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August 28, 2008



I'm glad I'm not the only one who feared drains as a child. In fact, they still make me a bit nervous (I've also seen a few suction entrapment articles over the years, and after reading each, I feel a bit more vindicated). I even hate the drain in my own pool.

I'm not sure where the fear comes from--I'd like to think I'm a rational person, and as someone in engineering I should be logical enough to realize it's not going to suck me down. Still...I hate that little thing.


I am also very terrified of pool drains. Even the little picture you posted about gave me a heart attack.

I know they will not suck me down. That is not what I am afraid of. I think that would actually be more logical.

In fact, I am afraid of the way they look and what's in them. Dark, scary holes at the bottom of the pool filled with water...

Nothing, I mean NOTHING fills me with terror like the thought, sight of or presence of a pool drain!!


Yup. I've also been afraid of pool drains since I can remember. They're terrible. I told my phys. ed. teacher in high school that I had sinus problems so I could be excused from diving down to the bottom to pick up the foam bricks. But the real reason I didn't want to do it is because of the drains.

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