P-POL Polyvalent Pools


This Rule is applicable Regulatory in pools containing glasses for practice and training of swimming and where they will be holding swimming competitions in basic levels.

This document has been produced with the purpose of normalizing regulatory aspects of any facility able to practice this sport, which took into account the current regulation of the Real Spanish Federation swimming (R.F.E.N.) and the Existing international Rules.

In construction projects or reform of multipurpose pools certified that should be included this requirement in memory and the solicitation techniques and their amount in the budget, but shall be prerequisite having obtained the approval to perform the receipt of the works. Likewise should be considered compliance and Autonomous Municipal concerning the pools of collective use affecting them.


Multipurpose vessels will be included in a pool complex, which is a Useful aquatic facilities for recreation, physical education and training or sporting competition of children, youth and adults.

Multipurpose vessels will be shown when the needs of sports competition do not require a few glasses of swimming exclusively.

Multipurpose vessels will be valid for training and competition swimming in basic levels, as well as for the training of water-polo in types whose depth permits (See the regulations of water-polo) and the
lifesaving and rescue. Can be equally valid for recreation of young people and adults preferably in the area of shallower.

All glass polyvalent must be separated from the remaining for a minimum distance of 5 m.

Multipurpose vessels along with their outer bands can be grouped with recreational vessels, the pits of jumps and its outer bands forming a single compound. Should be isolated from the splash glasses and teaching. See the Splash Regulations and education. Will be protected the scope of prevailing winds that upset users, as well as the proximity of Trees or deciduous plantations which can contaminate vessels. There are No shadows dropped on the glass or diminish that hide solar action.


Multipurpose vessels will have a rectangular shape. The surface of water is given by the dimensions that are in the following table and FiguresPPOL-1,PPOL-2,PPOL-3andPPOL-4, whose election will be based on the calculation of needs of the Area served by the pool.See the section of the rules of draft Pools.

P1 P2 P3 P4
Length (m) 25,00 25,00 50.00 50.00
Width (m) 12.50 16,50 16,50 21,00
Depth (m) 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20
Minimal (1) Maximum 2.00 2.00 2.20 2.20
No streets 6 8 6 / 8 8
Width streets (m) 2.00 2.00 2.50 / 2.00 2.50
Outer bands (m) 2 x 0.25 2 x 0.25 2x0,75 / 2 x 0.25 2 x 0.50
Use Training, local and regional Competitions baselines

(1) With the output platforms will be minimum depth 1,40 m far from the wall where they exit platforms to 6m.

The streets will have a minimum width 2,00 m and advisable of 2.50 m.

The minimum depth of this type of glasses will be 1,20 m, with the output platforms will be minimum depth 1,40 m / recommended 1.80 m, from the wall where they are extremely platforms until exit 6 m of the same (According To rules of the international federation of swimming depth should be a minimum of 1 m and on the walls ends with exit platforms will be 1.35 m from 1m to 6m of the wall)

The maximum depth is 2,20 m. The slope superficial not exceed 6% and will be as a minimum of 2%, in any of the lines that can rely on Him, develops its steepest line perpendicular or parallel to the walls of the glass fronts.

Multipurpose vessels are not suitable to develop in level competitions National Championships, Continental Championships, championships of the world OR Olympic Games.


The redesign of multipurpose vessels in its dimensions of finishing, shall be conducted in accordance with paragraph 3 swimming Regulatory Standard (the minimum depth of 1400 mm will have a tolerance for excess + 10 mm) and in accordance with figuresPPOL-1,PPOL-2,PPOL-3andPPOL-4.


To reduce or mitigate the effect of waves produced to swim, whose bouncy wave at the edges of the cup, disrupting the action of swimmers of the side streets, will be foreseen bands of water between the sidewalls and the last line float with a minimum width of 0.25 m.


To enable the movement of users around the glass, as well as to separate the water from other areas and gardens in outdoor pools, develop on a glass outer bands, beaches or platforms paved throughout its perimeter. The minimum widths of beaches OR platforms, steps from the edge of the water will be: 2.00 m in the lateral sides, 3,00 m at the end of the platforms for exits, and if there are 2,00 m on the other side. The width is recommended 3.50m. If there are other glasses in the environment as glasses of jumps, education, etc. the distance of separation of both will be at least 5 m.

Upon availability stands for spectators, the width shall be aligned to achieve a perfect visibility of glass from the stands, leaving the space of beaches or platforms of exclusive use for swimmers, judges, technical staff, etc.

The surface of the beaches or platforms will be horizontal, and will be awaiting at least 2% in direction perpendicular and opposite the glass towards channel of water harvesting perimetral, independent and removed from the glass.


Multipurpose vessels are composed by four walls OR vertical walls two to two parallel and forming a rectangle. The walls will be perfectly extreme parallel and will be With the direction of the race and with the water surface. The construction of the walls and merits of the glass will be solid lagging assured perfectly its stability, resistance and Uralelastotechnika.

Support for swimmers or rest during workouts and competitions, you must be a perimeter step at a depth under the water level not below 1.20 m its width will be understood from 0.10 m and 0.15 msee contains NAT – 8the swimming Regulatory Standard.


