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Old 08-04-2009, 08:11 AM
Location: PA
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Looking to get input, positive or negative, about the pool at Nay Aug Park.

I have never been there, and my kids prefer a pool to a lake at times when they really want to swim, so I was thinking of going there today and/or tomorrow.

Does it get overly crowded? (I worry about my son, who is autistic, with regard to noise and crowds). Is there a limit as to how many can go, to prevent overcrowding? Is the pool clean and in good condition? Lifeguards - are there enough to watch everyone (Sorry, saw a story on GMA about lifeguards slacking at their jobs, so that's been on my mind!).

Are there other places I should consider?

Thanks to you all - you have always been very honest and responsive to questions here!!
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:32 AM
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Contrary to the hype, Nay Aug is relatively empty....there are lifeguards, but there is no changing facilities to speak of, The poolhouse is in violation of public health standards as to size vs. capacity , no showers, not enough toilets, urinals... basically its a small restroom, not a poolhouse..
I was there a few times in the last weeks, never saw more than a dozen or two using the pool.
check it out, let us know what you think...
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:02 PM
Location: Drama Central
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Why not Lackawanna State Park, they have a pool don't they? Its a great park and would be a great place to spend the day.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:25 PM
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My son went to Nay Aug park last week with his Karate Camp. He had a good time. My husband and I had also taken him a few times last year...we had a good time as well. : It does not get overly crowded. Just park yourself and your gear on the grass away from the slide. The area across from the slide looks like cement that hasn't been touched since the 50's.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:40 PM
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Sorry for the late post, but I just found this board. I'm guessing things about this pool have changed over the years. The positives are 1. the waterslides. Now the negatives are a long list. This is over about a week and a half daily at the pool. prices are high now but it doesnt help that they are handing out free passes to family when anyone over 20,000$ a year does not get one. Even someone who makes 25,000 a year isn't anything to live on but they won't help them with a free pass. sorry getting off topic.. The restrooms are not up to code and have feces and blood on the floor in the women's bathroom. The lifeguards could care less about their jobs. They sit around talking about how easy the brunette is. They are very lazy and since there is no "boss" to watch them, they dont think rules apply to them and they close the big pool whenever they want. A daily call needs to be put in to the parks and rec manager to get it open, to yell at them to do their jobs. I watched a blonde lifeguard sun bathe the entire 6 hours she was there, I've seen the lifeguards allow kids to swim in the big pool without them in the lifeguard chairs for over 2 hours, they play Frisbee and give complete attitude to people. There is one lifeguard, he's older and heavy, who screams very directly at children as if they are in boot camp training. I mean a grown man yelling at an 8year old girl?? He reminds me of someone who was beat up as a young kid and now finds himself a tough guy!! I understand some kids need to be talked to sternly but there are other ways to talk to someone else's children without puffing your chest up, they are just kids. The other lifeguards are to busy trying to look good while not being told otherwise. The small pool is always a green shade compared to the big pool and also has tons of bugs in it. I WILL NOT pay to go here anymore. The state park is a lot nicer!!! Nay Aug is going downhill. 5$ a person isn't worth it.

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:44 PM
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When I was a kid I got projectile diarrhea from swimming in that pool. Don't go.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Location: Scranton
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The only people that should get to swim for free at Nay Aug are Scranton taxpayers. Everyone should be required to pay unless they bring a paid property tax receipt in their name.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Location: NEPA
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It's in Scranton, need i say more? Gouldsboro State Park is nice, no pool, but nice beach area with the lake.
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