Warning: This pool contain dihydrogen monoxide!

July 23rd, 2012 · 21 comments

Apparently, Von says, somebody at the Homeowners Association got fed up with kids swimming in and jumping off of a decorative fountain at the neighborhood swimming pool, so the Board of Directors put up this sign. “The funny part,” he says, “is that the water from the fountain flows directly into the actual pool.”  (No word on how long it took the kids to figure that one out.)

Heavy Chemicals in Fountain Pool May Cause Severe Burns or Death

And then there’s this…

This is posted at the city pool. The children now live in fear.

related: Small-town Swimming Pool Rules

FILED UNDER: kids · Mississippi · swimming pool

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  • #1   Rhamza

    I want to see a picture of the fountain and pool. If it connects directly to the pool, why can’t people get into it as well???

    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Limeliberator bang

    Actually, some pool chemicals are like the blue thing that you put in the toilet bowl. They’re meant to disperse slowly. They’re safe once they’ve dispersed in the pool but you wouldn’t want to handle them directly, which would include swimming in a small concentrated pool of them. In short: this sign holds water..

    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      Long way to go for that joke, but I like it!

      Jul 24, 2012 at 7:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Poltergeist

    If my penny quickly dissolves after I toss it into the fountain, will my wish still come true?

    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Rhamza

    There are chemicals that are used in pools that are deadly, muratic (sp?) acid comes to mind.

    Jul 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   ansco

      Actually that acid is not used in aactive pools, it is used after they are drained for cleaning prior to painting. If someone is usingthat in their pool they deserve to get burned and possibly worse. Clorine is far more deadly and can kill or used to make an explosive device.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   K

      Muriatic acid IS used in swimming pools to help lower the PH. You are supposed to dilute it in a bucket of water before you add it to the pool and wait a few hours before someone swims in it.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   karen

    i still don’t get it, if he was a ghost all along why didn’t the kid tell him instead of saying i see dead people, i don’t get that

    Jul 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   j

      That’s a very good question, Karen. An even better question is why you asked this question on this post…

      Jul 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   Wench

      I think karen’s been drinking out of the fountain again…..

      Jul 24, 2012 at 4:09 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   kermit

      Wench, you say that like it’s a bad thing…

      Jul 24, 2012 at 6:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   Thunder McKing

      I’ve always wondered how the ghost ended up with such an extensive wardrobe. He was always dressed for the occassion, but all the other ghosts had to walk around in their bloody death clothes. Did his clothes turn to ghosts too? What’s up with that?

      Jul 24, 2012 at 9:50 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   Grass-fed Butter

      He sees dead people, walking around like regular people. How was he to know this seeming regular person was also a ghost, when the ghost himself couldn’t even tell it wasn’t able to be seen by others.

      Jul 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   SeeYouInTea

    HOAs messin’ with err’body these days!

    Jul 24, 2012 at 1:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   The Elf

      This one I can actually get behind, a little.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 7:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   FeRD bang

    Bah. They should just fill the fountain with death machines, the way the Great Architect Kroagnon did with his pool. That’s the only way to be sure it stays clean.

    (If you get that reference, well, you’re as much of a terbogeek as I am. Congratudolences!)

    Jul 24, 2012 at 8:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Nope

    They could just take the fountain down, or put it on a raised platform that is unable to be climbed. Easy solutions.

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Lil'

      I think they should dye the water yellow and add one of those shark signs.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   kathryn

    Definition of ‘Heavy Chemicals’ : a chemical produced and handled in large lots (as a ton or more a day) and often in a more or less crude state —used esp. of acids (as sulfuric acid), alkalies, and salts (as aluminum sulfate).

    Yikes! What is going on in that fountain?

    Of course, aluminium sulfate is mainly used in the purification of drinking water, so I’m back to square one.

    Jul 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Jami

    What’s the point of having a fountain in the pool if you can’t play in it? I might not jump off one, but I’d be right there having fun in the fountain too.

    Honestly, some people need to get a stick-ectomy.

    Jul 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   feleepe

    As a kid I would totally have peed in a cup, thrown it into the pool and waited anxiously for the sharks to arrive.

    Aug 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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