Users of a (single-sex) sauna in a Hungarian hotel or at a thermal baths typically go naked. There is often a plunge pool of cold water outside it (also in the single-sex area). How does one use this?

Is it necessary to shower first and then put back on a swimming costume?

Can one shower first and then jump in naked?

Are they generally for one person at a time?

How long is appropriate to stay in the pool?

Does the tap that fills the pool stay on continuously, letting the surplus overflow to the drain?

  • "Is it necessary to shower first" - yes, that's sauna etiquette almost anywhere afaik – martin May 10 at 12:50

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