There was plenty of water in the pools on sea days while I was there. But the pools were closed the morning we left the ship.
As for being nitpicky, I don't think so. Just because you didn't notice these things didn't mean they didn't exist and doesn't mean it shouldn't be cared for. It also doesn't mean that it was a terrible cruise. But it did make the ship look shoddy compared to others I have sailed on, some of which were older than the Triumph. It's simply lacking maintenance, not the end of the world. But should not be excused either. There is value to be found on the Triumph, but there are better ships out there. I hope you enjoy the Conquest. I liked the Liberty and found it to be pretty nice in many ways.