What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?

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by Stig » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:29 pm

The ones at Centre Parcs are always good! Outdoor rapids are great fun!

As for normal pools: Loughborough Uni pool is pretty sweet. 50m with a movable centre to turn it into 25m pool and changeable floor depth as well!

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by Beans » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:38 pm

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by PaperMacheMario » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:44 pm

Hulohot wrote:Growing up going to the swimming pool was a very exciting experience. The smell of the water, the size, the echoes and the impending fun.

As a kid, The Pyramids in Portsmouth was the best swimming pool ever. The whole of Southsea was like a kids dream. A beach, a huge playing field, amusement park, sealife center, ICE CREAM but best of all The Pyramids.

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It had three snaking slides which you usually had to queue for. Three seperate pools in one giant room but the best one had a wave machine that went off every so often, hurling you around the pool. It was the greatest thing ever!

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In the top right of this picture the pole made quite a powerful water forcefield that was really fun going in and out of, like waterfall.

Next month I'm going to Center Parcs and the swimming pool there looks stunning.

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What are your favourite pools?


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by Donk » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:35 pm

Centre Parcs has yet to be surpassed for me.

For my money, Elevden Forest has the best one.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:43 am

Harman wrote:
Songwriter wrote:Indoor. Centre Parcs. Amazing place. The indoor outdoor rapids are so addictive. Never the same ride twice.

This :wub:


Donk wrote:Centre Parcs has yet to be surpassed for me.

For my money, Elevden Forest has the best one.


Oh god this. Even the waterparks in Florida couldn't compare to drifiting around the rapids at 9 o'clock in the evening listening to the tropical music they were piping in. Bliss!

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PostRe: What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?
by NBK » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:55 am

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Mafro wrote:
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My local. Captian Kil works there.

Came to say this :lol:


Where is this? Is this in Scotland by any chance?

Because that looks like a swimming place I've been to before. Funnily enough, I never learned to actually swim :fp:


Is that Perth Leisure Centre?

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by Qikz » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:14 am

NBK wrote:
Dr Cottle wrote:
Mafro wrote:
smurphy wrote:Image

My local. Captian Kil works there.

Came to say this :lol:


Where is this? Is this in Scotland by any chance?

Because that looks like a swimming place I've been to before. Funnily enough, I never learned to actually swim :fp:


Is that Perth Leisure Centre?


I think that's where Kil works, he lives in Perth so I'd guess it is.

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by Fatal Exception » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:24 am

I couldn't answer this. Most of the ones I've been to are either bad or just OK.

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by Octoroc » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:37 am

I heard that Latchmere's got a wave machine...

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PostRe: What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?
by Carlos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:04 am

Being unable to swim and having a fear of deep water I have to say I don't like any.
Even now the smell of Chlorine reminds me of some terrible swimming lessons in the school pool. *shudder*

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PostRe: What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?
by Vermin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:09 am

smurphy wrote:Image

My local. Captian Kil works there.


Cryptosporidium, neds, and terrible musak. Can you still swim under the 'flaps' to get outside?

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by Preezy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:13 am

Guildford Spectrum used to be a favourite haunt for me and my pals. Haven't been to a public swimming pool for a very long time though, and I'm not sure why. Hygiene and screaming kids are the probable reasons, but not sure really. I only go swimming on holiday now.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:28 pm

Whitbury Newtown Leisure Centre is always good for a laugh.

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by Preezy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:29 pm

And by laugh you mean perve, right?

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by Scotticus Erroticus » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:42 pm

When I lived in Paisley my flat was right next to a leisure complex which included a pool, gym, hockey stadium, dance hall and badminton/tennis facilities. It was one of those places that looked very nice from the outside, but as soon as you stood inside you noticed that you were under the thumb of Renfrewshire Council. It was simply rubbish, especially the pool. It was tubes as far as the eye could see, but none of the flooms were ever open, and the rapids weren't very rapid at all. Its such a shame as well because it has so much potential.

Mind you, I wasn't complaining, I could roll out of bed and into a pool.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:55 pm

Preezy wrote:And by laugh you mean perve, right?


Nah, there's hardly anyone there.

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by TigaSefi » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:06 pm

Wet n Wild in Florida was supremely awesome so that's the best one i been to. However there was a place in Israel we used to go to and it had this slide where there was a plateau bit in the middle. Went down fast enough and u could launch yourself and hope you landed back in the chute :lol: Loved it. Some seasoned pro managed somersaults :shock:

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PostRe: What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?
by smurphy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:30 pm

TimeGhost wrote:Cryptosporidium, neds, and terrible musak. Can you still swim under the 'flaps' to get outside?


I don't know, not been in years. Those flaps always disgusted me though.

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by SchminkyPinky » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 pm

The Time Capsule :o That brings back some memories although I'm sure it's now pretty different to what I remember. I think the last time I went there was on a school trip about 16 or 17 years ago :lol:

The best pool I've ever been to is probably Wet N Wild in Florida but Typhoon Lagoon was pretty fantastic too.

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PostRe: What is the best swimming pool you have ever been to?
by NBK » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:57 pm

StayDead wrote:
NBK wrote:
Dr Cottle wrote:
Mafro wrote:
smurphy wrote:Image

My local. Captian Kil works there.

Came to say this :lol:


Where is this? Is this in Scotland by any chance?

Because that looks like a swimming place I've been to before. Funnily enough, I never learned to actually swim :fp:


Is that Perth Leisure Centre?


I think that's where Kil works, he lives in Perth so I'd guess it is.


Thought I recognised it!

smurphy wrote:
TimeGhost wrote:Cryptosporidium, neds, and terrible musak. Can you still swim under the 'flaps' to get outside?


I don't know, not been in years. Those flaps always disgusted me though.


Having just been there a few weeks ago on holiday, I can confirm that, yes, you can still swim under the flaps. And yes, they are still disgusting.

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