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    Olympic pool

    It might just be me, but does the Olympic pool appear to be slightly cloudy? The black lines looked a bit gray.

    (this of course was after they were done with water polo and the water was still)
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    Re: Olympic pool

    Hahaha. I'm sure it was the angle. I'm sure they're using BBB (with 182oz jugs of bleach).
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    Re: Olympic pool

    Does anyone know how deep the pool is? I can't find a definite answer. One place I read said it is 3 meters deep, but somewhere else said it has to be at least 2 meters. Anyone know the specific depth of this particular pool? If 3 meters, then the pool is over 900,000 gallons. That's a lot of bleach.
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    Re: Olympic pool

    The water polo is being played in a temporary structure. I went looking for an answer on the depth of the pool and it says all of the pools have moveable booms and floors. So, apparently there is no correct answer.
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    Re: Olympic pool

    During the mens water polo the commentators said the pool was 6.5 feet deep.
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    Re: Olympic pool

    This article talks about the London Olympic pool.
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    Re: Olympic pool

    So, to raise the FC by 1ppm in a 10 million liter (2,641,720 gallon) pool. It's only 43 gallons or 30 (182 oz) jugs. I actually thought it would be more. This isn't the where the polo was played though. It was in a temporary facility next door (according to the article).
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    Re: Olympic pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    It might just be me, but does the Olympic pool appear to be slightly cloudy? The black lines looked a bit gray.

    (this of course was after they were done with water polo and the water was still)
    Don't you just love HD televison?

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    Re: Olympic pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    It might just be me, but does the Olympic pool appear to be slightly cloudy? The black lines looked a bit gray.

    (this of course was after they were done with water polo and the water was still)
    It probably was. Think of how much sweat was introduced - water polo is a strenuous game. And then consider the difficulties involved in obtaining decent water testing kits in the EU!
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    Re: Olympic pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Think of how much sweat was introduced - water polo is a strenuous game.
    I played waterpolo when I was in college (club level team)...I remember traveling to the tournaments for the weekends, some of the guys would really throw em back on Friday night. In the morning, they reeked, and the minute their bodies hit the water, the smell got worse and then of course there is the extreme sweating, occasional vomit, urine, etc. I played hole defense (right in front of the goalie) so there was very close quarters and sometimes the reek was sickening. These waterpolo pool systems have a lot of waste to deal with. IIRC, when h20

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    Re: Olympic pool

    This diving pool looks pretty nice. Doesn't look too cloudy. The little spa thing they go in after the dive looks pretty nasty, though.
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    Re: Olympic pool

    I've read the articles, but it does not answer my question. Or if it did, I missed it. How do they disinfect the olympic pool? Is chlorine used, and if so, how much?

    With the athletes apparently peeing in the pool, and sweating and spitting (especially Phelps!) I've got to believe they use a ton of chlorine. From what I could tell, the main pool looked very clear.
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