P-ENS Teaching Pools


This Rule is applicable Regulatory in pools containing glasses devoted to physical education and teaching of swimming, as well as the free games or monitored in water of children from 6 to 11 years.

This document has been produced with the purpose of normalizing regulatory aspects of any facility able to practice this activity.

In construction projects or reform of education pools should be considered compliance and Autonomous Municipal concerning the pools of collective use affecting them.


Educational 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.

Educational vessels will be preferably included in indoor pools, since its pedagogical requires a continuity of use throughout the year that is independent of the weather conditions.

All glass of education should be separated from the remaining for a minimum of 5 m away.

If educational vessels are not part of indoor pools but outdoor pools, constitute together with its outer bands and their accesses forced a perfectly isolated from other glasses.


Educational vessels will have a rectangular shape. The surface of water is given by the dimensions that are in the following table, whose election will be based on the calculation of needs of the Area served by the pool (See
section of the rules of draft Pools

. E2 E3 E4 E5
Length 12.50 12.50 16,50 16,50 20.00
Width 6.00 8,00 6.00 8,00 10.00
Depth minimum

See figuresPENS-1andPENS-2.

The maximum depth of this type of glasses will be 1.30 m and the slope superficial not exceed 6% and will be as a minimum of 2%, in any of the straight lines that can rely on him, develops its steepest line perpendicular or parallel to the walls of the glass fronts.


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 width of beaches OR platforms, measured from the edge of the water will be láminade of 2.50 m.

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.


Educational vessels are composed by four walls OR vertical walls two to two parallel and forming a rectangle. The construction of the walls and merits of the glass will be solid lagging assured perfectly its stability, resistance and Uralelastotechnika.


All glass of teaching must have first - kerb throughout its perimeter. The first 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 Figure PENS-3.

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.

To enable accessibility inside the water and leave it disabled people on their own or with the help, they will be lateral or direct staircases to access the glass with balustrades and hydraulic lifters or manuals in the
beaches or platforms. The front stairs access to glass, in its case, will occupy part or all of the side.See Figure PENS-4.

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 perform the following rules: UNE-EN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment. General safety requirements and testing methods ” and “ 13451-2 UNE-EN Specific safety requirements and testing methods for additional scales, staircases and balustrades. ” In accordance with the standard UNE-EN 13451- 2 cited, ladders scales vertical or meeting 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, 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 step and wall will be 0 – 8 mm Or 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 3.50m.


The lining of the facings of glass will be a waterproof material that enables easy cleaning and non-slip characteristics.

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 pool and ladders and eighteenth (Class (B) in funds deep below 0.80 m and twelfth (Class To) in depth funds exceeding 0.80 m and bottom to 1.30 m; 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 of teaching 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 maximum level.

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 of teaching must be filled 25ºc ± 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 Thermal facilities in buildings. Additional Technical Instruction ITE 10.2 Refurbishment of pools.


Ambient air of all indoor pool that includes a glass of education, 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 by means of a heat pump, 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 teachers and pupils 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:

(indoor and outdoor)
COMPETICIÓN LEVEL Horizontal illuminance
And med (lux) Uniformity
And min / Emed
Education, school and recreational use 300 0.5

The luminaires should not be placed on the vertical of the water.