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Old 21.06.2012, 10:16
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Re: get your own pool!

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When swimming I DO relax ! Swimming IS relaxing. But indeed not so much in those pools ! Sure, after some 400 or 700 meters, swimming can be tiring in a way. But you when swimming can enjoy the views.
Well Wolli, it really depends how fast, how far, and what you swim. I don't swim breast-stroke out of consideration for my hips and my knees. I hardly ever bother to get wet for less than a kilometer, mostly it's more. So. Views? All I see when swimming in the lake is murky water downwards and waves coming to wash over me any minute now when I turn my head to breathe in. Swimming across the lake is a very dangerous option as the boats don't see me and I sure don't see them, swimming parallel to the shore means watching for any boats crossing my path and keep having to lift my head to see if I am swimming straight - in the end I'll likely land up ploughing backwards and forwards between two buoys - so I might as well swim backwards and forwards between two walls in a lane in the (open-air, heated, with view over the lake) pool. There I can occasionally amuse myself looking at the feet of ducks who have, by mistake, landed in the pool instead of the lake! If it's windy the whole pool sloshes about a bit. It's quite amusing once you've got used to it. At the moment, as there is a lot of water in the lake, the pool is a bit higher than usual so the 'bridges' to get to the actual poolside go slightly uphill.
For those who don't know what I am talking about it's Käpfnach, a pool which itself swims in Lake Zürich. Seems that the first effort at putting one in, sank!

Another advantage of the location of Käpfnach is that those who, like Wolli, want to 'relax' can swim in the lake which keeps them nicely out of my hair, and my lane!
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Old 21.06.2012, 10:37
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Re: get your own pool!

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Just remember, no matter how heated the argument gets, DO NOT p|ss in the pool
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What I am a bit astonished is that people in this time of the year go to pools while to go swimming in the lakes is so much more relaxing. I over last weekend was swimming in the lake three times. Nicer, freer and more relaxing than those pools. No lanes, you yourself determine where and how you swim. Also small lakes like the Katzensee near Zürich are very pleasant, and up for your individuality. True, all this depends on the weather
Well Wolli, as soon as the lake technician finishes installing the lake in Olten, I'll be more than glad to give it a go.
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