Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach are three iconic symbols of its cityscape; but perhaps lesser-known secrets about Sydney harbour may include that it boasts more ocean pools than any other city worldwide – man-made public seawater pools located along surf coasts that allow waves to lap against their sides; these pools can be serene at low tide but become turbulent with waves during high tide – effectively acting like the original infinity pools!
Ocean pools may be popular, but they do come with risks. The chemicals they use are toxic and potentially deadly if inhaled directly; for this reason they should be stored in hazardous material containers; it’s therefore vitally important that owners and swimmers know how to handle them correctly. In order to raise awareness on this subject matter, the NSW Council of Swimming Clubs recently published a helpful guide that pool owners and swimmers alike can follow for optimal pool performance.
At Blacktown Aquatic Centre in Western Sydney, an incident earlier this month prompted emergency workers to use hazmat gear and enter the building in order to address an unsafe chemical mix. Pool chemicals had been mixed incorrectly, creating an unpleasant toxic vapour which contaminated the facility and made people sick. The two chemicals involved – sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid used for disinfecting swimming pools but highly hazardous when consumed directly – resulted in this toxic cloud and were extremely dangerous if inhaled directly.
After receiving advice to take immediate action and seek medical attention for symptoms including nausea, breathing difficulties and vomiting, swimmers were instructed to immediately act. While the situation has since been contained, this incident serves as a stark reminder of just how dangerous chemicals can be.
There are safer methods available to you for keeping your pool clean and ready for swimming if you use chlorine, but now is an opportune time to review all safety procedures before heading down to the beach or local pool.
Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, recently unveiled her plans to turn part of Sydney Harbor into a public swimming pool in 2021. She hopes this move will inspire visitors to visit Sydney while also helping protect marine life conservation efforts.
If you want more details on Sydney’s new pool, take a look at our article about it here. For information on other swimming opportunities available to you in Sydney, be sure to read up on all its water spots – we also have one dedicated solely to those!
Now you can access Sydney Pools data online anytime thanks to its official website, providing all of the information you require about an upcoming draw event. Here you will find news, results and statistics regarding prize pool payouts; with this knowledge in hand, it will allow you to place winning wagers at future live draws – so bookmark now and make the most of this opportunity!