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    This is the first week that we have actually used the pool. We have a 70 acre farm and my daughter and son both have built homes on it. So, the grandkids are within walking distance and plan to use the pool everyday. I'd like to hear some of your pool "rules". The only one I have told them so far is they have to have one of their parents with them. But, boy the towels, food, clothes, friends, etc. had my head spinning!
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    Re: Rules

    No running.
    Hang up your towel. (on a chair, on the fence, on the rack, just somewhere!)
    No food in the pool.
    No glass anywhere near the pool.
    Always put away all the pool toys/ gear before you get out for the day.
    Cleanup is a must, (trash, food, clothes, towels, etc. you dont want all that stuff blowing in the pool.
    Call before coming over.
    I also keep "swimmies" those floatie armbands for any smaller kids with questionable swim skills.
    I suppose the "friends" part is up to you and your children and to how you handle that. At my pool, if you bring your kids, then you are responsible for them!
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    Re: Rules

    1: If your kid is in the pool, so are you.
    2: No Swimming (suits) after dark.
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    Re: Rules

    To add to what's already been listed:

    1. Bring your own towels
    2. If you're bringing friends, they bring their own towels too.
    3. No adults present = no one in the pool - no exceptions.
    4. NO DIVING!!!!
    5. AGAIN, NO DIVING!!!!

    Work out food and snacks with your son and daughter. They shouldn't expect grandma to feed the grandkids every day, and especially feed the grandkids' friends, should they bring them along.
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    Re: Rules

    Some of our rules:

    * One person at a time on the slide or diving board. The next person in line must have their feet on the patio.
    * Be nice. If you are not nice to the other guests, you will be asked to leave.
    * No glass on the pool deck or patio.
    * No pushing or horseplay.
    * No earrings, bobby-pins, or metal hair clips in the pool.

    Also, my kids must ask if they are allowed to have friends over, if only because they are not allowed to swim if my wife or I are not home. Generally, we have their friends over after lunch or after dinner. (Mornings are for chores.) The kids know to say "...hey, why don't you come over after you eat..." Lunch or dinner guests require a bit more planning and prep. Sometimes we are in eat and run mode in order to make it to a little league game or other activity.
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    Re: Rules

    More additions to the stuff already listed:

    Shower before entering pool
    Pool cover must go back on when you are done
    Close gate securely when done
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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    ...and the #1 rule is "No peeing in the pool!"
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    Someone here said that they told the kids that if they didn't want to go into the house to pee, to get out of the pool and go around the corner where the hose is. OK to pee there if you wash it all into the grass and wash off yourself.

    Given that I cannot hold beer, AT ALL. I think this works well for anyone who finds going inside to be a bother.
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    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Rules

    1. BYOB, L, S (beer, liquor, smokes)
    2. BYO Grillin Meats
    3. BYO Snacks
    4. Have fun
    5. No running (unless it's to the fridge)
    6. Pee anywhere but in the pool or hot tub.
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    Make sure you have some type of fence around the pool to keep the kids out unless an adult is there. Well worth the cost.
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    Re: Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    I haven't seen one of those in years, but I'm glad to see someone else appreciates that sign. You can always tell the younger ones that you put a chemical in to detect if someone pees in the pool and the water will turn red around them, but that only works till they wise up
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjess007
    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    I haven't seen one of those in years, but I'm glad to see someone else appreciates that sign. You can always tell the younger ones that you put a chemical in to detect if someone pees in the pool and the water will turn red around them, but that only works till they wise up
    hahaha I remember someone told me about the 'chemical to detect pee' when I was little, and it wasn't until recently that I figured that was a myth... -I'm 33 now! HA... Love the sign though!
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    Re: Rules

    We just closed our sign business, but still have most things to make signs with (except the large printer we had), so I made up 4 of these...one for each gate plus another for inside the pool area.
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    Re: Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiknNutz
    We just closed our sign business, but still have most things to make signs with (except the large printer we had), so I made up 4 of these...one for each gate plus another for inside the pool area.
    I have a cricut and have cut vinyl to make signs for friends and our church. Never thought about using it for our pool. Thanks.
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    Re: Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    Anyone know where I can order this sign?
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    Thanks for the link Db fan!
    Unfortunately do they not ship over seas.
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    I would ship it to you, but it's gonna be ex$pensive! LOL

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    Re: Rules

    Hey, just thought I'd post our new Pool Rules sign. Hopefully it'll keep the neighborhood kids under control!


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