More Pool Abuse

Thanks to Bitter, we have another fine example of Law Abiding Pool Owners flagrantly violating the law.  Do you notice any fences?  Alarms around the pool?  Let’s not even mention the multiple building and amusement code violations.  Are these the kinds of pool owners the National Pool Association tells us are “law abiding?”

It’s well established that having a pool in the house greatly increases the likelihood of you or your loved ones drowning in one of the thousands of pool accidents that happen every year.  This is what happens when parents leave a pool within easy reach of children.  Leave your pool unattended, an unsecured, and irresponsible hands may find it, and operate an amusement ride without a license or permit.  Parents are well advised to never keep a pool around the house, especially without also securing plywood, tarps, and ladders.

8 Responses to “More Pool Abuse”

  1. Liberty says:

    I propose chlorine microstamping and a ban on dangerous and unnecessary accessories such as diving boards and slides. Unless you’re a trained professional competing in the olympics, a diving board is completely unnecessary. And slides! Those were created just to market pools to young children! You can get them online for $20 and they don’t even do a background check!

  2. mike w. says:

    Oh man that looks like fun!

  3. BC says:

    I think that is the awesomest thing I’ve seen all week.

  4. Robert says:

    Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children in America ages 1 to 14. Among this same demographic, accidental shootings do not even rank among the top twenty leading causes of death.

    Whenever a child tragically drowns in somebody’s backyard swimming pool, I usually hear reactions to such news that one might expect to hear: ones of disbelief, shock, sadness, etc.

    What I have yet to ever hear from anybody in the media or in public as a reaction to such a tragedy as this is criticism over the home owner’s decision to have a swimming pool, doubts over the cognitive abilities and discretion of the deceased child’s parents and/or family members, or calls for new controls over who should be legally allowed to have a swimming pool at home.

  5. Rustmeister says:

    They can have my pool when they pry it from my wet, shriveled hands!

  6. B Smith says:

    I had a strange reaction to this video…intense burst of national pride. This is AMERICA, damn it, and we’ll have FUN if we have to kill ourselves to do it !!!

  7. B Smith says:

    …also, man I wish I had videos of us jumping our old banana-seat Schwinns over ridiculously high, suicidally-rickety, improvised ramps. **sigh**

  8. Sebastian says:

    No kidding. These days though, do parents even let kids do that? I can remember a few times jumping the bike and thinking mid flight “Oh man, this is going to hurt.”