Vernon Aquatic Center

Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Alice in Vernon » Mar 4th, 2018, 11:55 am

Thoroughly disgusted with the condition and cleanliness of the women's (don't know about the men's, never been in there) change room and showers. It really needs an overhaul and some enforced rules like, no shaving in the shower. There is always hair in the drains and it's not just head hair and the floor is filthy. I know of women who will not walk barefoot in there and I don't blame them. Wise to wear flip flops not just to avoid athletes foot but also to keep the grime and dirt from sticking to the bottom of your feet. I certainly wouldn't invite tourists to visit this facility, it's embarrassing.
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby southy » Mar 4th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Didn't I read somewhere that your fine city is looking at a new facility?
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby GordonH » Mar 4th, 2018, 7:35 pm

I remember going to this very same building back in elementary school, that is a very long time ago.
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Dizzy1 » Mar 4th, 2018, 7:38 pm

So, overhauling the facility or building a new pool would change human behaviour and hygiene how exactly?
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby southy » Mar 5th, 2018, 4:05 pm

So Dizzy, I guess they could trash the rebuild/expansion and spend that money on hiring staff who will oversee, emphasis on see those showering and make sure no one is shaving their privates, or doing any other bodily type things to the floor. I think what the OP was getting at is this facility is old and tired and we know what old and tired looks like on humans, same thing with this facility.
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby GordonH » Mar 5th, 2018, 4:18 pm

GordonH wrote:I remember going to this very same building back in elementary school, that is a very long time ago.

Follow up, if memory serves me. There was high diving platform/or board, it was removed after serious accident (may even had been fatal).
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby southy » Mar 5th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Gord you have such wonderful memories :130:

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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Alice in Vernon » Mar 5th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Changing peoples behavior is one thing but, how about having some rules and, enforcing them. Other aquatic centers have rules covering these issues and seem to uphold the cleanliness of their facilities. I believe that may be the reason people drive to Kelowna to enjoy their aquatic facilities. Yes, our aquatic center is looking old and tired. Time to focus on upgrading.

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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Dizzy1 » Mar 6th, 2018, 5:37 pm

southy wrote:So Dizzy, I guess they could trash the rebuild/expansion and spend that money on hiring staff who will oversee, emphasis on see those showering and make sure no one is shaving their privates, or doing any other bodily type things to the floor. I think what the OP was getting at is this facility is old and tired and we know what old and tired looks like on humans, same thing with this facility.

Relax, I was simply asking a question trying to connect the need for an overhaul to people's behaviour :up:
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Dizzy1 » Mar 6th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Alice in Vernon wrote:Changing peoples behavior is one thing but, how about having some rules and, enforcing them. Other aquatic centers have rules covering these issues and seem to uphold the cleanliness of their facilities. I believe that may be the reason people drive to Kelowna to enjoy their aquatic facilities. Yes, our aquatic center is looking old and tired. Time to focus on upgrading.

I've been to the "new" pool once - but spent many, many, many winter weekends in the old pool.

Do they not have rules posted? We had hygiene rules back when I frequented the old pool. I remember we'd always get in trouble for hanging and swinging on the ropes in the showers. We'd get in trouble for not rinsing off before using the pool. Have the rules and enforcement been relaxed?

As far as enforcement goes - have you communicated your concerns to pool management and the City of Vernon and NORD?
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Alice in Vernon » Mar 7th, 2018, 10:58 am

Have you been in the ladies change room or shower? Recently? I would like to hear from some "ladies" who have.
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Re: Vernon Aquatic Center

Postby Dizzy1 » Mar 7th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Alice in Vernon wrote:Have you been in the ladies change room or shower? Recently?

I tried, but thats another one of those rules they enforce - darn :biggrin:

One of my favourite memories of the old pool was the old weight room that was downstairs, there was a window in the pool that you could look down into the weight room from - that was always cool.
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