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Indian Family Drowns In Their Above Ground Pool...

trying to save an 8 year old child, because not a single one of them could swim. Why on earth would you keep a swimming pool if no one in the family knew how to swim?

The stupid things people do amazes me no end.

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by Anonymousreply 14607/07/2020

Dot or feather?

by Anonymousreply 106/25/2020

Does "NJ family" answer that question r1?

by Anonymousreply 206/25/2020

I thought there was some electrical event that electrocuted anyone who went in the water. No?

by Anonymousreply 306/25/2020

They were naan-swimmers.

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by Anonymousreply 506/25/2020

No, apparently that pool has a deep end that is 6-7' deep and that's where the 8 year old was having problems. They were idiots for letting a child who didn't know how to swim get in that pool without someone there who knew how to swim.

by Anonymousreply 606/25/2020

Oh. I see. They were not electrocuted.

Why the fuck would anyone have a pool open if none of the people living there can swim? That is so fucking stupid.

I can’t even comprehend the folly of those people. They deserved to drown. Except the kid, maybe.

by Anonymousreply 706/25/2020

The second adult likely died because the other adult ended up dragging her down with him in panic That can happen even to good swimmers if they don't know how to properly rescue someone.

by Anonymousreply 806/25/2020

[quote] Does "NJ family" answer that question R1?


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by Anonymousreply 906/25/2020

Nope, early reports of electrocution turned out to be wrong. They were just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1006/25/2020

Those people had apparently never heard of water wings.

by Anonymousreply 1106/25/2020

Thinning The Herd

by Anonymousreply 1206/25/2020

"Above Ground Pool" makes it a justified death.

by Anonymousreply 1306/25/2020

It's working according to plan.

by Anonymousreply 1406/25/2020

Casino or call center?

by Anonymousreply 1506/25/2020

Patels usually own convenience stores where I live.

by Anonymousreply 1606/25/2020

[quote] Casino or call center?

I’ve read on DL that “Tech support or casino?” is also appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 1706/25/2020

But he could sure win spelling bees!

by Anonymousreply 1806/25/2020

R4, you bitch, you just had to drag me to hell with you.

by Anonymousreply 1906/25/2020

R15 Lolllll stop it’s not funny.

by Anonymousreply 2006/25/2020

We laugh so we don't cry.

by Anonymousreply 2106/25/2020

I love how the article mentions how much the family paid for their house, which has nothing to do with the price of tea in Darjeeling.

by Anonymousreply 2206/25/2020

That’s so sad. A family was destroyed in 10 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 2306/25/2020

[quote] The stupid things people do amazes me no end

Yes. Kind of like the idiot who posts something and doesn't even bother to read the article

They just bought the house.

by Anonymousreply 2406/25/2020

[quote] They just bought the house.

And the farm.

by Anonymousreply 2506/25/2020

What above ground pool goes over 4ft deep?

by Anonymousreply 2606/25/2020

This can't be true. I mean seriously, the adults could've easily walked to the more shallow part of the pool, if I understood correctly what the pool is like. Sounds more like hit job or a spree killing.

by Anonymousreply 2706/25/2020

girl, get that dick!

by Anonymousreply 2806/25/2020

Crazy in that in-ground home pools are rarely more than 5 feet deep

by Anonymousreply 2906/25/2020

New Jersey has the highest percentage of Indians of all 50 states r9. R2 is on the money if you know this state, it is famous for its Indian community.

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by Anonymousreply 3006/25/2020

[quote]Crazy in that in-ground home pools are rarely more than 5 feet deep.

Ditto. I’d be more concerned about the thing collapsing than drowning in it.

by Anonymousreply 3106/25/2020

At least it was a lot cleaner than the Ganges

by Anonymousreply 3206/25/2020

I had never heard of an above-ground pool deeper than 5 feet, but it’s a thing.

by Anonymousreply 3306/25/2020

This looks to be built into the slope of the yard, so the deep end could be that deep.

by Anonymousreply 3406/25/2020

Darwin wins again!

by Anonymousreply 3506/25/2020

The article including the home purchase price is a public service, since the home will soon be on the market.

by Anonymousreply 3606/25/2020

Even at 6 feet deep they should have been able to stand on their tiptoes and breathe ,unless they were all 4 feet tall. This story is so damn weird it has to be true.

by Anonymousreply 3706/25/2020

[quote] Yes. Kind of like the idiot who posts something and doesn't even bother to read the article. They just bought the house.

