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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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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:37

Swimming Pool As Social Barometer of Racism

America’s swimming pools have a long, sad, racist history

From The Washington Post

Seldom, if ever, is this forum used to present significant societal issues.  The swimming pool is generally associated with fun, relaxation, recreation and exercise, not as a reflection of cultural and societal norms.  This post from The Washington Post takes a different tact on the public swimming pool, illuminating the fact that perhaps no other vehicle better mirrors the societal attitudes towards race and racism better than the local public swimming pool.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:00

Cost of Inground Pool Build

How Much Does it Cost to Install an Inground Pool?

From Home Advisor

Inground pools are a great addition to any home, according to this post from Home Advisor.  Frequently, Home Advisor will publish articles about home improvements and their costs, as well as their effect on home values.  This article not only does this, but it also helps the reader evaluate the costs of differenty types of construction, the available features, as well as some other considerations for swimming pools that can affect home value.

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Monday, 24 October 2016 09:07

Indoor Pools and Home Values

Can Indoor Pools Sink Home Values?

From Wall Street Journal

Adding an inground pool may or may not affect a home's value, as there are myriad opinions on both sides of this issue.  Indoor pools are even more specific when it comes to ownership, according to this article from the Wall Street Journal.  The article by Leigh Camping Carder says that only 500-600 luxury home listings in the United States, or .7% include indoor pools.  Whether making the investment will yield a good return, these homeowners that are fortunate enough to afford and enjoy this amenity wouldn't change a thing.

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The Anatomy of a Swimming Pool

From Swim University

Swimming pools, specifically inground concrete swimming pools, meld together disparate elements like concrete work, steel work, plumbing work, plaster or specialty troweler work, tile work, chemistry, carpentry, etc. to form a very unique amenity.  It's no wonder that wrapping one's head around the parts and pieces that come together to form the anatomy of such a beast can actually be a very complicated venture.   In this post by Matt Giovanisci from Swim University, the mystery is explained systematically and thoroughly to make it much clearer to the layperson and professional alike.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:39

The Top Inground Resort Pools In Las Vegas

Top 10 Sin City Swimming Pools

From LF Press

Maybe you are looking for a wondeful Las Vegas vacation and need some tips on the hottest outdoor swimming pools.  Maybe you are looking to design your own backyard oasis and seeking inspiration from the over-the-top hotel swimming pool designs in Las Vegas.  Either way, this post is definitely right up your alley.  Check out this post from LF Press that presents a gallery of the most amazing inground resort pools in Las Vegas.

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Cool down while heating up the Strip at Sin City's 10 most gorgeous swimming pools.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: The pools at the Hard Rock are an 'oasis in the desert,' where the beautiful come to relax and refresh themselves after a hard night partying on the Strip. Thatch-roofed cabanas, real sand beaches and crystal clear pool waters transport you from the desert to a lush paradise. (Courtesy Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

Tropicana: There are three swimming pools located on five acres at this Las Vegas casino resort. A lagoon, waterfalls and more than 600 palm trees add to the tropical escape. The Tropicana recently underwent renovations, so expect even more pool-side luxury. (Courtesy Tropicana Las Vegas)

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Fun Swimming Pool Trivia from Shasta Pools

From Shasta Pools Lifestyle Blog

Swimming Pools and Swimming are always interesting subjects to many people.  With any attraction like a swimming pool or the activity of swimming and its many aspects, there are bound to be scintillating facts and legends that are simply too wild to believe.  This blog from Shasta Pools presents some of the most interesting swimming and swimming pool facts that we've ever seen.  If you are interested in whether Elephants can swim, which swimming stroke is actually the fastest, and whether most people produce enough saliva to fill three swimming pools, then this blog will tickle your brain.

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10 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best (And The Worst) Sport

From Mindbodygreen

Swimming is a singular sport and form of exercise and recreation.  This tongue-in-cheek post from mindbodygreen exalts the postives of the sport of swimming, while also stating the obvious drawbacks that are associated with spending hours in chlorinated water.  We think that the positives outweigh the negatives, as swimming is a lifelong activity that can have huge benefits to one's mind, body and soul.  Click here to judge for yourself...

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Winterizing Your Outdoor Kitchen

From Houselogic

Unfortunately, its that time of year again:  There is a chill in the air, the days seem to be getting shorter, the leaves are falling, and winter is just a few short weeks away.  Looking outside at your swimming pool and outdoor kitchen brings you back memories of the wonderfully long, hot, summer days by the pool and in your outdoor living space.  Now that winter is almost here, it's time to start thinking about putting your outdoor space to bed for the colder days to come.  This post from Houselogic gives you the proper way to winterize your outdoor kitchen to ensure that when next summer comes, you will be ready to start up and go without significant damage to your outdoor kitchen.

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Swimming Pool Safety: Layers of Protection for 'Pool Safely'

From Pool and Patio via About.com

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Pool Safely" campaign is the largest swimming pool safety awareness campaign in the history of the world.  The movement began after the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed, and has grown into a powerful safety awareness force.  The keys to the movement, according to this post from About.com's Pool and Patio site, is that simple, layered steps will undoubtedly save lives.  Common sense and layers of protection can make the difference between a safe, health environment, or a unmitigated diaster.

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