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Old 03-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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sand at BC/YC pool

Anyone ever bothered by the sand bottom pool at BC? I have been considering a stay there in November, but i am not sure i like the idea of a sand bottom pool. Does it get in your eyes? do kids ever complain about it? I have been to the beach many times, but this just seems odd...is the sand throughout the entire pool?

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The sand is not your regular beach sand. It's not floating around in the water. It stays at the bottom of the pool, no matter how kicked around. So since it stays on the ground, the likelihood of it getting in your eyes is incredibly slim.

The sand bottom is only in certain sections. If my memory serves me correctly, the lazy river I believe does not have a sand bottom.

There is usually NO complaints. It's really cool to feel the sand bottom in a pool!
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It's not the kind of sand that gets in eyes or sticks to your feet. It's more like teeny tiny pebbles (rougher, not like powdery sand) so it sinks to the bottom of the pool and does not get swept up when the water moves. There are parts of the pool that have no sand in them at all. But IMO the sand makes the pool more fun.

ETA: There is a big sandy play area that is part of the pool area and it does have water in it. But it's very shallow and meant more for sand play -- not really a "pool" unless you are very young and small.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Knowing it is not "regular" sand is helpful. I did visit the BC for dinner on a previous vacation and my kids both said they wanted to stay at the BC for our next trip. so they may enjoy the sand pool.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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We only got to experience the Yacht Club once, years ago when my daughter was young. We had a hard time getting her out of the pool to experience Disney World -- she loved the pool. As she put it, "it's the coolest pool in the world."
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Your kids will love it. The sand is not normal sand and it does not stick to you. It is the best feeling to walk in a sand bottom pool

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I have to say that my family and I did not care for it when we stayed at YC a few years ago. I know people LOVE SAB, but the sand creeped me out a bit. It wouldn't keep me from enjoying the pool or staying at YC, but just like at the beach....I like to see exactly what I'm stepping on/in.

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The sand is not "real" sand. It is made so it stays at the bottom of the pool and does not float. It will not bother anyone underwater. It is throughout te pool but there are not loads of it everywhere. You can dig with you feet to feel the bottom of the pool.

I like the sand in the pool. It is a nice touch...
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