What does that have to do with it. No matter when they bought the house, NONE OF THEM KNEW HOW TO SWIM, you twat, and they were stupid to let an 8 year old child get in it without proper supervision BY SOMEONE WHO KNEW HOW TO SWIM.

by Anonymousreply 3806/25/2020

r38 is correct. The fact that they just bought the house makes them even stupider. I would have chained my kid to a wall before I would have let it get near the pool. The article I read said that the family was excited to use the pool. What kind of idiots get in a pool without knowing how to swim?

by Anonymousreply 3906/25/2020

I grew up just down the road from there and went to school with a lot of Indian kids. They always seemed like super smart kids. Not sure what to think.

by Anonymousreply 4006/25/2020

Well, now I’m depressed before bed.

by Anonymousreply 4106/25/2020

I think the aunt did it.

by Anonymousreply 4206/25/2020

That's racist

by Anonymousreply 4306/25/2020

R38, they were specifically referring to the OP who said "why would you keep a pool if you don't know how to swim?"

They didn't "keep a pool," they very recently bought a pool. That was the point.

It also looks like it has a railing and gate near it so it's entirely possible they had it secured, or thought it was secured, only to find out too late that the little kid could get through it. Then they panicked.

by Anonymousreply 4406/25/2020

I don't understand how you drown in an above ground pool. Stand on ground. Push feet up....

by Anonymousreply 4506/25/2020

[quote] Even at 6 feet deep they should have been able to stand on their tiptoes and breathe ,unless they were all 4 feet tall.

Are you retarded? Are you stoned? Are you a combination of both? One thing's for sure, you certainly are fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 4606/25/2020

Yeah, they're idiots, but it's still awful.

If NONE could swim, why get a pool with a deep end? Plenty of above-ground pools are shallow enough to always have room to stand - 4-4.5 feet deep.

by Anonymousreply 4706/25/2020

Tasteful friends, house with pool in NJ, for less than $400k.

by Anonymousreply 4806/25/2020

They didn’t own a single flotation device either? I Guess we don’t have to worry about one family of morons breeding...

by Anonymousreply 4906/25/2020

They should have drained the pool if it posed a threat.

by Anonymousreply 5006/25/2020

It is bizarre how many people cannot understand the article.

If you do not know why they bought a pool, then read the article again.

It is good practice. Look for the answer to that question and it will help you exercise those atrophied reading comprehension muscles!

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by Anonymousreply 5206/25/2020

So sari.

by Anonymousreply 5306/25/2020

Non-swimmers panic and pull other people down with them. That's why the whole family drowned--they were all pulling each other down, even grandma.

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by Anonymousreply 5406/25/2020

Told you I was hardcore.

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by Anonymousreply 5506/25/2020

Above-ground pools, American cars, and vinyl siding are the most depressing things about the Midwest and suburban Northeast.

by Anonymousreply 5606/25/2020

The patels in rural Georgia are Drs or own hotels.

by Anonymousreply 5706/25/2020

How can an above-ground pool be that deep? Why wouldn't it be built in-ground if they wanted that depth? Even then, many pools today had a maximum 4 ft or 4-1/2 ft depth because of the danger of nonswimmers getting in trouble. Some states have laws about the need for lifeguards and/or safety gear (poles, rings) for pools over 5 ft deep.

by Anonymousreply 5806/25/2020

How could they be so stupid yet have a middle class house? And they were never more than 1-2 meters from the edge of the pool. The mind boggles. So sad.

by Anonymousreply 5906/26/2020

One other odd bit-- the girls who fell (or jumped) in was 8, so unless she was special needs, she was old enough to appreciate the dangers of going into a pool when she could not swim.

