“I’m not a slave to the pool!” “I can swim, but I’m not forced to!” — Swimmers share their personal swimming pool experiences

Swimming pool equipment can be as simple as a hose, a hose clamp, or even a simple metal plate.

Some swimmers can even get by with a makeshift pool, if they can find the right pool in the first place.

Here’s how to choose a swimming pool for your family, and what to do if you have a pool in your neighborhood.