All about us
Pirbadet – situated in the transition between sea and shore – is Norway’s biggest bathing facility and is placed on the waterfront with the city’s best view! Pirbadet is co-located with a fitness centre, and is able boast of about half a million guests per year.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult bathing visitor over the age of 16. You use the bathing facility on you own risk! We have always safety and service as our focal point, but in the water, no-one is able to provide a 100% guarantee against critical drowning situations, and therefore we urge our guests to take responsibility for themselves and those that accompany them. However, we are present with an acute monitoring, and if anything were to happen, we are quickly there to provide qualified first aid.
Everyone who enters the bathing facility must buy a ticket, and you are only allowed to stay in the bathing area with swim suit or shorts/t-shirt, because here it is hot! Those who do not want to bathe are encouraged to use the dry zone in the café or the grandstand on the first floor. Please show consideration for other guests and adhere to the bath attendant’s instructions. Reprehensible or reckless behaviour may entail expulsion.
Persons with communicable skin diseases may not use the bathing facility.
For your own and others’ well-being, you must shower without your swimwear before you enter the pool area. Please shower also after a visit to the toilet.
Due to hygienic reasons, it is not allowed to shave neither in the locker room/shower, nor in the pool area.
Toddlers must use a bathing nappy that is provided on entry.
In Pirbadet, you may bring your own lunch bag and drinks, but you are not allowed to bring inn glassware/porcelain, and no furniture may be reserved. Loose property that is found on chairs, benches, sun beds etc. may be removed by the bath attendants and put on th the shelves close by the locker rooms.
Persons who are not able to swim must bathe under supervision and are encouraged to practice in the shallow pools.
Don’t jump or dive from the long sides of the pools. Playing and pushing from the edge entail risk and discomfort both to yourself and others.
If you have a heart condition, diabetes or is pregnant, you should avoid using the jacuzzies.
Persons who are under the influence of alcohol or intoxicated that annoy our guests and/or our employees will be expelled.
Take care of your key. Pirbadet does not assume liability for your belongings. Remember to take all your personal belongings with you.
Forgotten clothing clothing/equipment will be kept for 2 weeks. Other lost property will be place in the reception. Once a month, lost property will be handed over to the police.
We hope that you will have a pleasant stay with us and thank you for reading our bathing rules – remember: you may bathe as long as you want!
It is nice (and environmentally friendly) to use your bike to Pirbadet, and here we have cycle stands just outside the door. In the summer of 2018 we got 35 city bikes placed in our immediate vicinity.
Here you can see Atb`s travelplanner: www.atb.no/en/travelplanner
In order to safeguard our guests’ safety, Pirbadet is under continuous surveillance by 6 360 degrees cameras, that are normally set to wide angle. The camera lenses have a good zooming feature that is employed when required. In addition, there are 2 underwater cameras in the deep end of the sports pool, and one in the outdoor jacuzzi.
Our main number is 73 83 18 00, and we will answer as soon as we can. The safety of our guests is always our first priority, so if you have to wait a second, we hope you will forgive us. Next time, you may be the one that needs help? You can also reach us on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be forwarded to the person who is able to answer your inquiry in the possible way (and the fastest).
You are welcome to take direct contact with one of our managers. We appreciate your consideration of our office hours from Mondays to Fridays 09:00-16:00, and at times, we may take a day off or holiday, so you are advised to use email@example.com.
Opening date: 15 June 2001
Architect: Per Knudsen Arkitektkontor AS, i co-operation with Asplan Viak Sør AS
Building costs : NOK 272.5 million
Total area : 15,000 m², of which 10,000 m² belong to water related activities and of which 2,529 m² water surface.
Annual number of visitors: The country’s best visited bathing facility with about 360,000 annual visitors. Pirbadet is co-located with 3 T treningsstudio and Pirbadet Fysikalske Institutt. Total annual number of visitors to water, work-out and health about 500.000
Water: 3.5 million litres of water, of which all of the water is cleaned 12 times a day through a filter consisting of 130 tons of special sand. The sports pool contains 33% salt water, and all the water is UV-treated.
