In March 2023, a new swimming pool complex on three floors with an area of 3,637 square meters was opened, and it is intended for patients of the orthopedic hospital, as well as for athletes and recreationists.
Most of the ground floor is occupied by the city or large swimming pool measuring 33.33 x 25.0 m. The city swimming pool is located in the north-western part of the building, and next to it there are changing rooms with showers and sanitary facilities. In addition to the areas for pool users, there are also areas for staff, prop storage and club rooms. The pool is made of stainless steel or stainless steel. The use of stainless steel in the design and construction of swimming pools has many advantages over other materials that are traditionally used. Its use requires much less chemicals to maintain the sanitary correctness of the pool water, and it has a long service life.
The pool has a movable bottom with a width of 3 lanes and a length of 25.0 m, which descends from the maximum depth of the pool, and rises 2.0 m to the zero point. The movable bottom increases the flexibility and functionality of the pool for various purposes, as it allows one pool tank to accept several activities at the same time or at different depths.
In addition, the pool is equipped with a leading safety system for detection and protection of pool users against drowning, AngelEye View. It is an innovative software technology where patented underwater cameras detect all movements of pool users and send notifications to security personnel in the event of an accident.
The second part of the pool complex consists of a 12.60 m x 6 m seawater therapy pool, which, due to its reduced dimensions for better control of physical therapy, is intended exclusively for patients of Rovinj Hospital.
Due to the different composition of the pool water (fresh and sea), it was necessary to build two separate engine rooms. Engine rooms are designed with the most modern approach with special attention to the use of renewable energy sources. Thus, for heating and cooling water and rooms, heat pumps are used along with electricity-natural gas cogeneration, and integration with solar panels for water heating.
The rest of the swimming pool complex consists of a hydrotherapy hall, where there are Hubbard tubs intended for less mobile patients, in which massage and exercises are performed, galvanic baths (current through water used for various diagnoses such as rheumatoid arthritis, and if necessary, they can be two-cell, three-cell and four-cell), and bathtubs for underwater massage; as well as a brand new hall for physical exercises and conducting physical therapy with an area of 180 m2.
See the visuals of the new pool complex below.