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    Life at the pool

    So this evening we went for a swim at Beatty Park after the water polo team was done with the deep pool. Rob in his mersona as Nyola is sporting his flash new Orca tail and I'm flicking around with my blue hair and Aurora Borealias tail, and we're the only ones in the pool for a while. We have a fairly lengthy session enthusiastically chasing dive sticks underwater as we've been on holiday down South in the cold for a week or so, with no good opportunity to swim.

    A burly chap - obviously a regular swimmer, does his laps, gets out of the pool and then gets our attention.

    "I'm very concerned about mermaids and mermen swimming at the pool, with the extended amount of time you're spending under water."

    We smile and listen politely, treading water. I start mentally composing comebacks about our experience in the matter, the courses we've done, never swimming alone, the usual rebuttals. He continues:

    "I'm concerned about the safety and health aspect of it. I've spoken to the pool manager about it. This pool water can't be healthy for you, so I've raised a complaint to get them to turn in to a salt water pool, that would be much more healthy for you. It's a serious health issue, so I've spoken to them about it and let's see what happens"

    We thanked him profusely and said we'd look out for him in the ocean, and tell the Great Whites to leave him alone, but not to trust them, just in case. I think he said "that's why we paint our noses white" but I'm not sure.

    Anyway that was a nice thing to happen and I thought I'd share it.
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Aww! That guy's a sweetie! Such concern for mermaid strangers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Aww! That guy's a sweetie! Such concern for mermaid strangers.
    Yes, we were delighted!
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Oh my gosh, reading this made my day! What a nice dude!
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    Aww bless here's me thinking it was going to be like all the times random people have complained at me about my tail when it turned out to be so much nicer XD
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    cute story!

    just a side note, turning a normal pool into a saltwater pool would pretty much require to build it anew as you need all materials involved (tiles, lining, tech) to be salt resistant. And that is quite expensive.
    An easier alternative would be using ozone tech instead of chlorine, but that too costs quite a bit more than the standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MermaidSaph View Post
    Oh my gosh, reading this made my day! What a nice dude!

    Yes indeed!
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    cute story!

    just a side note, turning a normal pool into a saltwater pool would pretty much require to build it anew as you need all materials involved (tiles, lining, tech) to be salt resistant. And that is quite expensive.
    An easier alternative would be using ozone tech instead of chlorine, but that too costs quite a bit more than the standard.
    Heh heh, I'm not sure he was serious :-) Even though he sounded it!
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthSeaAlaria View Post
    Aww bless here's me thinking it was going to be like all the times random people have complained at me about my tail when it turned out to be so much nicer XD
    I thought that's the way it was heading too. It quite made our evening!
    Well, I'm feeling pretty swish!

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