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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

Set a node node or draw as an area area along the outline of the swimming pool. 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 focussed 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)

Similar tags

  • leisure=sports_centre + sport=swimming: a facility containing one or more swimming pools that is mainly focussed on swimming as a sport
  • leisure=water_park: an amusement park featuring water play areas such as recreational pools, water slides or lazy rivers; not used for swimming as a sport
  • amenity=public_bath: a facility where you can go and take a bath, e.g. an onsen, a hot spring, a hammam or a thermal bath
  • leisure=swimming_area: Enclosed natural water area inside a facility
  • swimming_pool=yes: A facility that has a swimming pool

See also


The 'Standard' map style includes leisure=swimming_pool rendered as a light blue area.

Discouraged tag amenity=swimming_pool

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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