Busan’s pools: Sajik

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I am happy to be in a city with some good pools.  Well, I hope they are good pools.  Maybe one or two?

I am happy to be in a city with some good pools.  Well, I hope they are good pools.  Maybe one or two?

The 2002 Asiad Games pool complex is plenty big enough and includes two fifty metre pools that look like they could be fast.Well, fast if they were filled.  I think at full volume, this pool would be two metres deep.  It has been partially drained to 1.3 metres or so.  I was impressed that the water was clear; if it were designed to be two metres deep, the intake and return might be in the wrong places.  Most pools carry like 90% of their dirt on the surface.  Hair, flakes of skin, compounds released in sweat and more normally ends up in the surface layer.  Most pools have drains right at the surface to collect that water for filtering.  With the water level so low, I am not sure how it is filtered and kept clean.  Still, it smelled and looked clean and I enjoy 50 metre pools so I will return.  It is curious, though.



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