Tuesday, July 7, 2009

pool shopping

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Mr. Reece and I were trying to find a pool for the summer. We went back to some pools that we used to sneak into while we were in high school (you know the ones at the many apartment complexes around Provo.) Unfortunately they have all gone fancy with code locks and barbed wire. So, we thought we would try out Veterans pool.

This was a colossal mistake. This pool is more like prison, the pool chairs are a hard metal that burn your back (we both still have burns two days later.) Their rule list is a mile long and they interrupt their easy listening radio to read aloud all the rules. They also reminded all the patrons at the pool that if you have diarrhea to please leave the pool. They also have a mandatory clearing of the pool so they can fish out diapers, red vines and goodness knows what else and they encourage you to go to the bathroom and to not forget to wash your hands. Yeah, the experience was pretty much a disaster. The picture you see above is a direct violation of their no photography rule. Right, because this pool is so visually attractive.

So, we decided to take our business elsewhere and join the crowds at Seven Peaks. A vast improvement even with the Radio Disney that you are forced to listen to and the lack of space in the wave pool.

7 comments:

TinTin said...

i love that you violated one of the rules by taking a snazzy pic. and seriously?! do they have to mention that people with loose bowels need to leave the pool. i would LOVE to see someone pick up all their bags and head out after that announcement.

Queeey said...

Here is a pool rule for you. Koen is going swimming today to a pool that makes each person swim the length of the olympic size pool before giving the okay to swim. If you can't, you have to wear a life vest to swim. Hope you find a better pool to frequent!

Dustin said...

you are welcome to come use our pool. We can hide the key at all times so you can come and go as you please.

Chris & Nikki said...

haha, that picture is still cool though.

we have a pool. come steal our key. it's pretty. just watch out for all the billions of little kids and lipo moms. it's great.

Meikel said...

Thanks for all the kind offers friends!

Christine said...

you have got to try the lindon pool. I realize its a little far away from you but its awesome! i go all the time. its still so new that its never busy.

Danielle Hatch said...

I love the bleak pic of the pool, it reminds me of an Ed Ruscha painting. Also I love that you've come full circle back to 7peaks, I'll never live down the shame of not having a gold pass in 6th grade and having to use the free tubes, oh the shame!