[Tagging] Amenity swimming_pool (was Amenity parking)

Ben Johnson tangararama at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 20:09:59 GMT 2012

JOSM uses "leisure" as the preset tag for swimming pools. It has a private swimming pool preset which creates: 


I use this combination for residential backyard pools, also pools in apartments, schools, hospitals, etc. and I think it's equally appropriate for tennis courts.

Note the wiki says some people prefer to use [access=no] instead of private. There's no hard rule.

There's also [access=customers] for business premises where access to the pool is a side-benefit of being a customer - like hotels, motels, resorts, clubs, etc... Also useful for car parking, and other customer facilities such as tennis courts.

For a public access pool (eg run by a local government authority, or even a private operator who's main business is the swimming pool) usually charge an entry fee and have opening hours, so i'd use [access=permissive] - likewise for tennis clubs with public access for a fee, with set operating hours.


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On 12/01/2012, at 6:28, John Sturdy <jcg.sturdy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been marking open-air swimming pools that I've spotted in back
> gardens etc, that are presumably private.  It struck me as odd to call
> them "amenities" as I take that to be something public.  Should I go
> back to them and mark them as "access=private" where they're clearly
> associated with houses?
> Likewise, I've marked tennis courts that are either in gardens or in
> school / college grounds; perhaps I should tag those "private" too,
> and just leave those attached to sports centres not indicating their
> access?
> __John
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