I finally had a chance to hang out at Roanoke County’s Splash Valley this past Memorial Day weekend. Splash Valley is our premier outdoor water park. I however, was truly hanging out on the sideline. I have a bit of a phobia about public swimming pools. In fact, a 9-year-old asked me why I wasn’t swimming and I told him “because little kids love to pee in the pool”. He thought that was the most hilarious thing in the world. That is until, lifeguards cleared everyone out of the pool because someone pooped in it! Yes Pooped! I think they called it a “Bio-Hazard”. Now, I’m sure it was a little kid who didn’t mean to do Number 2, and while I laugh every time I think about it, it’s quite gross.
Then lo and behold, the Huffington Post printed a study this week that 1 in 5 Americans admit to peeing in the pool! Really, I wasn’t surprised, but it confirms my suspicions all along. So happy Summer! Bring on the swimming and bring on the chlorine!