How Cold Are Olympic Swimming Pools?

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Our local swimming pool was so cold, I complained and was told it was the “official Olympic swimming pool temperature”, but she wouldn’t tell me what it was. What is it? It is way too cold!
Chris, Hazlemere

Answer

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Name: Rob, M25
Qualification: I have the National Pool Plant Operators certificate
Answer: There is a manual called the National Pool Plant Operators certificate which recommends that pools are heated between 22 and 28 degrees centigrade, depending on their use. A pool for swimming is 22, a fun pool for families is 25 and a toddlers’ pool 28. So an Olympic swimming pool will be 22 degrees.

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