15. Asking about the Swimming Pool

1. Repeat

A: Is there a swimming pool in this hotel?

B: We don't have a full-sized swimming pool, but we do have individual swim stations.

A: What exactly does that mean?

B: Basically, a swim station is like a treadmill, except instead of running, you swim.

A: That sounds really neat. Is there an extra charge for these swim stations?

B: If you're a registered guest, you have free access to our swim stations.

A: Are the swim stations open 24 hours, like the rest of the gym?

B: To conserve electricity, the stations operate only from 7:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.

A: I'll go down there as soon as I can!

B: I don't think you'll be disappointed. People really seem to like the swim stations.


2. Repeat


A: Does this hotel have a pool?

B: I'm sorry, sir, we don't have one. However, in our gym, we do have swim stations.

A: I'm not sure I understand.

B: Think of a deep bathtub that you can swim in, but against a current.

A: Cool. What will they think of next? How much are they?

B: Sir, guests pay nothing to use the stations.

A: Excellent! Now what are the hours?

B: The gym is open 24/7, but the stations are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. only.

A: I'm going to change into my trunks right now!

B: I think you'll like the experience, sir. It's a great workout.


3. Repeat


A: Do you have a swimming pool in this hotel?

B: We don't have a pool, sir, but we do have swim stations in the gym.

A: I never heard of a swim station. Is that like a train or bus station?

B: It's just a deep bathtub with a current of water that you swim against.

A: Holy cow! I never heard of such a thing. How much do they cost?

B: As a guest, sir, you pay nothing.

A: This sounds better every second. Now, when can I use the stations?

B: If you want to swim, you can visit the gym any day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

A: Oh, boy! This is going to be great. I'm going to the gym right now!

B: I'm sure you'll enjoy your workout, sir. Everyone seems to like the swim stations.


4. Repeat


A: I think I've looked everywhere, but I haven't seen a swimming pool here.

B: This hotel has no full-size pool, but we do have swim stations in our gym.

A: Swim stations? Whoever heard of such a thing?

B: You swim in a swim station just like you run on a treadmill.

A: All that exercise in a little pool! Do I have to pay anything?

B: The swim stations are available to all guests for no charge.

A: Very good. Now can you tell me the hours of operation?

B: They're available anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week.

A: Wow! I can't wait to change into my trunks!

B: The swim stations are very popular, sir. I hope you don't find a line down there.


5. Repeat


A: I've been looking for a swimming pool, but I haven't found one yet.

B: We have no pool, sir, but we do have swim stations in our gym.

A: Swim stations? Could you be a little more explicit?

B: You know how you run on a treadmill but don't go anywhere? Well, it's the same thing.

A: Gee, that's a great idea. Now, how much do I have to pay?

B: The stations are absolutely free to guests, sir.

A: Great! Now, when can I go down there and use the stations?

B: The swim stations are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A: Boy, oh boy! I can't wait to change into my swim trunks.

B: Be warned, sir. At certain hours the swim stations are very crowded.


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