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Old 05-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #2056
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While the pool hoppers happen, we need to remember that DVC folks have the right to "pool hop". They may have been staying off-site and/or at a value, but could also be DVC owners. Many DVC folks (and I am not one) choose to stay at a lesser costly location for portions of their trip to conserve points.

I don't want to start a debate because we have all experienced the overcrowding of the Polynesian pool simply because it is located in close proximity to MK. Frankly, the volcano pool was never a huge draw for our family--our kids actually preferred the quiet pool even when they were young. Despite that preference, it is a royal pain to not be able to locate seating when you choose to locate at the volcano pool.

I love those "chemical imbalances". . . I can't tell you how many times the volcano pool was closed over the years due to inconsiderate folks who refuse to properly attire their "potty trained" little ones.
I'm a DVC member so I know about pool hopping & you're "supposed" to be staying on points to pool hop. I have no problem with those that can. But there should be no problem showing resort ID & our blue member cards..

As for the "imbalance", yeah I'm pretty sure that's what it is

It is pretty empty around here now & the pool being closed has deterred some pool hoppers as we've seen some come & go just as quickly. Obviously in January it isn't an issue. 90 degrees in May it is.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #2057
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I'm sorry, but in this instance, I think would become a tattle tale! I have a hard time with rule breakers, and if I am paying the money to stay at the POLY, I want to play without outsiders/ transients taking up all the space! that's just me though....I'd have to speak up!
I just don't want to get into a fight while I'm on vacation, but I hear you!!! The worst part was when they stripped their kids naked to change them before and after swimming (and I'm not talking about toddlers here!)

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I thought they can only pool hop when staying DVC on points (I keep reading that here on the boards, but I'm not the expert). I agree that it's pointless to debate it here, and not knowing how else to change things, for now I'm voting with my $$$. But we will miss the convenience and views of the Poly.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #2058
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We were just there the week of April 15th and were asked to show our room key on a couple days at the pool and issued wrist bands. We were always able to find a seat in the afternoon and I think this made a big difference. I wish they would do it all the time
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #2059
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Re: Pool hopping. I just don't understand why people think its okay. I don't order a salad at a restaurant then go walk up to someone else's table and eat their lobster!

And they arrived in droves...my husband and I said that you could totally spot them. They arrived laden down with bags, snacks, changes of clothing.

One family clearly had just eaten dinner at Ohana, and when they noticed how nice the pool was, decided to let their daughter swim in it...IN HER CLOTHES.
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I just don't want to get into a fight while I'm on vacation, but I hear you!!! The worst part was when they stripped their kids naked to change them before and after swimming (and I'm not talking about toddlers here!)



I thought they can only pool hop when staying DVC on points (I keep reading that here on the boards, but I'm not the expert). I agree that it's pointless to debate it here, and not knowing how else to change things, for now I'm voting with my $$$. But we will miss the convenience and views of the Poly.
Hi mmmears! I agree....fight and vacation don't mix, I'd probably mention it on the sly to a lifeguard or CM....only if I heard them blatantly bragging about swimming in the pool and staying elsewhere....I just hope its not overly crowded in Oct
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We were just there the week of April 15th and were asked to show our room key on a couple days at the pool and issued wrist bands. We were always able to find a seat in the afternoon and I think this made a big difference. I wish they would do it all the time
That's great! Hopefully they will get some feedback and enforce it more often!

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Hi mmmears! I agree....fight and vacation don't mix, I'd probably mention it on the sly to a lifeguard or CM....only if I heard them blatantly bragging about swimming in the pool and staying elsewhere....I just hope its not overly crowded in Oct
Hi! When we were there, we couldn't see anyone enforcing it. In fact, we did quietly speak to the lifeguards about people smoking in the pool area (no where near the smoking section) and they seemed reluctant to deal with that issue. Don't know what they would have done if we had talked to them about the pool hoppers. IMO the wristbands are the way to go!
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I totally agree on the pool "room check" thing. We are staying at the YC this time and a good part of the reason is that they strictly check room IDs before letting people even sit around SAB. I love the Poly, especially the volcano pool area with the beach, lake, and castle views, but I am tired of fighting for a place to sit with people who obviously (we could hear them talk about it) weren't staying at the Poly.
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I'm at the Poly now. Last night before going home Pool is closed right now for "chemical imbalance"... Anywho, perfect time for pictures & as I was walking around I heard about 6 families talking about how they were going to go back to their hotel. Mostly values & even off site! They really need to start carding people as this pool was super busy today!! Even heard a couple families say they would go over to Cont to swim since this one is closed!

It would really help with the capacity if they started requiring the showing of IDs.

Other than this, having a great time!
I have reported people in the pool that don't belong. With results. Y'all are right! They come with bags, snacks, and change of clothes. I really think they come mostly in the afternoon to swim then watch our movie on the beach and wishes. Hmmm... That sounds like a great plan! I could stay in a value hang around a deluxe resort and let everyone else pay for it!

It really bothers me that this is allowed to happen!

Most DVC members are respectful and aren't coming to the pool with snacks and a change of clothes! So come on DVC visit us and let us in on the "best kept secret" at Disney!
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That's great! Hopefully they will get some feedback and enforce it more often!







Hi! When we were there, we couldn't see anyone enforcing it. In fact, we did quietly speak to the lifeguards about people smoking in the pool area (no where near the smoking section) and they seemed reluctant to deal with that issue. Don't know what they would have done if we had talked to them about the pool hoppers. IMO the wristbands are the way to go!
Hey we can join forces! We are arriving same day! Hmmm I wonder if I can get there before you! we are arriving at 2p!
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DD's bday party was a huge success! She got a ton of Disney GC!!!

Now, we will just have to make it through 2 more days of work to surprise her with the trip!!

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #2068
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Hey we can join forces! We are arriving same day! Hmmm I wonder if I can get there before you! we are arriving at 2p!
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For anyone that has been recently, did you hear allot of noise at the Poly from the construction on the GF DVC? Specifically, around the pool and beach areas?
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Now, we will just have to make it through 2 more days of work to surprise her with the trip!!

So exciting!! We are surprising our DD too, can't wait to hear how it goes!
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