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Vizag's New Sea Pools Are Set to Make Swimming in the Sea Safer

The Mahoun Pool at Maroubra and the Blue Pool at Bermagui will feature in the list of any swimming enthusiast who feels more at home in the expansive sea than the chlorinated water of concrete pools. The good news is that they do not have to travel abroad for that experience anymore. 

What are sea pools?
Sea pools are popular in Australia and the US, where sea water is filtered and channeled for an authentic salt water swimming experience. These elevated pools were constructed to protect people from sharks and to regulate the water temperature. Initially, there will be only four sea pools in the pilot stage, and based on their popularity, more of them will be built along the 23 kilometer beach road.

What is happening at Vizag?
Mangamaripeta, Lawson’s Bay, Rushikonda, and Sagaranagar are the spots where these pools will be situated. San Alfonso Del Mar in Chile, and Bondi Beach in Sydney, which incorporate aesthetic considerations as well as safety requirements, serve as the inspiration for these pools. Safety is one of the major concerns in Vizag as over 465 people drowned in the sea during the last decade. Dr N Yuvaraj, the district collector, also urged the officials to determine whether it will be possible to implement the Marina Beach model.

Engineers from Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) and the Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) will be charge of this project, which will be funded by the Tourism Department. The police department will scout for location for ten watchtowers along the beach and will also be responsible for public safety. Additionally, more lifeguards will be deployed along with all-terrain vehicles, and inflatable boats. Restriction structures and floating walls are also being considered.

An experience of a lifetime!
Despite these numerous safety measure, the sea pool experience promises to be a great one as people will be able to enjoy a swim without the fear of drowning. Vizag has not really been as popular as some of the other beaches in the region, but these sea pools might just turn it into a dream destination for travelers.
 

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