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A Brief Overview of Swimming Pools

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, paddling pool, or simply a pool, is a man-made container filled with water intended for swimming or other water-based recreation. A pool can be built either above or in-ground, and be constructed from materials such as concrete (also known as gunnite), metal, plastic or fibreglass. Pools can be…
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Water Features

Architecture and garden design are often synonymous with some type of water features which come in many guises ranging from: fountains, pools, ponds, cascades, waterfalls, and streams. Early water features were not-surprisingly powered by gravity with some then supplied with water using hydraulic rams. In an ever changing world with new and then even newer…
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Natural Pools and Ponds

Natural pools were developed in central and western Europe in the early and mid-1980s by designers and landscape architects due to environmental concerns by them and their clients and have recently been growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional swimming pools. Natural pools are constructed bodies of water in which no chemicals or devices…
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Swimming Pool Water

Swimming pool water must maintain low levels of bacteria and viruses to prevent the spread of diseases and pathogens. Bacteria, algae and insect larvae can enter the pool if water is not properly sanitised. Pumps, mechanical filters, and disinfectants are often used to sanitise the water. Chemical disinfectants, such as chlorine (usually as a hypochlorite…
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