Air treatment: 370,000 kg air per hour.
Number of lockers: 1605 pcs
Ceramic tiles: about 300,000 in the bathing facility
Number of showers: 115
Number of toilets: 37
Window pane area: 5,000 m²
Doors with fittings: 150
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Just in for a peek?
Just in for a peek?
You do not have to buy a ticket or change to swimwear to visit Pirbadet. You may follow what happens from the dry side of the café or from the grandstand. From both places, you will have a great view of the Trondheim fiord, Munkholmen and the busy pool life.
If you don’t want to bathe, you are welcome to the dry café. Here, you can watch those who bathe, and enjoy the same selection of food an drink. Here, the temperatures are normal, so swimwear is not recommended.
Lost property/forgotten items
Lost property/forgotten items
Forgotten clothing clothing/equipment will be kept for 2 weeks. Other lost property will be place in the reception. Once a month, lost property will be handed over to the police. If you have forgotten anything, please stop by in the opening hours to see if you find what you are looking for. We never confirm via telephone or e-mail that anything is found, as we have immense quantities of lost property and there is a great risk to make an incorrect confirmation.
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Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 06:30-21:00
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:00-21:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00-19:00
Safety: through knowledge, communication and attentiveness, we safeguard the safety of our guests and colleagues.
Well-being: we create well-being when we meet our guests and colleagues with friendliness, good attitudes and a smile.
Happiness: happiness is the feeling we create together, with a positive atmosphere, co-operation and by taking care of each other.
Under Pirbadet there is a parking house that belongs to Trondheim Parkering. You can learn more how to pay the parking on their web page: https://trondheimparkering.no/parkering/smarte-p-hus
You can park at Rema 1000. NB! Remember to park in a marked space and get a ticket in the parking meter or by means of Trondheim Parkering’s app.
NB! Do not park just outside Pirbadet as you risk being fined for parking on a no parking area! Only parking for those with spacial permission (see sign).
Why isn’t it allowed to use normal clothing inside the bathing facility ?
There are many reasons for this:
- Hygienic reasons: everyone who wants to bathe must shower first, so that all guests have a clean and hygienic bathing experience.
- The comfort of other guests: it does not feel comfortable for those who bathe that some have their clothes on and watch them.
- Safety: all under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a bathing adult to keep the child under surveillance, play with it and follow up in case anything happens.
- The comfort of individuals: inside the bathing facility, the temperature is 29.5 degrees C and the relative humidity is 60%. If you use normal clothes in the bathing facility, you will soon begin to sweat and if you go out into the cold, you will easily catch a cold/become sick.
What do I do when I want to bring my baby to Pirbadet?
Babies love to be here, but it is important that you as parents plan well. A visit will often last for 3 hours, so you must remember to bring food and drink on a plastic bottle (may be heated in the café), towels, nappies and more. It is allowed to bring your pram into the bathing facility, and we recommend you to do that provided you use bags to cover the wheels. Babies should weigh at least 4 kilos before they begin to bathe, and should not stay in the water for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Swimming lessons for children, youngsters and adults – do you offer such lessons?
Trondheim Svømme- og livredningsklubb organizes swimming lessons and diving courses for both adults and children. Read more here.
Why do I have to bathe together with my child – don’t you have life guards/bath attendants?
You must bathe together with you child until it is 10 years of age and swims on its own. This is just for the child’s safety. We do not have life guards, but bath attendants – that means that all bathe at their own risk! We don’t have the opportunity to watch all, all of the time (in that case, we would have had to have one bath attendant per guest), but we have full focus on safety and service, and work preventively. That means that if we see a child that is alone in the bathing facility, you as a parent will be made aware that you must be attentive all the times. If, however, anything should occur, we will assist in all manners.
