Pools that are arranged in a non family environment are called public pools. They serve such purposes as swimming, fitness, sports, diving, recreational activities, or instructional purposes for bathing. Very often large recreational complexes contain public pools areas. There may be not just one pool, but several like a heated chlorinated pool or a heated indoor or outdoor pool with salt water. Adults can bring their children to the shallower children's pool or a paddling pool for toddlers and infants. Also in the public pools area, there may be a sauna and one or many Jacuzzis.
There is a swimming pool area description. Outside swimming pools can come in various sizes and shapes, but indoor swimming pools are rectangular in shape of 25 meters or 50 meters long. Some swimming pools are very elaborate. They may be equipped with fountains, artificial waterfalls, splash pads, wave machines, island bars, different water depths, and bridges.
In every pool area there are lockers where people can leave their clothes and other things.
There is a dress code. The dress code and undress code is very strict especially at indoor pools. At the beach people are allowed to go topless and to wear shoes and shirts. In the swimming pool, this isn't acceptable. In bathing pools both men's and women's bathing costumes have be made of thick material. In order to jump, swimming suits have to be doubled up so that they don't tear when they make contact with the water.
In some public pools there are certain hours for naked swimming. Some of the public pools even require nudity. Today, in most pools the dress code is more modest. In some pools people are allowed to swim clothed if they have a second swimming suit which is used only for swimming and if he before entering the pool, is ready to take a shower in his second swim suit.
Let's talk about safety. Everything is made to provide safety in public pools. Lifeguard must carry out their duties very carefully whether the pool is open or closed. For the purposes of safety, public pools also have different systems of safety and security.
The safety of the users depends on the users themselves. They have to know how a certain pool works. It is really important for safety reasons. People with long hair must keep away from skimmers. Skimmers are the great holes in the wall of the pool that are totally or partially under the water. Public swimming pools can have between five and twenty skimmers. Also, you need to avoid main drains which are often the reason for causal drowning in swimming pools.
Public pools are inspected by the Department of environmental health to ensure that the pools are following the state's guidelines. Outdoor pools must pass a regular inspection before they are allowed to open. Also, pool waters are inspected to determine the chlorine and bacteria levels. If public pools don't operate with the compliance of the state's local rules and regulations, they will be closed.
The other important thing is the cleaning of the water. Bathing water has to free of all kinds of infections.