Blaring boomboxes: Ask the kids to turn it down?

by EPI Staff on July 28, 2011

Q: A group of teens blasts music at the community pool–but the lifeguards don’t seem to care.

A: Kids make noise; cut them some slack (unless the din is unendurable) and move. If the blare is too much and you know the kids or they seem friendly, politely ask them to turn down the volume. Otherwise, don’t; you might spark a confrontation. Instead, speak with the pool manager.

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polite punk July 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

At times like this, I think it is important to remember that we were all teenagers once. So long as the lyrics aren’t offensive, I would just let it be.

Alternatively, if it really bothers you, you could also try to hit the pool when they aren’t there. I would bet that morning pool time isn’t their cup of tea as they would rather be sleeping.

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Jen July 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I’m with Polite Punk, I would go at a different time. If you are next door to the pool and it’s blaring into your house all day-that would be a different story! I would then contact the swimming pool management. You could always try and go during lap swim times, it’s always quiet and free of loud teens.

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CK August 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

It wouldn’t bother me personally ,but they also have to be considerate towards other people be at the pool, they may not like it and that is what they should think about. But i know consideration doesn’t enter the mind of teenagers today.Unfortunate but true!

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