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Swimming Pool Tips

Partial pool shown with a close up on a ladder, with a red-and-white buoy hanging nearby.

There isn’t much that beats a day at the pool: basking in the sun here in Arlington, VA and splashing around the cool water. We recommend spending a day at our apartment community swimming pool with family and friends! In this week’s Dolley Madison Towers Blog, we’ve got a few safety tips to make sure you have a fun and exciting time at the pool. Safety should always be first!

Dress Appropriately

Don’t get caught by the pool in jeans and a button-up shirt. Wearing the appropriate attire at the swimming pool is essential to having fun, not only for you but also for the people you’re with. It’s more enjoyable to throw someone who’s in a swimsuit into the pool rather than someone who’s in nice clothes and is likely to be upset about it. When you’re near the water, make sure that your wallet and expensive technological devices are in a bag or on a table far from the water so as to avoid spending money replacing your expensive devices. 

Take Breaks

Time flies when you’re having fun, making it easy to forget that it’s time to take a break to hydrate or go to the restroom. Be sure to take a shower before you get in the water to wash away the dirt and grime from the day. Don’t forget to schedule breaks for going to the bathroom. This may seem like a hassle, but it’s much easier to do so than needing to halt your festivities while you wait for the pool to be cleaned from an unwanted accident!

Be Mindful of Others 

Horsing around may be fun, but there are plenty of ways it can hurt or bother someone else, especially in a crowded pool. Remember that there are other people in the pool, so keep the splashing to a minimum if you’re close to someone and practice having fun without getting into a stranger’s personal space. This not only is polite, but it can help you avoid accidents that can cause someone to get hurt.