What is pool?

What Does pool Mean

Pool is a notion with several uses, whose meaning may vary according to the country. In several South American nations, pool is used as a synonym for swimming pool .

A pool, in this sense, is an artificial reservoir of water that is used for sports, decorative or leisure purposes. The usual thing is that people go to a pool to practice swimming or to cool off in the days of high temperatures. For example: "Manuel has a mansion with a barbecue and a pool" , "The police found a body in the pool of the club" , "When I was a boy, I spent whole afternoons in the pool of my grandfather's house . "
The sink, on the other hand, can be the sink that is in the bathroom or the sink installed in the kitchen of a house: “When you brush your teeth, remember to remove the toothpaste that remains on the sink” , “I think that the bathroom faucet loses: the sink woke up all wet " , " Please, do not continue taking dishes to the sink because I have no place to wash them " , " Leave the cutlery in the sink that we will wash later . "

The concept of a pool can also be used to name the blessers , a kind of container that is installed on the walls of a house and filled with holy water. Its purpose is to allow people to cross themselves whenever they want, usually when entering or leaving the house or before going to sleep. These sinks, therefore, are hung in the entrance of the house or bedroom.
Olympic pool
The olympic pool (also called olympic pool ) is used at world championships and the Olympics . Its length is 50 meters, since it is used in races that require that precise distance; on the other hand are the pools of 25 meters in length, used in other types of competitions. When touch panels are used, the distance between them must be 25 or 50 meters to qualify for FINA (International Swimming Federation) recognition.
Olympic pools are generally oversized to allow touch panels to be placed inside. According to the FINA specifications, the characteristics of this type of pool, in addition to its already mentioned length, must be the following:
* 25 meters wide;

* a minimum depth of 1 meter between the ends and the meter distance. Then, 1.35 meters between that point and 6 meters;

* 8 lanes used for swimming and 2 more, one at each lateral end, to reduce the swell caused by the collision of the water coming from the swimmers with the walls;

* the water temperature must be a minimum of 25 ° C and a maximum of 28 ° C. Throughout a competition, it must always remain constant;

* there cannot be a light intensity less than 1500 lux over the entire surface of the pool;

*Each lane must be a minimum of 2.5 meters wide, with the exception of the sides, which can be at least 20 centimeters long;

* There must be 9 floating lanes to divide the pool into 10 lanes, whose function is not only to keep swimmers separated but also to absorb the waves produced by their activity. At each end and during the first 5 meters, the color of the lanyards must be different from that of the rest of their length so that the swimmers are aware of being close to the turning or finishing wall . At 15 meters from each wall, as well as at 25, there must also be marks in other colors. The lanyards must be tightly stretched. Regarding its diameter, it should measure between 5 and 15 centimeters.

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