Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool


Active member
Jun 27, 2009
Does anybody do this? Like, not necessarily floating on a raft with the laptop, but having it off to side or on a towel on top of the stairs. I figure if I'm the only person in the pool, this shouldn't be much of an issue unless it's starts raining. It would be nice to set up the computer and watch movies while in the water. What do you think? Am I playing with fire?


TFP Expert
May 1, 2007
Orlando, FL
As long as you can afford to lose the laptop, and your data is backed up, you should be fine.
Funny that you'd be more worried about rain water than that chlorinated stuff all around...


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 8, 2007
Waaay NW MN
Are you FLIPPIN MAD?!!! Leave the laptop, work, gaming, blogging, etc OUT of the pool - IN the pool is for unencumbered ZEN


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 20, 2009
North Central Texas
Also, I have a little industrial keyboard that is impervious to spills and a trackball that is the same. I, also, had some old industrial, all-in-one computers that are pretty impervious. They weigh a ton. I used those in my big greenhouse.

You could always go with a water resistant keyboard and track ball, with extension cables, with notebook video fed into a larger flat-screen TV or monitor positioned somewhat away from pool. Seems like a lot of trouble though.

There are some Netbooks that are spill resistant, keyboard only.

How about an iPad in a big baggie?

The older Fujitsu Pen Tablets have foul weather/rugged enclosures. Fujitsu, also, put out spill resistant Laptops. You can find great deals on lots of things like this on eBay.