Top 100 Influencers to follow in the Swimming Pool Industry 2017

From Fixr

Platinum Pools is proud to announce that we have been named to the top 30 Swimming Pool Industry Influencers on Twitter.  The criteria used were:  The candidate's total number of followers, How frequently they publish fresh content and How often they interact with their followers.  

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Come On In. The Water’s Fine (Mostly).

From The New York Times

This is a subject that is like an elephant in the room, but it is actually more serious than most people think.  This article about uriniating in the pool is both surprising and scary.  It seems like an innocent act, and according to studies, most people do it.  Unfortunately, there can be serious health consequences from doing so.  

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Swimming pool

From Wikipedia

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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The Sensible Way
to Enjoy Your Inground
Swimming Pool

From APSP

Swimming pool safety entails using alot of common sense, and yet accidents continue to happen at swimming pools across the country.  This post from the Association of Pool and Spa professionals presents this handy packet with guidelines for drowning prevention.  The main point that seems to always get lost is that there is no substitution for Adult Supervision, no matter what other precautions are in place.

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This Glass Bottom Sky Pool Is NOT For the Faint of Heart

From Twenty Two Words

Ever wonder what it is like to walk a tightrope 43 stories in the air?  The flying Wallendas know this feeling, but can anyone experience something similar?  Well, thanks to an amazing glass-bottom cantilevered sky pool in Houston, TX, this experience is virtually reachable by anyone willing to try.  The pool is an amazing engineering feat, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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A Swimming Pool Fit for a Dolphin

From Pool and Spa News

Phoenix-area builder Presidential Pools delved into something different with this project, where man and dolphin can coexist

Many people have had the experience of briefly sharing a water space with Dolphins.  These attractions are available for a price at many resorts around the world.  This post from The Pool And Spa News presents a slightly different twist on this concept:  An inground swimming pool where humans and dolphins can co-exist.

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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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Iceland’s Water Cure

From The New York Times Magazine

There is hydrotherapy, and then there is what takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland.  This post from the New York Times posits that the country's happiness can be directly tied to its communal pools located in nature reserves.  Delving further into the culture of Iceland reveals that man made pools also play a large role in their society.

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Sweden: Sexual Assaults at Swimming Pools

From Gatestone Institute

Presenting this post is not meant to be a political commentary of any kind, but it is meant to be a warning for children and young adults about what can happen in the most seemingly harmless environments.  Sweden has seen a significant rash of sexual assaults in Public Swimming Pools, and the situation could be instructive for our own children to be aware of their environment at all times.  Cultural changes notwithstanding, sexual assault is never acceptable.

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