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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Sep 13 10:41 PM

September 13, 2008: Floating Pools

Floating pools? Swimming pools that float?... on water?

Yeah, swimming pools that float on water that fish do nasty things in... and worse, people do nasty things in.







Finally, the answer to the tragedy of Dolphin rape.

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spudcon  Sunday Sep 14 09:38 AM

Enjoy maintaining your pool's chemistry in the middle of an alligator infested swamp, with no electricity. Chemicals delivered by manatee.



Sundae  Sunday Sep 14 09:59 AM

Ummmm... interesting.
Seems horribly consumerist though.
You don't like the lake, don't go to the lake, go to the local lido.

Also, they are tiny pools for any kind of real exercise and no chutes or slides for fun and games.

I applaud the ingenuity, it just seems a waste of money and resources.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 14 10:33 AM

What's a Lido?



Sundae  Sunday Sep 14 10:55 AM

Sorry, I thought it was a universal term. A lido is an outdoor pool with sheltered sunbathing spaces. Named after the Venice Lido (which is actualy a beach).

There were a lot built in London during the 30s - an alternative for people going to the beach and taking their money out of town. They were out of fashion in the 80s and people had to fight really hard to keep them open. Some have survived, most famously the Serpentine and Hampstead Heath, although I used to go to Tooting Bec (the largest fresh water pool in England).

We don't really have the weather for outdoor pools to stay solvent - they're unusable for at least 2/3 of the year.



Chocolatl  Sunday Sep 14 11:23 AM

Interesting to see the juxtaposition of the chlorinated, neon blue water compared to the natural water around it.

Rather than a floating pool, I think I'd want to get one of these -- eco-friendly, self-cleaning natural pools.



Cloud  Sunday Sep 14 11:39 AM

some interesting info here. SG--so, a lido is basically a public pool? I've never heard that term, aside from the Venice one. or a hotel?

And Chocolatl, love those natural pool pics! Wish they had some description or caption to the photos, though.



Sundae  Sunday Sep 14 11:53 AM

Well it's an outdoor pool with a sunbathing area.
When we say "swimming pool" here, people will automatically assume it's inside.



monster  Sunday Sep 14 12:04 PM

The top one looks like it's set up for some sort of diving competition -it's got a tall ladder and a podium....



monster  Sunday Sep 14 12:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Also, they are tiny pools for any kind of real exercise and no chutes or slides for fun and games.
um. you don't need a big pool for some types of exercise and fun and games.....


Chocolatl  Sunday Sep 14 12:15 PM

Cloud, there should be some text boxes on the right hand side of the pictures. The text has info about how they work, who makes 'em, etc.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 14 01:13 PM

Any water that has vegetation growing in it, is going to mean insects, and things that prey on insects like birds, bats and reptiles.



bluecuracao  Sunday Sep 14 02:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Sorry, I thought it was a universal term. A lido is an outdoor pool with sheltered sunbathing spaces. Named after the Venice Lido (which is actualy a beach).
Ohhhh...that's probably where "The Lido Deck" came from on the Loveboat.


Trilby  Sunday Sep 14 02:08 PM

hm. I like it! When I finally get my man-made lake just the way I want it (including a moistened bint to lob scimitars at blokes), I'll have them do this!



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 14 02:20 PM

"Moistened bint"? Is that a wet female throwing scimitars at men?



Trilby  Sunday Sep 14 02:23 PM

From the Holy Gospels:

DENNIS:
Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
ARTHUR:
Be quiet!
DENNIS:
Well, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
ARTHUR:
Shut up!
DENNIS:
I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
ARTHUR: Shut up! Shut up!



Cloud  Sunday Sep 14 03:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
When we say "swimming pool" here, people will automatically assume it's inside.
that's surprising to me; it's certainly not the case in the states. A "swimming pool" could be either indoor or outdoor, but indoor is less common, so we would usually say "indoor swimming pool." So, you have different words for indoor and outdoor swimming pools? That's efficient!


monster  Sunday Sep 14 06:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
that's surprising to me; it's certainly not the case in the states. A "swimming pool" could be either indoor or outdoor, but indoor is less common, so we would usually say "indoor swimming pool."
Speak for your own part of The States in Michigan, unless it's midsummer, it's obvious the pool is going to be indoors


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 14 06:36 PM

Maybe for schools or the YMCA, but of the millions of people with home pools, very few are indoors.



monster  Sunday Sep 14 09:12 PM

For a pedant, you're awfully sloppy. Here, the "millions" of backyards pool owners would call them just that -pools- not swimming pools. Swimming pool implies large implies indoors in Michigan, which was the terminology being discussed even though I abbreviated it in my post. which was a lighthearted comment anyway. ymmv, ysohmbb



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 14 10:31 PM

Gee, my High School had a sign that said "POOL". :p



SPUCK  Monday Sep 15 04:30 AM

Crocodile horsey doover trays.



Sundae  Monday Sep 15 05:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Crocodile horsey doover trays.
I had to read it twice, but then I


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Sep 15 11:10 AM

Why?



spudcon  Monday Sep 15 12:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chocolatl View Post
Interesting to see the juxtaposition of the chlorinated, neon blue water compared to the natural water around it.

Rather than a floating pool, I think I'd want to get one of these -- eco-friendly, self-cleaning natural pools.
Eco friendly? Huh, how many mahogany stained plywood trees had to die to make that deck?


Clodfobble  Monday Sep 15 07:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Gee, my High School had a sign that said "POOL".
The one at camp said

OOL: Note there is no P in it.
Please keep it that way.



BigV  Tuesday Sep 16 03:14 PM

Alternately:

"It's spelled PSWIMMING."

"What? I can't hear any P in swimming."

"Right, the pee in swimming is silent."



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