how to turn a dorm room into a swimming pool (idea)
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Tue Jun 20 2000 at 2:49:53
This has actually been attempted before, but was unsuccessful, but not due to logistical failings - it would have worked. See
The Pool Party
for a synopsis. I'm including this here for reference purposes, in case someone else wants to try this.
Find a good dorm room. One on the first floor, preferably with a
easily accessible via the window.
FInd a sump pump and a good
. This is imperative, as this is how you will remove the water from the room when you are done.
Remove as much furniture as possible from the room.
Clean the room
. If you have any
laying around, this will likely
Ensure that all electrical appliances and outlets that will be below the level of the water are sealed securely. I recommend some sort of
. Be sure to think while you're doing this, and make sure you will have a way to power your sump pump.
Obtain a large quantity of
. The visqueen should be pretty thick - anything over 4 mil should be ok. Get
Note: this is sometimes also seen as
Coat the walls and floor with visqueen no higher than the
want to be able to get out, don't you?), securing and sealing the plastic with duck tape. Several layers will be required.
Fill with water and enjoy. As with other college activities, liberal amounts of beer and other alcoholic beverages should be consumed.
Empty the room of water using the sump pump you obtained earlier.
That's it! Anything else, floaties, rafts, etc, are optional. It might also help to get some
to come share in the fun when you finish, but be careful how many people know of your little
. That was our failing, we simply told the
And yes, we actually
tried this. Don't blame me if you get
kicked out of school
, or otherwise
by use of this information.
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