11 Best Public Swimming Pools

Updated on: July 2021

Best Public Swimming Pools in 2021


Florida Pool Rules No Food Or Beverages in Pool Or Deck Sign, 30x30 inch Aluminum for Recreation by ComplianceSigns

Florida Pool Rules No Food Or Beverages in Pool Or Deck Sign, 30x30 inch Aluminum for Recreation by ComplianceSigns
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration for Harmony with Nature (Schiffer Design Books)

Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration for Harmony with Nature (Schiffer Design Books)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
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AdCoat Swimming Pool Paint, 2-Part Epoxy Acrylic Waterbased Coating, 1 Gallon Kit - White Color

AdCoat Swimming Pool Paint, 2-Part Epoxy Acrylic Waterbased Coating, 1 Gallon Kit - White Color
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Ideal for Residential and Commercial Pools
  • Additional Uses in: fountains, water ladders, slides, holding tanks, aqueducts
  • 2 part epoxy -- water based acrylic
  • Designed for Concrete, Gunite, Plaster & Fiberglass
  • 1 Gallon Kit Covers Up To 300 Sq. Ft.

The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
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Intex 18ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover

Intex 18ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Triple strong, SUPER-TOUGH laminated sidewalls are reinforced with an all-around band to keep frame legs firmly in Place
  • Ready for water in 60 minutes, - Follow the Instructional DVD for easy set up, and enjoy the fun! water capacity: (90%) 6, 423 gallons
  • Includes: krystal clear cartridge filter pump 1, 500 GPH (110 - 120V). ladder. Ground cloth. Debris cover
  • Set-up and maintenance DVD. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area
  • New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity
  • Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Number of people-8 or more. Age grading- 6+

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

The Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool (Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse)

The Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool (Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
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Builder's Guide To Swimming Pool Construction

Builder's Guide To Swimming Pool Construction
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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Learn To Swim It's Never Too Late: Conquer Your Fear and Enjoy the Water

Learn To Swim It's Never Too Late: Conquer Your Fear and Enjoy the Water
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Aluminum Metal Caution No Long Breath Holding Print Picture Symbol Poster Swimming Pool Public Safety Notice Sign

Aluminum Metal Caution No Long Breath Holding Print Picture Symbol Poster Swimming Pool Public Safety Notice Sign
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Pool Sign
  • Commercial Grade Aluminum Signs
  • Printed With UV Ink
  • Pre Drilled Holes - Ready to Hang
  • 7.5 x 10.5 Inches

The Hidden Dangers of Public Pools

Do you know what lurks in your local swimming pool? Summertime is here and everyone is ready to hit the public pool in an attempt to beat the heat.

As much as we would like to think that the chlorine in the pool kills everything off, it might not be true. Bacteria and viruses can really thrive in a moist area like a pool and the area surrounding it. A pool must be very carefully maintained in order to keep harmful germs at bay and many pools simply lack the high standards that are necessary. Also, if too many people are using the pool at once, the chemicals in the water may not have a chance to kill everything off before others are infected.

Any kind of infection can be spread in the water. A swimmer suffering from a stomach problem will have the bacteria or virus on their skin and this is easily washed into the water, to be accidentally ingested by another person. This is particularly true where small children swim. Swim diapers don't hold everything in and even changing a diaper near the pool can result in bacteria getting into the water.

Certain types of bacteria, known as "crypto", are able to survive for long periods of time in the water, even well-chlorinated water. Others take up to an hour or two to die off, which leaves plenty of time to infect other people who are swimming in the pool. Viruses can usually survive for quite a bit more time. Chlorine and other pool chemicals are not a guarantee against contracting a disease while swimming in public areas.

The dangers of public pools don't end in the water. The dressing rooms can harbor mold which may cause respiratory problems in those who are sensitive to this sort of thing. The constant dampness harbors bacteria such as athlete's foot and the like.

To keep yourself and your kids safe, avoid wading pools where contamination is more likely. Ask about the pool maintainance schedule and how often the chlorine levels are tested. You might also want to take your family swimming on days when there are fewer people in the pool and avoid contributing to the problem by keeping sick kids out of the water. Also, try not to let any water get in your mouth, since this is how most bacteria and viruses get into the body.

In the dressing room, don't toss towels on the floor and then use them to dry off. Wearing flip flops or water shoes is a good way to avoid athlete's foot and other fungi that might cause problems, take them off poolside.

While pools can be a fun way to cool off, it pays to remember that they are the perfect place for germs, viruses and bacteria to grow. Play it safe and take the precautions listed above.

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