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Mezuzah on swimming pool

Question:

I very much enjoyed the mezuzos articles. Does a public swimming pool in which people don’t change require a mezuzah? Going swimming is inherently not considered an undignified activity. The gemara says a father should teach his son how to swim.

 

Answer:

Hello,

There is controversy about this. On one hand there are authorities who say that it would get a mezuza, if it has a roof. Others however say that even though it is a mitzva for a father to teach his son to swim, nevertheless a swimming pool is considered like a bathhouse, and would not get a mezuza.

Best wishes

Sources:

קובץ הלכות למעונות הקיץ (פרק י”ב אות ח’, ויברך דוד סי’ קט”ז, “ואף שאינה מקורה מאחר שדרכה בכך חייבת בלא קירוי”), חוקת הפתח (ביאורים סי’ ב’), אגור באהליך (פרק ל”ב סעי’ ל”ד, “בריכת שחיה, אינה מקום של גנאי, לפיכך אם היא מקורה, והיא שלו או של הציבור, המשתמש בה בקביעות, נראה שחייב”).

 

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