[Tagging] Swimming pools
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 19:55:29 UTC 2015
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> Am 19.12.2015 um 16:27 schrieb John Willis <johnw at mac.com>:
> Facilities (indoor or outdoor: covered=yes?)
covered=yes suggests the main reason is there is a pool with some roof but it really is about very different typology, some people even go to the open air facilities without even swimming (youngsters often pass the whole afternoon there to meet with their friends). The open air facilities typically offer also some kind of other pitch (e.g. soccer, volleyball), have lawns where people go to sunbathe, while the (simple, non-water park) public indoor pools are really mostly about swimming (the might be a sauna or a gym though). You do not go there just to hang around (typically).
> Some places have a kiddie pool in the corner, or a jacuzzi to relax the muscles after a long swim at a public lap pool. - but they do not make the facility a water park nor a bath house.
+1, both are quite common in Germany
> Leisure =swimming pool takes care of pool itself, and leisure=aquatic_centre takes care of the facility.
yes, I also like this proposal of yours
> Bath facility is covered by public_bath, but the visible/mappable pools are not defined. I think swimming pool is very wrong for these man made, yet not for swimming features.
+1, eg. the hammam (turkish baths)
In (some?) developing countries, public bathing (and showering) facilities are quite common (not for leisure but for hygiene), and they used to be common in Europe as well (in the past)
> Perhaps leisure=bathing_pool would be good - much better than natural=water.
> The subkey for amenity=public_bath (with combinations of hotel and spa for the building) attempts to define usage of the pools (foot soaker, etc) - but does not aid in directly mapping any outdoor bathing pools directly. There should be a key value for water features used for bathing.
> Also - bathing wiki page says to add bath:open_air=yes to a public swimming pool - this is totally wrong.
+1, no connection to swimming there
> If I show up to a public swimming pool with my body soap and shampoo caddy, scrub towel, modesty cloth, and razor - then get naked and start scrubbing myself sitting on the steps - I highly doubt that is acceptable behavior at the public swimming pool.
yes, but you can do it in the shower section
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