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    Apr 2010
    South Jersey

    Babies in pools

    I don't know if this is the right forum for this question but here goes.

    What are people's opinions on allowing babies/toddlers in their pool? I'm extremely grossed out by the idea, and from what I've read about the limitations of bathing diapers, I should be.

    I don't have children, but have friends with babies. I really don't want any accidents in my pool.

    How have you dealt with this issue?
    ~20,000 gallon IG plaster pool
    myBluePool SWG, Nautilus NS48 DE filter

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    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Babies in pools

    Honestly, just not worried about it.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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    Dec 2009
    Central Massachusetts

    Re: Babies in pools

    Me either. I have an almost 4 yo and a 9 month old. Put a pull up on the little one and dont worry about it. A properly chlorinated pool will be just fine.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Babies in pools

    No sick babies in the pool and run a proper level of FC. Abide by those things and all will be just fine.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Apr 2010
    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Re: Babies in pools

    Everybody is welcome in my pool. No bleeding or puking people but I would think that goes without saying. I would just put out a little kiddie pool for the ones who are not potty trained.
    11,872 Gallon IG Shotcrete play pool
    Blue Granite Pebble Sheen finish
    Hayward SwimClear c4025, Navigator & Tristar 1.75hp pump
    2' Powerfall

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    Re: Babies in pools

    Have some swim diapers on hand if you're concerned the parent may not bring any. They work just fine at "filtering".
    16K gallon in ground pebble tec pool
    Hayward 1HP pump and C1750 Cartridge
    3 Fafco Solar Panels

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    Apr 2010
    Lansing MI

    Re: Babies in pools

    We have had "accidents" in our pool and quite frankly, it is not that big of an issue. With proper chemical use there really is no need for concern outside of the gross effect! I think the parents are more mortified than anyone and I would rather have the kids have fun than worry about the other issues!
    18X36 IG, vinyl with 3/4 HP Hayward sand filter, 25K gallons. Six person hot tub.

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    May 2010
    Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Re: Babies in pools

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmcb
    I don't have children
    That was pretty obvious..
    19.5k gallons in ground, P4 panel with turbocell SWG, 1hp Hayward superpump II, sand filter, Heater low nox 250k btu heater, solar cover on rocky roller

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    Re: Babies in pools

    I always found that just keeping good pump and chlorine habits can pretty much undo any damage done by babies, drunks, dogs, etc.
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Feb 2010
    Guam, USA

    Re: Babies in pools

    My 5 year old and 18 month old boys are always in the pool. Never worried about "accidents". I always tell my oldest to use the bathroom before he gets in, BUT, it seems kind of strange sometimes when 4 hours goes by, and he hasn't got out of the pool to use the bathroom
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
    1HP 2 speed Sta-Rite pool pump, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite spa jet pump. 2 skimmers, 1 main drain
    Purex-Triton TR-60 325 lb.sand filter. 2" Plumbing, Intex SWCG, TF-100 test kit.
    Link to pics of my pool!

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