Here’s what the Australian Department of the Environment has to share about indoor pools: The Australian Bureau of Statistics says indoor pools have a “slight” reduction in noise and air quality compared to other pools.
Photo: Andrew Meares “Most Australians will recognise indoor pools as a great way to escape the noisy homes in their backyards, but the noise is very much a concern for people living in urban areas and it’s not surprising,” the department said.
It added that noise in indoor pools was low and the air quality was “very good”.
The department said there were some “very small and small” changes to indoor pool noise.
“In some instances, there may be additional measures being implemented to address the noise from outdoor pools,” the statement said.
The Department of Primary Industries says the government would be looking at a “further assessment of the potential impact of indoor pool design on noise levels and air pollution levels”.
Photo: Supplied “This will take place over a period of time, and there will be an assessment of whether there is any impact on indoor pool traffic,” the agency said.
In a statement to The Weekend Australian, the department added: “There are no data available to support the suggestion that indoor pool pollution levels in Melbourne are lower than those in Sydney.”
The data does not provide any information about the impact of the design on indoor pollution levels, such as the extent to which there are environmental impacts, such an effect, or the amount of noise that can be heard from the pool.
“The statement also said the department was “looking at further options to manage indoor pool congestion, including the use of noise barriers”.
“The NSW Department for Primary Industries (DPRI) has been looking at an additional 30,000-plus capacity pool facility and is currently looking at alternative design options to meet the requirements of the state.” “
NSW’s existing indoor pool facility in Parramatta, NSW has a capacity of approximately 60,000 people and an indoor pool of approximately 22,000,” the spokesperson said.
“The NSW Department for Primary Industries (DPRI) has been looking at an additional 30,000-plus capacity pool facility and is currently looking at alternative design options to meet the requirements of the state.”
The spokesperson said the DPRI would be discussing the issues with the state government.
“NSDIE is working closely with NSW Government to ensure the proposed new indoor pool has a high quality of life for people in the community,” the email said.