The Pool

Café Parisien
Café Parisien

First Class Dining
First Class Dining

Third Class Dining
Third Class Dining

First Class Cabin
First Class Cabin

Third Class Cabin
Third Class Cabin

Squash Court
Squash Court

Bridge Wheel House
Bridge Wheel House

Radio Room
Radio Room

Grand Staircase Dome
Grand Staircase Dome

Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase

Gym
Gym

Lifts
Lifts

Lifts
Lifts

Smoking Room
Smoking Room

Pool
Pool

Titanic Exterior
Titanic Exterior

Turkish Bath
Turkish Bath

The Pool
The Pool

Titanic was not the first ship to have a swimming pool on board, however it was still a relative novelty and a luxury at the time. In addition to being one of the amusements for the First Class passengers, it was also an integral part of the Turkish Bath experience where one was required to take a refreshing plunge after being increasingly heated in the temperate and hot rooms (equivalent to a sauna).

Facilities in the pool area included a row of changing cubicles and, as the pool was filled with salt water, two showers were also provided for passengers to rinse after a swim. As the waters in port and around harbours were usually dirty, the swimming pool was kept empty until the ship reached the open ocean when clean water could be pumped in and heated.