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Municipal pools increase water temperature and open saunas


As of April 16, Berlin's municipal pool operators will again raise the water temperature in some swimming pools to 28 degrees.

Most of the sports swimming pools, where the temperature generally remains two degrees cooler, will remain exempt, the state-owned company Berliner Bäderbetriebe announced on Wednesday. In three leisure-oriented facilities - the wave pool at Spreewaldplatz with the exception of the sports pool, the Stadtbad Schöneberg and the Stadtbad Lankwitz - the water will be warmer from April 16.

Temperature reductions to save energy

At other locations, only the non-swimmer pools will be two degrees warmer, including at the Seestraße combination pool, the Schwimmhalle Ernst-Thälmann-Park or the Schwimmhalle Fischerinsel. Last year, the Bäderbetriebe had lowered the temperature in the pools to 26 degrees Celsius to save energy and costs in the wake of the war in Ukraine. According to a spokeswoman, the air temperature in the pools must always be two degrees warmer than the water, otherwise condensation collects on the ceiling and drips down.

Four saunas resume operations

Between April 17 and 24, the saunas at Stadtbad Neukölln and Stadtbad Wilmersdorf as well as the swimming pools at Ernst-Thälmann-Park and Helene-Weigel-Platz will also reopen.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 13 April 2023
Last updated: 13 April 2023

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