An inground pool is one of the key components of an amazing backyard. Have you noticed that inground pools also play a role in some of our favorite movies of all time? From the Baby Ruth candy bar scene in Caddyshack to Will Ferrell’s classic “oops moment” in Old School, inground pools help create and set scenes that are memorable.
Read on for a list of the best inground pool scenes, chosen by the design team at Anthony & Sylvan Pools:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
In an iconic scene, Sloane and Ferris splash around in the pool and swirl in the spa, poor Cameron sits on the sidelines depressed. Cameron aimlessly drops in the pool and fails to make any effort to tread water. Ferris freaks out and grabs Cameron out of the water to learn Cameron was joking all along. The director of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, John Hughes, used his personal experience with his own inground pool as inspiration for the scene.
Old School (2003)
Nothing is funnier than Will Ferrell and pools! In the hit comedy, Old School, Ferrell’s character, Frank, accidentally shoots himself in the jugular with a tranquilizer gun. After he stumbles around for a spell, he haplessly collides into other people around the pool. Finally, he takes an aimless dip and falls into the pool to “The Sound of Silence”.
If you remember anything from the 1984 flick, Gremlins, you know not to feed these critters after 12 a.m. Additionally, you should never get them wet. When one adventurous gremlin takes a dunk in the swimming pool, mayhem ensues. While the pool in Gremlins wasn’t opulent, you knew it was trouble when the pool started glowing green and billowing smoke. Nonetheless, it was a proverbial “oh no” moment in the film – and a popular pool scene was born!
Do you ever get a hankering for a Baby Ruth while lounging poolside? If not, then you’ve probably never seen Caddyshack, the hilarious comedy starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. Since this case of mistaken identity, this famous pool scene has been imitated again and again, but nothing is as funny as the original.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Although It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most iconic Christmas classics, the entire movie didn’t take place during the snowy holiday season. As a matter of fact, the beginning of the movie starts with George (James Stewart) tagging along with his younger brother, Harry, to the graduation dance at the local high school. As George is cutting a rug with Mary (Donna Reed), his future wife, the floor of the high school gym opens up, causing George and Mary to fall in. It doesn’t stop them from cutting a “rug” in the pool, though!
Contact Anthony & Sylvan Pools to Create Your Own Cinematic Moments
With your inground pool, you can create memories as long-lasting as those scenes in your favorite hit films. Anthony & Sylvan Pools has a variety of inground pools in different pool shapes with features like custom lighting, decking and more. Just like one of the iconic scenes from the silver screen, Anthony & Sylvan Pools can build your dream pool. Contact us today for a free consultation.