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(insidebayarea.com)   Pool architects discuss "phenomenon" of hotel swimming pools becoming destinations themselves   (insidebayarea.com) divider line 44
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2005-11-14 06:50:28 PM  
Hells yeah. That's hookup central on business trips. The pigdogs hang out in the hotel bar, but the Grade A stuff is always down by the pool.
 
2005-11-14 07:45:00 PM  
rickythepenguin: Hells yeah. That's hookup central on business trips. The pigdogs hang out in the hotel bar, but the Grade A stuff is always down by the pool.

::scratches down notes::
 
2005-11-14 08:00:16 PM  
I'd go to Mandalay Bay in Vegas for the pool..
 
2005-11-14 08:02:34 PM  
The husband-unit and I had a 4:00am romp in the pool at the Casa Marina in Key West when we were dating. As I recall, we were not tossed out, so I assume suits stayed on.
 
2005-11-14 08:17:35 PM  
I love the places that have Lazy Rivers...
 
2005-11-14 08:38:44 PM  
TheDumbBlonde: "The husband-unit and I had a 4:00am romp in the pool at the Casa Marina in Key West when we were dating."

Not gonna say it. Not.Gonna. Nooooope.
 
2005-11-14 09:40:15 PM  
As I recall there are a LOT of things that I've done that never happened.
 
2005-11-14 09:41:14 PM  
I have a sudden desire to go to Hayward Ford for some reason.

"We love our new Hayward Ford!"
--annoying kids
 
2005-11-14 10:18:39 PM  
I have a pool in the backyard. Why would I want to go someplace for a pool?
 
2005-11-14 10:38:41 PM  
It's great. Fat, out of shape hairy bastards ogling your hot wives and daughters pulling their thongs out of their asscracks.
 
2005-11-14 10:42:29 PM  
The Hard Rock pool cam in Vegas is the best.
 
2005-11-14 10:42:49 PM  
orrinbloquy

Mormon?
 
2005-11-14 10:43:24 PM  
took my son and his friend to the CapeCodder just for the wave pool..
do non T'farkers ever just do a thread to talk...like the survey's or day/night crew thread on TotalFark?
 
2005-11-14 10:44:54 PM  
orrinbloquy


It's great. Fat, out of shape hairy bastards ogling your hot wives and daughters pulling their thongs out of their asscracks.


Actually some of us are quite hairless.

/Would you believe waxed?
//Asshair professionally trimmed by a barber?
///Ok ok it got ripped out after my cheeks got duct taped together.
////Happy?
/////I am
//////Slashy
 
2005-11-14 10:50:50 PM  
farbekrieg

"Actually some of us are quite hairless.

/Would you believe waxed?
//Asshair professionally trimmed by a barber?
///Ok ok it got ripped out after my cheeks got duct taped together.
////Happy?"

<Emilio Estevez>Do I stutter?</Emilio Estevez>
 
2005-11-14 10:51:15 PM  
I wonder if it is too late for me to become a pool architect?
 
2005-11-14 10:52:47 PM  
In my town there was a hotel which had a pool. People would go there frequently just for the pool. Eventually the hotel part got torn down, but the pool is still there. It's not even a nice pool...just a standard hotel pool.
 
2005-11-14 10:53:54 PM  
3 entries found for Schist.
schist ( P ) Pronunciation Key (shst)
n.
Any of various medium-grained to coarse-grained metamorphic rocks composed of laminated, often flaky parallel layers of chiefly micaceous minerals.

"It includes two swimming pools, one kidney-shaped and the other free form, and seven spa pools set in local schist, all heated and all outdoors."


/Alrighty Then.
 
2005-11-14 10:55:47 PM  
The pool is only my destination when I have to go pee.
 
2005-11-14 10:56:23 PM  
Public pools are teh gross. If I have a choice, I'll take my bacterial infection directly from a hot chick with a nice rack and smooth knees.
 
2005-11-14 10:57:04 PM  
I dunno about the unlikely. I spent at least a day out of my five at Disney split between Typhoon Lagoon and the other waterpark.... Beyond which when I'm travelling I always pick a hotel with a pool if I'm going to be there two nights or more (and I try to get one if it's a single night)... Doing some laps is a great way to un-knot after a day crammed into a plane/train/car/whatever.

Just sayin'.
 
2005-11-14 10:58:57 PM  
No lazy rivers or "beach" vibes, but I really dig the pools at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Think the pool area is called Garden of the Gods or something like that. Plus, the pool area includes Snackus Maximus, with their awesome cheeseburgers and fries.
 
2005-11-14 11:00:35 PM  
water park=destination
pool=nice place to go if it fits into the agenda
 
2005-11-14 11:03:54 PM  


I'm Ric Romero, and I approve this article!
 
