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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 :::

Indoor Pool

My sister has an indoor pool. I'm incredibly jealous of her, in spite of the fact that the god of irony has made her allergic to it. I don't like public pools out of fear of what people are doing in them, and I don't like lakes because of whatever fishy mysteries lie in their murky depths. The ocean has sharks and therefore panic attacks, so I usually only get to swim in personal pools like my sister's. My house is way too small to accommodate such a pool, but I think I may have found a solution from this guy:

I'd just have to reinforce my floor and buy a dehumidifier. What could possibly go wrong?

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I clicked on the murky depths link and have instantly developed a phobia of lakes. And I thought drangon fly larvae was scary!! YEEGAWTS.

By Blogger elizabeth, at 11:45 AM  

I braced myself for some truly horrifying display, turned my head to the side and looked squinty eyed in preparation for something real nasty for when I clicked on the murky depths link just to see an old post. Pretty disappointing Dan.

By Blogger Kristina, at 12:18 PM  

This post was supposed to be about the indoor pool, not the murky depths, but whatever.

By Blogger dan, at 12:49 PM  

So sorry Kristina - but to those of us who have only recently joined in the fun... old posts are new posts...
Sorry Dan - re the pool: I'm going to have to put one in since I won't be among the living who are able to swim in lakes (is that better, at least I mentioned the

By Blogger elizabeth, at 1:06 PM  

Dan, I liked the post on the indoor you think he used chlorine in it? I wonder how long it will take for the ceiling to start falling off piece by little piece. Is there a filtration system hooked up to it?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:14 PM  

hows he gonna get the water back out of that pool?

By Blogger steve tompkins, at 4:22 PM  

Just get one of these
and don't be suck a Nancy Boy

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:50 PM  

Oh my gosh! You are hillarious!

By Anonymous Kim, at 12:35 AM  

I actually did this years ago when one of my kids had chickenpox. Except I put like a hundred dollars worth of baking soda into the water to help with the itching. The kids just hung out in the pool for a week, watching tv. I didn't know you had to reinforce the floor, though. I guess we're lucky they didn't end up in the apartment below us.

By Blogger stsundown, at 9:50 AM  


I hope your sis or whoever has that pool on a floor that is concrete and is right on the ground (IE not plywood over studs or such).

Have them see how much water that damn thing holds then do the math. {8.35 pound per Gallon and/or 62.4 pound per Cubic foot }

Assume that pool is 10 foot across and filled with water to the 3ft level that makes for 235.6 cubic feet, times 62.4 pounds per cubic foot = 14,701 pounds or roughly 7 tons!!

Even if its only 8ft across and 2ft deep its still 100.1 cubic feet which makes for 6246.3 pounds... just a bit over 3 tons of water.

THREE TONS... You wouldnt think of parking a Hummer in your living room.... would you???

I wonder what their insurance company would say if the side of that thing blew out?????

DakotaAviator -at- Gmail

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

OH MY GOSH! That is the craziest thing I've ever seen anyone do! But it's hilarious, lmao. You guys are nuts! IS she gonna get the water out of that pool? If it busts, then their whole carpet is ruined, not to mention the furniture and what not is around it. They'd better be careful.

By Anonymous NYTMARE, at 3:59 PM  

Just to be clear, this is not me, my sister, or anyone I know. I am not actually stupid enough to put three tons of water in my living room, and my sister's indoor pool is an actual in ground indoor pool.

By Blogger dan, at 5:14 PM  

This is my pool. And I am not bragging. We worked very hard for this.VERY HARD!

But I have considered doing exactly what this guy did in past houses. There were a couple years when we took all the fish and plants from our waterfall in the back yard and brought them into the house and put them in a kiddie pool in our basement. Crazy!

By Blogger Colleen, at 6:40 PM  

Colleen - That's an amazing indoor pool! Jealous!

By Blogger Robert, at 9:12 AM  

What that man has is not an indoor pool, it is a "Before" photo.

By Blogger ptw, at 11:42 AM  

Love that shot of him taping the blue plastic to the if it'll make a difference when that thing springs a leak. Jen's right: that is a 'before' photo.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:57 PM  

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