In most similar cases, the child is 2 or 3 years old and too young to understand the dangers--that's why parents don't leave kids that age alone.

But an 8 year old is in third grade

by Anonymousreply 6006/26/2020

Candy Spelling strikes again.

by Anonymousreply 6106/26/2020

"That's racist"

R43 That's misogynist.

by Anonymousreply 6206/26/2020

Sounds like a case of trying to keep up with the white Jones'.

Didn't they have the money to join a YMCA for swimming lessons? Didn't they have floating devices? I swear, some people are actively competing for the Darwin Award, and now, a family is dead.

by Anonymousreply 6306/26/2020

Just stand up!

by Anonymousreply 6406/26/2020

Some people are unused to water.

90% of people drowning on Australian beaches are Asiatic tourists.

by Anonymousreply 6506/26/2020

Just Lean In!

by Anonymousreply 6606/26/2020

I have to admit that if I bought a house with a swimming pool and someone fell in, I would not be able to save them.

by Anonymousreply 6706/26/2020

Don't let that stop you from your dream house r67

Jumping in to save a drowning person is always the last resort. First attempts should always be throwing them something that you can pull them to safety.

by Anonymousreply 6806/26/2020


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by Anonymousreply 7006/26/2020

Doesn’t a house with a pool usually cost more? What was the motivation to buy this place if nobody could swim?

by Anonymousreply 7106/26/2020

I'll bet no one expected the pool to be as deep as it was

by Anonymousreply 7206/26/2020

Casino or call center is alliterative, better than casino or tech support. Both good updates to dot or feather.

by Anonymousreply 7306/26/2020

And the article said they intentionally spent money on upgrading the pool after they bought the house. I have to assume that they felt they had achieved the classic American dream of owning a nice house, a pool, and the other trappings that come with that idea. For them to allow an 8 year old child access to that pool with no one who could swim watching over her, and no flotation devices, shows that these people were simply idiots.

by Anonymousreply 7406/27/2020

Yes, a small fraction of the money spent on the pool upgrade could have bought swimming lessons for the whole family

by Anonymousreply 7506/27/2020

I wonder how these people got their money? Perhaps they are suffering from the shock of affluence.

How many people in India have a swimming pool when they are so deficient in necessities

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by Anonymousreply 7606/27/2020

Are you uninformed, or just racist, r76? Surely you must know Indian doctors, IT workers, or engineers?

My college has a drowning in their pool a long time back and now requires all students pass a swim test to graduate. You take a test in your first year, then have four years to learn if you don’t pass. I have always been around water, so I passed. Incidents like this are really sad and could have been avoided.

by Anonymousreply 7706/27/2020

The saddest part is that even if one doesn’t know how to swim, everyone knows how to float, whether they know it, or do not know it.

For those of you here who may not have learned to swim, and who might find themselves in this sort of unfortunate situation: if you’re in the deep end, use your legs as if you’re walking in place, with your toes pointing straight down. This will push you up towards the surface. Once you hit air, turn your face straight up, as if you’re looking straight up above you, while you’re still paddling toward the surface with your legs and feet, then extend each arm in a straight manner, at 90 degrees away from your torso. Lean back, and completely relax. Don’t move or resist the water, and you should be floating.

Eventually, you should hit the side of the pool, or float to the shallow end. Floating comes naturally to us all, and it’s the first thing everyone learns to do when learning how to swim.

Here’s a video that’s way more detailed. Lots of people never learned to swim. Swimming is a fucking blast and a great way to get in shape. If you never learned, get some lessons ASAP. Totally worth it and could save your life. Also, don’t try to get someone out of the water without learning how to properly do so. Surely there are videos that will show you this as well.

Poor family. Totally senseless and didn’t have to happen.

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by Anonymousreply 7806/27/2020

Fucking christ r76, you must live in Kansas or something.

Indian Americans are generally well off educated professionals. They have one of the highest average incomes of all demographic groups.