Why is the age limit between children and youngsters set at 10 years of age?
The age limit for bathing without being accompanied by an adult is 10 years, because of safety. In order to make it easier for our guests, we have also made a division of the rate at 10 years.
Do you sell swimwear?
Yes! We have a bathing shop that sells swimwear in all sizes, goggles, bathing equipment and more.
Can I bring my own air mattress in Pirbadet?
Yes, please do.
Do you sell bathing nappies?
Yes, we do! And if you buy access for your baby, you will have a bathing nappy into the bargain.
Do you have a café?
Yes, we do. It is situated on the first floor and you may use the café both from the inside of the bathing facility (wearing swimwear and having a ticket) or you can sit in the dry part (carrying normal clothing and you do not have to buy a ticket).
Don’t you have healthier alternatives at Jafs?
Yes, we definitely do. For example, there is a salad bar where you can pick and mix your salad to you taste. We have also other healthy alternatives – read more here.
Why is it so expensive to use the bathing facility?
In our opinion, it is not particularly expensive to use the bathing facility. Remember, when you buy a ticket, you can bathe as long as you want to (inside of our openings hours). In addition, we have several discount schemes that makes it more reasonable. For example, it is more reasonable to bathe on all weekdays than during the weekends, festive holidays and holidays. We offer tickets with family discount for a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child/youngster/baby: NOK 15 discount per ticket. To buy various cards, such as annual ticket, ticket cards paid in advance etc. will always be sensible as you get very good prices – and remember: ticket cards bought in advance are not personal.
Am I allowed to bring my own food into the bathing facility?
Yes, definitely. You may sit by one of our tables on the ground floor and enjoy your own food. We appreciate that you clear up afterwards and that you do not leave your things, so that there will be room for the next person.
How long does Pirbadet keep lost property?
We take care of most of what is found, and keep it for 2 weeks. Things that are not taken care of are for example, shampoo, hair conditioner and soap. Valuables such as watches, jewelry and similar are left to the police at regular intervals. Pirbadet assumes no liability for valuables that is left behind.
I have forgotten some items at Pirbadet, what do I do now?
People forget a lot of things every day and therefore, we are not able to confirm what has been found. You will have to come by during our opening hours se look through what has been left in the hope to find what is yours. Everything we find, or that is handed in is kept in a locked room, so that your found belongings are safe! Do not wait too long to check because we keep lost property max 2 weeks.
Where may I park?
You may park at marked parking spaces with Trondheim Parkering – for example by Rema 1000. Remember to get a ticket either in the vending machine or via their app. You may also park in Trondheim Parkering’s parking house under Pirbadet and remember to get a ticket. You may, however, not park just outside of Pirbadet. In that case you risk to be fined as it is not allowed to park there!
Why do you use so much chlorine?
There is not much chlorine in the pools, but some may react more strongly than others, especially with red eyes. It is not always the chlorine that makes your eyes sore, it may also be caused by small variations of the ph value. We always keep within the ph limits that are allowed and the same goes for the chlorine values. In the sports pool, there is actually 1/3 seawater and therefore not the same chlorine content as in a clean freshwater pool. The hotter the pool is, the more disinfection agents (chlorine) has to be used in the pools.
Why do you use chlorine in the pools?
The pool water must be disinfected by means of disinfection agents, in this case chlorine, which is the agent that is most commonly used. The chlorine, will have a long-lasting disinfectant effect both at the inlet and the outlet of the pool. There are sensors that continuously monitor the water’s requirement for disinfection agents. The more that shower/wash well before they jump into the pools, the less the requirement for chlorine.
How often do you test the water?
We have continuous monitoring of the water values. In case of deviation from these, an alarm is triggered in the technical room. In addition, manual water samples are collected from all three systems three times per day. Once per month, the water is analysed by Næringsmiddelkontrollen (the food control agency).
When we are in need of new employees for the bathing facility or our café, we always place an ad here – look out!