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    Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    This was a popular pool in the 80s
    Not so much any more.

    The smaller pool is contains small trout that when they get big enough are transferred to the big pool.

    Looks like the pump pad is still highly effective.










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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    Wow, I bet that was nice at one point. Do you know why it has been abandoned?
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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    Not exactly abandoned per se... It's a restaurant that serves the fish they are growing in their "pond"
    However I did ask the story and it was given to me quickly.
    This place was hopping back in the day until some pools opened up
    Near the hot springs on the other side of the river.
    People wanted warm water instead of cold so this pool place couldn't survive.
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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    Is that near the hot springs by Arenal? Or somewhere else?
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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    Would like to see a "before" picture.

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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    I can't remember the name of the town but I do remember it was near Paraiso.
    Went through Cartago to get there but I'm not sure which direction
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    Re: Visited a really great pool in Costa Rica today

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum.

    Looks like it was a neat pool place at one time, and it must be pretty deep. Could you see a lot of trout in the pool?
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