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    How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I wonder because i almost did today not paying attention to the ladder. I have yet to but waiting for the day
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Almost. The collar on my extendable pole was loose when I was brushing, I leaned forward on it and it gave way ... almost took a dive.
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I have.... it was great!
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    How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I once fell in my pool in January a few years back. The week had been very cold so the water temp was ~38F and the air temp was ~45F. I fell in fully clothed so it took a few seconds for the water saturate my clothes. Once it did, I have to say it was one of the coldest moments I have ever experienced. I ran into the house and immediately took a warm shower.

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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    If you don't mind swear words or can turn your sound off, google: "youtube man falls cleaning pool" for a video that includes an alternate 'slam' and more evidence that TFP swimming pool cleaning methods are superior!
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Maybe, but there are no YouTube vids so you can't prove it. I will say that I take my cell phone outta my pocket around the pool!
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Cost me $300 the year before last. I fell in while pressure washing around the pool. My phone died a slow, agonizing death over the next several days due to the salt corrosion on the motherboard.


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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I "fall in" all of the time while I am mowing hehe Of course I have to get off the mower to "fall in" then jump back on to finish.

    We do have a NO cell phones on the pool deck rule though!

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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I have not only fallen in while cleaning a pool...but it was a gross GREEN pool I was helping a friend rescue.

    Don't even have a clever equipment excuse! I was kneeling at the side, pouring in bleach, and just...fell in. Duhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Just...ewwwwww.

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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I've fallen in twice, once almost taking a wheelbarrow full of dirt with me. The second time showing my kids a corn snake wife now threatening to install safety railings
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    It's just like when I'm in my boat; I never fall in, but I do occasionally decide to go swimming on the spur of the moment!
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I have fell... On purpose... 😊

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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnt View Post
    it's just like when i'm in my boat; i never fall in, but i do occasionally decide to go swimming on the spur of the moment!
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    I took a dump in last year. First time in 10 years.
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Not yet. Came close when the pole decided to bend on me once.
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    Re: How many of you have fell in the pool while cleaning?

    Almost went in this week. Leaning over to get the solar cover straightened... just caught myself in push up formation over the corner of the pool. I had thoughts of me wrapping into the pool cover like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable...
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