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by Anonymousreply 7906/27/2020

Too busy haggling over something and forgot to use common sense.

by Anonymousreply 8006/27/2020

The idea of not knowing how to swim is very strange to me. No one ever taught me how to swim. At the age of 4 I just jumped in the first time with a ring float under my arms and a big group of adults who were watching over us. I ditched the ring float and figured the whole swimming free thing out pretty quickly. I learned how to float on my back to keep from sinking within a couple of minutes. Then I learned if I moved my feet back and forth it would make me move through the water, or keep my head above water. It was the same with my first bike. I just hopped on and rode off. I had never been on a 2 wheeler in my young life. I guess I was born with an innate sense of balance than some kids don't have.

by Anonymousreply 8106/27/2020

A few years ago I tried teaching myself to swim. I splashed alot and probably annoyed the others in the pool, but I thought I was okay.

Went a few days and then something happened and I started going under. I panicked but did get back to the surface. I never went back to the pool.

I have been in many frightening situations, but nothing was worse than being underwater that day. I cannot imagine a worst way to die.

by Anonymousreply 8206/27/2020

R81, nope. That’s how it works for pretty much all of us.

The issue is fear that’s either planted in by parents or anxiety that children may have due to whatever is going on in their home or school environment.

I also learned in the way that you described, though my mom did pay for swimming lessons. So even though I learned initially on my own, I also got to learn different swimming techniques that I may not have learned as well or as quickly, if I had not received the formal swimming lessons on top of it.

But no one paid for bicycle riding lessons, lol! I learned that solo. My dad bought me a bike, put the training wheels on, told me to get on it and peddle up and down the block, then took the training wheels off, and said, “Now do it again “. And... I did!

by Anonymousreply 8306/27/2020

R65 is right. There is usually a spate of drowning deaths over the Australian summer featuring Indian tourists. At the beach, they go in fully dressed and get caught in rips. One case I remember from a few years ago saw a group of Indians drown at a waterfall because they ignored signage saying not to swim but proceeded to anyway. They seem to have a very cavalier attitude towards the water and either overestimate their abilities or underestimate the dangers involved.

by Anonymousreply 8406/27/2020

r76 That is what heaven must look like.

by Anonymousreply 8506/27/2020

Migrants and tourists account for a third of drownings in Australia

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by Anonymousreply 8606/27/2020

[quote]My dad bought me a bike, put the training wheels on, told me to get on it and peddle up and down the block

He wanted you to sell your brand new bike?

by Anonymousreply 8706/27/2020

I didn't think an above ground pool got any deeper than 4 feet. You learn something new everyday.

by Anonymousreply 8806/27/2020

Another thing:

Learn how to dive PROPERLY.

Not knowing how to dive properly can result in serious, life threatening or fatal injuries. A lot of people do not know that hitting water from any height, ranging from mere inches to feet, is equivalent to hitting a brick wall.


Don’t fall back into a pool, or fall forward. It will be painful as fuck, at minimum. And NEVER dive into shallow water, or water that you haven’t any clue as to whether there’s debris or rocks, below the surface.

Learning how to dive properly into deep, unobstructed water, is as important as learning how to swim.

People die or become paralyzed because they dive without knowing how to do so, or hit something they couldn’t see below the surface, before they dived.

Even if you’re an experienced swimmer, diving properly is a really big deal.

Also, one more thing. Everyone who swims or doesn’t, needs to learn CPR. No excuses.

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by Anonymousreply 8906/27/2020

You can drown in 4 inches if you've never been a pool before and you're lying in it horizontally.

by Anonymousreply 9006/27/2020

"... unless they were all 4 ft. tall"

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by Anonymousreply 9106/27/2020

I'm gonna go take a long, steamy bath with barely enough water to cover my perky dot head.

