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“Dirty and unhygienic”

Romsey Rapids Sports Complex
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Romsey
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Owner description: Romsey Rapids swimming pool is fun for all the family. With a toddler pirate ship, rapids, flume and more.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I visit Romsey Rapids with my husband and 2 children every year and this year is the worst experience I have had. There was mould around the outside of the pool which went all the way around the rapid section, the changings rooms were absolutely filthy. My daughter and I went in the same cubicle to get changed before and after 10 minutes of swimming (which is all I could stand because of the dirty pool) and there was a costa coffee cup on the shelf/seat. The cleaning staff were just walking around talking. The showers have mould on the tiles and the floor was absolutely disgusting. I will not visit again. Very disappointed.

6  Thank Raq434
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Took my kid to rapids last week. Everything was fine. Just the changing room. The floor was dirty. The staffs are standing there chatting and in the way instead of cleaning. The shower was near the pool so the shower water and foam was running into the pool.

3  Thank chungy168
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We revisited today after not having been in around 10 years when I was a child; whilst the facilities were much the same and now dated, the service and overall cleanliness left much to be desired. First impressions of reception were good and the staff there were helpful and polite but as soon as you entered the changing rooms things went downhill. The floor was wet, covered in hair and grease. The showers were equally grim with rubbish around the area. The pools and rapids were fun and the foster child i took had a great time. My one negative about poolside were the fact that one male lifeguard hardly watch the pool no matter what position he was in, spending most of his time fiddling with the rubbish on windowsills, looking at his rota and generally doing anything than watch the bathers. Overall my experience was dampened by the cleanliness and lifeguards and so wouldn't recommend.

2  Thank L5mith
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Kids live Romsey rapids such a fun water park with so much to do keeps them entertained for hours.
Great value for money.

1  Thank Miss J
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The rapids are a very nice place to go and swim for a bit of fun. Are on the cool side for very small children. Changing rooms are a bit shabby and the floor is often very slippery in my experience...be careful...but they do have a couple of larger changing rooms for younger children/babies if you do decide to take them here. (earlier comment considered). The aqua fit classes lead by Sarah are wonderful, she is very cheery and encouraging. Would recommend them to anyone. Other than that, if there for family fun do look out for the huge bucket of water that gets tipped out from time to time...quite a lot of water, but there is a good alarm that warns you it is about to tip out so it can be avoided. Great fun if you like that kind of thing.

Thank GelflingEngland
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