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Old 01-23-2018, 12:26 PM
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Default Fountain Hills disc golf course- lakes

This is the beautiful course where the PDGA Memorial is held in AZ. I'm wondering if anyone on this board plays there regularly.

What I'm more wondering is if anyone ever goes out in those lakes retrieving discs. There have to be hundreds (if not thousands) thrown in there.

Is going out in the lakes even allowed? Lots of diabolical water carries out there. I figure you could find 100 discs in that water in a couple hours.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:57 PM
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Unless it is strictly disallowed and enforced, Im sure someone goes in. Theres always someone willing to pond dive on holes where that many discs are thrown in the water.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:06 PM
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This is the beautiful course where the PDGA Memorial is held in AZ. I'm wondering if anyone on this board plays there regularly.

What I'm more wondering is if anyone ever goes out in those lakes retrieving discs. There have to be hundreds (if not thousands) thrown in there.

Is going out in the lakes even allowed? Lots of diabolical water carries out there. I figure you could find 100 discs in that water in a couple hours.
the water at Fountain Hills is treated sewage
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:13 PM
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the water at Fountain Hills is treated sewage
So it's fine then.

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Old 01-23-2018, 01:14 PM
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the water at Fountain Hills is treated sewage
That right there makes me wonder how in the world they get away with having that giant fountain in the middle. I have to believe with a strong breeze the mist from that could be considered a health hazard to people in the park. "Treated" is a bit of a vague term to me and a lot of the reviews state that the water is rather smelly so that leaves me to wonder what the parks definition of "treated" means lol.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:27 PM
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the water at Fountain Hills is treated sewage
That's not as bad as some of the untreated sewage that trolls this site.

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Better question. If you know a pond is treated sewage, do you go in there to retrieve discs?

If someone gave you back a disc that was pulled from a pond of treated sewage, would you keep it?
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:51 PM
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The fountain could serve as an aerator which helps the bacteria in a treatment plant do their job. But if the water is already treated then I guess that's not the case. Water released from the plant is supposed to be safe. In any case, I wouldn't be disc diving in it. I just couldn't get past the thought of it.
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It's what we in Florida call "reclaim water". You can use it to water your grass, but don't drink or shower in it. (Even though it's probably safe).
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It's what we in Florida call "reclaim water". You can use it to water your grass, but don't drink or shower in it. (Even though it's probably safe).
It's called the same here. The course at Vista Del Camino has the same reclaimed water, and discs end up at Spinners. I think they also end up there from Fountain eventually.
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