Local swimming pools

@maximax8 (28285)
United Kingdom
March 15, 2010 1:58pm CST
I was sad when a gorgeous swimming pool in Bridgwater closed down. It had warm water and a wave machine. I used to life going there with my kids for a swim. It was fun to go into the rapid river. It was disappointing when it closed down. There is quite a nice swimming pool in Portishead. It has a cove for young children with play features in it. There are a couple of spar pools but the water in them should be warmer. The adult pool is just like any other swimming pool and the water is too cool for my liking. In ny home country the summer is not always hot but if it is there is an open air swimming pool in Portishead. It is only open in the summer time. My nearest swimming pool is in Weston super Mare. It has a children's pool which is warm and an adult pool which is cool. They do lots of swimming competitions. Therefore it is often closed to normal people because the professional swimmers are using it. What are the swimming pools like in your local area?
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16 responses
• Hong Kong
16 Mar 10
I envy you have a swimming pool nearest at one time,Only when i am a children,a clean small river nearby my countryside home,it's all of my childhood happyness and joyful.
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@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
16 Mar 10
I don't have any swimming pool near where I live, but I remember the two swimming pools that were near where I lived before. One was very small, and the pools were just regular: adults and kids. The other wan was bigger, and it had a few swimming pools for adults, some for kids, and one for babies. The grass wasn't in a good condition at all, but I had gone many times to that swimming pool so it brings me memories.
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@LadyBoss (253)
• United States
15 Mar 10
This sounds nothing like any of the pools in my neighborhood. I would love to swim in something that you described. Where Exactly do you live? You said Bridgewater? In what state is that ?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Mar 10
Mostly indoor ones that the YMCA, motels, hotels and schools have. We don't really have any public outdoor ones that I can think of.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
The local pool in our town is OK I guess. My kids like it, but I hate the chlorine. I get sore eyes from going in it. I would rather travel 20 minutes and go to the beach for free. The other thing that I do not like about it is that the last time we were there, they kept asking us to move as lessons and water aerobics classes were starting and they also had swimming coaching in the big pool with lanes. It became too difficult so we went home! We also have two water themed fun parks nearby. They are only ten minutes north up the freeway. They are pretty awesome, check them out. http://wetnwild.myfun.com.au http://www.whitewaterworld.com.au/
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
15 Mar 10
I live in a small town and our local community pool was closed down almost two years ago because it was in disrepair and whether or not to repair it was being debated. It's a shame it's closed because there isn't much else for kids to do around here in the summer. But there have been some fundraisers and I've heard the town board is making plans to reopen it again. It's just a basic lap pool, indoors, but the facility also has a weight room, sauna, and whirlpool. But better than nothing! The closest pool we have right now is about 20 miles away, outdoors and only open in the summer.
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
15 Mar 10
There are quite a number of hotels with swimming pools which open their venues for the general public against payment in summer. It is some sort of extra revenue for the hoteliers. I have enrolled to a gym in a local hotel about five minutes far away from me and I can make use of the sauna facilities and the swimming pool too. The only negative thing is that children are not allowed.
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@jakill (835)
15 Mar 10
Lots of swimming pools are closing these days. The one where I used to live closed over a year before I moved. We had to drive quite a long way to swim then, or pay a small fortune to use a hotel pool. AS yet, I haven't been to a pool near where I live now. The main one has been closed for repairs for a while and recently reopened. My daughter went to another smaller pool not far from here when she visited. But she came out in a rash when she left the water. The attendants had no idea why, but we don't want to go back there. Fortunately the rash disappeared overnight.
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@lmcueva (169)
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
Here in Makati City, Philippines we have a local pool and it has two rectangular pools - one for the kids, the other is about 5'4" deep at most. It's simple but it's really nice to take a dip especially during this season (it's summer where I'm from). I think I should also visit soon before any problems arise as we are having water supply problems these days. I had the privilege of visiting Kowloon Island in Hong Kong last July 2009. Kowloon Park was awesome. It had an indoor pool, and several outdoor pools. They're open even at night. The indoor pool is okay, it's rectangular and there's a really really high ceiling over it. Outside, the pools are huge. There are slides, there's like a "shore", there's a diving area if my memory serves me correctly. And some hangout area above. Too bad I didn't get to try it - I was observing from the park.
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Hi Imcueva, I been there at MASA a couple of times and although it is a bit expensive (non-Makati resident) I like the facilities. I also went to Hong Kong and stayed within the Kowloon Park area and saw the outside pools. Unfortunately, I did not enter the indoor pool. Would loved to swim there but I have a couple of KJ's with me (yup you read it right kill joys). The next time I go to Hong Kong, will bring my swimsuit and swim there.
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
I go to local swimming pool at least 2.5 km away from my residence. It is inside a school open during the weekends but turns into a public pool during summer. I swim there because it is a semi-olympic pool (25 meters) and I do laps. I don't like it during summer because of the number of people that goes there but it is the least expensive (Php 75) compared to the one on the other city - equivalent to double that of the price of this pool. I have already known some swimmers even the caretaker (which we trust 100%).
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 10
There is a public pool at the CSD. The kids go there in the summer when they're in day care. But we have one in our back yard, so when we're home we don't go elsewhere to swim.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
There are some big and great swimming pools in the community centers near our area. There are big slides and tunnels, and even wading pools for toddlers. It's a great place for swimming birthday parties. There are plenty of life guards so you know the kids will always be safe. But, if just want a real quick swimming place, there is actually a small pool in the clubhouse of our village. It is free but there is no lifeguard. But it is still close now, because it's just an open air pool. Maybe late spring is when it'll open up again.
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
16 Mar 10
oh local area swimming pools are too dirty!i dont enjoy at all there!the district one is good!we have local in as according to the areas!but district are ok!
16 Mar 10
We are lucky enough to have a couple of local pools here. One is at our local sports centre and although it's a good size pool, the facilities are not very disabled friendly in that I find it quite difficult to walk from the changing rooms all the way out to the pool, through the footbath area, around the glass wall and onto the poolside. The other pool is a little further away but has better facilities, easier access, warm water and a wave machine.
16 Mar 10
Our local pool is ok, but its only a small pool (25m) with no seperate childrens pool. We dont go there that often and end up driving about 10miles to a better pool, which is a shame really. The pool that we do go to is great for the kids as its always very warm, even in the winter. When I'm swimming on my own I prefer the pool to be a bit cooler and not too busy, so early morning works well for me.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
Good morning...maxi! Swimming pools in my area...surrounded by the biggest...the Pacific Ocean. I do live on a small Island...beautiful, with many wonderful beaches, so that is the limit of swimming, but a lot of them are white sandy ones! The Island has now "become home for the rich and famous" and most or all of the million dollar homes have swimming pools! Course, one must remember..we are the iniators of the POLAR BEAR swim...on New Years Day...COLD, OWCH, certainly snaps ones pores to attention. Yes, just summer swimmer for this girl, in the Ocean. Take care...and Cheers!