John Jay Swimming Pool

★★★★★

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Today I had a terrible experience at the pool. I know it's a totally free swimming pool but it is in my neighborhood and after all that's a good use of our tax money...\r
So I decided to go there to swim for the first time. \r
Of course I

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Today I had a terrible experience at the pool. I know it's a totally free swimming pool but it is in my neighborhood and after all that's a good use of our tax money...\r
So I decided to go there to swim for the first time. \r
Of course I

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got there about 1pm and there was actually a line to get in. wtf? I didn't know there would be lines to get into public pools so I was a little taken aback but the lady in front of me said this was normal and it was usually longer. Thankfully I did not wait that long, prob about 10-15mins before they let more people in a little at a time depending on when folks left.

So I finally got into the women's locker room and it's pretty raggedy but I didn't expect much. the thing I wasn't expecting was that you could not bring anything out to the pool; nothing electronic, no food, NOTHING, not even your shorts and tank you came there w/, bathing suits only though I did see some kids wearing white t shirts but I think they allowed it bc it was to protect them from the sun, definitely remember to bring a lock for the locker bc you will not be allowed in. The only things you could bring in were: a towel, bottled water, a book or magazine, sunglasses, and suntan/sun block. Also note there are no chairs or grass to lay your towel on, pretty much you're lying on the ground but whatever, it wasn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be.

The pool itself seemed ok to me though I only wanted to take a quick dip just to cool off from the sun so it was fine and I really liked that the pool had a second ledge around the whole pool where you could sit and be in the water w/out being submerged in.

All in all, it wasn't so bad, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't listen to music and pass out but I needed to catch up on summer reading anyway. One thing that suked though I can understand why, is that apparently they have 2 sessions to allow more people to have access to the pool and not have people lounge all day. The 1st is from 11-3 & 3-7. Next time, I would plan to get there earlier to get a good spot to lay my towel down, as it can get a bit cramped.

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got there about 1pm and there was actually a line to get in. wtf? I didn't know there would be lines to get into public pools so I was a little taken aback but the lady in front of me said this was normal and it was usually longer. Thankfully I did not wait that long, prob about 10-15mins before they let more people in a little at a time depending on when folks left.

So I finally got into the women's locker room and it's pretty raggedy but I didn't expect much. the thing I wasn't expecting was that you could not bring anything out to the pool; nothing electronic, no food, NOTHING, not even your shorts and tank you came there w/, bathing suits only though I did see some kids wearing white t shirts but I think they allowed it bc it was to protect them from the sun, definitely remember to bring a lock for the locker bc you will not be allowed in. The only things you could bring in were: a towel, bottled water, a book or magazine, sunglasses, and suntan/sun block. Also note there are no chairs or grass to lay your towel on, pretty much you're lying on the ground but whatever, it wasn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be.

The pool itself seemed ok to me though I only wanted to take a quick dip just to cool off from the sun so it was fine and I really liked that the pool had a second ledge around the whole pool where you could sit and be in the water w/out being submerged in.

All in all, it wasn't so bad, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't listen to music and pass out but I needed to catch up on summer reading anyway. One thing that suked though I can understand why, is that apparently they have 2 sessions to allow more people to have access to the pool and not have people lounge all day. The 1st is from 11-3 & 3-7. Next time, I would plan to get there earlier to get a good spot to lay my towel down, as it can get a bit cramped.

Pros: free, clean

Cons: no grass to lay on, may be a wait to get in

 

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