Atmospheric pressure in this case is irrelevant.....it was the pump that
did the damage. Once her body sealed off the inlet, the pressure would
continue to increase unless there was some sort of limiter on the pump
or the pump failes. They found her intestines in the pool filter, for
You made the article sound upsetting and I didn't look at it. But we
've been discussing water pressure and pumps and partial vacuums, and
if there were no atmospheric pressure, or if it were low like on some
planets, I don't believe the pump would have been able to suck as
much, no more than the atmospheric pressure plus the water pressure.
Even some bigger and more massive planets than ours, have, I believe,
less atomospheric pressure, because that pressure increases as the
mass of the planet inceases, but decreases as the mass of the
Atmospheric pressure is invisible, but it's there.
AFter going to to the trouble to warn me about how depressing the
artcile would be, you then had to print some of it below, snippped.
Because of this problem, where I live places had to replace their
pool drain covers with the type where long hair could not get
caught, and they couldn't trap people the way that little girl was,
either. Why aren't they mandatory everywhere, you'd think the
insurance company would have insisted on it.
I know there was an accident similar to the one in Minnesota not long
ago...a year or two? Another child, I believe, had their abdoment
ruptured and their intesting sucked out. The little girl in Minnesota,
afterwards, asked her mom if she would be on the news. She wondered
because she didn't want it to happen to anyone else. That is a heroic
child...traumatized beyond belief and then thinking of others. I can't
imagine how the parents feel. So, I thought readers might take her
hopes to heart and make sure it can't happen where they live.
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