Swimming Pools Wikipedia

Swimming Pools Wikipedia

Swimming pool

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Ever wanted to know everything that there is to know about swimming pools?  Well, that’s probably not technically possible, but one can get very close to this Nirvana by clicking over to the Wikipedia page on the Swimming Pool.  Wikipedia, the crowsourced free encyclopedia that has changed the information age for the better, has a very detailed entry on Swimming Pools that is sure to inform and amaze even the most experienced swimming pool professional.

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 A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a structure designed to hold water to enable swimming or other leisure activities. Pools can be built into the ground (in-ground pools) or built above ground (as a freestanding construction or as part of a building or other larger structure), and are also a standard feature aboard ocean-liners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as concrete, natural stone, metal, plastic or fiberglass, and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardized size, the largest of which is the Olympic-size swimming pool.

Many health clubs, fitness centers and private clubs, such as the YMCA, have pools used mostly for exercise or recreation. Many towns and cities provide public pools. Many hotels have pools available for their guests to use at their leisure. Educational facilities such as universities typically have pools for physical education classes, recreational activities, leisure or competitive athletics such as swimming teams. Hot tubs and spas are pools filled with hot water, used for relaxation or hydrotherapy, and are common in homes, hotels, and health clubs. Special swimming pools are also used for diving, specialized water sports, physical therapy as well as for the training of lifeguards and astronauts. Swimming pools may be heated or unheated.

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