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Favorite place to cool off: poolside or beachside?

As the dog days of summer drone on and much of the country prepares for its biggest heat wave yet, most would do just about anything to cool down. Some say sitting by the pool is preferable to lying in the sand, arguing that the pool makes for an easy, breezy day, while the beach requires preplanning. But beach-goers say nothing can beat the sound of waves and the feel of sand between their toes. Where are you headed this summer?

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A trip to the pool is far more simple than a trip to the beach. Whether you're headed to your neighborhood pool or to your backyard, everything you need for a successful, relaxing day by the water is already there. Neighborhood pools have food, ice cream, drinks—the works. But at the beach, the best you can hope for is a cabana stand where you can bet on drinks and food being double the price.

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Going to the pool is certainly nice, but there's nothing like spending a day on the beach. In the heat of summer, the beach is the perfect respite. The combination of soothing waves, calm breezes and sandy shores make the sun's intense rays actually enjoyable. 

The beach offers a certain atmosphere that pools try their best to recreate, but always fall short. At the beach, you can just as easily fly a kite as you could go snorkeling, and everyone around is just as grateful as you are to be there. Seasides have magic; pools have pee in them. 

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Beaches sound and look nice from afar, but when it comes to lying down and relaxing, the beach just doesn't cut it. Not only is there no escape from the sun at the beach, but that soft, alluring sand is a nightmare of epic proportions—hello chafing!

The beach also means a number of dangers you don't have to worry about in a clear pool: jellyfish, rip tides and, of course, that stray piece of seaweed that just touched your foot. 

The pool is safer and more pleasant than the beach. Plus, you can't do cannon balls into the ocean. 

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A beach can be whatever you want it to be, while a pool will almost always feature the nightmare combination of screaming children, floaty toys and college kids trying to make their neighborhood pool into a club scene. At the beach, you have far more control when it comes to choosing the mood you want. Depending on where you go, the beach can be tranquil and quiet just as easily as it can be a never-ending party. 

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Culture
Favorite place to cool off: poolside or beachside?
A festive crown for the winner
#LoveThePoolside
#LoveTheBeachside