Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Craponial

So I don't think I've complained about the Colonial Pool and Spa yet. But I should have. To start I would just like to say that this is the only lap pool in town. So I options are pretty limited. It's like being stuck in an airport and having to buy a $10 Big Mac.
I'm just gonna spout off a quick list of the crappy things about the colonial: the carpeted "locker room" (who puts carpet in the locker room at pool?! Gonna get kinda wet), the fan that is trying to dry out the carpet, the two and a half foot shallow end, the vinyl pool liner, no lane lines on the new vinyl liner, pushing off of the vinyl liner, the smell of the vinyl liner, the way the temp. gets colder as you swim towards the deep end, only having three narrow lanes, the all day swimming lessons that take up two thirds of the pool, the crowded one third of the pool when there are swimming lessons, ladies coming into the mens locker room looking for their kids, and oh did I mention the $78 a month membership fee!, and then having to pay 50 cents for a fricken towel!
That last part is the real pisser. I would understand if this was a proper sports club. You know with exercise equipment, a weight room, racquetball and squash courts, a basketball court etc. But no, you get a crap treadmill, a bike and an erg tossed into the waiting room. It's such a joke.


Brian Burns said...

Seriously, dude. The craponial is an apt description. I pay the same price here for a club with two pools (indoor and outdoor) with 2-3 masters sessions/day. Plus a full weight room, phys. therapy, massage, and yoga. Plus, hot girls are included in the membership price!

Maybe they can build that Y soon in Bratt.

sarah said...

You forgot to mention the luxurious hot tub!!