SETTING THESAURUS

OUTDOOR POOL



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Sun-dappled water
Kids of all ages splashing and swimming, plugging their noses while jumping into the pool, adjusting their goggles, slapping at the water with pool noodles, paddling, kicking their feet, spitting out water and swiping wet hair off the face, wiggling a finger in the ear, and adjusting swim suits
Water equipment such as water wings, nose plugs, bathing caps, goggles, inner tubes, floating boards, and colorful diving sticks
Hair ties and loose bandages floating in the water
Wet towels lying in crumpled piles or laid out to dry on grass or cement
Piles of clothing and shoes
Rows of small outdoor lockers faded from the sun
Benches and lawn chairs
Picnic blankets and sun umbrellas
A concession stand selling chips, ice cream, candy, hot dogs, drinks, etc.
Trees and a rolling lawn
Showers and bathrooms
Babies wearing wide hats and sitting in floating seats
Parents corralling kids or throwing dive sticks
Small water slides
Mothers sitting on the edge with their feet dangling in the water
A first aid station
Life preservers and poles
Life jackets hanging from hooks
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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