My wife likes to sunbathe and I'm trying to get the lowdown on the pools at the Wynn/Encore. We have a Encore Panoramic (non-tower) room at the end of July. All of the threads on this topic are from 2009. I'm looking for more updated info. Here's what I've learned so far: The Wynn has a large pool area with insufficient cocktail staff on crowded weekends. For the "tower" guests, they have a VIP pool area above the main pool to allow them to thumb their noses at the less fortunate below. There is a bridge over the main pool the links the VIP areas together (and presumably so they can spit on the commoners below). It takes approximately nine minutes to walk from the Encore tower suites to the VIP pool area. It is uncouth for VIP people to swim, so the VIP pools are very shallow and more decorative than functional. They serve as devices from which to orient lounge chairs. The Encore Beach Club is a pay for admission area where younglings can perform their mating calls and various mating rituals to extremely loud music. The music is so loud and continuous that it affects the ability to sleep for anyone on the first 30 floors of Encore near the club. Admission requires six-pack abs for men and bikinis for women. Outdoor showers provide impetus for guests to perform public mating calls, much to the pleasure of fellow guests and staff. I believe that this area is "European" style adults only. Ear plugs are available and the overpriced bar. No cameras allowed. Here's where I need more info about... There appears to be another pool area for the Encore guests only. It is smaller than the Wynn main pool, and may possibly be "European" style adults only as well (need clarification). It comprises two pools, a rectangular pool between the eastside lounge and Brahms, and a semi-circular pool surrounding the Island Bar and Casino located outside (and part of?) the XS night club. Can anyone clarify this? Are the two pools at Encore one, or seperate? Do they have names? What is the "scene" at the Encore pools?