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It is largely anecdotal, but legend has it that water slides may have originated around the time of the Ancients (as early as the 7th century B.C. by the Assyrians) which would coincide with the invention of modern irrigation systems and specifically the Roman-style aqueduct. Supposedly, laborers working on the construction of aqueducts learned that they could return to the lower levels of the aqueduct by actually riding in them. This concept allegedly also applied to the somewhat more modern logging industry, whereupon loggers built flumes to transport logs to the sawmill as well as to transport themselves. As swimming pools became popular in the United States in the early 20th century, it didn't take long for enterprising construction professionals to begin incorporating this concept into the recreational consciousness of Americans.

The typical residential pool slide has come a long way since the ubiquitous Aqua Slide n Dive of the 1960's and 1970's.

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The Aquaslide n Dive, which was a pool owner's only option for many years.

 

10 Common Sense Tips For Buying A Pool That Many Consumers Ignore

by Kevin Woodhurst, Aquamagazine.com

Shopping like you are buying a car.

Swimming pools are custom construction projects and are built by many individual trades and pool contractors with different standards. All pools are not built the same, unlike an automobile, which is manufactured in a factory under controlled conditions. With a swimming pool, much of what you do not see will impact the cost of pool ownership in the long run.

Not asking enough questions.

Do not assume every builder is going to give you an education, is capable of giving you one or wants to give you one for that matter. Ask many questions. The more you know and understand, the better buyer you will ultimately be. This helps you and your pool contractor. Do your homework. Your resources are endless, so use them.

Paralysis by analysis.

This is when someone gets 10-15 or more estimates for swimming pool construction and then cannot make a decision because they have become so confused. Do your due diligence and get 3 or 4 estimates from reputable swimming pool companies. Then make your decision and go with it.

Here are 10 Reasons to Own a Pool, as listed on aquatechpools.com:

1. THE ENDLESS VACATION

Owning a swimming pool is like being on permanent vacation: it's always a great day and tomorrow will be a great day too. The entire family will think they've moved to paradise.

2. THE ESSENCE ENJOYMENT

A backyard swimming pool is always a fun place. No matter how it is used - for games, for relaxation, or for exercise - the pool experience is pure enjoyment at its finest.

3. KIDS LEARN TO SWIM EARLY

Most children naturally love water. Just wait until they learn to swim! What better, healthier environment is there than a place they can go and be themselves - the fish of the family?