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    Red face Swim up Bars

    Last year at our timeshare at the Occidental we were hanging at the pool one day. I couldnt help but notice that there were quite a few people at the swim up bar that once they got parked on those stools in the pool they pretty much stayed there most of the day... (now I know when I drink I need to use the facilities pretty often.. )
    Soooo .. can I assume since they very rarely left their spot that they are doing other things in the water besides just sitting and drinking? does that mean we are swimming in a big toilet?

    Please someone tell me there is some special filtration or chemicals to combat?! or I may never go in a pool with a swim up bar again... (I havent been in the Occidentals pool since that day)

    as a side note: I have never been happy with the upkeep of the pool at the Occidental.. the hot tubs are disgusting. and I hope they are doing a little something extra to combat the peeeeeee ... ewwww
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    Oh My God! I certainly hope it's not like that! I love the swim up bars, but once I have received my drink, I swim away, leave room for someone else. And although it is a pain to get out of the water to use the restroom cause you're all drippy from the pool, it is a NECCESSITY! I hope someone can shed some light on this because putting it that way it makes you afraid to swim in them!

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    Because I have a back ground in the Swimming Pool industry I can tell you that this is exactly why you will never find a Pool Professional at a swim up bar....and no there is NO SPECIAL CHEMICAL to deal with lazy people that stay too long at swim up bars....so yes, in many cases you are at a swim up toilet.
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    Haven't you ever noticed the tempeture change when you get close to the swim up bar, the water is usually 3 degrees warmer. Only kidding...But on a serious note those people that are there for hours either (a) have incredibly large and controllable bladders or (b) are taking care of business where they sit. Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubamark View Post
    Haven't you ever noticed the tempeture change when you get close to the swim up bar, the water is usually 3 degrees warmer. Only kidding...But on a serious note those people that are there for hours either (a) have incredibly large and controllable bladders or (b) are taking care of business where they sit. Sad but true.

    ewwwwww.... i was sooo hoping i was wrong!
    I will never swim in a pool with a swim up bar again!

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    Im sure it happens in all the pools even the ocean but the ocean has a huge filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Im sure it happens in all the pools even the ocean but the ocean has a huge filter.
    Of course it does but not to the same extent as in a pool with a swim up bar.

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    It's sad to say but I had more trust in our fellow vacationers than that...probably because I figure that if they do it, they have to think others are too...so wouldn't that creep you out and not do, just because!!!
    Yuk, yuk, yuk !!!!!
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    I would think...though we have heard from a professional pool industry person, that if not now, but soon, there would be special filtration devices or chemicals to offset those "lazy," inconsiderate people that pollute the pools.

    Not a sermon; just a thought.

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    OK folks.....let's not panic. I'm in the water/wastewater industry and I don't avoid swim-up bars. If it's bacteria you're worried about, it's in #2, not #1 . #1 is, well, somewhat sterile. If you see any #2, I might recommend going to another part of the pool, but I wouldn't jump out. Chlorine is a nifty disinfectant and oxidizing agent.....

    Now...where do you think the water goes when people in Illinois or Iowa or any of those northern states in the Mississippi watershed flush their little porcelain thrones? You are right, the Mississippi River. Think the people down in Louisiana drink that same water.....you're right again, they do.

    Septic systems, wells, septic systems, wells, septic systems, well...I'm sure you get the idea.

    The water we drink has been around for millions of years...and...it's been in lots of places.

    Bottoms up! Drink alcohol, not water. It's cleaner!
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