2005-11-14 11:09:08 PM  
There is a place in Texas that has a Texas-shaped pool. Strange, Interesting. I kept telling everyone in and around the pool that all the pools in Colorado were Colorado-shaped. The people who didn't get it thought I was nuts. Good times.
 
2005-11-14 11:15:53 PM  
All hotel swiming pools should be shaped like something cool




 
2005-11-14 11:46:21 PM  
aaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!! Speakers up really loud!!!!!! Since when was it okay to have audio advertisements.... whatever it was.... playing while you are trying to read an article????? What is this internet world coming to????

I presonally like the pools that are half inside and half outside! You know... the ones where you have to swim under the glass wall to get in between the two! They are so cool! It's nice when it is cold outside because you can swim in a warm pool outside and when you wanna get out you just swim under and get out of the pool on the warm indoor side!!! Yeay!!!!
 
2005-11-14 11:49:21 PM  
Makes perfect sence to me.

As a teen, I had a weekend habit of hopping over the fences at hotels and hanging out at pools. That was not only a nice way to excape summer heat but worked to meet teenage girls on vacation.... with the expectation of never seeing each other again.
 
2005-11-14 11:55:49 PM  
The neatest pool I've been in was at the Ramada Inn in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The pool is so large that they've built a volcano in the middle of it. It has two entrances that you can swim into. Inside, is a bar with stools in waist deep water. You can drink your beer and pee in the water at the same time. One fellow was so drunk they had to float him out on an air mattress. All poolside rooms do not have balcony railings, you can go straight from your room into and out of the pool. The hotel is on the left side after you cross the bridge from Destin, FL.

/ did not pee in the water and never have !
 
2005-11-14 11:58:08 PM  
the ones where you have to swim under the glass wall to get in between the two

I remember watching my brother(age 4), who was afraid to dunk his head underwater, get pushed face-first into the glass wall by Dad, I had to reach up and pull him through.
 
2005-11-15 12:06:39 AM  
I don't like swimming in giant, publicly accesable, bacteria-laden cesspools.

I will only swim in pools where there is a chemical that reacts with the urine and dyes the water red.
 
2005-11-15 12:10:42 AM  
I have a strange desire to hang around the Hooters pool in florida.

 
2005-11-15 12:13:56 AM  
The original destination swimming pool.



ZZ Top filmed a music video here. And it was used in countless films and television shows over the years.

Gone, but not forgotten. The pool at the Mirage Motel in Las Vegas - renamed The Glass Pool Inn when the Mirage Hotel and Resort Casino complex opened.

/swam in it myself.
 
2005-11-15 12:20:35 AM  
 
2005-11-15 12:28:16 AM  
Well, when you have a pool like this:





It's no wonder they're becoming destinations themselves.
 
2005-11-15 12:50:05 AM  
? Obviously submitter has never been to the Hilton Waikoloa.

 
2005-11-15 12:54:07 AM  
CygnusDarius:

Hey, I think that I've been there! Is that the Royal Solaris in Cabo? I went there on my honeymoon. Food was awful and drinks were watered down, but they were free and unlimited. And, of course, served to you in the pool. Sweet, sweet Mexico.
 
2005-11-15 01:58:32 AM  
Chameleon

First rule of traveling anywhere: never eat in the hotel unless absolutely necessary. I've had my share of experience in Monterrey, Las Vegas and Tucson, and in all the three cases the food was stale and hardly tasted like food, the drinks were awful, and amongst other things. Wichi kinda gave me option to walk out (a thing I enjoy, actually :D) and have fun.
 
2005-11-15 02:00:07 AM  




The Oasis Cancun. We fell in love with the PICTURES of that swimming pool. What a disappointment. The rich Mexicans, and the Europeans HATED us, the pool does NOT connect all the way from one side to the other, the drinks were crappy and overpriced, the staff was rude, and the real hotel totally failed to live up to the expectations of the pics.

Too bad.
 
2005-11-15 02:01:45 AM  
Hotel pools are already a destination for me: free swimming, sauna, hot tub, gym.

/thank you infiltration
 
2005-11-15 02:11:57 AM  
anthonix

Yeah, Cancun is filled is idiots. Mostly is just a jet-set place (the kinda place you can bump into Paris Hilton), San Carlos is cooler, actually, though it's more of a bay than an actual beach because there's more stone than sand, but still, it's quite cool.





/Pimping my home-state
//Because if I don't, who else will ;D?
 
2005-11-15 07:02:37 AM  


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2005-11-15 10:30:39 AM  
Drain em all.
Then skate em all.
 
2005-11-15 08:07:20 PM  
altmulder

Brilliant! You win the thread.
 
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