When I was still pregnant, I knew: the son will swim from birth, and also that there will be no swimming pools in the district and problems in them.
How I was wrong
As it turned out later, already after the search, there are also enough political moms in our area, and in some pools there is a preliminary registration for a subscription. But this is also not so strange. It turns out that the problem is to choose a pool. Here are some pools for infants offer our city:
These are small baths in which the child and the adult are supposed to be bathing (instructor, mothers, etc.). It is believed that the child is so much calmer – there is someone to hang out and rest on. Well, my mother, of course, mini aqua aerobics. This is a plus. But for me personally, such a pool was not considered in principle only because of a lesser degree of hygiene in comparison with the ones described below.
Baby and only baby
Individual baths for 1 child per session.
And here already these pools are divided by the type of treatment, which played a role in the hiring of the pool.
I’ll start with the simplest ones that don’t have any cleaning. Bleaching powder is not used during baby swimming (as a rule) and therefore in such establishments water is changed daily, pouring out just from the tap.
It is worth 1 lesson about 80 rubles. While many parents at home almost for half a year boil water for an infant, adding potassium permanganate to it.
Water and filter
Other children’s pools are cleaned with a filter: the water chases in a circle from the pool to the tank, and from it, cleaned, back to the pool. It turns out that only mechanical cleaning takes place. The cost of a subscription for 1 lesson is about 250 rubles.
Water and ozone
A very common method of purification is zoning combined with filtration. These pools tell us that they are the most modern and safe for kids.
At one of the sites of such a pool, it is so promised that this ozone kills everything except the person. Of course, I exaggerate. They mean harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The cost of one lesson from 250 to 500 rubles.
We went to swim in the pool (before that fit in the home bath) at 6 months. When choosing, I was looking for the most reliable clean and safe.
It seemed to me that the price determines the quality. But I forgot that there is still a human factor. In the very first pool, we paid 800 rubles (instructor included) per lesson. It was assumed that cleaning with ozone occurs continuously, before, and after, and during the session.
But at one point, I accidentally found out that everything is wrong and the girl administrator (electricity, probably saving) includes this very mega cleaning plant occasionally. The question is: what for then pay more than 10 thousand a month? I was not there anymore.
Now we visit the pool easier, and, by the way, the son likes it much more. It is cleaned all the same, with ozone, only parents have the opportunity at any time to go to the boiler room (as they call the special room) and check whether everything is included)))).
Everyone chooses in his own way: someone goes to a normal pool without purification, believing that it is stupid to overpay, and someone on the contrary, is afraid to go even to the most sterile. After all, we all have one goal: to grow your child healthy, and in what way, it does not matter.
I hope that this information is useful to someone. Have a nice swim!