***image1***Public outdoor pools in the KMC are open now. Most of them are heated and open until September.
The following is a schedule of area pools:
tKaiserslautern: Warmfreibad, Entersweiler Strasse, noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
tKaiserslautern: Waschmühle (not heated), Morlauterer Strasse, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except Tuesdays when it opens at noon.
tTrippstadt: Warmfreibad, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and after holidays.
tHohenecken: Strandbad Gelterswoog (lake), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
tHochspeyer: Warmfreibad, noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
tOtterberg: Schwimmbad (not heated), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
tMehlingen: Freibad (not heated), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
tAlsenborn, Freibad, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
tWinnweiler: Schwimmbad, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except Tuesdays when it opens at 1 p.m.
tRodenbach: Waldschwimmbad, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
tMiesau: Waldwarmfreibad, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during spring season and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer months.
tAltenglan: Sport- und Freizeitbad, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Some swimming pools have a combination of indoor and outdoor facilities, which is good for any kind of weather:
tRamstein: Freizeitbad Azur, 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
tLandstuhl: Allwetterbad, 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays (indoor to 10 p.m.), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and German holidays.
tKusel: Bade- und Freizeitpark, indoor opening hours: 2 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, outdoor opening hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
Other approved swimming facilities in the area:
Zweibrücken (indoor/outdoor); Contwig (outdoor pool); Waldmohr (indoor); Dahn (indoor/outdoor pool); Eisenberg (outdoor); Grünstadt (outdoor/indoor); Heltersberg (outdoor); Pirmasens (indoor/outdoor); Pirmasens Nord (outdoor); Waldfischbach (outdoor); Rodalben (outdoor); Mussbach (outdoor).
Daily admission fees vary from 1 EUR to 3 EUR. Seasonal tickets are also available.
Everyone visiting a public swimming pool has to obey specific rules:
GDon’t push anybody into the water.
GAvoid noise (in some facilities radios and stereo equipment is prohibited).
GDon’t pollute the water and don’t dirty any other areas of the facility.
GDon’t eat or smoke within the immediate swimming area.
GChildren younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
GAnimals are not allowed in any facility.
GLifeguards are allowed to ban visitors from the facility if they break official regulations.
Common sense tells swimmers not to swim with a full stomach and not to go in the water when their bodies are overheated.
Public pools are generally divided into swimmers’ and non-swimmers’ pools, and they have extra pools for little children. Some swimming facilities have water slides and children’s playgrounds are available.