Even if it may seem as if it might be funny to push your boisterous buddy in the pool mid-diatribe, you may want to give that idea a little more thought before acting on it. Although some people clearly need some reigning in, pushing people in the pool isn’t just rude, it can be downright dangerous. Not only could pushing someone in the pool result in a serious head injury, it could actually paralyze them.
Less importantly, but still quite annoying and potentially expensive, pushing someone in the pool could also ruin a bunch of things including their cell phone, shoes, watch, jewelry, clothing, make-up, hair and their mood, as well as very possibly the mood of your host.
Trust me, it is never a good idea to push people in the pool. So just remember, nobody likes pushy people…and then ramp up the pool fun by reducing the risk of accidents around the pool by also adhering to the following, additional common sense pool rules:
- Don’t participate in other rowdy or aggressive horseplay in or around the pool.
- Don’t run on the concrete pad alongside the pool.
- Don’t use glass around the pool. Opt for drinking out of cans or plastic cups instead.
- Make sure your pool pad is clear from obstructions and it is securely fenced and gated.
- Never leave children unattended in the pool or poolside.
- It sometimes gets forgotten because, well…you ARE in the water, but for safety’s sake you need to stay hydrated too.