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Public-images-osm logo.svg leisure = swimming_pool
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A swimming pool (water area only) Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Base layer water.png
Group: Swimming and bathing
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


A  swimming pool is a place built for swimming as a recreational activity or sport, typically taking the form of an excavated and lined pool.

How to map

Draw as an area area along the outline of the swimming pool, or add a node node at the center. Add leisure=swimming_pool.

The tag leisure=swimming_pool should only be used for the water area of the swimming pool. A facility containing one or more swimming pools (mainly focused on swimming as a sport) should be tagged leisure=sports_centre + sport=swimming.

Tags to use in combination

  • access=*: use access=private for private swimming pools and access=yes for swimming pools (or facilities) that are accessible for the public but may require paying an entrance fee
  • fee=*: to indicate whether or not an access fee is charged
  • sport=swimming: swimming pools suitable for doing swimming as a sport
  • length=*: length of the swimming pool in metres
  • location=*: location of the swimming pool: indoor, outdoor or roof.
  • max_depth=*: maximal depth of the swimming pool (if no unit is given, metre is assumed, see Map Features/Units)
  • nudism=*: to indicate whether or not a nudism is allowed

See also


The standard map style renders leisure=swimming_pool as a light blue area.

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Discouraged tag amenity=swimming_pool

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