Public or Private pools

United States
July 26, 2010 10:03am CST
I think that public pools are disgusting regardless of any chemicals and what not. All that bacteria coming off of peoples bodies can't be good for my body XD I mean not that I really thought of it when i was younger but now that I'm an adult my immune system isn't as good as it was when I was that age. Question of the day: Which do you prefer and why?
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@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I think i'd prefer private pools but it is not easily accessible in my place because not many have private pools. I have no friends who has a pool at their house. So, whenever I want to go swimming I still end up swimming in the public pool. tsk tsk. How I wish I could have my own pool.
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• United States
26 Jul 10
me to, I'd rather just soke in the tub though with some essential oil infused epsom salt =DD yay for good chemicals ^_^
@cedythra (196)
• Finland
26 Jul 10
private i guess. i haven't been swimming or anything in like 5 years. and i am not planning to anytime soon. maybe i'll try again when i hit 10 years milestone :D
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• United States
26 Jul 10
just make sure to wear lotion after wards. I didn't my skin looked like alligator skin for like 2 weeks i'm not much of a swimmer either this summer was the first time in 2 years
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I enjoy swimming a lot and I have been to public pools also. But I also can't stand swimming in there for quite a long time. I make it to a point that we are the first user of the day and then get out as soon as there are people coming. But of course, I completely prefer private pools because in public pools you'll never know when will the blue, "chlorined" water turns brown. LOL! :D
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• United States
26 Jul 10
man over board
@joye68 (151)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I prefer the beach. I'm a salt water gal myself. There aren't a lot of salt water pools around, which are easier to maintain. The freshwater pools do take lots of chemicals to keep it clean and algae free. I've had RARE instances where the salt water had similar problems carewise. I've run both types of pools. I've got over ten years experience with each. There's much more effort that goes into the f/w pools... and to me, more chemicals which aren't always properly maintained. I've had more of my fair share of having to "clean up" after someone else's mess. Pump systems (ideally) should be optimal, but most of what I've come in contact with were older systems where communities didn't want to fork over the money to keep things updated and clean... it's all about money, not health, after all...
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• United States
26 Jul 10
A pool is a pool it matters not if it is private. There are people still getting into it and the same thing happens in each of them. Now a pool where only you get in it makes all the differance. There is no one to play games with. No one to talk with you. You get the water all to yourself and you cdan swim without having being bumped into. I take public any day for the fun it will bring. Plus we all know pools are cleaned and the clorine alone will do the job it does for us at home.
• United States
26 Jul 10
That's true now I really am feeling the need to visit a water park =DD
• United States
26 Jul 10
My daughter is/might be going to dorney park next month. I have to spare $50 for her to go. But,she has not gone anywhere this summer so I may let her go.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I was never overly concerned about the germs in public pools, but I still prefer a private pool simply because they usually aren't as crowded!
• United States
26 Jul 10
lol well I'm usually not a germaphobe, but when my friends talk about it it really gets the wheels turning in my head! I love private pools for the same reason... Its annyoing having 200+ kids crammed into an 10'+10' pool =[
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
8 Aug 10
As much as possible private pools so that at times I can swim alone and of course with my friends without any strangers. But if ever that is public pool I would prefer to swim at sports complex so that I could still do the swimming routines.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
31 Jul 10
I have to agree with you. Plus parents put young kids in the pool that pee and poop. Yuck! Then we swim in it? No wonder people get stomach viruses during the summer.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
well i prefer private because of the overcrowding and public pools being dirty.
@incus99 (1086)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
While its true that public pools are filled with tons of bacteria. Your childhood exposure to these pathogens makes you more immune to future exposures. If you ask me which do I prefer, i of course choose a private pool because of its privacy.