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Old January 25th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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Thought I read somewhere that the Grand/Golden ships use Fresh Water in their pools. Can't find it again. Can anyone comment on this?

I much prefer fresh water - I also thought I read that the pools are open longer hours than on the ships that drain the pools every evening.
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Old January 25th, 2002, 11:03 AM
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Different tastes are what makes life interesting. I, for my part, hate heavily chlorinated fresh water pools, and will take the salt pools (guess what kind of water I'll be swimming in when I go to the beach at one of the islands on our itinerary). If the salt buildup is a problem, there are usually fresh water showers readily available poolside.
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Old January 25th, 2002, 12:24 PM
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Kathy,

The Grand/Golden do use fresh water in their pools, and except for inclement weather (waves), they are generally open 24 hours.

Do expect, however, that some may be drained late the last night. So, if you're planning a late night dip before arriving in Ft. Lauderdale, best to ask which will be open.

Hope that helps!

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Old January 25th, 2002, 01:37 PM
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Hi Kathy,
Definately the pools were fresh water, one of my favorite things about Princess, have fun.

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Old January 25th, 2002, 03:15 PM
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I'm sensitive to chlorine (my eyes burn for hours afterward) and won't go to any public pools at home for that reason. However, I have NEVER had a problem on a Princess ship... and can't remember smelling any chlorine. If they do use chlorine, it is in very small amounts. Perhaps they use ozone?
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Hi Bumble Bee,
Now that you mention it, I too have never smelled the chlorine in the pools either, but it is nice that its not salt water :-)

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Old January 25th, 2002, 10:03 PM
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Never smelled chlorine in Princess pools but they are fresh water and treated with something. I love Princess's pools!
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Old January 26th, 2002, 06:25 PM
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I used to maintain pools. One of the misconceptions is that if you can smell chlorine, there is too much chlorine in the water. The fact is it is just the opposite. The chemical reaction in the pool with the bacteria is what is causing the chlorine smell. If you smell chlorine, you can be sure that there is not enough chlorine in the water and you will have some eye irratation.
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