Swimming pools and water parks of Ukraine for adults and children
A swimming pool is a hydrotechnical facility designed for practicing water sports such as swimming, diving, underwater sports, water polo, scuba rugby, synchronized swimming and others.
The usual bath size in a swimming pool is 25 or 50 meters. The number of tracks is usually from 5 to 10. In the center of each track at the bottom, as well as at the ends of the bath, markings are made to make it easier for swimmers to swim without deviating from a straight course. Two cords with flags are hung across the bath at a distance of 5 m from the beginning and end, swimmers need them on their backs - to see the proximity of the wall and get ready for the turn. At a distance of 15 m from the start, a cord is suspended across the pool, which falls on the water during a false start and stops the participants. In front of each track at the beginning and at the end of the pool, the starting tables are located, swimmers jump into the water from them at the start when they crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. On the bedside tables there are handles that hold the swimmers on their backs before the start. Children's pools can be of any shape and usually shallow.
Swimming pools for the Olympic Games and World Championships According to the FINA rules, the baths of such pools should be 50 meters (25 meters for short-distance competitions) 25 meters wide, at least two meters deep. The width of the bath is divided into eight tracks of 2.5 meters, and before the first and after the eighth tracks - another 2.5-meter lane. All these 10 lanes are separated from each other by nine separating garlands of floats with a diameter of 5-15 cm. The first and last 5 meters of each of them consist of red floats. The rest of the space is filled with green floats for 1 and 8 tracks, blue for 2, 3, 6 and 7 tracks and yellow for 4 and 5 tracks. The water temperature should be 25-29 ° C, and the illumination throughout the bath should be at least 1500 lux.
In all pools, visitors will need to provide a medical certificate with the permission of a doctor (dermatologist or general practitioner) to visit the pool. In some pools there is a doctor who is authorized to issue such certificates.
In the pool, as a rule, you need: swimming cap, slippers, shower towel, swimming trunks (swimsuit - preferably closed), soap (shower gel), towel, washcloth. Desirable cream for the face and body after a visit - the pool water dries the skin. Barefoot in the premises of swimming pools can not walk.
If you plan to swim, submerging your head under water, it is highly recommended to use special swimming goggles to protect your eyes from chlorine.
Anyway, in larger or smaller quantities, but bleach in water is present in all pools - because this is required by the current standards of Sanepidnadzor. This is an indisputable fact, even if pool staff tell you otherwise.
Another thing is that the amount of chlorine in the water can vary in different pools . When using ionization for water treatment, the amount of chlorine can be noticeably reduced.
One of the criteria for a “clean” pool is the faint or almost imperceptible smell of bleach. What is popularly called “the smell of chlorine” is the smell of chloramines, which are formed when chlorine is bound to contaminants. By itself, chlorinated water does not create odor.
There is also little chlorine in salt water pools. In general, the chlorine content in the pool water is lower than in ordinary tap water.
Chlorine in the swimming pool is used for disinfection, so the risk of being infected with “something” is practically absent in the water itself. But in contact with the benches, sides, walls, floors, there is some risk (actually, as in public transport). That is why wearing slippers in the pool is a must.
It is not recommended to take valuable items to the pool. In some swimming pools, you can leave them at the reception, in some will have to leave in the locker for changing clothes.