All glass polyvalent must have first - kerb at least three sides of their perimeter being the fourth the wall to exit platforms, if any, however it is preferable disponerlos around its perimeter.

The first will limit the maximum level of water, desaguará the film surface of impurities, will grip users and mark the role of breakwater.

The first kerb will type overflowing with Flumes drain on the beach paved. See figuresNAT 9ayNAT 9bthe swimming Regulatory Standard. In the walls of the extremes should allow the installation of touch plates to the mark of 0.30 m above the level of the water surface.

Part of the perimeter of the glass must be dedicated to access to the interior of the water. Can be done by stairs or vertical scales located in the corners of the lateral sides. Will be placed distance other not exceeding 20 m between them.

To enable accessibility inside the water and leave it to disabled, on its own or with the help, they will be lateral or direct staircases to access the glass with balustrades and hydraulic lifters or manuals on the beaches or platforms.

Vertical ladders or not sobresaldrán scales the general level of the walls, so to avoid potential clashes between users and which evolve into water. It is recommended that a ladder at least scope the background to enable access of personnel responsible for cleaning and maintenance.

All the metal elements stainless will or will be adequately protected against the action oxidant water.

Vertical ladders or have scales the dimensions that are shown in FigureNAT-10 a and bRegulatory standard swimming and they meet the standards: UNEEN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment. General safety requirements and methods
test UNE-EN 13451-2 ” and “ specific requirements of security and additional testing methods for scales, staircases and balustrades. ” Fulfilled the requirements of structural integrity and resistance to loads, skid resistance of the ladder will be such that will generate a minimum of twenty Angle to standard UNE-EN 13451 cited, as well as the requirements to prevent trapping so that the distance between the upper echelon and the wall shall not exceed 8 mm and in the remaining steps the distance between the step to the wall will be 0 – 8 mm OR in another case of 25 – 140 mm.


The height between the surface of the water OR the pavement of the beaches OR platforms and the nearest obstacle (underside of roof, hang beam, luminaire, through air conditioning in covered facilities) should be entirely free and have a minimum of 4 m. Upon availability stands for spectators, the height shall be aligned to achieve a perfect visibility of glass from the side.


The longitudinal axis of the glass in outdoor pools must match the direction N – S, with a variation between N-NE and N-NO.

The front wall used for swimming competitions should be located south.

The longitudinal axis of the glass in indoor pools must match the direction E-O, provided that is natural lighting and not zenith sidebar and diffuse.


The lining of the facings of glass will be a waterproof material that enables easy cleaning and non-slip characteristics, so that skid resistance is such that it obtains a minimum Angle: 24º (Class (C) in kerbs rebosaderos and ladders swimming pool, twelfth (Class To) in funds depth 1,40 m below; according to the test method described in the standard DIN 51097 which determines the non-slip properties for areas with bare feet.

The paving of the beaches should enable the movement of bare feet by its surface. The surface finish will rule dry and wet a character slip that prevents the slips, on the other hand surface roughness must be such that does not bother or injure the soles of the feet barefoot. Skid resistance of the pavement of the beaches OR platforms will be that you get an angle minimum of eighteenth (Class (B) according to the test method described in the standard DIN 51097 which determines the non-slip properties for areas with bare feet.

The pavement must have solved the superficial drains rainwater and / or splash of glass, insomuch that leads through a extraction independent of the glass first corresponding to the destination.


Usable water in a glass polyvalent will proceed general network of public supply, in case your provenance is of rivers, lakes, springs, underground streams, etc. is necessary to perform the relevant studies and analyses to ensure quality and health authorization for use.

Water from the glass will be a water with sanitary conditions admissible, for which mark at any time requirements in accordance with the legislation in force that is of application and will be the corresponding sanitary authorization.

To achieve and maintain the water of glass with the required quality system, there will be a leak debugging and perform a treatment of disinfection of water for removing microorganisms and prevent the growth of algae and bacteria.

The purification system will be done through water recirculating the glass, within the timeouts authorized and with the contribution of water new necessary to maintain the quality and the water level of the glass.

The water, during the regular use of the swimming pool, must be constantly to its peak and without appreciable or turbulence movements that may be caused by the water treatment equipment.

The water treatment equipment mark the safety requirements of standards UNE-EN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment.

General requirements of security and test methods UNE-EN 13451-3 ” and “ specific requirements of security and additional testing methods to pool accessories for the treatment of water ”.

The water temperature all glass polyvalent covered for training, recreation and competition must be between 24ºc and 26ºc ± 1ºc. We must say that can only be using conventional energy for water heating of pools where in a covered premises. In outdoor pools can only be used for heating the water of the pool, alternative energy sources such as solar, air thermal waters or the ground. See Rules of Thermal Installations in buildings Additional Technical Instruction ITE 10.2 Refurbishment of pools.

12 AIR

Ambient air of all indoor pool that includes a glass polyvalent, must be constantly at a temperature between 2ºc and 3ºc higher than the water in that glass, for technical reasons and physiological, with a maximum of 28ºc.