You're only gonna sit in two feet of water?!

by Anonymousreply 9206/27/2020

R77 -- Are you talking about Stanford University?

by Anonymousreply 9306/27/2020

I purchased an above ground pool once with my prize wining poetry.

by Anonymousreply 9406/27/2020

R78, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 9506/27/2020

I cannot imagine not knowing how to swim. We had a below ground pool growing up that was very deep on one end and shallow on the other. Lots of pool parties growing up! This is the equivalent of me buying a wild animal with zero knowledge of how the it behaves or how to feed it safely.

by Anonymousreply 9606/27/2020

Your privilege is showing R96

by Anonymousreply 9706/27/2020

R96, A wild animal, really? A more apt comparison would be a fifteen year old learning how to drive with the family in tow. And tragedy struck.

by Anonymousreply 9806/27/2020

It's a terrible story full of holes. Very tragic and grim. But something is up with this story. I say that as an idiot who didn't learn to swim until ten years ago as an adult. I was a hellion on land, very daredevilish but I would never have risked my family's dying to save me by fucking around in water. Come on, the kid wasn't wearing any floation device? Doesn't make sense. We'll hear more about this.

by Anonymousreply 9906/27/2020

Will anyone think of all the Slurpees that won’t be sold?

by Anonymousreply 10006/27/2020

A poor substitute for the Holy Ganges and rather out of the accepted order of things.

by Anonymousreply 10106/27/2020

Why the hell were they going in fully clothed? They seem afraid of water. I live in the pnw and have noticed when it rains even in the summer Indian immigrants bundle up in winter coats with hoods.

by Anonymousreply 10206/27/2020

"New Jersey" is a separate nationality.

by Anonymousreply 10306/27/2020

Indians are very status driven.

Must have a pool to show off to the other Indians.

by Anonymousreply 10406/27/2020

Well the bar up there must be set very low if showing off an above ground pool is a thing. Where I live you only see those things behind trailers out in the country or very cheap crackerbox houses in crappy neighborhoods.

by Anonymousreply 10506/27/2020

"Here I come to save the daaaay..."

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by Anonymousreply 10606/27/2020

[quote] Why the hell were they going in fully clothed?

They were going in fully closed trying to save the child.

by Anonymousreply 10706/27/2020

Lots of real estate turnover in that neighborhood as of late!

by Anonymousreply 10806/27/2020

Deuces, bitches!

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by Anonymousreply 10906/27/2020

I agree there is more to learn about this peculiar incident.

But it is an interesting cultural observation that many Indians do not swim. My close Sikh friends are this way as well. The last thing they're interested to do is swim or sun bathe which darkens their beautiful golden skin

by Anonymousreply 11006/27/2020

Well that's just Sikh!

by Anonymousreply 11106/27/2020

[quote] For those of you here who may not have learned to swim, and who might find themselves in this sort of unfortunate situation: if you’re in the deep end, use your legs as if you’re walking in place, with your toes pointing straight down. This will push you up towards the surface. Once you hit air, turn your face straight up, as if you’re looking straight up above you, while you’re still paddling toward the surface with your legs and feet, then extend each arm in a straight manner, at 90 degrees away from your torso. Lean back, and completely relax. Don’t move or resist the water, and you should be floating.

Thank you for posting this.

If I ever find myself in deep water and panicking, I’ll grab my cell phone from my swim trunks, get Datalounge open, do a search for this thread and be able to find this information.

You may have just saved a life.

by Anonymousreply 11206/28/2020

Lots of racism in this thread and plenty of weirdos

"I'd chain my kid to a fence!" -uh, if they did that you'd be calling them child abusers

by Anonymousreply 11306/28/2020

Has there been an inquest yet?

Do we have any answers? Can we rest easy?

by Anonymousreply 11406/29/2020

Perhaps the survivors should buy another above ground pool and see if it performs more satisfactorily.

by Anonymousreply 11506/30/2020

I mean...really? This doesn't sound right AT ALL. The whole goddamn family? Nah. There was kicking and screaming alright. As in trying to get away from the crazy patriarch.

Can you imagine finding them?

by Anonymousreply 11606/30/2020

Did they even buy the pool? Or did they just buy the house and it came with a pool?

by Anonymousreply 11706/30/2020

Why should we read the news story for you?

