Originally Posted by rabbitmum
Never heard of it! Sounds like a load of nonsense to me!
I'm in Norway.
I found it really odd myself when I heard about it. Just seems mean to me. Plus the pool I mentioned (where they do adult swim 15 minutes of every hour) has signs posted that "Lounge chairs are for adults only." So it's like you make all the kids get out of the pool and then they're not allowed to sit anywhere? Mean!!!
I don't know if we will ever go to that pool. I've heard from various people that the water is always freezing. The baby area is too deep for babies to sit. They make you pass a swim test to use the slide, they won't let you just catch your kid if he/she can't pass. The other pool where we have gone, they have warm water, a shallow baby area, and they have a lifeguard at the top and bottom of the slide - the one at the bottom's sole job being to catch kids if they need. Now THAT is service with a smile.
As a safety measure, adult swim makes a lot more sense ... but I don't know, the pool I went to where they didn't have it seemed plenty safe and clean and the lifeguards were plentiful and attentive. I guess it depends partly on staffing.
Looking for people on the bottom of the pool every 15 minutes doesn't seem exactly adequate... and if there's poop floating someone will yell ASAP anyway. (I was at a pool once that got cleared out due to poop. A little girl yelled "Look at that pinecone!" and then the lifeguard yelled "Everyone out!!!" LOL)
eta - as an "adult swim" measure it seems sort of silly to me as so many adults are there with little kids and won't be able to go in alone anyway... if someone is there with no kids it seems like 15 minutes of every hour is just too short a time, like taking 15 minute naps all night long instead of just getting a few hours. Would make more sense to dedicate at least an hour or 2 to adult swim but that's just my opinion. The whole deal seems like one of life's mysteries to me...