The relative humidity should be between 55% and 70% be advisable to use as a value of design 60%. The maintenance of the relative humidity of the environment within the limits listed can be achieved through a time bomb
heating, cooling, deshumedeciendo and warming the air at the same time.

In the ventilation system will be disposed of heat scrubber air expelled.

The use of conventional energy for these purposes should be restricted to supplement the heat required for the air ventilation and minimum transmission losses.

The use of Recuperators or heat pumps is mandatory for indoor pools greater capacity of 80 m3 or whose erodes surface water is over 50 m2.

See Rules Thermal facilities in buildings. Additional Technical Instruction ITE 10.2 Refurbishment of pools.


Artificial lighting is uniform and so that does not hinder the vision of swimmers, or in his case, viewers, judges and cronometradores and should not cause reflexes in the water. Mark the standard UNE-EN 12193 “ Illumination of sports facilities ” and get the following minimum levels of illumination:

MULTIPURPOSE POOLS (indoor and outdoor)
LEVEL OF COMPETICIÓN / USE Horizontal illuminance
And med (lux) Uniformity
And min / Emed
Local and regional competitions (1) 500 0.7
Coaching, use and recreational school 300 0.5

(1) Minimum value measured on exit platforms and turning extremes: 600 lux

The luminaires should not be placed on the vertical of the water, in exceptional case that are placed in this position must provide gateways for accessing the lights for conservation and maintenance.

For TV broadcasts of color and recording movies requires a vertical illuminance levels of at least 800 lux, however this value can increase with distance from the camera to the object. For more information should consult the mentioned law.


Every street will be signposted at the bottom of the glass through a line with its central axis parallel to the sidewalls of the cup, perpendicular to the front and walls with the following characteristics according to the swimming Regulatory Standard (see contains NAT – 8):

Width minimum 0.20 m
recommended 0.25 m ± 0.05
maximum 0.30 m
Long Glasses of 25 m 21 m
Glasses of 50 m 46 m
Ends 2 M ± 0.05 walls of glass front
with line perpendicular to 1.00 m ± 0.05 in length and the
same width
Color Contrasting with the dark of the bottom of the glass

Arrival lines are lines of marking of streets in the frontal walls, will outline in accordance with Regulatory Standard swimming, in the centre of each street and with its central axis vertical. Will be uninterrupted and outline on the walls on the front and touch panels. line will cover from the edge of the glass (upper limit of vertical wall) to the bottom (lower limit on its edge of encounter with the level of the bottom). In this line chart a crosshair (perpendicular line) from 0.50 m ± 0.05 long and set its axis to 0.30 m ± 0.05 under the erodes of water,see contains NAT – 8of the above the swimming Regulatory Standard.

It is recommended that marking lines have a width of 0.25 m and are navy blue overseas or on a white background cream or blue sky.


The floating lines, also called corcheras, physically frame separaciónentre streets, when the glass versatile to be used for swimming (See the section of the Regulatory Standard swimming) All the metal elements or stainless will be adequately protected against the action oxidant water. The plastic elements will be unchanged to weather conditions more adverse.

The floating lines will be the safety requirements of standards UNE-EN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment. General safety requirements and testing methods ” and “ 13451-5 UNE-EN Specific safety requirements and testing methods for additional lines of street ”.

Should, furthermore provide, in its case, the anchor and placement of floating lines for the delimitation of water-polo field.


The platforms or databases are output high elements on the general level of the beach from which carry out their exits swimmers, see figuresNAT-11a,11b,11cand11dthe swimming Regulatory Standard. There should be a removable exit platform for each street, all on the kerb of one of the front walls. The anchor of the platform to the beach should be such as to provide adequate docking rigidity and without leverage. Such anchoring will be covered with a lid that enrasará with the surface of a wall to avoid possible injury. All the metal elements or stainless will be protected against the action of water oxidant and will be unchanged to weather conditions more adverse. The dimensions and features can be found in the section of the aforementioned Regulatory Norm of Swimming.

Exit platforms will be the safety requirements of standards UNE-EN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment. General safety requirements and test methods UNE-EN 13451-4 ” and “ Specific requirements of security and additional testing methods to exit platforms ”.


In all those multipurpose vessels whose system kerb - first elected does not allow the existence of a strip of 0.30 m vertical front wall above the water, it will provide alternative installation of some touch panels for competition and training of swimming.

These panels allow above water the curfew swimmers in your arrival and the flip in their quest (seeSwimming Regulatory Standardand the figuresNAT-11a,11b,11candNAT-13this rule)

Touch panels or plaques will Drawing security requirements UNE-EN standards 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment.

General requirements deseguridad and test methods ” and “ 13451-6 UNE-EN specific requirements of security and test methods for additional SDRs plates. ”


There will be some lines of banners suspended over the glass with the purpose of indicate in swimming competitions departures that are cancelled by judges or the turnaround in evidence backs (See the section of the Regulatory Standard swimming)


- Regulations Real installations of the Spanish Federations swimming
- Regulations of facilities of the International Federation swimming
- Rules UNE-EN Pools equipment
- Rules lighting UNE-EN sports facilities