The Glen Rock pool is a jewel of this town – fountains, waterslides and a diving board.
But, if you’ve been to the Glen Rock pool this summer, you’ve probably spent some time standing on the side while some poor lifeguard is diving to find the stool.
And it’s not a Baby Ruth bar.
It happened while I was there with my little ones this Saturday. And, it seems to be happening more this year than any other year I can remember.
Yes, it was annoying. Yes, my kids were upset that we had to leave. And yes, the Glen Rock pool staff is taking the right approach to the clean up.
But, is there a way to prevent this from happening moving forward?
The grumblings I've heard from other parents is focused on non-potty trained kids.
But I don’t think it’s always a little kid.
Kids who aren’t potty trained usually can’t swim either. Parents of kids who aren’t potty trained usually spend their time in the fountain pool (I know I do).
I haven’t seen any floaters in the fountain pool this summer (although it's probably happened). There was a vomit scare while I was there, but it was a false alarm.
Perhaps the continued stool in the pool is more of an ongoing prank than an accident.
While I don’t think the town shold conduct a DNA examination on all of the stools, maybe we should be on the lookout for pranksters rather than assuming it’s just the little kids.
What's your solution?