It’s very hard changing pools, especially if your original one has closed down. The Plunge, the pool in Belmont park, was very beautiful for a pool. It had kick boards, floaties, and even pool noodles. Another plus: it was heated. Then the city decided it wasn’t earthquake safe and tore it down. But the construction workers were INCOMPETENT. It took about a week to tear it down, but then I guess they all quit, or the holidays are really long, or they’re still trying to rebuild it. Imagine a lanky 8-year-old running to the giant indoor pool, and then gawking in disbelief as he sees construction equipment tearing the place down. Today, I got a taste of the life ordinary Joes live as I went into the Claramont YMCA pool.