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Chlorine: The Cause of Irritated Eyes of Swimmers?

From Healthy Pools

The most common misconception surrounding swimming pools is the cause for the "Chlorine" smell, eye and skin irritation, and skin disorders.  A properly chlorinated pool will not smell, will not irritate eyes, and will not be a catalyst for spreading disease.  The concept, simply put, is that chlorine has three distinct components that determine it's killing capacity:  Total Chlorine, Free Chlorine, and Combined Chlorine.  Combined Chlorine is the culprit, and is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs when chlorine actually does it's job.  This post from Healthy Pools expounds on this concept, and busts an often perpetrated urban legend around chlorine and swimming pools.

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What are Chloramines?

Pool Chemistry and Swimming Pool Maintenance

From About Home Pool and Patio

We all know the smell:  It harkens one back to their youth at the local swim center or YMCA.  The pungent smell of an "overchlorinated" pool.  Additionally, one remembers burning eyes, itchy skin, and crunchy hair.  What most people fail to understand, unfortunately, is that this situation is not an "overchlorinated" pool, but one that is actually devoid of active chlorine.  This post by About Home explains this dangerous situation which is a very common misconception about how swimming pool chemistry works.  

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Tips to keep bees away from your pool

From APSP

There is nothing that can ruin a perfect summer day around one's inground swimming pool like swarming pests.  While bees don't transmit diseases like mosquitoes and ticks, they can certainly provide a sting that will ruin one's day at the swimming pool.  This post from the APSP gives some great tips on how to repel and control these pests that are actually beneficial to one's garden, but not to a fun day around the swimming pool.

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Best 12 Modern Pool Designs by Serenity Pools

From Stylish Eve

Modern inground swimming pool designs feature clean lines, uniformity, balance, symetry, and in some cases, sophisticated edge treatments.  Not every home or design taste calls for a modern swimming pool design,  but when the right home and landscape meets a skilled modern swimming pool designer, the results can be sublime.  This post from Stylish Eve presents a dozen examples of when this confluence occurred with spectacular results.

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Pools From Space

From AQUA

Ever wonder how many inground swimming pools exist in the United States?  How about which state in the union that has the most inground swimming pools?  This post from AQUA shows a recent survey from P.K. Data on swimming pools in the United States, and provides some unexpected results.  Additionally, there is a startling image that represents what the concentrations of swimming pools would look like from a low-earth orbit satellite.

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The world's nine most incredible natural swimming pools

From News.com.au

For the skilled inground swimming pool designer, there are no shortage of tools to derive inspiration.  The different types of edge treatments, material choices, elevation changes, and wonderful vistas and settings provide a bevvy of opportunities to create sublime water creations in backyards and properties.  Nothing can compare, however, to the amazingly beautiful inspiriation that can be gleaned from nature.  This post from News.com.au provides a gallery of 9 amazing naturally-occurring swimming pools from across the globe.  

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THE ENDLESS JOYS OF POOL TOYS

From Swimmingpool.com

You've spent a fortune and lived thorough the entire process of design and construction of your custom inground swimming pool.  The decks are done, you've been trained on the equipment, and you've even taken delivery of your pool furniture.  Now that it's time for you and your family to enjoy the fun, recreation, and memories that are going to be created for years around this amazing amenity, you discover that your kids are looking for more activities to undertake in the pool.  Marco Polo only takes them so far until they are wanting more.  This post from Swimmingpool.com has just what you need, intrepid swimming pool owner.  This post gives you a great guide to outfitting your pool with the essential toys and games for kids, and even has a section for the adults for when the kids aren't around!

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