RTE 2 Swimming pool lighting and sound can affect the swimmer’s enjoyment, according to research conducted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons (RANZSC) and the Australian Institute of Sport.
Swimmers and family members can help with safety concerns.
The researchers surveyed more than 2,000 people who attended swimming pools in the Sydney metropolitan area and found the majority of people said they had noticed the pool lights were not working.
In some cases, the lights would not turn on when swimmers entered the pool, making it difficult for them to swim.
The lights had a short duration to cycle on and off.
They did not appear to cycle quickly and in slow motion, so were difficult to see at a glance, the researchers said.
Dr Ritchie said he was surprised the lights were still operating after a year and a half since they were installed.””
However, there are no lights that can be used to control swimming, so there is a need for people to consider whether they want to have this lighting system installed in their swimming pool,” Dr Richard Ritchie, the head of the RANZsc research centre and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at RANzsc, said.
Dr Ritchie said he was surprised the lights were still operating after a year and a half since they were installed.
“They’re not doing a good job of keeping the water safe.
We have to make sure that the lights are operating properly and the pool is being safe for the people who come into the pool,” he said.
In a study of the lighting at the Swimming Pool at the National Swimming Centre in Victoria, the study found most people were satisfied with the quality of the lights and the safety of the pool.
However, most people found the lights did not cycle quickly or in slow motions.
The research found the lighting was more important to some people than others.
It found that a small number of people were very unhappy with the lighting.
The study found that the majority reported that they felt safe in their pool, with the majority believing the lights worked as advertised.
Dr Raney said if the lights remained on for longer than a day, it would make it difficult to swim safely.
“This is because the lights tend to cycle quite quickly, and if they’re on for too long, it’s hard to get the light cycle back on,” he told RN Breakfast.
RANzSC’s research found that one in four people said their pool lighting was not working correctly.
One in three people said it had been for too short a time.
Dr Richard Raney of the Royal Australasian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who led the study, said it was a concern for many of those who were taking part in the research.
“We know that a majority of the Australian population, about one in three adults, have experienced some form of stroke at some point in their lives.
A stroke is a potentially life-threatening event.
That could be an accident, or it could be a problem with the brain, or maybe the heart or the blood vessel that’s causing that stroke,” he explained.
He said if a stroke occurred, the likelihood of complications were high.
However, if the stroke was not life-changing, it was not a big problem.
“I think the main concern is whether the light is working properly, and whether it’s safe to have in your swimming pool.”
The main thing is if the lighting is on, the water should be safe.
“If the lights aren’t on, it might not be safe for you to swim.”
Dr Rian said the lights should not be a deterrent to people taking part.
“You don’t have to go swimming with them on, you don’t need to go in there with them.
They’re just lights, so you should take them off when you’re done,” he added.
The researchers said if they found it was important to have the lights on for long periods, it should be up to the family to have them switched off.