Basseyny and Aquaparks of Ukraine for adults and children
Swimming pool is 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 baths 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 on the bottom, as well as on the ends of the bath, markings are made to make it easier for swimmers to swim without deviating from a straight course. Across the bath at a distance of 5 m from the start and end of the suspension are two cords with flags, they need swimmers on the back - to see the proximity of the wall and prepare for a 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. Before each path in the beginning and the end of the pool there are starting nightstands, from them jump into the water at the start of swimmers with crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. On the nightstands there are handles, for which swimmers are kept on their backs before the start. Children's pools can be of any shape and usually shallow.
Pools for the Olympic Games and World Championships According to FINA rules, the baths of such pools should be 50 meters (25 meters for "short water" competitions) in length and 25 meters in width, depth - not less than two meters. 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 separating garlands of floats 5-15 cm in diameter. 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 is at least 1500 lux.
In all swimming 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 shower towel, swimming trunks (a swimsuit is preferably closed), soap (shower gel), towel, washcloth. Preferred cream for face and body after a visit - the pool water dries the skin. Barefoot in swimming pool areas can not be walked.
If you plan to swim, plunging your head under the water, it is highly recommended to use special swimming goggles to protect the eyes from chlorine.
Either way, in larger or smaller quantities, but chlorine in water is present in all the pools - t. This is required by the effective standards of Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision. This is an indisputable fact, even if the employees of the pool tell you otherwise.
Another thing is that the amount of chlorine in the water can differ in different pools . When using ionization for water purification, the amount of chlorine can be significantly reduced.
One of the criteria for a "clean" pool is a weak or almost invisible smell of bleach. What people call "the smell of bleach" is the smell of chloramines formed when chlorine is bound to impurities. Chlorinated water does not create a smell.
Also there is little chlorine in pools with salt water. 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, therefore, in fact, there is practically no risk of getting infected with "something" in water. But in contact with benches, bumps, walls, floors there is some risk (in fact, as in public transport). That's why wearing slippers in the pool is a must.
It is not recommended to take valuable things to the pool. In some swimming pools they can be left at the reception desk, in some they have to be left in the locker for changing clothes.