When you own a swimming pool there are certain things that you must take into consideration.
Drowning being the top issue.
Everyone knows about the kids.
Keep an eye on the kids.
All of the time.
Are you watching the kids?
Who's watching the kids?!
Hey kids! Don't get in the pool, I need to run inside to get a Diet a Coke!
But there's another group that you need to keep an eye out for, too.
The old people.
Some of the precautions that need to be taken when the over 38 crowd are immersed in chlorine heaven are...
That loungey mat make look comfy, but please ask for assistance from a 5 year old to get onto it.
Water drag is brutal.
The ladder can take out a toe or a toenail or a crazy bone at anytime, especially upon entering or exiting the pool.
Just because there's a giant inflatable banana doesn't mean you should try to ride it.
Take great caution when splashing grandma and her hair.
She has a will.
And you want to stay in it.
Your neck, shoulders, ears, and entire face will thank you if you say no to playing chicken.
The children who sit on your shoulders to play this insane water game will not give two craps about your neck, shoulders, ears, or your old face.
Don't play Marco Polo with your ear plugs in.
You will lose.
Cause you can't hear.
Or leave them in so you don't have to hear "Mom/dad, look at me! Watch me! Look at this! Look! Look! Look!"
Stay safe people.