Safe to kick off sides of pool?

pjiv

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 26, 2011
34
Niagara Falls. NY
People want to swim in my pool, and they just semm to have to puch off the side of it with there feet. Is this okay for the pool? I don't let them kick near the seam of the pool. Thanks!
 

cramar

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Nov 10, 2010
1,143
Sault Ontario
My pool: no pushing off of wall, no standing/sitting on rails and no jumping off of ladder.
We have a partial wrap around deck so people can jump from that.
My 5 year old is exempt since she is too light to do any damage.....my wife is still learning :wink:

As the builder of the pool I do occasionally push off the walls when swimming but I do it very lightly, as long as people aren't ridiculous in the way they shove off the wall then I don't worry too much about it.

PS: People jokingly ask me "Haha, will the water turn blue if I pee in there?"
To which I respond with a straight face "No....red."
They look at me "......really???"
It's hilarious.
 

stephanie4136

Well-known member
May 5, 2009
136
NC
pjiv said:
People want to swim in my pool, and they just semm to have to puch off the side of it with there feet. Is this okay for the pool? I don't let them kick near the seam of the pool. Thanks!
We have the same problem! They constantly jump off the steps (which worries me that we will get a tear in the liner) and push hard enough off the walls that sometimes you hear them "pop". They act like I'm being rediculous and that it can't hurt anything.... :blah: , but they aren't the ones who have invested all the money and time/care into it like we have.... :rant: They're family, so what are you supposed to do? :roll: