A spa-like swimming hall with seven different kinds of pools, such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, hot tub, children’s pool, cold pool and a 32-degree-centigrade multipurpose pool. In addition, there is a 50-metre water slide in the swimming hall, partly running outside the building. The services of the swimming hall also include a cafeteria and gym.
The Olympic-size pool can be divided into two smaller pools with a moveable bulkhead. The diving pool has 1- and 3-metre springboards and 1-, 3- and 5-metre platforms. The eight-lane 50-metre pool of the swimming hall meets the requirements for international swimming competitions. The swimming hall has an attendance capacity of 400 spectators.
It is the first swimming hall in Finland with part of the energy consumed by the building obtained from solar collectors placed on its roof and its pre-patinated copper facade.
The Pori central swimming hall was inaugurated in 2011. The swimming hall is located in the Kuninkaanhaka district close to the city centre.
The decision on the construction of the swimming hall was made in 2008, when the City of Pori celebrated its 450th anniversary. It opened to the public three years later, in conjunction with Pori Day in September.
The swimming hall was designed by the Arktes Oy architectural agency. It is the first swimming hall in Finland with part of the energy consumed by the building obtained from solar collectors placed on its roof and its pre-patinated copper facade. They cover approximately 5% of the annual energy consumption and 3% of electricity consumption. A presentation of the system is located on the upper platform of the swimming hall.