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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

be abit clostraphobic if the roof was only a foot above the water
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To allow the screams and shouts of kids to really echo around the room maybe ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mocev wrote:
...blah blah blah.....

Better start swimming with a hard-hat on....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
To allow the screams and shouts of kids to really echo around the room maybe ?



"In the pool, everyone can hear you scream"

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To give swimmers a couple of seconds warning of ceiling collapse?

Useful in Wakefield area, as the council don't maintain their pools. And will leave unsafe pools open until elections are done with! At least that's what they did at Sun Lane Pool. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's complicated.

And all to do with standards intended to keep us all safe.

But how did those Victorians know all this stuff. They didn't have BS this and that or EN's.

Would they have let us swim in the resses in their day?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Young Bill wrote:
To give swimmers a couple of seconds warning of ceiling collapse?

Useful in Wakefield area, as the council don't maintain their pools. And will leave unsafe pools open until elections are done with! At least that's what they did at Sun Lane Pool. Twisted Evil


I had this in Kendall ( Lakeland Leisure Centre? )

several large pieces of roof fell into the pool - the lifeguards then asked my if I could dive donw and get them from off the bottom.....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dr dre wrote:
Young Bill wrote:
To give swimmers a couple of seconds warning of ceiling collapse?

Useful in Wakefield area, as the council don't maintain their pools. And will leave unsafe pools open until elections are done with! At least that's what they did at Sun Lane Pool. Twisted Evil


I had this in Kendall ( Lakeland Leisure Centre? )

several large pieces of roof fell into the pool - the lifeguards then asked my if I could dive donw and get them from off the bottom.....

A fiver a piece - you're minted.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Water Polo can be played in it??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you build a pool, who knows when you might want to add a 10m diving board...?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To accommodate all those people with windmill-like recovery in the crawl.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Young Bill wrote:
To give swimmers a couple of seconds warning of ceiling collapse?


They closed Golden Lane pool in the City of London straightaway, it appears.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm... Isn't it because of the area of the pool?

When do you see rooms the size of swimming pools that don't have high ceilings? The only thing I can think of is open plan offices and they generally have columns distributed through them to support the low flat ceiling.

Without columns you need a vaulted ceiling, which is going to reach a fair old height in the middle. This may be less true now, but it was certainly true when the Victorians were constructing.

So, it's not to do with the pool per se, but the demands of constructing such a large open space with a roof.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ell wrote:
So Water Polo can be played in it??


nope, or they wouldbn't have a shallow end.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markie r wrote:
ell wrote:
So Water Polo can be played in it??


nope, or they wouldbn't have a shallow end.


I liked the diving board reason. The danger of people stuck in headfirst in the ceiling is obv. a big H&S concern!

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