First President Nicolas Sarkozy said the burqa was not welcome. Now women wearing burkinis (modest swim attire including a head covering) are being thrown out of public pools. Supposedly, it’s all about hygiene.
I’ve only seen a burkini once at a beach. But I have seen several women wearing head-to-foot long sleeve swim attire with no head coverings. And of course people wear those anti-sun things.
If you really want to keep pools clean, you should ban small children.