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by Anonymousreply 11906/30/2020

how many more people were going to die before someone called 911? Good thing that last one had the good sense to make a call instead of jumping in to “rescue” anyone.

by Anonymousreply 12006/30/2020

Indians aren't as smart as they like think they are.

by Anonymousreply 12107/01/2020

Americans aren't that smart either.

by Anonymousreply 12207/01/2020

Now's our big chance to swoop in and win The Scripps National Spelling Bee!

by Anonymousreply 12307/01/2020

[quote] Indians aren't as smart as they like think they are.


by Anonymousreply 12407/01/2020

Yes, if I saw someone drowning I would call 911 and wait for the EMS to show up.

by Anonymousreply 12507/01/2020

Or you could remove your caftan (which you were soon going to do anyway) and pull the drowning person to safety

by Anonymousreply 12607/01/2020

I would certainly try to help them out with mouth-to-dick resuscitation.

by Anonymousreply 12707/01/2020

R125, I’d use a pool skimmer to help them. Wouldn’t try to jump in.

A few years ago, I did pluck a toddler out of a pool at a barbecue. He slipped right in without a sound or fuss and started to sink. Absolutely silent. Luckily I was right there. His mother went white as a ghost after I hauled his spluttering, sodden-diapered ass out of the shallow end. It’s no joke.

by Anonymousreply 12807/01/2020

I still don’t understand how they all ended up dying though

by Anonymousreply 12907/01/2020

R4 wins!

by Anonymousreply 13007/01/2020

Drowning in their swimming pool they didn’t know how to use? So parvenu!

by Anonymousreply 13107/01/2020

The mother’s name is Nisha Patel

There was a Nisha Patel in the Adnan Syed case. Nisha was a witness claiming she saw him when he’s was supposed to be committing the murder.

Same Nisha?

by Anonymousreply 13207/01/2020

I’m sorry, but I still don’t quite understand how an above ground pool, basically a tank of water sitting on the ground, has a “deep end”. Slope or no slope, built in or not. If water always seeks its own level, was the pool just filled to 7’ deep? Or what? —curious enquirer

by Anonymousreply 13307/01/2020

RI hafta admit we have plenty of lakes and rivers around here to drown in

by Anonymousreply 13407/01/2020

R132 Patel is a common name but that would make all this make sense.

by Anonymousreply 13507/02/2020

R133, the bottom isn’t rigid (I know, I know). It’s just a stretchy liner that conforms to the ground beneath it. If you excavate a deep end, the liner will sink into it as the pool fills with water.

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by Anonymousreply 13607/05/2020

it's weird. I can tread water, swim, float but both my parents struggle to do it because they sink like a rock. so I can see an issue, also I've never been in a body of water with full clothes on. Seems extremely claustrophobic and then panic comes in and hyperventilating water rushing into lungs and choking.

by Anonymousreply 13707/05/2020

I've never seen an above-ground pool with a "deep end". The article didn't show the other side of the pool. I wonder if the pool's wall appears to be the same height all around. If so, then the family might not have known that one side was so deep. 7 feet is deep water, even for an adult. These adults could have been five feet five; they could have jumped up from the bottom to the top and sunk again a few times before they became exhausted.

by Anonymousreply 13807/05/2020

You can see the deep area in this photo.

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by Anonymousreply 13907/05/2020

Np, r139. You can't.

by Anonymousreply 14007/06/2020

Thank you come again.

by Anonymousreply 14107/06/2020

Alok survived?

by Anonymousreply 14207/06/2020

[quote] it's weird. I can tread water, swim, float but both my parents struggle to do it because they sink like a rock.

That’s because shit floats.

by Anonymousreply 14307/06/2020

I stand corrected. I visited an above-ground pool manufacturer's website, and above-ground pools can have deep ends.

by Anonymousreply 14407/06/2020

Was there a dime at the bottom of the pool?

by Anonymousreply 14507/06/2020

Alok Patel is safe we can confirm.

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