SWIMMING POOL

SWIMMING POOLS REQUIRE LIGHTING FOR DIFFERENT AREAS, BE IT THE POOLS THEMSELVES, THE DECK AREAS, OR EVEN THE VIEWING STANDS FOR POOLS OPEN TO SPECTATORS. SPEQTRIS SPORT CAN PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE FOR ANY WATER FACILITY, TO FIND THE PERFECT LIGHTING SOLUTION!


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Les Ulis

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Lighting a Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Lighting Floodlights Illuminance levels Dimensions Specifications Sports guide

Lighting a Swimming Pool :

The French Swimming Federation has not defined standards for swimming pool lighting but it does recommend certain levels of light depending on use:
Le niveau d’éclairage minimal ne doit pas être inférieur à 300 Lux ;
The minimum illuminance level is 300 Lux;

For competitions, illuminance must be at least 600 Lux;

For all competitions broadcast on television, the recommended illuminance is 1,500 Lux.

These recommendations will ensure better visibility depending on the level of sport and the media coverage. Lighting can be adapted to different needs whilst also saving energy.

The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for Swimming Pool lighting :

Local swimming pools and water parks are often equipped with very powerful floodlights. To improve energy efficiency and visual comfort, we upgrade the lighting with specific floodlights designed to withstand the aggressive environment in these facilities.

Helios LED Floodlight Satis LED floodlight Olympe LED floodlight

Swimming Pool illuminance :

The French Swimming Federation provides recommendations for swimming pool lighting :

 

Horizontal illuminance uniformity factor :

The uniformity factor is not necessarily required for non-Olympic pools. To achieve good uniformity, ≥ 0.7 should be taken as the reference uniformity factor. It is important to make sure that the swimming pool decks are also well lighted.

Dimensions of an Olympic Pool:

 

There are other dimensions for leisure pools with special shapes, specific to each water park. We therefore carry out studies to adapt our lighting to any type of pool and provide the most effective solution.

Technical specifications are a document necessary for any public procurement contract. They define the buyer’s requirements. For lighting at swimming pools or water parks, illuminance levels are recommended to ensure that each lighted pool is compliant.

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According to the recommendations provided by the French Swimming Federation (FINA):

  • The minimum illuminance level should not be less than 300 lux (cf. standard NF EN 12193 Class 2).
  • For FINA, the light intensity above the starting blocks and turning ends should not be less than 600 lux (CF standard NF EN 12193 Class 1).
  • The possibility of reaching a light intensity of 1,500 lux is recommended, at least during competitions broadcast on television.

The uniformity factor is not necessarily required for non-Olympic pools. To achieve good uniformity, ≥ 0.7 should be taken as the reference uniformity factor. It is important to make sure that the swimming pool decks are also well lighted.

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According to the recommendations provided by the French Swimming Federation:

  • The minimum illuminance level should not be less than 300 lux (cf. standard NF EN 12193 Class 2).
  • For FINA, the light intensity above the starting blocks and turning ends should not be less than 600 lux (CF standard NF EN 12193 Class 1).
  • The possibility of reaching a light intensity of 600 lux over the pool is recommended.

The uniformity factor is not necessarily required for non-Olympic pools. To achieve good uniformity, ≥ 0.7 should be taken as the reference uniformity factor. It is important to make sure that the swimming pool decks are also well lighted.

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Your Swimming Pool VariBOX

By installing a VariBOX with your floodlights, you can optimise your lighting management and save energy!

Control your pool lighting to meet your needs with our VariPool unit, specifically designed for managing pool lighting.

Illuminance levels :

Leisure pool and other: 300 Lux minimum

Olympic pool: 600 Lux minimum

TV-broadcast events: approximately 1,500 Lux

 

Recommended add-on :

Manual dimmer

VariPool – the VariBOX dedicated to swimming pool lighting :

VariPool will save energy, facilitate the set up and control your lighting while being fully adapted to your pool lighting management needs.

VariPool features buttons to switch on the lowest or highest illuminance level and a manual dimmer to adjust the floodlight’s output to specific needs for each pool.

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