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In the words of the criminally underrated 2006 film Priceless, “Getting drunk in the daytime is like having a secret.” There’s no better way to get day-drunk than at the pool, but this right has been forbidden to most Northern Virginia pool users by local ordinances keeping drinks away from the water.
The Washington Business Journal reports that that may be about to change in Loudoun County. Ralph Buona, a member of the county’s Board of Supervisors, wants to change a county ordinance that requires that drinks and food be kept in an enclosed area at least 10 feet away from pools. Instead, Buona’s amendment to the current law would allow food within five feet and drinks on the pool’s edge, swim-up bar style.
Even if the supervisors pass the new, pro-pool drinking amendment on behalf of the county’s hotels and resorts, swim-boozing will remain illicit in Arlington, Fairfax County, and Alexandria, according to the Business Journal.
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