Pool Standards for University or School Pools

There are specific standards when it comes to building swimming pools for universities or schools. It is important to know what they are to make sure that you don’t violate any code. Make sure you think far ahead when planning and designing it. Take into consideration the safety and convenience of the students and how educational the lessons can be made with additional facilities or features.



The surface of the pool deck is one of the major aspects that need deep thinking and planning. Most decks get pretty slippery when wet. Swimmers often walk slow or in an awkward manner just to keep their balance and prevent slipping or, worse, falling. The skin can be quite raw when wet so injuries are more likely to be acquired. Decorative concrete pool deck resurfacing makes it possible to increase the slip-resistance of school pool decks without having to take out the entire deck and redo it. Getting professional concrete contractors to do the job would be your best bet.


In the past, lights are only installed above the water so that the students could see the water even during night swimming lessons, practices, or training. Technology has since taken over, making it possible to install lights under the water, regardless of depth, to make it easier for swimmers to see. Although there are those that install pen lights with 2 feet or more space between them, it is highly recommended to install tube lighting. It provides more light and covers every spot that needs illumination.


Swimming or diving lessons are offered in some schools. There are students who train to compete, too. The success of each one is highly dependent on how the lessons are given and how well the student understands it. The addition of a video viewer, speakers, and other facilities that enhance the learning process is highly recommended for school pools. Make sure that safety precautions are taken and that the equipment purchased by the staff are designed to work in wet and moist spaces.

Check with the local state government or the agency in charge of education to acquire a list of requirements, policies, and codes regarding the proper school pool size, design, depth, and more. Assuming a design now and then being told to revise later on will not only be an inconvenience, because the pool will need to be closed for some time, but also a huge expense that would hurt the school’s budget.

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