Inground Swimming Pools 101: Anatomy Of A Swimming Pool

Inground Swimming Pools 101: Anatomy Of A Swimming Pool

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.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Some pools are above ground and some are in-ground. They can have different surfaces like vinyl, tile, plaster or fiberglass. No matter which type of pool you have, they all do the same thing: provide entertainment and a means of cooling off.
City Water Vs. Well Water
Depending on where you live and what type of water system you have, your water make-up can be vastly different. For instance, where I live, we have city water. City water is, of course, provided by your city or town. It’s plumbed directly to your house from a main water supply.
Well water comes from a well in the ground that resides on your property. The big difference between well and city water is that the chemical make-up of city water is controlled by a professional facility, and well water is controlled by you.
Well water tends to have more minerals, including copper and iron, which can be bad for your swimming pool. So, with well water, there are a few extra steps in chemistry, but it’s nothing to worry about.
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