Tips and Tricks for Finding the Perfect Swimming Pool for Your Baby’S Swimming Lessons: A Quick and Easy Guide  

by Pool Builders on 11-15-2012 in Articles

You've read all about the benefits of swimming lessons for even the tiniest members of your household, you know that it's definitely something you want to try, and you're ready to take the plunge. So now what? How do you go about finding a pool that best fits your needs? Even the most established of swimming classes can often have pools that leave a lot to be desired. Your family's health is of utmost importance; especially when you consider the still undeveloped immune system of your infant.

While it may seem impossible to find a pool that you trust without having cleaned it yourself, there really are only a few things that you need to keep in mind and look for when searching for the perfect pool.

Ask Questions

You and your baby are going to spend a fair amount of time in and around the pool that you choose to take your classes at, so do not be afraid to ask questions. Feel free to ask how often they clean their pool, if pre-swim showers are mandatory and enforced, and what kind of cleaning procedure they use. If you don't feel completely confident and comfortable with the answers you receive, then it may be best to look elsewhere.


While you wouldn't want to soak your baby in chlorine every day, even their sensitive skin can withstand the chemical if it's kept at the proper levels. The chlorine levels in a pool should never be more than 0.5 to 0.6 percent. Feel free to ask what levels the pool uses, and then use your best judgment. If you are overwhelmed by the smell of chlorine upon entering the pool, it's likely that the levels are too high and could irritate baby's skin and even cause discomfort in her eyes and lungs.


An indoor pool is generally the best choice for swimming lessons, particularly if you are taking a very young infant. This way you are shielded from the harmful sun rays as well as adverse weather conditions. An indoor pool keeps both you and baby from becoming too hot or cold and allows you to focus your attention on swimming. Typically you do not want the pool's water temperature to be any cooler than 32 degrees Celsius. If baby begins to shiver during your lesson, it may be time to get out of the water and into something warm.

Finding the perfect pool is all about finding what makes you most comfortable. Chances are, if you are happy, then baby will be too.

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