My husband was the pool manager at Bellagio and then Venetian/ Palazzo for several years. The thing about pool chairs is that you have to get there early to get the good ones. You can't come down from your room at 12 or 1 and think there will be any good ones left for you. If you come down in the morning and the sun isn't over the pool yet, have a pool attendant seat you and request an area where the shade will be staying. They work on tips, so if you tip well, they will try their best to get you the best chair. As for the floating film on the water, the pools are cleaned super frequently, sometimes daily in the busy season. The more people are in the water and the later in the day it is, the more tanning oil you will see on the water.For those weekdays the first week of Sept. right after labor day, since there are less crowds, is it easier to get nicer chairs/locations in the shade for the pool areas or even discounts on the lounge chairs or cabanas? The prices are WAY ridiculous imho.
It also grossed me out to read about floating layers of suntan lotion/sweat in the pools. Is that only when they have the huge pool parties?