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Old 12-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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is it just me re: resort swimming pools

So I finally convince dh to do disney instead of universal next year. His condition was we have to go back to grand floridian. No problem, I say. Except after chdaecking these boards, it says courtyard pool undergoing rehab. But it sound s like they're filling it in and taking out the deep end??? What??? We loved that pool...hanging in the deep end. I don't care how deep it is, I need at least 5 feet. When we were at poly, the volcano poool was always packed so we hung at the quiet pool...in the deep end. I find out they filled that one in. If I had booked poly and not seen these boards and got there and there's a 3 foot pool, I would have been crazed. Is it just me? Does anyone have any info re courtyard pool at gf. Or info in general of why they are doing with pools at disney???
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Does anyone have any info re courtyard pool at gf.
Just that the deep end will no longer be deep.

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Or info in general of why they are doing with pools at disney???
Trying to lessen their liability most likely.
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Just that the deep end will no longer be deep.

Trying to lessen their liability most likely.
This makes me so sad. Even my kids hate the shallow pools. The have ruined poly quiet, DLH pool and now this.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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I hope SAB stays at 8 feet-our fave to be able to actually tread water in a resort pool-pretty rare.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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I hope SAB stays at 8 feet-our fave to be able to actually tread water in a resort pool-pretty rare.
That deep end is why we are staying there...is there a possibility they will fill it in???
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Well, I can tell you when they redid the pool at DLH, they made the whole thing 4 feet, not 3 feet, which stinks for both kids and adults. There is no deep end, and no shallow end. So pretty much, it is too deep for kids under 8 or 9, and too shallow for anyone over 12 or 13. DD, age 6 this summer on our CA trip had 2 choices, actively swim or hang on the side or just stand on the stairs, or she could go to the monorail slide "pool" and play in ankle deep water. She really couldn't have much fun in the pool. It was very disappointing, because their old Neverland pool was terrific and fun for her to play in, and she absolutely loves pools. We love DLH, but if we go out to DL again, we might stay somewhere else because of the pool issues. If they are taking out the deep ends of the Disney pools because of a concern for drowning liability for little kids, they clearly haven't fixed that at DLH, as DD is one of the tallest kids in 1st grade and she can't stand anywhere in their crummy pool.

I'm betting the GF pool won't have a deep end. I've heard it is going to be zero entry so hopefully there will at least be an area where kids can play in it.
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That deep end is why we are staying there...is there a possibility they will fill it in???
I don't think so-but nobody thought GF would either I suppose.
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