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Too cold for MGM and Flamingo pools this weekend?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by bpb1970x, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. bpb1970x

    bpb1970x Tourist

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    Hello! We have a daybed at the MGM lazy river on Friday and a cabana with friends at Flamingo on Saturday. It looks like the temps will barely hit the low 70's both days but should be sunny. Anyone have experience with those pools at those temps? It looks like Flamingo does not heat their pool. Are the MGM pools heated? TIA
     
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    Not those pools specifically, but that's still pretty warm. And if it's sunny out, that'll help with the water temperature.
     
  3. Packeral

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    Kind of relative. I live in North Dakota and 70 degrees is pool weather
     
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  4. Jay in Victoria

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    Agree with Packeral. I'm not there until the 14th, counting on it being pool weather. Anything from 70 up is warm enough for me.
     
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    This is weirdly specific to the MGM Lazy river:

    I always found the water to be warm except in the center area where the little lagoon area/waterfalls are, where it is usually much colder.
     
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    It's definitely relative. I live in SoCal so that's "lay on the lounger, but I'm not going in the water" weather. Depends on if it's windy or not too!
     
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    I was going to say something alone these lines. It was in the low 80s today; I thought it was a little chilly by the pool, whereas for someone from Maine, that's probably practically tropical.
     
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    Are these pools are heated? If I remember correctly the adult pool at Flamingo was not.
     
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    I want to say the Flamingo pool was not....but it was 110 when I was there so that was considered a bonus. I've never stayed at MGM or been to the pool. Maybe next year!
     
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    Quick update: Our MGM daybed was cancelled last Friday due to rain. We did get a cabana Saturday at Flamingo. It was around 75 but the pool was definitely not heated. It was ice cold. I went in for a few minutes and while you do get used to the temp it was not enjoyable. Cabana was great (very pricey at $330 per person for 9 people) but water was too cold to enjoy pool.
     
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    It's supposed to be pretty nice this weekend. There was a nasty cold snap starting over the weekend, with the added bonus of 60mph winds yesterday (I broke out my winter coat, as did the Aria taxi/bell staff), but it's supposed to get back up to the mid-70s by Friday.
     
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    Seems to be more and more the practice of strip hotels to not heat their pools regardless of the temperature or at the very least those with multiple pools may heat one...Pretty disheartening. Probably another cost saver...I know Bally's, Strat's, most of Caesar's are not heated and freezing even in mid summer.
     
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    I thought I read Bellagio is 80 degrees.
     
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    I think it's all relative depending on how old you are and your level of liquor consumption.
     
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    No comment on your specific properties, but I've been in Vegas both in the low 70s and high 100s and honestly the difference between those two is not nearly as much as it out east IMHO.

    I had the same concern on my first trip in the 70s and quite frankly it was just fine on the pool deck. It certainly felt 10+ degree hotter than the measured air temp. I think we were at Caesars and the pool temp was no problem. This was in early November.
     
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