Swimming Pools and Spas

Swimming pools and spas provide exercise, leisure, and pleasure for their owners and users. However, the environmental impact of swimming pools should not be underestimated—the need to sanitize and ensure that they are hygienic often entails the use of large inputs of chemicals, and maintaining a comfortable temperature requires large quantities of energy in addition to the requirement for vast quantities of clean water. This is before the environmental impacts of constructing a pool are accounted for.

Environmental Impacts of Swimming Pools

One of the main environmental impacts of maintaining a pool is producing the energy required to heat it, especially if it is an out-of-season outdoor pool. In addition, energy is required to pump and circulate the water, and a large input of manufactured chemicals is ...

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