The environmental cost of a home swimming pool

You know it if you have been reading this blog : I really enjoy swimming. This brings me to writing another pool-related article, this time focused on the ones in our backyards. TreeHugger indeed bpublished an article on their impacts.

Between the consumption of chemicals, water and energy, residential swimming pools have a large environmental cost. The study also draws a comparison with community pools, which tend to have a much lower impact.

For more please check out Chemical & engineering News and Environmental Science & Technology where you can buy the whole report.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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  1. Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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