Bad pool boy!


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Jun 2, 2019
North TX
I dunno, it just doesn't bother me..... as long as it is ONLY pee. And not ON the equipment but next to it. I feel for these type folks who work outside. Living in Georgia its almost a rite of passage that all men joke that they're entitled to pee in their own backyard as a declaration of ownership! LOL. When our young grandson was getting out of the pool and needed to pee when being potty trained there was no way he was gonna be able to hold it till getting in the house so we had one discrete spot he could go and whip it out. No harm, no foul.

Maybe being a trauma nurse has made me jaded to bodily fluids? I'm surrounded by all of them at work. They don't bother me.

Maddie :flower:
Lol, after 4 kids, and 3 year old g-baby, hard to gross me out. ... a few random sprays, well idk, maybe better than stranger tracking stuff on floors inside -
Actually , who cares .... if they do a great job on your family's pool ...well worth it...tell him to aim for the bushes next time...I wish i had one if for no other reason - than to give y’all good people at TFP A break from me - broke and non pool literate WAS A TOUGH spot to start from ... but Im learning! Thank - you everybody at TFP
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Aug 31, 2019
It is about trust. I would guess that at most of the pools this guy goes to, the owners are not at home during the service. The owner of the company needs to know that he can trust his employee. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. Sorry, but I would report the kid. And how the company responds would dictate if I choose another company or not.


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May 18, 2018
San Gabriel Valley, CA
I'd talk to the owner and request a new tech. That tech would have lost all my respect and trust in that he attempted to lie to you. If he thinks it's ok to lie to you and to pee on your equipment, what else would he think is ok to do?


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Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
Tough call. I may be inclined to let it pass though I'd certainly be checking my video to see what the pattern is. But on/all over the equipment is not nice and if that happened more than once, he's toast.

Interestingly, peeing into a large pool and having the FC attack it is likely more sanitary than onto equipment where you will touch it. Every time we go to a public pool, we are swimming where people just peed.

And also from a hygiene perspective, I likely walk in and touch my two dog's pee with some regularity as I'm outside a lot in the yard.


In The Industry
Apr 1, 2018
Bangor Maine
There are numerous places to stop for a pee break. It’s inexcusable. I’m out all day and I’ve never once relieved myself in a clients yard, regardless of how hot or how much water I’ve drank.


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Jun 16, 2019
There are numerous places to stop for a pee break. It’s inexcusable. I’m out all day and I’ve never once relieved myself in a clients yard, regardless of how hot or how much water I’ve drank.
If its your company you can do what you like and stop whenever you like. If you are an awesome boss, you allow your guys to also do so. There are more jerk owners and bosses than there are good ones. The pool boy knows he has an entry level job and he is disposable. Either for getting caught stopping too much or if he upsets the customer even more by admitting to peeing in the yard. Even faced with the actual video he would probanly deny it, both to the boss and customer, not knowing if either would appreciate his honesty and give him a free pass.

I dont condone what he did. I have 25 years in peoples yards and never have done it myself. But it is a common occurance for alot of outside workers. Just the other day i was working with another guy from a different company. We were walking along under the utility lines tracing them running through the backyards of the neighborhood. 4 houses over from our customer he declared that he had to pee and stepped behind that homeowners shed to do it. Not even our customer but a house down the way. Imagine explaining that one if he got caught ??? Well, um, yeah maam, we arent here for you, but i peed behind your shed. I was equally stunned and impressed at the *round circular objects* on the guy.