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Updated April 14, 2020.
Adult Admission Price & Policy
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At many pools, users are enjoined to shower before entering the water: an injunction that is usually met with cursory compliance, if at all. Things are different at Vesterbro: users comply to the letter! The practice here (on the men's side, at least) is for users, once divested of their street clothes, to proceed completely naked from the locker room to the shower area, carrying their swimming things with them. Wall diagrams in the shower area specify the parts of one's anatomy that are required to be washed with soap, before putting on one's trunks and going forward to the pool itself (liquid soap dispensers are situated beside every shower head).
On my visit (early on a Sunday morning), two lanes in the centre of the pool were roped for lap swimming: neither had more than about four users at any one time. The remainder of the pool - on either side of the roped lap lanes - was available for general use. Kickboards, etc. were freely available. The water quality was outstanding (as it should be, given that users were all well scrubbed before going in). Although the facility was generally very clean and appeared to be well managed, the walls at each of the pool ends were decidedly grubby at the waterline (length-wise, the water level was flush with the pool side). It is to be hoped that someone is soon charged with setting about the grime with a scrubbing brush and washing soda!