Floating in the water

Vidic15

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Well, yesterday my class went pools and I found out that I can't float on pool water, like we were diving in the 2.5 meter pool, and I couldn't float.

It's weird, I can float in sea water, despite the deepness.
 

Major

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Salt water is a lot denser than pool water, so it's easier to float on it. Or something like that.
 

ysabel

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Salt water is a lot denser than pool water, so it's easier to float on it. Or something like that.
Aleks, it has something to do with density (as Echoes pointed out) than the depth of the water. Sea water is more dense than pool water because of the salt content. Not sure how much it is. It's typical to find it easier to float. I have heard that in Dead Sea, the saltiest body of water (30+ % salinity), anyone can easily float there.
 

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I've never been very good at floating in a pool. Most all my family can, they just lay on their backs and float like its nothing. Not me I just sink. I'm a damn good swimmer, I've been swimming for as long as I can remember. But floating is just not one of my strong points what so ever.

I've also heard about floating in salt water being easier, I've never tried it though.
 

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Not just on the back, like I can't stand up in the water, if that makes sense, especially in the deep end.