I know there was a previous thread on this, but I can’t find it and I don’t think that it really answered the question anyway.
At the end of last season, the local pool – which is a municiple pool – started construction. It just ended about a week ago, and opened to the public this past weekend.
The deep end, which was 10’ deep, is now only 5’ deep. From the previous thread, my understanding is that this is happening all over the country. Back in March I was in a hotel swimming pool and the deep end was just over 6’, but I think it was always that. In October I was in a hotel pool that went to 8’.
When I asked a life guard yesterday, she said it was because “There was an incident. Someone drowned. Not here.” Later in the day I was telling someone else about it, and she said that it was because of that incident last year where someone drowned and no one saw the body for 3 days – a story I still find hard to believe.
So what’s the dope? What was the actual impetus for the change? Does it only affect public pools, or are privately owned pools subject to this as well?