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Public swimming pools are an exciting destination during the summer. They allow clients that do not have access to a private pool to come out, interact with their community, and have a fun time, all under the watchful eye of a trained lifeguard. They often work closely with children's summer camps as well. Before you visit the local establishment, check out some of the following keyterms that you may be interested in knowing.

  • Bromine - This is a chemical compound that is often used in conjunction with chlorine to balance the chemicals in swimming pools. It is especially used in private spas, though it can be used for both indoor and outdoor structures. This chemical helps keep heated water cleaner than the chlorine alternative.
  • Competition Pool - Can also be referred to as Olympic size swimming pools. Unlike standard size ones, these pools are at least 50 meters in length, and 25 meters in width. They also come equipped with timing pads for swimmers to touch, and are set up with lane lines for lap swim. Even the shallow end must be 2 meters deep to accommodate swimmers. Can be both indoor and outdoor.
  • Saltwater Pool - These are pools that are filtered with salt, rather than heavy chemicals. Though they still require some chlorine to balance the water, they are much gentler on the skin, and the environment!
  • ORP - Also known as Oxidation Reduction Level. This is an important measurement, and influences the quality of the water, and the chemicals that are used in it.
  • WSI - This acronym is short for Water Safety Instructor. This is a course required for any swim instructor to gain his or her certification to work with kids. Most public pools hold lessons taught by these instructors, who often hold lifeguarding certifications as well.
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    YMCA of Greater Seattle
    1620 Perimeter Rd, Auburn, WA 98001
    The YMCA of greater Seattle offers Summer Camps, Summer Programs, Summer Sports, Summer Child Care, Afterschool Programs, and More!
    (253) 288-2232
    Eastside Community Pool
    3524 E L St, Tacoma, WA 98404
    (253) 591-2042
    Point Evans On The Narrows
    917 30th St Nw, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 858-7229
    Tangelwilde Pool
    414 Wildcat St Se, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 491-3907
    Marine Hills Recreation Association
    600 S 302nd St, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 839-4690
    Mt Rainer Pool
    22722 19th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98198
    (206) 824-4722
    Vashon Pool
    9526 Sw 204th St, Vashon, WA 98070
    (206) 463-3787
    Kent- Meridian Pool
    25316 101st Ave Se, Kent, WA 98030
    (253) 854-9287
    Discover Aquatics & Swim School
    110 Delphi Rd Nw, Olympia, WA 98502
    (360) 867-9283
    Evergreen Community Aquatics Center
    606 Sw 116th St, Seattle, WA 98146
    (206) 588-2297
    4515 36th Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98126
    (206) 935-6000
    5 Elements Fitness & Pilates
    7785 Sunset Hwy Ste 126, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (206) 919-7128
    Somerset Recreation Club Inc
    4445 Somerset Blvd Se, Bellevue, WA 98006
    (425) 747-5575
    1700 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
    (206) 322-6969
    Issaquah Pool
    50 Se Clark St, Issaquah, WA 98027
    (206) 296-4263

    People who live in the city and don't have the space for their own pool often head to public swimming pools to cool off in the summer. These facilities, which are open to everyone, can be located within fitness center complexes, schools, and parks. Some are indoors, while others are outdoors. Per regulations, public swimming pools must have a certain number of lifeguards on duty at all times. They must also adhere to water sanitization rules to keep everyone safe and healthy. Whether for swim training purposes or just to have some fun with the family, public pools can be valuable resources. They're cheap too. Most operate for a small fee or even free. It's a great way to beat the heat, and many pools have fun accessories and equipment like slides, spas, and wading pools. Sometimes swim instruction lessons are offered in the lap pools, while kids can splash around all they want in the low end. Public swimming pool entrances often post the rules of the pool, giving information on hours, fees, safety instructions, lessons, and local regulations. Lockers are usually available for those who want to stow their belongings, such as a change of clothes, shoes, and spending money. Some public swimming pools offer towel and beach gear rentals, such as goggles and rafts. Indoor and outdoor public swimming pools are often the site of CPR training courses for adults and teens, as well as children's lessons and lifeguard training. People looking for access to public pools can check their local newspaper for listings, or check with their community's recreation department for more information on schedules and rates.
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