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Old 08-12-2013, 11:24 AM   #76
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Taking up half the pool for a new zero-entry area is just insulting if the sole purpose is ADA compliance. They would have had an easier time just putting in a sloped ramp with a hand rail. MANY senior pools do this, and I view it as a good addition to having a lift. The zero-entry refurb. is just overkill in my mind and provokes even more backlash against those in wheelchairs. (Wheels in the family and on Disney trips so I get to have a strong opinion)

The expansive zero-entry area is for all the munchkins and obese people who struggle up the ladders...plain and simple.

I support the OP in that I feel there should be places available for lap swimming. Maybe even have a rule that one pool at each resort is for lap swimming only before a certain hour. I know of many adults and older teens that swim laps to relax and it is their vacation too. Disney caters to most other sports, so why not adult swimmers?
I am an adult swimmer and swim daily laps, swam competitively for years. having a pool that i could do that in while at Disney world be great. however looking at this one before the change i don't think it was a great lap pool to begin with. i doubt it would have occurred to me to use it as such. i would love to see a pool at a fitness center....is there one on property?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #77
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Taking up half the pool for a new zero-entry area is just insulting if the sole purpose is ADA compliance. They would have had an easier time just putting in a sloped ramp with a hand rail. MANY senior pools do this, and I view it as a good addition to having a lift. The zero-entry refurb. is just overkill in my mind and provokes even more backlash against those in wheelchairs. (Wheels in the family and on Disney trips so I get to have a strong opinion)

The expansive zero-entry area is for all the munchkins and obese people who struggle up the ladders...plain and simple.

I support the OP in that I feel there should be places available for lap swimming. Maybe even have a rule that one pool at each resort is for lap swimming only before a certain hour. I know of many adults and older teens that swim laps to relax and it is their vacation too. Disney caters to most other sports, so why not adult swimmers?
What percentage of resorts have lap pools? People are going on vacation not to a swim meet.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #78
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It's been years since we stayed there. I just remember thinking the courtyard pool seemed very uninviting. We didn't use it, even though it was closer to our room. We used the theme pool. I think the photos linked by the OP make it look really nice.
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It's been years since we stayed there. I just remember thinking the courtyard pool seemed very uninviting. We didn't use it, even though it was closer to our room. We used the theme pool. I think the photos linked by the OP make it look really nice.
We were just the opposite. When we stayed at GF several years ago, we had a direct view of the courtyard pool from our room. I could sit on the balcony and watch my son and husband at the pool. We used it all the time because the themed pool was just too small and crowded. And it was nice then.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #80
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What percentage of resorts have lap pools? People are going on vacation not to a swim meet.
Yea not many, Dolphin does though.

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #81
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What percentage of resorts have lap pools? People are going on vacation not to a swim meet.
Ok perhaps a lap pool is a bit much for the GF, but by taking a foot or two off he deep end really stinks. Can't have the same amount of fun when a pol goes to 4 feet or so.
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