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    Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Has anyone used the pools at Weekenders. I thought it might have been nice at Camber but forgot my cossie. Any opinions on

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    or is it best avoided as they are full of broken glass and plastic 4 can holders Helpful hints, like they don't switch on the pool heating until 10am would be appreciated as well. Does it cost anything to use?

    The idea of floating and not having to put weight on my feet is appealing.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by rtwwpad View Post
    Has anyone used the pools at Weekenders. I thought it might have been nice at Camber but forgot my cossie. Any opinions on

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    or is it best avoided as they are full of broken glass and plastic 4 can holders Helpful hints, like they don't switch on the pool heating until 10am would be appreciated as well. Does it cost anything to use?

    The idea of floating and not having to put weight on my feet is appealing.

    Phil
    Have to admit the very first 'Escape' I went to I took my swimming stuff and my gym gear thinking I would fit it all in
    Last edited by Jay Jay; 9th-March-2010 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Jay View Post
    Have to admit the very first 'Escape' I went to I took my swimming stuff and my gym gear thinking I would fit it all in
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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    I went swimming at Camber in the Pontins pool one time. I don't remember much about it beyond, oddly, the trainers I wore to walk there and back which I guess means the experience was neither sufficiently good or bad to be memorable.

    The pools and various chutes, etc at Skegness Butlins were great fun.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    I'll go as far as to say, I've noticed there's a pool at Brean Sands, as you can see into it as you walk by!

    p.s., it looks OK

    plus, a big bonus is, I expect they're very peaceful
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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    The pool at Camber last weekend was closed


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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    I've swum at Southport when I took the kids on a dance weekender. It was massive, warm and empty There was defo no glass / plastic / general nastiness in there!

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by rtwwpad View Post
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    The idea of floating and not having to put weight on my feet is appealing.

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    How about getting a waterbed then - mine is absolutely fantastic, (in every respect, including for sleeping in.)

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by robd View Post
    The pools and various chutes, etc at Skegness Butlins were great fun.
    the pool at Skegness Butlins was awesome!

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    I'll go as far as to say, I've noticed there's a pool at Brean Sands, as you can see into it as you walk by!

    p.s., it looks OK

    plus, a big bonus is, I expect they're very peaceful
    Yep, the pool is peaceful and I even went swimming twice at Breeze last year! Be warned, the waft of chlorine will seep out of you in the evening!

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I went swimming ...
    incentive if there ever was to check out the pool at a weekender...

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    I seem to recall going swimming at Camber one time - maybe the first weekender I went on. It was fine - nothing remarkable, bit like a local authority pool.

    I wanted to go Saturday morning at Storm too (was a bit achey, thought it would be a good way to stretch out before hitting the dance floor), but got around there to find a sign up saying "closed for maintenance till 1pm", but the pool was only supposed to be open 10-1 and then 2-5 or something like that...

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    have to say I went to the pool at southport walked up ther stairs took one look at the pool and turned straight back round and walked away, just environment looked well like it hadnt been touched since the 60's, saying that there was a bloke with his kids there.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Jay View Post
    Have to admit the very first 'Escape' I went to I took my swimming stuff and my gym gear thinking I would fit it all in
    It's great that weekenders nowadays leave plenty of time for swimming.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    One of the first weekenders I went on - I think it may have been Bognor - had an amazing pool. Lovely surrounding, shutes, slides and all the toys to play on with - wait for it - NO KIDS. It was great fun!! And just a handful of people. The weekend was worth it just for that.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by robd View Post
    The pools and various chutes, etc at Skegness Butlins were great fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by jive-vee View Post
    the pool at Skegness Butlins was awesome!
    Agreeing with you both!

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by johnthehappyguy View Post
    How about getting a waterbed then - mine is absolutely fantastic, (in every respect, including for sleeping in.)

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    Camber and Southport must've changed since I was last there, I didn't realise that was an option.

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    In life i swim an average of 4 times a week so i keep meaning to take my swimming costume with me to the weekenders. However i dont know whether its my subconscious telling me how much of a prat i look in my cossie and swimming hat but i always seem to forget to take them with me!

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Am I the only person who doesn't use the pools at weekenders for fear of people seeing me in my swimming costume?

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    Re: Swimming Pools at Weekenders

    Quote Originally Posted by HelenB View Post
    Am I the only person who doesn't use the pools at weekenders for fear of people seeing me in my swimming costume?
    me too

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