[Tagging] Swimming pool facilities

Selfish Seahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 16:20:44 UTC 2017

Hi everyone

The current situation of how public outdoor and indoor swimming pool
facilities are tagged is not ideal. There is no dedicated tag, so they
are all tagged differently: e.g. as water parks, sports centres,
swimming pools, recreation grounds or parks. However, these tags all
define something else: Water parks are amusement parks, not meant for
swimming as a sport; sports centres are facilities 'where a range of
sports take place' (this tag is especially inappropriate for smaller
outdoor swimming pool facilities); swimming pool should only be used
for the pool itself (water area); and recreation grounds and parks
have nothing to do with swimming. Some images for comparision:

* Outdoor swimming pool facility:
* Indoor swimming pool facility:
* Sports centre:
* Water park https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lido_de_Jesolo,_Aqualandia,_panorama_-_panoramio.jpg

The lack of a dedicated tag and the different tagging prevents
searching for nearby swimming pool facilities. Furthermore, it is not
possible to distinguish between indoor and outdoor swimming pool

It might make sense to create a new tag leisure=swimming_facility with
a sub-tag swimming_facility=outdoor/indoor. What are your opinions?

Kind regards


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