New Homeowners Refuse To Get Rid Of The Pool Their Neighbor’s Kid Drowned In, Ask If They’re Being Insensitive.

As a reader, you might be wondering how this family will handle the backlash from their neighbors. Will they continue to enjoy their new pool, or will they feel guilty and get rid of it? The tragic event that occurred in the pool last summer adds an element of tension and unease to the story.

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So when my husband and I were looking at houses, we found this great one with a pool in the backyard. Normally it would have been out of our price range, but this one was a great deal. The reason why was because one of the neighbors’ children had drowned in the pool last summer.

I know it’s really morbid, but my husband and I discussed it and decided we could look past it. I mean, we could never otherwise afford anything like it. It was big enough that all our kids could finally have their own bedrooms.

When we moved in, the pool was empty, and we didn’t see the point in filling it since at the time it was too cold to go swimming anyway. Since it’s getting hot out now we decided to finally fill it last week. Our kids had a great time swimming and were having fun laughing and playing games.

Later though, my husband was confronted by our neighbor (the one whose kid died) saying that the sounds of kids playing in the pool were traumatizing to his family and that we were horrible for letting our kids play in that pool after what happened.

Since then, we’ve learned from an online post that several other people in the neighborhood similarly feel that we are being insensitive by letting out kids play in the pool. Many of them thought that the right thing to do would have been to get rid of the pool or fill it up.

Even considering it all though we don’t want to get rid of our pool. We never had a pool before, but now we’re really enjoying it and our kids do too.

What should we do? 

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