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Best deep pool on the strip?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Ruark, May 7, 2012.

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  1. Ruark

    Ruark Low-Roller

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    My wife and I are recreational swimmers - oceans, lakes, surfing, etc. and one of the first things we look at when selecting lodging is the pool, because we put it to good use. The bigger and deeper, the better. Unfortunately, most of the pools in Vegas are little more than knee-deep backdrops for pool parties; we're not even slightly interested in that scene.

    Are there any big, deep pools left on the strip?
     
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    MGM has several pools, one of which is an adult only pool on the far back right side and looked to be fairly deep.
     
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    I am pretty sure Bally's is the one pool with a deep end. Might be right up your alley.
     
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    Ballys is probably gonna be the best fit. Its not over crowded, so you can actually swim. I did several laps each day on our last trip w no probs.
     
  5. mossman

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    The adult pool at MGM is not very deep. I think want to say it was 6 or 7 feet. It is also not terribly large. I love that pool and it's a great place, but not for serious swimming.

    I believe the non-adult pool is larger for sure. I want to say it's deeper but maybe not. Your best bet would be to go first thing in the morning before lots of people show up. There is no way you are going to be able to do serious swimming as soon as lots of people show up.
     
  6. Ruark

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    I heard there is, or used to be, a 12-foot-deep pool at the Trop....?
     
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    I thought there was a regulation in place about pool depths being a maximum of 4 feed, which had been in force for a good few years?
     
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    I don't think it's a regulation so much as related to insurance rates? And, since Ballys pool is still deep, probably only covers new construction?
     
  9. Godolphin

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    The Riviera pool has a deep end that is 9 feet deep.
     
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    Trop's pool is like flamingos as far as gardens and such, only been there once and never saw a deep end. Ballys definitely does though.
     
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    I believe after they blew up the Frontier your choices for a deep end start and finish with Ballys.
     
  12. Vegas Dave

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    Bally's just hasn't put any money into their pool area, last deep pool on the Vegas strip I heard. Haven't been though, but I have been to most other properties and have yet to see one.
     
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    The 7 days we spent at Ballys there was people doing laps in the pool deep end everyday. The nice thing about the deep end is that it is deep all the way up to the walls so you dont have people hanging onto the walls with drinks in hand. I agree with a similar statement that Ballys needs to improve on the cleaning of the pool walls and loungers. With the constant use of sunscreen and suntan lotions that stuff with get on anything.

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    What is the depth of the deep pool? More importantly, what is the depth of of other pools on the strip? I struggle to swim if I'm not out of my depth, don't know why!
     
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    I think Bally's goes to 9Ft. Most strip pools are around 3ft.
     
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    Ballys pool is 12 feet deep. They rope the pool at the 5 foot area then it drops off after that quickly. By looking at the pool 2/3rds of it is 3 feet deep.

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    we stopped by the riviera pool on a couple of past trips,nice relaxing pool area to take a break on our journey along the strip but never realized that the pool had a deep end.
     
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    As Ballys pool is 12 feet deep I presume at some point in time it had diving boards , I have been looking for old photos to confirm this but cannot find any, can anyone confirm this or find any photos.
     
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    I don't know how deep it is - I'm not a pool person, though my guess is not very - but the pool at Wynn has a very long, narrow channel section to it that might be good for doing laps - and that side of Wynn is not where the pool party scene is [that's over on the Encore side] so that might be something you want to take a closer look at.
     
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    The 3.5 foot depth is an insurance requirement other wise the insurance company says they wont insure it. Thats why most swimming lakes have closed up. Public owned lakes, like reservoirs or great lakes is a separate matter altogether.
    The logic is simple, if someone is staying on the bottom in 3.5 foot of water, the lifeguards can easily notice if not the rest of the swimmers. get into 9 foot or 12 foot and water can get murky. Insurance companies also have other standards like ladders, drain openings, depth markings, posted regulations, no glass containers, safety equipment, phone available, types of covers and fencing with latches. Its all to limit liability.

    Schools, Y's that have competitive diving is another story.
     
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