Facts About Swimming Pools

by Pool Builders on 04-18-2011 in Articles

Swimming pools are the best way to relax during one of those morbidly hot days. They are also one of the best places for recreation on a lazy afternoon, whether inside it or beside it, they set a relaxing ambiance.

It is the facility for the sport considered as the most fun and "sweat less" sport: swimming. It can be a public facility or a privately owned one at home. They are not reserved only for those who can swim though; they have undergone modifications to have a deep and shallow end to accommodate both professionals and amateurs.

Categories

Pools are categorised into public and private. The public ones are open to the general public and are usually a part of a larger recreational facility. There are many types to accommodate a vast clientele. This often includes an indoor heated pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.

Hotels and massage parlours offer public pools for relaxation, either exclusively or as a package in their services. Public swimming pools are also used as training facilities for life guards, astronauts and for teaching, especially for Scuba diving. Hot tubs and spas are also considered as public, though they are specifically for therapy and relaxation.

Private pools are owned exclusively by an individual and in the home mostly. They are usually smaller than public pools. They can be permanently built-in, assembled above ground permanently or to be disassembled. They are commonly situated in homesteads. In this case, it is considered as a status symbol and very prestigious. This is because of the cost of putting up a swimming pool in the homestead, which is usually expensive. This has given birth to the now commonplace fad of pool parties mostly in residential areas. They are considered as a statement of class and wealth.

Care and Treatment

Because only a costume is worn during swimming, a lot of skin is exposed. This means that many users are exposed to a lot of risks inclusive of water-borne diseases. This has necessitated the need to prevent such infections from the users.

Some of the commonly used disinfectants are chlorine, bromine and mineral sanitizers. Filters are fitted in modern day pools to guard against physical sediments, bacteria, viruses, algae and insect larvae.

Since chemicals like chlorine dry the skin, alternatives have been sought to counter this. This includes using bio-filters with additional ultra-violet and carbon filters. For both cases however, adequate flow rate is necessary for best results.

With this, swimming pools are definitely the safest and most fun recreational facility without a sweat.

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