The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced that it will open its seven outdoor swimming pools along the Hangang River on Friday, June 29, 2012. The pools, which are used by more than half a million people in central Seoul every year, are located in Nanji Riverside Swimming Area and in the six Hangang parks in Ttukseom, Yeouido, Gwangnaru, Mangwon, Jamsil and Jamwon.
The government tests the quality of the water and inspects the operation of all the facilities on a daily basis, ensuring that they are in good working order so that citizens can use them safely.
The swimming pools offer pleasant swimming in a large space overlooking the Hangang River. Each pool is divided into three separate spaces for adults, adolescents, and children, and each is fitted with a variety of convenience facilities including showers, shops and air bounce facilities.
Designed to invoke the memories and feelings that a river used to bring us in Korea, Nanji Riverside Swimming Area can be visited by people in ordinary clothing: the wearing of bathing suits is not mandatory here. The park is also very popular among children due to its 113 floor fountains, which spew water as high as 10 meters into the air, and a musical fountain equipped with LED lighting.
The six riverside swimming pools and Nanji Riverside Swimming Area will be open from 09:00 to 20:00 daily until Sunday, August 26, 2012, including weekends and national holidays.
Website : http://hangang.seoul.go.kr