Pools and Water Parks of Ukraine for adults and children
Swimming pool - a hydraulic structure designed for water sports, such as swimming, diving, underwater sports, water polo, underwater rugby, synchronized swimming and others.
The usual size of bathtubs in a swimming pool is 25 or 50 meters. The number of lanes is usually from 5 to 10. In the center of each lane at the bottom, as well as at the ends of the bath, markings are made to make it easier for swimmers to swim without deviations from the straight course. Two cords with flags are suspended across the bathtub at a distance of 5 m from the beginning and the end; swimmers need them on the back to see the proximity of the wall and prepare for the turn. At a distance of 15 m from the start, a cord is suspended across the pool, which falls onto the water during a false start and stops the participants. Before each lane, at the beginning and end of the pool, there are starting tables, from which swimmers jump into the water at the start with a crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. On the bedside tables there are handles for which swimmers hold on their backs before starting. Children's pools can be of any shape and are usually shallow.
Pools for the Olympic Games and World Championships According to the FINA rules, bathtubs of such pools should be 50 meters (25 meters for short-water competitions) long and 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 track - another 2.5-meter strip. All these 10 strips are separated from each other by nine dividing 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 1,500 lux.
In all pools, for visiting you will need to provide a medical certificate with the permission of a doctor (dermatologist or therapist) 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: a swimming cap, slippers, a towel for a shower, swimming trunks (a swimsuit - preferably closed), soap (shower gel), a towel, a washcloth. A cream for face and body after a visit is desirable - the pool water dries the skin. Barefoot in the premises of swimming pools is forbidden.
If you plan to swim by dipping your head under water, it is highly recommended to use special swimming goggles to protect your eyes from chlorine.
One way or another, in larger or smaller quantities, but chlorine in water is present in all pools - because This is required by the current Sanitary Inspection standards. This is an indisputable fact, even if the pool staff tell you otherwise.
Another thing is that the amount of chlorine in the water may vary in different pools . When using ionization to purify water, the amount of chlorine can be markedly reduced.
One of the criteria for a “clean” pool is a faint or almost imperceptible smell of bleach. What is popularly called the "smell of bleach" is the smell of chloramines, which are formed when chlorine binds to impurities. Chlorinated water alone does not create a smell.
There is also little chlorine in saltwater 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 there is practically no risk of contracting something in the water. But when in contact with shops, sides, walls, floors, there is some risk (in fact, as in public transport). This is why wearing slippers in the pool is a must.
It is not recommended to take valuables to the pool. In some swimming pools, you can leave them at the administrator, in some you will have to leave them in the locker for changing clothes.