ERIC Number: ED086668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Sport for All: Low-Cost Swimming Pools.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
This report is an outgrowth of discussions held by the Council for Cultural Cooperation (CCC) in Cologne, Germany from September 26-30, 1967 aimed at organizing a systematic exchange of information among European countries for the purpose of providing low-cost sport facilities. Part I deals with fundamental priorities, type, size, and site. The quality of water, installation specifications, and facility supervision are covered as minimum health requirements. The minimum safety requirements for the facilities are presented in relation to design, construction, staffing, lifesaving, and available first aid. Part II comprises three specific studies on outdoor, indoor, and combined pools. Some general aspects of the problem of providing low-cost outdoor swimming pools and specific cost reduction measures are highlighted in the first article from the Netherlands. The second article on indoor swimming pools presents a definition and breakdown of building costs, an analysis of trade branches, and six photographs showing low-cost indoor pools. The third article explains the uses of a combined pool and the general principles for planning and building one. The appendixes include a list of participants, the program outline for CCC, and the coefficients expressing the recommended ratio between the size of population and the water surface area of swimming pools. (BRB)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Operating Expenses, Physical Education Facilities, Recreational Facilities, Swimming Pools
Manhattan Publishing Company, 225 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012 ($6.00)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).