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Old 09-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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The pools on the Magic were GROSS. Little kids kept pooping in the pool because their parents ignored all the signs saying kids needed to be toilet trained. They had to shut down the pool EVERY DAY. It took them 5 hours each time to drain and then sterilize it. Also my daughter went in the pool the first day and she got athlete's foot from it. (we didn't go in the pool so we didn't get it.) Avoid the pools!!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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DCL should levy a hefty fine against the parents for such an infraction. I'd say $500 would stop the poop situation! Nothing teaches respect and courtesy faster than a financial consequence.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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DCL should levy a hefty fine against the parents for such an infraction. I'd say $500 would stop the poop situation! Nothing teaches respect and courtesy faster than a financial consequence.
Probably not going to happen because it'd be too hard to prove the poop!!!! Hahhaahaha, , but you're right! more the parents fault than Disney's. People disregarding the rules...
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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Not sure because we didn't hang out there. Just every time we walked by it was closed and when I asked why I was told a kid pooped in the pool. It is totally the parents fault. I agree Disney should fine repeat offenders. They should also hire a monitor to make sure there are no swimmies, babies and toddlers. I saw a ton of those, and the signs are clear. Only toilet trained children. There was a sprinkler area for those kids but I guess some people just disregard the rules and ruin it for everyone else.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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Not sure because we didn't hang out there. Just every time we walked by it was closed and when I asked why I was told a kid pooped in the pool. It is totally the parents fault. I agree Disney should fine repeat offenders. They should also hire a monitor to make sure there are no swimmies, babies and toddlers. I saw a ton of those, and the signs are clear. Only toilet trained children. There was a sprinkler area for those kids but I guess some people just disregard the rules and ruin it for everyone else.
I disagree. Kids swimming, even potty trained ones when having fun, don't think so much about using the bathroom. Did you know someone poops daily in a Disney resort pool? I found that our a few years ago...and I believe it because on 2 separate trips we've been to pop the pool has been close 3 times for that exact issue. Thats when we found out it happens ALL the time.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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It's not just poop that closes a pool. DS2 threw up in the kids pool on NCL last January, closing it for the rest of the day. I know a few people seemed upset that "someone pooped in the pool", but when I told them it was my youngest who threw up, everyone asked if his tummy was feeling better : Stuff happens.
Since the pools are not chlorinated, the sanitation is much more difficult. Ironically, our home salt water pool is the easiest thing to take care of ever...but it makes chlorine out of the salt
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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So glad my daughter had ALWAYS gotten out to go to the bathroom...sometimes every 5 minutes!
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So glad my daughter had ALWAYS gotten out to go to the bathroom...sometimes every 5 minutes!
LOL...been there done that too!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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I disagree. Kids swimming, even potty trained ones when having fun, don't think so much about using the bathroom. Did you know someone poops daily in a Disney resort pool? I found that our a few years ago...and I believe it because on 2 separate trips we've been to pop the pool has been close 3 times for that exact issue. Thats when we found out it happens ALL the time.
Nonsense. Parents should be carefully monitoring their little poop machines. The kids might not be paying attention but at that age surely mommy or daddy are right there with them and can take steps to ensure their little darlings aren't soiling the pool. Even if it does happen daily that doesn't make it right. Parents need to parent.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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Nonsense. Parents should be carefully monitoring their little poop machines. The kids might not be paying attention but at that age surely mommy or daddy are right there with them and can take steps to ensure their little darlings aren't soiling the pool. Even if it does happen daily that doesn't make it right. Parents need to parent.
We'll have to agree to disagree...As a parent of 3 (2 fully grown now)...I surely have never known when my kid has needed to poop. Heck I don't know when I need to till the urge comes.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #12
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Parents should be carefully monitoring their little poop machines. The kids might not be paying attention but at that age surely mommy or daddy are right there with them and can take steps to ensure their little darlings aren't soiling the pool. Even if it does happen daily that doesn't make it right. Parents need to parent.
I completely agree with this. As a parent, you know if there is a chance your child won't be paying attention. I agree that you don't have control over if your child vommits and things can happen. But if there is any chance your child might go in the pool, they don't belong in the pool. Especially if the ship has other areas dedicated for that age group. Yuck! I'd hate to be the parent reponsible for that happening. I doubt I'll go in the pools.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #13
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The pool at our homeowners' club has a solution that seems to work great and would be easy enough for DCL to implement: all kids out of the pool for the first 10 minutes of every hour. When you make them get out anyway they use the bathroom while they're out. The pools are not staffed with lifeguards for enforcement - someone just comes out on the hour and yells for all the kids to get out and then 10 minutes later they walk around and tell them all they can get back in. Works great.

That said, poop or not, there's no way you could convince me to get into the kid/pee/sunscreen soup that is the family pool.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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Nonsense. Parents should be carefully monitoring their little poop machines. The kids might not be paying attention but at that age surely mommy or daddy are right there with them and can take steps to ensure their little darlings aren't soiling the pool. Even if it does happen daily that doesn't make it right. Parents need to parent.
I have to say I respectfully disagree with this. It is unfortunate that this happens and the pool has to be closed, thus depriving others of a fun time. But I think we all need to remember that they are just kids- kids in a new environment, eating new food, probably on a different sleep schedule, and unfamiliar with a lot of things going on around them that derails them from their normal routine. In their excitement, they may have an accident. Or it crept up on them and they couldn't control it. I don't think it reflects badly on the parents at all. I've seen parents take potty trained kids to the restroom every 10 or 15 minutes and kids would still have an accident. They're kids. Do I think the parents are bad when a kid has an accident in public? No. Do I think the parents are bad when a kid pees in the bed at night? No. Just remember that there aren't any adults peeing or pooping in the pool. Why? Because they are adults. \

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #15
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While gross, it just seems like a fact of life for a situation where hundreds of children will be taking part...someone is going to have an accident. If you are the fortunate or highly observant parent who's child has never had this happen, congrats and good job! For the rest of us, I would try to be understanding that it sometimes happens even if you do everything right and are the Bestest Parent that Ever Parented. I have seen lazy parenting on DCL and many other places, to be sure, but I generally think most parents really do try to keep their kids from having accidents. But, they are called "accidents" for a reason.
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