bunch of other stuff.
    and in pools, usually, the chlorine is **(#$&$%@)*&$#$.
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Once you get past 15'x20' and 4'/8', it doesn't really matter :p
     
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    and since you live near epicenter, california, you should get some pretty good waves too
     

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