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Old 06-18-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I went to the public pool in Abilene today for the first time and I was damn impressed with it. The water was extremely clear and blue, very clean besides a few dead bugs (what can you do about that, though?) it had a diving board and a max depth of I think 11 or 12 feet. I enjoyed it very much, and compared to the public pool I used to go to down in Miami, it's so much better. That pool had a diving board too, but it wasn't as high I don't think and it was always dirty and a bit grimy.

Are there good pools where you're at? Do they feel clean and nice? There's usually a stigma about public pools being, not so great, especially compared to private home pools and country club pools. I enjoyed this one a lot, can't wait until I can go back. It was only 4 dollars too.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:17 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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I don't think anywhere in Michigan has a public pool, they're kind of a foreign concept in a place where you just go to the nearest lake to swim
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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My town has a public pool in the city park, it only costs $2 to enter.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Grew up with a great one in Sturgeon Bay, WI. It was an indoor olympic-sized pool with a short and tall diving board. Great facilities, and well kept. It was donated by one of the shipbuilding barons and named after his family - Peterson Pool. Sadly, it looks like they demolished it a few years back. Used to walk over from my Grandma's place a few blocks down the waterfront whenever it was crap weather for boating/swimming every summer.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Yes, and a river with clear clean water, and a large reservoir with a swim beach.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yes, we have a well-maintained municipal water park.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't think anywhere in Michigan has a public pool, they're kind of a foreign concept in a place where you just go to the nearest lake to swim
They're not a foreign concept in Florida, and the ocean there is more accessible year round than a Great Lake ^^

Funny enough, I went swimming in a lake for the first time last week. Was fun, but my fear of frogs made it less than ideal!
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Yes, we have a well-maintained municipal water park.
The water park in Miami (Grapeland) isn't all that great, sadly. Smaller towns like Naples, have better water park. You'd think a big city like Miami would have a higher quality water park!
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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My town has 5 community pools, one of which is a 3-minute walk from my house. Residents can enter any pool at any time, all year round. (Of course, the cost of maintaining the pools does come out of our $55/mo association fee). The pools are always clean, bathrooms are clean, showers work, pools are heated in the winter, there are lifeguards in the summer. Only 8 feet deep though, and no diving boards.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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The water park in Miami (Grapeland) isn't all that great, sadly. Smaller towns like Naples, have better water park. You'd think a big city like Miami would have a higher quality water park!
You'd think the country's largest water park would be in Miami instead of Wisconsin
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