Saturday, May 31, 2008

Shrinkage is Real

So, you would think that with the hot hot hot weather in Phoenix, the pool water would be toasty warm. Not so! The water temperature in pools varies widely based on where the pool is, how deep it is, and how big it is.

I found this out first hand when swimming at one of my wife’s uncle’s pool. (Is that too many possessives?) He has a deep pool that is mostly in the shade during the day. Therefore, when we “TRIED” to go swimming, the water was a chilly 66 degrees. To put that in perspective, the last time that I was swimming in the ocean, the water was a toasty 70 degrees. While trying to grunt out the cold, I most certainly had to retell the story of shrinkage. For those of you that don’t remember the Seinfeld episode about shrinkage, check it out here. Wowza, burrrr.