Going to take the kids swimming (indoors of course!) in a few minutes. In the fall and winter we try to go once a week on Fridays. It's nice b/c if we go right when the pool opens - there is almost no one else in the pool for the hour we are there. Sometimes there will be an elderly man or an elderly lady - sometimes both! But never a crowd.
Having the pool to ourselves means I don't have to watch the kids as closely (there is a lifeguard) and don't have to worry about them accidentally splashing some old lady's hair, causing said old lady to turn and glare.
Question - why go to the pool if you don't want your hair to get wet? Why go to the pool if you are only going to stand in the water the whole time talking to one of the lifeguards (as some of the elderly seem to do)?