and built artificial pools for athletic training in the , for nautical games and for military exercises. Roman emperors had private swimming pools in which fish were also kept, hence one of the words for a pool was . The first heated swimming pool was built by of Rome in the 1st century BC. Gaius Maecenas was a rich Roman lord and considered one of the first patrons of arts.
The "" at the site of in modern-day Pakistan was most likely the first swimming pool, dug during the 3rd millennium BC. This pool is 12 by 7 metres (39 by 23 feet), is lined with bricks, and was covered with a tar-based sealant.
Many , and private clubs, such as the , have pools used mostly for exercise or recreation. Many towns and cities provide public pools. Many hotels have pools available for their guests to use at their leisure. Educational facilities such as schools and universities occasionally have pools for physical education classes, recreational activities, leisure or competitive athletics such as swimming teams. and are pools filled with hot water, used for or , and are common in homes, hotels, clubs and . Special swimming pools are also used for and other water sports, as well as for the training of and astronauts.
A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a container filled with water to enable or other leisure activities. Pools can be sunk into the ground or built above ground (as a freestanding construction or as part of a building or other larger structure), and are also a standard feature aboard oceanliners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as , natural stone, metal, plastic or , and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardised size, the largest of which is the .
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