Tuesday, June 15

Anticovid standards for private and community pools in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón


Stock photo of a community pool in Playa de San Juan.

Stock photo of a community pool in Playa de San Juan.
Jose Navarro

About to start summer, the heat has come to stay in the province of Alicante. The good weather makes many choose to put on their swimsuits and go to the nearest pool to take a dip. Therefore, Community pools, both private and public, prepare the last details for their opening and thus comply with the sanitary measures established.

Although we still have to live with the mask for a while, it will only be mandatory in the pools while passing through the common areas, so it will not be necessary during the bath and when in the rest area while keep a safe distance.

What does the regulation contemplate

Despite the high temperatures, there are many Community pools in the Valencian Community that are still closed. However, many of them are already preparing their start to the season.

For this, the Consellería de Salud Universal y Salud Pública de la Generalitat Valenciana has published, on June 3, 2021, the resolution establishing several references on the opening of community pools, beaches and spas in autonomy.

Capacity and access to facilities

The maximum capacity of the capacity of each pool will be a 75% with respect to the ordinary capacity of the installation and in no case should it exceed more than 50% in changing rooms and showers, Ordinary capacity is understood to be one user per 4 m² of water surface. To ensure the control of bathers, they will be enabled access systems that prevent the accumulation of people and that they comply with safety and health protection measures.

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Safety distance and mask

The rules of safety distance of at least 1.5 meters with other people who do not live together and, in addition, there should not be more than one user for every 4 m2. Also the use of the face mask It is still mandatory, but a series of exceptions are established in the resolution of the Ministry of Health. This is the case when bathing, whether in an indoor or outdoor pool; Y if you stay in the rest area, provided that the social distancing of one person is respected for every 2.25 meters of useful surface.

Hygiene and cleanliness

On the other hand, people or entities that own the facility will be responsible for establishing the necessary measures to guarantee the compliance with capacity and of the signaling, that must be visible in each of the accesses of the dependencies. Likewise, a periodic cleaning and disinfection of the facilities, As minimum, twice up to date. Likewise, it will also be carried out with all recreational or sports equipment used by users at the end of the day.

Free swimming hours in the municipal swimming pools

From May 31 it is possible to enjoy bathing in several of the municipal swimming pools from the city of Alicante. Thus, the Alicante Sports Department maintains the following free bath hours:

Outdoor pool at Monte Tossal “José Antonio Chicoy”. Capacity of 120 people.

  • Monday to Friday: From 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.; From 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. From 12:00 to 14:20; From 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. From 16:15 to 17:50; From 6:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.; From 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

  • Saturdays and Sundays: From 8:30 am to 10:30 am; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Florida Babel Pool “Luis Asensi”. Capacity of 54 people.

  • Monday to Friday: From 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. From 10:00 to 11:50 hours; From 12:20 to 14:20; From 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. From 16:15 to 17:45; From 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

  • Saturdays and Sundays: From 8:30 am to 10:30 am; From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On the contrary, Municipal swimming pools of Vía Parque and the roof of Monte Tossal remain closed from Sunday May 30 until further notice.


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