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Old April 26th, 2004, 02:35 AM
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I just read something, that stated that the pools on Carnival are all salt water. Is this true? Going on the Glory in a couple of days. Is it filtered, or do they just take water from the ocean and fill it up. This is really disappointing to me. I feel like it won't be clean and fresh, like a normal pool.

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Old April 26th, 2004, 02:53 AM
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They are filtered and yes it is salt water so it gets you ready to swim in the ocean which is salt water
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Don't worry it is clean and fresh you will not find any seaweed or fish in it... Well unless you count the kids...lol Just kidding.
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How do you think they keep the sharks, baracuddas and poison jelly fish alive in the pools ?
There is only one major cruise line that uses fresh water in the pools, Princess. All the rest of the majors use salt water. It is usually changed daily and is filtered and chlorinated. They usually have fresh water showers to wash off the salty water.
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Disney also has freshwater pools. I always wonder why more ships don't have them.
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It can be said that the salt-water pools are cleaner as they change the water daily as well as clorinate and filter it. They also fill the pools while the ship is offshore in clean ocean water and not while in port. In fresh-water pools you are bathing in 'people soup'
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Old April 26th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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The only lines I know that have fresh water pools are Princess and Holland America. The saltwater pools on Carnival (and others) aren't as salty as regular seawater, and as someone else mentioned, are filtered and chlorined. You will usually see the pools emptied at night, so that the pool/s can be scrubbed out, and re-filled with clean water by morning. I was on a Holland America cruise last Spring, and the aft fresh water pool (which is not emptied and re-filled daily) was totally GROSS by about the 4th day of the cruise. It had to be emptied and scrubbed, and we lost that pool for the day.

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Old April 26th, 2004, 09:51 PM
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Carnivals pools are salty enough to hurt!!! If you do the Bourbon Street crawl prior to your cruise and take your skinned up knees into the pool....yeeeeouuuccchhh!!!


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