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You are standing in a rather shallow pool (about 1 meter in height), then you start to jump up and down.

Does water medium affect the way we express ideas?

Is it correct to say "I am jumping up and down on the bottom of the pool" or "I am jumping up and down from the bottom of the pool"?

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From your description, people might conclude that the pool was empty.

To be clear that there's water in the pool, you need to say:

I am jumping up and down in the (waist-deep) water in the pool.

The water would obviously be in the bottom of the pool.

It is not idiomatic to say that you are jumping up and down from the bottom of the pool.

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