less pool means more deck space. I went in the pool once on my last cruise. the water was warmer than the air felt greasy from tanning lotion people wore and left in the water not to mention the drunks who may have thought the bathroom was to far away to pee. This means more deck space for tanning and drinking you can have the pool.
Also convinced my 2 BIL's that since our cabin is one deck below and theirs is 8 we should use my room to store the booze for easy access. I am a genious.