25 Problems Only People Who Have Worked At A Pool Understand

Professional poop and puke handlers.

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1. There is no strength or specialty of sunscreen that will protect you from a tan-turned-intense-burn on the job.

Paid 11 bucks for this bad boy #lifeguard #problems

Kevin Matheus@KevMatheus

Paid 11 bucks for this bad boy #lifeguard #problems

6:30 PM - 23 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. You've also come to terms with weird ass tan lines.

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(If you weren't a lifeguard, you were committed to a sexy T-shirt one.)

4. You've had to directly handle a poop or puke related incident at least once on the job.

Working at the pool today, I witnessed a boy poop on the pool deck and another child threw up within 5 seconds. Welcome to my life.

peter tomljanovic@Blastinaglass43

Working at the pool today, I witnessed a boy poop on the pool deck and another child threw up within 5 seconds. Welcome to my life.

2:46 PM - 28 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

(And, FOR SOME REASON, people are unabashedly more gross in a public pool bathroom than any other public bathroom.)

5. You quickly learn that kids are dirty little monsters.

today a little kid took a poop on the bathroom floor at the pool. Guess who had to clean it up? #badluckbeca

Beca@theheebeeBVs

today a little kid took a poop on the bathroom floor at the pool. Guess who had to clean it up? #badluckbeca

8:38 PM - 09 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Kids are the worst. Period.

Working at a swimming pool is the only kind of birth control a woman really needs. #NeverHavingKids

Becca Proudfoot@BeccaProudfoot

Working at a swimming pool is the only kind of birth control a woman really needs. #NeverHavingKids

12:03 AM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Which meant your night outs were always like:

When you're out and you realize you have to work tomorrow morning #LifeguardProblems

Lifeguard Problems@LifeGuardProblm

When you're out and you realize you have to work tomorrow morning #LifeguardProblems

3:07 PM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. You'll also learn that people lose all logic when they go to the pool.

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16. You've seen your fair share of tattoos and piercings in all sorts of places...

19. You somehow find yourself there even when you're not on the schedule.

20. And doing your job even when you're not supposed to.

I just yelled at a kid to walk on the pool deck and I'm not even working #LifeguardProbs

Rachel Holt@raeroe4

I just yelled at a kid to walk on the pool deck and I'm not even working #LifeguardProbs

10:18 PM - 19 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. You know that what people take into the water, doesn't always come back out with them.

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22. You've seen everything that could ever happen in water and nothing phases you anymore.

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23. But hey, as nauseating and aggravating as working at your local pool may be...

1st hour of work. Already dealt with cable not working for the TVs, Keys down the elevator shaft, poop in the pool. So glad it's my friday

Sarah@ginger_1219

1st hour of work. Already dealt with cable not working for the TVs, Keys down the elevator shaft, poop in the pool. So glad it's my friday

8:32 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite