After an investment of EUR 1.5 million which came entirely from the funds of the National Salt Company, the largest saltwater swimming pool in Romania was opened on June 28 in Praid, Harghita County.
The facility has 5,200 sqm of which the pools measure 1,942 sqm. There are two pools for children, with depths between 60 cm and 1.20 m, and which interconnect with the 1.20 to 1.60m deep pool for adults, via a canal fitted with a crossover bridge, said head of the Praid Salt Mine Tourism Service Ilie Colorian for Agerpres newswire.
”We have 300 deckchairs in the sunbathing area and along the pools, a cafeteria, two outdoor bars — one downstairs, another on the first floor — and a pool bar. There are sunbathing areas both on the ground floor and on the first floor. The total capacity is of 520 seats. We have 40 employees, including lifeguards and medical personnel,” the head of the Praid Salt Mine Tourism Service explained for Agerpres.
More investments in the area are expected. According to the director of the Praid salt mine, Seprodi Zoltan, said a feasibility study has already been completed for the construction of a four-star hotel, but that plans also include fitting out a camping area and the separation of the underground leisure area from that intended for patients who come here to treat various respiratory diseases. The hotel will cost around EUR 15 million and funding will also come from European funds, notes Agerpres.