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kiwi surfer
July 16th, 2002, 02:40 AM
The community in which I live is planning a multi million dollar aquatic centre comprising among other pools 2 x 25 m pools but no 50m pool. I intend lobbying for a 50m pool but am I being selfish ? What are some compelling reasons for a 50m pool ? Thanks in advance.:confused:

emmett
July 16th, 2002, 08:32 AM
I can give you one compelling reason to consider sticking with the 2x25 design - water temp. If there are two separate water systems there is much greater liklihood that at least one will be kept at a temp conducive to training.

If there is only one tank and the facility relies on swim lessons, water exercise classes, lap swimmers, general recreation etc for a goodly portion of its cash-flow, you can bet there will be a groundswell of popular support for keeping the temp at 84 or higher.

jean sterling
July 16th, 2002, 11:42 AM
Emmett wrote

If there is only one tank and the facility relies on swim lessons, water exercise classes, lap swimmers, general recreation etc for a goodly portion of its cash-flow, you can bet there will be a groundswell of popular support for keeping the temp at 84 or higher.

I swim in a pool where "water aerobics rules", and it is definitely 84 or HIGHER. They actually turned the heat on in the pool on the first day of summer (note that I live in Florida), because we'd had a lot of rain and the water had actually dropped to a temperature that was just a tad refreshing. The pool aerators, which can cool the water down, are almost never run - well, maybe if the pool temperature gets up to 86 and the weather forecast is sunny and hot.

Philip Arcuni
July 16th, 2002, 03:58 PM
I really do have the best of all possible swimming worlds - -

We work out in a 50m x 25y pool. The coach announced today that the temperature will go down 2 degrees every day for the rest of the week, in order to prepare the (36) swimmers who will be in the Trans Tahoe this weekend.

So no 85 degree pool for us! uh-uh. Instead, on Friday the temp will be . . . (think) . . . 71!
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uh oh

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Guppigirl
July 16th, 2002, 05:46 PM
I agree with Phil! We do have it very good working out in a 50M X 25yard pool. Our team switches between short and long course workouts. Having this type of pool also gives the facility a lot of flexibility, allowing workouts to occur at the same time as water aerobics classes, etc. If your community chooses to build a 50M X 25yard pool, it could host a variety of swimming events (short course meets, long course meets, water polo tournaments) that could bring in money. Just a thought. Unforunately, our tiny locker facilities won't allow for that, so make sure if your community does build a big pool that they also build an adequate locker room!

-GG

P.S. I think that 79 degrees is the best water temperature to work out in.

kaelonj
July 17th, 2002, 12:59 PM
What your agency/governing board needs to identify is what is the purpose of this new swim facility. If you are looking at being a multi-use facility (rec. swim, lap swim, aqua exercise, lessons, waterpolo) then 2 pools are definitely better being able to have 2 different temps - 80 for the competitive people (swimmers and polo) and mid 80's for lessons, aqua exercise. On the other hand if they are looking at a competitive only programs, then one 50 meter pool would be better - long course swimming, international polo tank. Sometimes having 2 pools with varying water temp you still can't please everyone so you can imagine the challenges of only having one body of water with one temp. Good luck.