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Outdoor swimming pool - preferably sharkless :)

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Outdoor swimming pool - preferably sharkless :)

Duck experts.. We go to Duck about every year.. this year sadly we are thinking of leaving our boogie boards behind.. We have only rented a home once that had a pool because we typically play in the ocean. This year was no different and we are now wishing perhaps we did.

Are there any local nice outdoor pool or swim areas we can go to.. just to cool off in the water?

Thank you!

Duck Doughnuts here we come!

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1. Re: Outdoor swimming pool - preferably sharkless :)

Going to the sound to play in the water is always an option..... Sometimes houses have a particular neighborhood soundside access..... if not, behind Jockey's Ridge is a nice beachy area.... understand the hesitation.... we head down to Duck at the end of July...... hoping the waters have cooled and the bait fish have moved on..... if that happens, the sharks will go too.....

Kitty Hawk, North...
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2. Re: Outdoor swimming pool - preferably sharkless :)

No pools in Duck accept those in subdivisions for their owners and guests. YMCA in Nags Head.

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3. Re: Outdoor swimming pool - preferably sharkless :)

There are some communities with pools, like Schooner Ridge, but you'd know about it from your amenities listing a community pool. No public pools anywhere that I know of. Keeping things in perspective, always be cautious and stay out of the water before 10 am and after 4 pm to avoid prime feeding times, BUT it may be that the middle and northern beaches aren't having the same problem. Note that the attacks are all occurring in Hatteras and south. Probably due to the currents and continental shelf. That said, there have been some reports from folks spotting sharks in shallower water in Corolla, so I wouldn't want to project any false sense of security.

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