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Old 04-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #46
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Except that people who are like halfway into the pool the water is still only up to their knees

Looks pretty, a little packed though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #47
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This picture is worth a 1000 words:

http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/Ele...Full_18454.jpg
Looks great - I can hardly wait to try it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #48
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A large part of the pool used to be around 5-6 feet deep. Apparently with the construction the deepest part is now only around 4 feet. My kids and I are not happy.
Oh, really, only 4' now? That is kind of disappointing as I thought it would be deeper, at least still 5'. Still overall I like the improvements and we'd still enjoy swimming around.


IIRC, the far end of the pool was about 6' deep. Looking closely at this pic, it shows that it's now 4'11"

http://cdn.wdwmagic.com/imgstore/Ele...Full_18456.jpg


So I'm guessing they reduced it just enough so that the majority of teens and adults would never be in "over their heads". This is a pool designed by lawyers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #49
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I'm no expert on this, but I do believe that there were some new federal (?) regulations tied to ADA that have been and continue to flow down to pool sites of public accommodation, and some or all of these changes may be a direct result.

I know that a brand new YMCA facility opened near our home about four or five years ago with an Olympic size pool and a smaller one, but even being that new it was shut down for a time ostensibly due to refits mandated by ADA-related rules...nothing as extensive as this GF pool rehab, but enough to shut it down for a time.

Don't know that to be the case here, but given that most owners were probably given a window for compliance, I suspect that may be at least a part of what's going on here. Can't blame Disney if they're just complying with the relevant law.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #50
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So we know the pool is now shallower. Is it there less "pool" now too, in terms of area? Sure looks like it (from pictures).
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #51
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Oh i didn't mean the people, I meant because its fenced in, trying to fit all the lounge chairs and stuff there just makes it looked a little jammed in some of the photos I have seen.

But really, its only half the pool it used to be ...
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #52
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Did they take away the ping pong table? I hope not. And is there a fence on the other side (meaning away from the Main Building/Sugarloaf side), on the other side of the bar/bathroomsbuilding?
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #53
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Never been there so I don't know what the pool was like prior. That said, the pictures look really nice to me.
My exact thoughts! I don't see anything worth complaining about in those pics. Looks like a very nice pool to me.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #54
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Did they take away the ping pong table? I hope not.
I hope not too .... I loved playing ping pong there.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #55
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I think the new pool looks nice, never really cared for the old one.
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I think the new pool looks nice, never really cared for the old one.
What didn't you like about it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:27 AM   #57
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I think the whole pool area looks great! Looking forward to it.

As to the zero entry, that is not the only way to comply to ADA requirements, however it is often being put into new and remodeled pools to comply to ADA rules. The zero entry seems to be generally the best and easiest way of entry for folks with disabilities.

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I think the whole pool area looks great! Looking forward to it.

As to the zero entry, that is not the only way to comply to ADA requirements, however it is often being put into new and remodeled pools to comply to ADA rules. The zero entry seems to be generally the best and easiest way of entry for folks with disabilities.

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For awhile there was a scare that it would be the only logical way to comply. The ADA laws were under review and people were pushing for pools to have a means of entrance and exit that the disabled person could get in and out by their own means or with only help from their party. Zero entry was all I know of that would satisfy that safely so that's what a lot of company's did.

To my knowledge the law wasn't changed but zero entry has made it easier for guests with disabilities so it is considered a perk now.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #59
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What didn't you like about it?
I just thought it was an average type of pool, nice and big, but nothing special. The beach pool used to seem more fun
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I hope not too .... I loved playing ping pong there.
When we stayed there in October, the ping pong table was by the beach pool...they should just add another so there's one by each pool - it was lots of fun and there are always people waiting for a turn.




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