Swimming is one of the best cardio workouts a person can get. It uses almost all the muscles of the body and hence strengthens them. Nowadays it is common to see that a swimming pool is an essential part of an apartment complex. What used to be a luxury is now a necessity. In some cases, it is the factor that gets an apartment sold. The question is, how successful is a swimming pool in a community living space.
This blog will help you make full use of and maintain a swimming pool.
The pool must be supervised by a person dedicated for the job. He/she should be entirely responsible for cleaning the pool, its shower rooms and walkway, monitoring their proper use, scheduling timings during which residents can swim, maintaining safety gear like lifeguards, ensuring that children using the pool are accompanied by elders, and keeping the pool ready for an early morning swim.
BEFORE A SWIM
- 1. Take a shower – it is not just a personal choice but a responsibility, to protect yourself and your fellow swimmers.
- 2. Change to swimwear – it keeps you aligned with the movement of the water. Extra clothes flap about, make you heavier and defeat the purpose of a swim.
- 3. Drink at least 500ml of liquid, preferably water – staying hydrated gives you adequate energy.
AFTER A SWIM
Two things to remember after using the swimming pool.
- 1. Take a shower with warm water to remove the effect of chlorine on your hair and body.
- 2. Wash and dry out your swimwear.
AVOID USING THE SWIMMING POOL IF
- 1. You are sick or have diarrhea
- 2. You are allergic to chlorine
- 3. You have skin eruptions
- 4. You have had a super-full meal
- 5. You are on dizziness-causing medication
- 6. It is very sunny and the pool is not covered
CLEANING THE POOL
The swimming pool must be cleaned every week, and by cleaning we mean thoroughly by filtering, pumping and cycling the water, brushing the walls and floor and checking the pH level.
Apart from a weekly deep cleaning, the pool must be cleaned every day by skimming the surface of the water to remove floating debris, and running the pump to cycle water. If the pool has a steady use throughout the day, pumping should be done for at least 6 hours.