Recreational Activities Increase At Swimming Pools
Faizan Hashmi 2 years ago Mon 29th April 2019 | 06:15 PM
Recreational activities have increased at swimming pools as temperature have started soaring to over 40 degree centigrade for the last couple of days in Multan and suburban areas
A large number of people, especially youngsters, are thronging swimming pools to beat the heat. Most of the swimming pools are situated outside the city, and only some of them in different city areas.
The swimming pool owners have increased bathing charges, and now almost all pools are charging Rs 300 to 500 each person. Earlier, these charges were only Rs 150 to 250 last year.
A youngster namely Muhammad Adnan told APP here on Monday that bathing provides relief from scorching heat. Bathing at swimming pools not only protects from heat but also provides recreational activity to spend time with friends, he added.
Another youngster, Safdar Hussain told this news agency that they paid bathing fee at swimming pools from their pocket money. He said that some of his friends could not afford Rs 300-500 for bathing at swimming pools.
He said that they had to pay electricity charges, salaries of staff and other expenses for whole year.
Another swimming pool owner, Farhad Haider, said that he had taken the swimming pool on contract of Rs 150,000 for three months. He said that the water of swimming pool was being replaced with fresh water on daily basis and a best drainage system has also been made. He said that comfortable sitting arrangements and facility of clean drinking water was also being ensured at the pool.
Farhad said that Rs 500 charges was not a big amount to spend whole day at a pool. He said that he was also offering special discount packages to families and students at his swimming pool.
Divisional Sports Officer Rana Nadeem Anjum informed APP that a swimming pool would be established at Chenab Club near Bagh Langay Khan over an area of 25 metres. He said that PC-1 of the project had been prepared and initial funds would be allocated in the upcoming annual development programme (ADP).