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Monday, 27 March 2017 09:44

Beware The Alligator In Swimming Pool

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Alligator found swimming in Florida family's pool

From UPI

This is a problem that is most likely limited to the Southern U.S., but it is no less scary.  Imagine jumping into your refreshing backyard inground swimming pool to discover that you are not alone.  Imagine further that your companion is a Alligator!  This post from UPI presents a story in which the gator took over the family pool, and animal control was necessary to rescue it.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 09:58

Pool Design and Race Performance

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Could the design of the pool in Rio be fueling Olympic swimming records?

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Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen in Rio, but credit could belong to the architects’ design and technology of the pool and venue.

From Sports Illustrated

When one typically thinks about swimming pool design, one conjures up images of fire bowls, infinity edges, and water features.  In a commercial or competition swimming pool design arena, swimming pool design revolves around less aesthetic features and more performance enhancing features.  This post from Sports Illustrated discusses these performance enhancements like pool depth and competition gutters and how they affect the "fastness" of a competition pool.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:21

Outdoor Design Creates Pool from Dumpster

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Astounding Dumpster to Pool Conversion
An innovative project for the budget-conscious homeowner transforms a lowly Dumpster into a gorgeous swimming pool.

From HGTV

The ingenuity of outdoor designers can sometimes take projects to a new level of sublimity.  This post from HGTV shows not only creativity, but resourcefulness on a whole other plane.  Creating a luxury swimming pool from a former garbage dumpster may just me the most stunning transformation every performed, and this post outlines the entire creative and constructive process.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:08

That Chlorine Smell

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Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

From American Chemistry

The most common misconception surrounding swimming pools deals with the "smell" of chlorine.  People are generally whipped into near hysteria due to chlorine, chlorine allergies, asthma caused by chlorine and supposed overchlorination which supposedly leads to cancer.  What most people get wrong, unfortunately, is that the smell is not actually caused by chlorine.  This post from American Chemisty explains the real culprit, and the chemistry behind what is really causing the water and pool area to smell.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:39

How Do Swimming Pools Work?

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How Swimming Pools Work

From How Stuff Works

Are you one of those people who have to know everything about a product before you purchase it?  For those of you contempating the purchase of a backyard swimming pool who have this personality type, this post is for you!  How Stuff Works presents a great Swimming Pools 101 class on swimming pools including the different types of vessels, filtration systems, chemical treatment and chemistry, lighting, etc.  The post includes handy diagrams and pictures as well.  By the time you are finished you might be ready to start your own inground swimming pool company!

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