Zara McDermott from the UK, speaking to CloserThe explanation was that contestants cannot use microphones in the pool so the production team recommends that they stay on dry ground. “You’re not allowed to really talk or have any conversations if you don’t have a mic on,” McDermott explained. “So obviously if you’re going to have a chat you’re encouraged to get out and then that’s when they’d film.”Although this is a good, practical explanation, it could also be a reason.
Kady McDermott (no relationship), another contestant from the UK, is also speaking. Get CloserA second explanation was provided by, for why contestants do not use the pool. “We didn’t actually get in the pool a lot because it’s so cold,” McDermott explained. “Because we went into the villa at the end of May and it’s just about getting into summer, the pool hasn’t been heated or anything.”Both explanations are possible.
Reddit user: u/SunsetDreams1111It was pointed out that swimming in the pool doesn’t make for good television. “It’s not great TV, just like eating. We know they eat, but we don’t always see it. When editors need to cut a show down, they need a lot of dialogue to fill in the gaps.”It’s a valid point. Contestants may engage in activities that do not make it to the final edited. Some of these activities are probably very worthwhile. They could also set up live streaming of all the cut moments from the final edit. “Big Brother”DoesIt is possible, but viewers would be better served if they could get straight to the action.