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dreamdoctor

I would rather swim in a lake in Iowa than a public swimming pool - even with the posted warning signs about elevated levels of e coli. I wish these weren't my only two options. After swimming in a public pool my eyes burn, skin is dry and I find myself coughing more often (and there is the horrible music). They are chemical cesspools surrounded by impervious surfaces.

Rather than create problems where they don't exist solve or get rid of them. This is becoming a non discussion of beliefs and strong unfounded opinions. If you don't want a natural pool then don't build or swim in one.

Fish and noise - ever seen a river salmon swim in(?) ocean waves - very turbulent. Ever seen a flood(?) (and in Iowa the flood waters are filled with dead animals, houses, vehicles, millions of gallons of animal effluent, waste treatment plant effluent located in flood plains, ag chemicals etc) - pretty apocalyptic for wild life. Some kids playing in the pool seems pretty mild and there should be places created for fish/plants to hang out not in the middle of activity. Good design is crucial for good results.

Along with plants and bacteria it would be ideal to have an aerating water feature too. And keep bug spray, sun block etc to a minimum.

Many homes in Hawaii have rain water retention.

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stanofh 10a Hayward,Ca S.F. bay area

Well,your wrong about the fish. Totally. And glad you brought it up..because life in those pools wont take suntan lotions and all the rest.

Like I said..for educated adults they are a reward. For people with kids,dogs,rafts, all summer long or in Florida all year?..no way.

As you say,if a public pool can barely handle a crowd of young people..no way a natural pool will.

   
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dreamdoctor

What trip are you on exactly? Educated adults have discussions rather than arguments or pissing matches. I enjoy having discussions. Traditional pools handle large amounts of people just fine aesthetically and hygienically by not naturally and in an unhealthy way. It substitutes one kind of problem fr another.

If you have a problem for every solution then you have it alone. Natural pools work for a lot of scenarios if designed well. Best wishes.

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