Ocean or Pool?

@cndn420 (2062)
Canada
November 5, 2008 5:16pm CST
Do you prefer swimming in the ocean or swimming in a pool? Pools are great to swim in cause they can have a comfortable temperature, but oceans/lakes are huge and free and you can do what you want. water skiing, boating and seadooing are so fun to do and i think thats why i would prefer the ocean or lake. there's also a beach or nice grassy area to chill out in the sun
16 responses
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
i love to swim, so it doesn't really matter much if it's in a pool or the beach...but if i had a choice i'd go to the beach everyday. lots of things to do there other than just swin...
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@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
pool is best for you since you can move freely... Unlike the ocean there are limits... like, you cannot farther from the shoreline and waves are disturbing...
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
ya i can see both your points, the waves can get disturbing and usually the borderlines that you can't pass in the ocean isn't too close to shore so there is still room to move around so many things to do at the beach, besides swimming, little shops, beach volleyball, tanning, eating ...
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
have you tried scuba diving?
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
I live near the St Lawrence River and it is wonderful to slip into when it is a hot summer day. So I would say a fresh water river is a great place as well. But I still prefer a clean pool. I like to be able to know what is on the bottom and not hidden in the sand.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
some surprises in the squishy sand isn't too nice LOL ..do you skate on the St. Lawrence in the winter?
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
Yes we have a special spot in a bay that the city maintains for us to skate on. It is really beautiful.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
nice, i've skated on the St. Lawrence before...but that was years ago!
@jakekap (10)
• United States
6 Nov 08
i just dont really like the beach.....
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
really? wow i think you are the first person i have ever heard say that...what is it about the beach that you don't like?
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
beaches are nice...
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I love the ocean... Ocean has life, you can see living organisms... Unlike pools, there are no living creatures... I'm very biased coz I'm a marine biology student... Peace!
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
i'd love to see living creatures up close, so fascinating!
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
They are very attractive and amazing...
@fgaloma (163)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
for me i like swimming in a pool, i hate the taste of the ocean, especially when it hits my eyes, it makes me cry and itchy. i love swimming in a pool.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
ya the taste of the saltwater isn't too delightful LOL
@aendzie (571)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I like swimming pools coz I don't know how to swim,lol. In ocean i tend to get far from the shore and get into the deep part. There's a security in the pool, you get to choose whether you would go to the kid's pool or the deep one. Another is I don't like the salty beach, I tend to drink some, oh gosh! but my mom said, it's healthy to swim in the beach. It's a cure for some skin disease. I'm not sure if it's true.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
the saltwater is great for healing and cuts or sores that you have, may sting a little but it heals extremely quickly.
@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I love clean lakes and pools, but I'm deathly afraid of oceans! The killer jellyfish are everywhere and my motherly and survival instincts are just totally overpowering. I think Lake Michigan is my favorite spot to swim. They have some of the most gorgeous beaches. Of course one day I would like to travel to Hawaii and maybe the bahamas but still may be alittle leary. I will probably be the only one out there in 100 degree weather in a full wetsuit w shoes and a head covering, snorkal etc. I know they have nets, but the deadliest jellyfish are a cousin to the box jellys and they are tiny enough to swim through the nets and deadly enough to kill you. Pools, I do like them, but the thought of swimming in others urine is a major turnoff. Although I do like the clean, bleachy feeling!
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
ya jellyfish aren't that great. i have heard that if you do get stung by one "peeing" on it helps, that the ammonia will kill the pain LOL kinda nasty but hey if it works! LOL id love to go visit the beautiful beaches in Hawaii and the Bahamas..one day! it's definitely on my list of places to see
@slash23 (102)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I prefer the beach....and skinny-dipping in the ocean (haha..just kidding). Seriously, i love beaches, especially the uncrowded ones. Also love island-hopping, snorkling and whale-watching. I feel more relaxed when surrounded by nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
it's amazing the sense of calm and awe that nature can give one. ive never been snorkeling before, im heading to cuba in 10 days so hopefully ill take a beginner's course in snorkeling i think that would be amazing!
@Chyzv88 (41)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I love the water! And I love swimming in them specially that we are on a tropical country. Pools would be refreshing but nothing takes my breath away than the sight of the ocean. One, because blue is my favorite color and another reason is that, when I was small, we lived on a city on top of a mountain. The beach would be a two hour ride from home. Our yearly, rarely, twice a year treat to the beach would be so fun and enjoyable.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
those sounds like wonderful memories! i agree, the sight of the ocean from the beach is just a beautiful sight i don't get to go to the beach that often so i enjoy it when i go there
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I like swimming and enjoy both pools and oceans.....lakes however are not as clean. I know the ocean might not be but the places I have swam in them are beautiful....
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
i don't think either the lake or the ocean are really clean LOL the lakes have a lot of seaweed and more fish so ya i can see the lake being a little more dirtier than the ocean thanks for the response!
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I like a calm ocean. I dont like big waves as I am not a good swimmer. In times that the ocean is a bit rough, I prefer the pool. I think it is just a matter of the season. Good day!
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
thats true, the sound of the water is really nice and calming. i pretty much only have one season for the beach or pool...summer!! too cold otherwise to go swimming!
@redhotpogo (4422)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I don't like my hair turning green, or my eyes turning red, and not being able to see from the high amount of chlorine that most public pools have. Also don't like swimming in human waste. There's much more to see, and explore at the beach. And I don't mind whale piss. I gargle it. ;p
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
huh?! well that's a new one, never heard someone say that before! LOL i've never had the chlorine turn my hair green thank goodness i don't know what i would do!! instead of chlorine you can use salt in the pools which does a better job in pools and doesn't have the side effects chlorine has. my boyfriend's pool is a saltwater pool and its so much better than chlorine.
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I think that I prefer the ocean or a lake. Yes, a pool is more regulated, but no matter how big it is, it is still a confined space that you have to share with who knows how many people, some of whom can't swim quietly and therefore splash everything and everybody in sight, even people sitting far back from the pool in beach chairs trying to quietly read a book. It is just too much of a crowd for me. Of course, there might be a bunch of people at an ocean or a lake at any given time, but you can usually carve out a little space for yourself. And if you pick the right time of day to go, you might be able to swim nearly all by yourself without having to deal with anybody else or very many other people. :) So, going to an ocean or a lake is much more peaceful. :)
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
thats very true! no matter how hard you try when you're chilling out at the pool, theres a huge possibility that you'll get splashed when you just wanna lounge! i also like reading books by the pool, very peaceful. but its even more peaceful when you're at the ocean and you can hear the water and waves crashing.
• United States
5 Nov 08
I like the ocean more, just because I really like laying on a beach.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Nov 08
beaches are nice, havent been on one in a long long time but that will all change cause im heading to Cuba in 10 days! SWEET!! thanks for your response!
• India
6 Nov 08
Pools are useful for swimming. But a chance of pollution there.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
[i]I swim on both but I don't really like the pool that much. I'm somewhat claustrophobic and I hate the feeling of confinement that the pool is giving me after a few laps. Also, the water tends to go dirty fast, it's good if the water is flowing though. I guess I've always been a beach-lover. I love the sand, I love the ocean. I like the wide and vast waters that could seem to take my mind somewhere else, you know, forget some of life's anxiety. So between the two, it's definitely the ocean! [/i]
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
its true, you're mind wanders and imagines things when you're out on the beach or swimming in the ocean. its extremely calming and beautiful. thanks for your response!