glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Do you use the swimming pools on cruises?

i was wondering, how many of you go in the pool on cruise ships.

Tags: use of swimming pool on cruises

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JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have never been in a cruise ship pool.   I will sit around the pool on a warm day but not go swimming.   I rarely use the Jacuzzi on a ship either,  as a friend of mine called it "People Soup"   I have a private Jacuzzi to use at home where I know it is clean and chemicals balanced before use.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Every cruise so far. I like to swim . Occasionally use the Hot Tub. I also have one at home.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

We will always use the jacuzzi. On warm cruises if it is not to crowded I will get in the pool.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I do.

dmblex8899
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

No, normally to crowded for my liking.

Deejay43
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We spend considerable time in and around the pool whenever in a warm climate. The only times we found both pools crowded were the two cruises we took with RCCL. The Seaview pool on HAL's ships are never really busy so we have never been unable to find lounge chairs. We rarely use the hot tubs and we have never contracted any ailment from using them or the pools.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Only if I have to go #1 real bad.    It's my way of getting even with people who put infants in diapers in the pools and hot tubs.   Everyone else is collateral damage.  Sorry for that.

 

Of course I don't use the pools or hot tubs, unless of course there is a Thallossatherapy Pool in the spa.

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

I use the hot tubs almost everyday, if they aren't too crowded that is, most often though I get one to myself, particularly if we are sailing in cool weather when hot tubs are the most fun, except it is tough to get out of them to dry off if it is blowing, snowing or driving rain. Never had a problem with picking up a skin bug from the water; attendants are continually checking water quality, but I can only speak from Princess, HAL and Regent experience. Just got off the Caribbean Princess, there are nine hot tubs on that ship while the huge newest Princess ships offer only six and one of the six has no jets. Two on the Caribbean are much hotter than the others which is about time they got the temperature exactly right for me. Those two are found along side the outside adults only swimming pool you can access from the Lotas Spa and Fitness center. I find most shipboard hot tubs are a little too cool for my taste, probably because they let the older kids use them which might account for why the adults only only tubs had decent temperatures. One negative is when adults let their kids learn to swim in the hot tubs.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Generally the first ones in and last ones out.  In fact, you will likely find us in the adult pool til they ask us to leave, LOL.  

 

Nothing beats a warm pool and drink in hand!

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

 

i have never had a problem using the pools on board any ship.  They are all sanitized well.  My problem is with the jacuzzi that give me welts and an itchy rash.  It is, I think, the bromine they use.  No one can tell me on ships what they use in the jacuzzi.  I just don't go in the jacuzzi. I used to have a jacuzzi at home and had the same reaction to the bromine.  I switched to chlorine and the problem disappeared completely.  Later we used an ozonator.  

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