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Old 07-23-2008, 02:05 AM
 
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We used to enjoy Cat Hollow Pool, but have decided not to go back.

three times in the last week the pool had to be shut down for cleaning--someone had vomited or pooped in it! Ok, accidents happen, but somehow its becoming a habit. Last weekend it was shut down from Friday until sometime Sunday for cleaning. Tonight I almost stepped in a puddle of vomit on the way out, management was in the process of cleaning up. The pool was closed early Thurs due to an "accident" and was closed again Friday due to another "accident".

Its not the fault of the pool management or the MUD district, quite the opposite, I think they take prompt action to clean up such messes and have the safety and well-being of the pool patrons as their priority. However, they can only do so much. They can only clean up after an "accident" they can't prevent "accidents" from happening.

My disgust is with the pool users who think its somehow ok to let their kids use the pool as a toilet. Despite the best efforts of the pool management to provide a safe environment, I don't feel comfortable using their facilities any longer. Yes, I know, "accidents" can happen in any public pool, but it seems there are too many accidents happening there in too short a time frame. I'm simply too disgusted to go back.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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Quite the contrary, the fact that they take immediate action to drain/clean the pool means that this is a great place to go swimming. At least I know that when's it's open, the water's perfect to swim in.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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i'd hazard a guess that there's not one pool out there without pee in it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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I remember when my kids were young, we put 'em in diposable swim trunks ( kind of a diaper), they have signs posted for toddlers ( or rather parents of)?
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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I don't think her problem is with the pool, it's with the parents who go there! I don't get it- swim diapers are not that expensive.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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I don't think her problem is with the pool, it's with the parents who go there! I don't get it- swim diapers are not that expensive.
Granted, but the thread title is misleading. Cat Hollow is a great neighborhood!
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Accidents happen. Even with swim diapers. That's the fact of life with a public pool. It sounds like the pool management company deals with it in a timely manner - so that's really the key.

Your other option is to not go, or build your own.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Granted, but the thread title is misleading. Cat Hollow is a great neighborhood!
I agree- but I'm always shocked at how parents just don't seem to care when they get around other parents in a recreational setting like a pool. At Deep Eddy recently a "barely toddler" was just wandering all over. I was keeping an eye on her and when she tried climbing in the pool, I got up, as did several parents... one mom got there first, but not the baby's mom. She had her back to the pool and was happily chatting away. Come on!

And...of course there are always coughing/sneezing kids everywhere, who look like they'd rather be home in bed. Don't get me started.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Oh lord, I have to agree with you on the lax supervision and having been a hairdresser, the coughing/sneezing kid or adult who ought to be home in bed instead of out and about. This is off topic, but as a hairdresser, I had a client once who was released from the hospital the night before after having bacterial meningitis. I was horrified (I had to keep that to myself) and was worried for 2 days afterwards that I could come down with it.

Cat Hollow is a great neighborhood, but that is pretty gross. At least they clean it up really fast.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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people that let their children do that are so gross. they obviously don't pay enough attention. I hear all kinds of dangerous stories about kids near pools. It's sad how many many parents are irresponsible, or just expect that everyone else will watch their kid.
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