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Offline jerseysteve

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swimming pool at the mall
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:05:15 AM »
Hello all,
My name is steve and I come from Jersey channel lslands,
Can anyone tell me when the pool in the mall will be reopened,
Are there any other pools you can go swimming in the morning,
Thanks Jerseysteve
 

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Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 10:15:23 AM »
Welcome Jerseysteve.

I didn't know that the Mall pool was closed. In any case, I was put off going there a few years ago when an expat. on another community forum invited others to join him in entertaining children from an orphanage in that pool. It seemed to be rather an odd suggestion. Another wrote on the same forum about men lurking in the toilets there.

Much better, especially for families are:

1.http://koratcountryclub.com/Gallery.html

2.http://www.koratresorthotel.com/en/about.php

3.http://www.simathani.com/
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 11:23:18 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Steve! Enjoy! :)
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 

Offline Al

Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 01:35:42 PM »
I swim at the outdoor pool at the army base.  While I am not an early riser when it comes to swimming, it does seem to have pretty extensive hours.  It is a 50 meter pool and unless I swim about four pm or so, I never even share a lane.  I pay 50 baht per swim, and they do have an annual fee option, which lowers the per swim fee price to 20 baht, but after running the numbers that does not work for me.

There is also an nice outdoor pool at that extensive sports complex (where they had the SEA Games a few years back) next to the highway, although I think it is only open for evening swims.  It has both a 50 meter and a 25 meter pool.  It is also virtually empty of swimmers.  Pricing, if I recall, is pretty close to that of the army pool.  I have also been told that it is a good area for bike riding and by riding from there to the university and back one can capture 30 miles or so.

I will admit to not swimming a great deal during this recent cold blast.  But temps are again on the rise (I am the eternal optimist) and I will soon strap on my Speedos and goggles and head for the pool.

P.S.  There is no requirement to wear a swim cap at the army pool.
 

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Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 03:37:08 PM »
Thanks for the replies,
Steve.
 

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Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 04:14:45 PM »
Hi Al,
Would it be possible to let me now where the pools are on the army base
and which entrance
Thanks Steve.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 05:29:13 PM »
Hi jerseysteve welcome.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Al

Re: swimming pool at the mall
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 05:29:15 AM »
Steve, I am terrible at providing directions while in this part of the world but will give it a try.

There are at least five gates that I know of to enter the army base.  I think the main gates that you would probably find most convenient are two from the Korat city side, or one off of Highway 2 which gains you access to a totally different part of the base.   Either of the Korat city access gates can get you a fairly easy route to the pool - it just depends on which one is most convenient.  If you find that the Highway 2 gate works best, you are going to need to ask for directions to the golf course at the gate - providing directions from that gate is beyond my expertise.

Once you enter the base find your way to the golf course parking lot, and take the road that is perpendicular to the road that goes right by the golf course parking lot.  This is the swimming pool access road and it intersects virtually directly across from that parking lot.  It will be a one way road (in the direction that you want to travel) and the swimming pool will be just up the road on your left.

One gate is located adjacent to the lake and running and walking trail that circles it - the lake will be on your right.  Once you enter this gate you will find yourself on a road that takes you directly past the PX.  You will want to make a left hand turn prior to passing the PX.  It will be fairly easy to see because just prior to your turn the road will expand into two lanes - if you stay in the right lane you will go straight past the PX and if you stay in the left lane you will be forced to turn onto the road that goes past the golf course parking lot - so stay in the left lane.

As is often the case, you will need to look carefully to see the golf course parking lot on the left - it is not very visible from the road.  If I recall, once you make that left hand turn, it is the first or second entrance on the left.

As far as access to the base, I have a pass but it has never been checked.  I believe that the golf course is open to all and I find that a big smile and a salute from me as I go through the entrance makes entry very easy.  Of course if you are stopped, let them know you where you are going and you should have no problem.  They do understand golf.

Enjoy your swim and let us know what you think!
 

 



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