QUOTE(Galli @ Oct 14 2009, 08:24 AM)
I am sorry BBear, this is only my opinion but, I cannot agree with you, the point at issue is not based on who's swimming but by the number of people with access to the swimming pool. If you peruse through some previous statements on this issue , you will hear that places that have been open to the public were crowded, therefore, in need of more cleaning and disinfecting and in need of maintenance etc…which I don’t think that the camp owner is spending extra money because of it, consider that if most of the people bathing is got on some suntan cream or someone with a weak bladder….., you are going to swim in that soup; I know that the same thing may happens with the camp resident too but at least it will not be so many…...
I wish to go back to your point that, if they pay the ticket… etc…, in my opinion the camp facilities are part of the rent that you pay while you live there and if you are not able to enjoy it, because of the crowd, you are not receiving the service that you paid for.
Other subject that was raised by another member of this forum is that with the access of outsiders there will be an increased number of cars clattering the area etc..
No, I shall never go, knowingly, to spend my winter months in places where the facilities are not reserved for RV campers only.
You're entitled to agree or disagree with whatever you wish, however, "the point at issue" I responded to was the original poster's first question of his post, "Should the swimming pool be open to the public or just to the people camping?"
. And, if a place is open to the public and they overcrowd the pool that bothers the campers, I would wonder if the camper is also upset if the overcrowding is also due to campers who bring visitors into use the pool as well.
I frequent a fairly large park in Ocean City, Maryland that has a waterpark that is included in the price of the camping site for campers, i.e., they don't have to pay extra like many other parks that offer the same, however, they are also open to the public. Yes, it's rather crowded during the summer, and yes there are some campers who complain of the crowds, however, the majority of campers don't complain because they know that the added revenue generated from the public is the main reason why they don't have to pay an extra fee to use the waterpark. They also have a pool in the park that is only for the camper's use and it's just as crowded during the summer with camper's only and "their guests".
To each his own, if you don't want to stay at a place that's open to the public, then don't. It doesn't bother me because I'm used to sharing facilities of parks with the public. A lot of the state parks I go to have shared use lake and pool areas and some even have "camper only" beaches. Doesn't make a difference to me if a private/commercial park would offer the same.