definition of pool

A pool or swimming pool is an aquatic space artificially created by man to recreate natural aquatic environments but to do so in the best conditions, in order to ensure comfort, safety and health for those who attend. Pools can be built in many different ways, in different shapes and sizes, and can also be built for different purposes.

Pools are one of the most interesting elements for man in terms of recreation and fun. They are surfaces built on holes that are made in the ground and that are filled with water (after being covered with the appropriate material). When it comes to swimming pools built for sports, we must then speak of swimming pools, generally quadrangular or square, which are properly signposted and divided into lifts to avoid collisions or possible accidents among those who swim. In this sense, the largest pool size is the one with any Olympic pool, which reaches 50 meters in length.

However, pools can also be built for mere recreational purposes, in which case we must talk about pools of various shapes and sizes: quadrangular, square, round, oval, irregular shapes, etc. In most cases, these pools do not have signage, since they are only designed to allow people to cool off and play without space limits. Recreational pools are characteristic of hotels and large tourist complexes. Many of them (especially those with the highest level) have eccentric pools that occupy huge spaces, are completely irregular in shape and are also surrounded by parks, palm trees and other equally artificial elements. Finally, many of them also connect with jacuzzis, children’s pools, waterfalls and other water attractions.

For a pool to be properly enabled, the water must contain the appropriate proportion of chlorine (an ingredient that serves to keep the water clear and free of bacteria), as well as periodically cleaning and renewing all the water. It is also important that the material with which it is made is soft and not extremely rough to avoid causing injuries to people’s skin.