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    Pushing on walls

    Should I yell or not??

    Ok the kids like to kick off the side of the pool should I let it go or not ? ... I'm thinking this will weaken the sides and cave in.

    What do you think of whirlpools? Or am I a kill joy... lol

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    Re: Pushing on walls

    I think it's ok for kids to push off the wall, adults no.
    Whirlpools are ok, I do huge ones in my pool.

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    Re: Pushing on walls

    I do both n never had an issue.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Pushing on walls

    We do whirlpools all the time. The only thing we do is pull the ladder as the whirlpools we do are so strong that they realy torque on the ladder mounts. In fact, it is a rule in my pool to make a small one when everyone is done as it get all of the dirt into the middle and helps make cleaning faster.

    We did one on our family vacation in Hawaii a couple of years ago. Marriot had a nice 40' dia inground tile pool. 15 of us "kids" made a whirlpool in it one night. All of the guests thought it was cool. Thought we were going to get in trouble with the manager but, he was pretty impressed too. Said he never saw anything like that before. The next morning there was a nice little pile of sand in the middle which made it easier for the pool guy to clean it. He seemed kind of puzzled as to how that happened.
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Whirlpool? Do you all just walk around and around, gaining speed? Sounds like a good walking workout and an aid to the clean up!
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    Whirlpool? Do you all just walk around and around, gaining speed? Sounds like a good walking workout and an aid to the clean up!
    Very true, when I do whirlpools it collects all the debris in the middle and then I scoop it out.
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    It's a great resistance exercise! Get the whirl going and then reverse direction!
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    On whirlpools and clean up, I use the directional pool inlet nozzle to help with this. I have the nozzle angled to the left and let the pump run for couple hours at night. In the morning, much of debris ends up in the center of the pool.
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Mine is always whirlpoolin....angled return eye.
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Quote Originally Posted by redhdgirl417
    Mine is always whirlpoolin....angled return eye.
    This, it makes it fun to go against it
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Thanks
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Vette
    Quote Originally Posted by redhdgirl417
    Mine is always whirlpoolin....angled return eye.
    This, it makes it fun to go against it
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    If I head out in one direction and my husband goes in the other, will it mess with the space/time continuum? :
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    Re: Pushing on walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    If I head out in one direction and my husband goes in the other, will it mess with the space/time continuum? :
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