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    Pool of the future???

    I just saw this on Facebook. This is no pool, It is a pond. The water is not clear or blue. It is full of sediment, amphibians and insects. Eeewwww


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    Re: Pool of the future???

    Drinking water quality? I don't think so. I'll keep my little Intex, thank you!
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    That's not the pool of the future, it's the pool of the foreclosed house. This coming from people who don't want fluoride in their water doesn't surprise me.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    It looks more like the pool of the past.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    A literal swamp, lol.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    I like the fact that it uses "natural clear water". I hate that dehydrated synthetic water that comes in a bag.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    I saw that too... looks like a pond to me. The guy behind it is from the UK, I think. Obviously no mosquitoes, alligators, snapping turtles, etc in the UK.

    Looks like a safety hazard... slippery walkways, murky water so you can't see someone drowning.

    According to the website literature it is officially a pond according to local codes.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    It kills me when people say that you can't see into the water because the liner is dark. You can't see into the water because there is stuff floating in the water. I swam in what we called tanks (ugly ponds) as a kid. I swam in lakes. I have taken my kids floating down the river - because some days you just need to spend a day in an inner-tube! But I wouldn't want that for my every day swimming situation. My rule with my kids (who are now teens) is if I can't see the bottom you go in a ski vest. They would hate putting on a ski vest to go play in their own back yard.

    Edited to add: I can't keep the snakes out of my pool now - I can only imagine what it would be like if I had that situation! Ugh! But I guess snakes must not be a problem in England.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    These are natural pools and if I had a big enough property I would have one in a heartbeat! BUT in saying that I live in Australia and we have large populations of snakes! Very venomous ones! So until I move to Ireland I will stick with chemicals!


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    Re: Pool of the future???

    Australia has all 10 of the 10 most venomous snakes in the world... And dropbears too...

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    Re: Pool of the future???

    I had one of those in my yard that included frogs, koi and a snake....it was called a pond!
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    I'll stick to my cement pond.

    Thanks, anyway.
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    Re: Pool of the future???

    And he's got kids swimming in their underwear. Fecal contamination anybody?
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