Swimming in the sea is fun but is not without its own risks. Though India’s coastline is not threatened by sharks, strong waves have often carried people into the deep.
Deaths due to drowning have been quite high. Yet the thrill of swimming in the salt water remains unparalleled.
So for the first time in India, sea pools will be constructed along the 23 kilometre beach road in Visakhapatnam.
The Rishikonda beach of Visakhapatnam. HolidayIQ
According to reports, Mangamaripeta, Lawson’s Bay, Rushikonda and Sagaranagar in Vizag will be where the four pilot projects would come up.
The pools will be built with features similar to those in South Africa and the US.
The Bondi Ocean pool in Australia. Reddit
The city administration at Vizag was particularly moved by the deaths of some people in two separate incidents of drowning at sea.
The police has been entrusted with the responsibility of identifying the location of 10 watchtowers. Authorities are discussing lifeguards, ATVs, inflatable boats, floating walls needed for the safety of those who use the pools.
The Bronte Sea Pool in Australia. Local Wiki
Work will be overseen by engineers of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Council (GVMC) and the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Board (APTB).
The temperature of water in the man-made pools is regulated. Water in such pools is saline.
Some of the most notable sea pools are San Alfonso Del Mar in Chile and the Bondi Iceberg’s Pool in Australia (where they are called Ocean Pools). In fact, there are around 100 such pools in New South Wales alone.