Merkel´sches Schwimmbad

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Merkel´sches Schwimmbad
Mühlstraße 6
Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg 73728
(0711) 3907-700

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Sports pool: 1½ hours €3.00, add €0.60 for each additional half hour begun. [March, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 15m, 6 lanes, indoors, 26ºC (79ºF)
Two 1m diving boards, one 3m diving board, and one 5m diving platform.


48.737855, 9.311995

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The facility includes several mineral springs fed pools where the water comes up between 30ºC and 34ºC. The main spa pool, whose dimensions we don't know but which appears smaller than the sports pool, is kept at a temperature of 34ºC (93ºF). Prices for the mineral pools, sauna, etc. are significantly higher than for the sports pool described above.

Facility Reviews

People here don't swim straight, fast, or particularly hard. A slow breaststroke is the preferred form of exercise. Swimming across lanes is common, as well. Assume you'll be frustrated.
No lanes marked but the lap swimmers stay in the middle. Breaststroke is favored. The 50m pool in Esslingen is the outdoor NECKAR-Freibad. Best time to swim there is early before the non-serious swimmers show up. The price is the same.
On Thursdays the pool is open until 8 PM and has two lanes set aside for laps. People swam circles when asked to, but split the lanes when there were only two people in a lane. Earlier was better than later, as it got crowded after 5:30 PM - to the point where you really could not swim anymore. The pools' hours and the number of lanes available in the Sportbad can be found HERE

The admission price that includes the mineral bath and steam room (almost double the sport pool only price), also allows you to use the sport pool. The mineral bath is too warm to swim in but not really warm enough to relax and take it easy. The steam room is not that warm and it takes a long time to work up a good sweat. The Jungendstil architecture is interesting.
[February, 2016]