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    Have you ever had one of those above ground roughly 4 foot deep family pools where, as a kid you would walk around the edge as fast as you can to try and create a whirlpool? Get a couple friends together and you can actually create one heck of a current. Basically one of these pools.
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    I dunno why but somehow the topic of pools came up elsewhere and the memory just popped into my head of doing this stuff all the time growing up.
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    Yeah, we had one when I was about 10-14. Stood about 4 feet above the ground and was about 3 feet full. And yes, we got some awesome* whirlpools going.

    *Awesome from a 10yo point of view. I suspect it wasn't all that much in reality....
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    Hey it was enough that you could lift up your feet and be dragged along by the swirl lol. I dont think you ever moved closer to the middle but it was still fun. Im sure the parents loved it as a way for us to burn off energy too. Also fun was reversing it. Once you and your buddies had a good speed going, turn around and fight against it. It was like trying to walk upriver.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    Yeah, I remember that as well. We'd spend hours doing that.
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    Exact same!

    Man, good memories there.
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    I didn't, but my neighbors did. They would do the whirlpool thing right before they got out because it would drag all the leaves and gunk to the center and make them easier to scoop out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velaryon View Post
    I didn't, but my neighbors did. They would do the whirlpool thing right before they got out because it would drag all the leaves and gunk to the center and make them easier to scoop out.
    This is why I still do this regularly, both with my own pool and with a friend's.

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    I remember that it made cleanup easier as well.

    I also remember that it took FOREVER*** to fill with a garden hose!

    *** Forever being equal to some number of hours.
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    Work in basically any pool, the trick is to then stop and try going the other way.

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