Beach or Swimming Pool?

June 14, 2009 8:12am CST
On a summer outing with friends or family, which would you suggest to them as a splash place, the beach or the swimming pool? I like both. The beach is surely incomparable, but the sand and jellyfish always get to me. With the swimming pool, there's no salt, there are practice lanes, diving boards and shower rooms. Ha, ha. I like having picnics on the side, during splash outings. What about you?
7 responses
@PEETRE (59)
• United States
20 Jun 09
There is no comparison. The beach is the only way to go. The sand and salt water at the ocean can't be beat. Pools have to much cholrine.
@tonyllenium (6265)
• Italy
17 Jun 09
i think beach is better than swimming normally swimming pool is comfortable for that places where there is not the beach or seaside or just the beach should be very far so you can come to the swimmin gpool and have good time during your summertime!!But i guess that swimming in the sea and having time on th beach should be really better than swimming pool especially in summer!!
@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Beach, much things and activities to do, Spacious and you will love to walk, relax, watching sunset or sunrise. You may see seashells, yes jellyfish, some sea grasses, fishes, starfish. The running water naturally, the natural crystal or bluish or green water, which beach have, that i love it. You can make some thing about the sand, Play with the sand.
@Kolla08 (48)
• United States
15 Jun 09
When i was younger i loved going to the beach. I loved to run through the sand, squish the wet sand through my toes, set right where the water would come up on the shore and feel myself drift out into the ocean. The feeling was great along with the sound of the ocean. Being on the beach gives you a certain feeling of freedom like no wrong could go on, and everything is ok. Although there are alot of good things about the beach, there are plenty of cons about the beach too. When i go to the beach the first thing im worried about is getting a sun tan. Because of my complecion i would prefer not to get a tan so then i would have to deal with the non-working sun tan lotion. Then you bet not get sand in your hair unless you dont mind dealing with a possible case of the ringworms. Sand gets in your shoes and pray that it doesnt get in your eyes. All of this is before you even get in the water. When you get in the water you have to worry about jellyfish, crabs, sharp shells cutting your feet.........the list goes on and on. When you get into the pool you usually have to worry about the warmth of the pool if not warmed. Sometimes a pool can be so cold that it makes you not even want to get in anymore. But one thing that always works is jus diving in. Once you dive in the water feels great and the fun begins. I would prefer a pool only because it's so much more convienent, less messy, no sand, no crabs, no jellyfish its so much more cleaner too.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I'd say both.. They have their own characteristics that make me love both.. As what you've said, swimming pool doesn't have salt, you can swim underwater with your eyes opend then it has practice lanes for beginners and shower rooms.. while beach is surely a great place for summer vacation.. the water is relaxing and the view is favorite summer destination is boracay! i adore the white sand beach so much!
@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 09
I realy adore going to tropical beaches with white sand and gently waving palm trees. I enjoy swimming in the aquamarine water that is comfortably warm. I love to snorkel around a colorful coral reef where I can see friendly fish. Staying in a thatched beach hut where I can hear the waves is delightful. I live four miles from the coast and find walking along the beach relaxing. I enjoy seeing the picturesque scenery. Swimming pools can have too cool water and be crowded. I like nature more than man made I guess.
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
14 Jun 09
While i like both if I had to make a choice it would be the beach. I love to sit on the beach and watch the waves crash. The sound of water and the smell of the salt water is my therapy. it is as if when the waves come in they take your stress and troubles and return them out to sea. A great place to think about things.