swimming pools

Peeing In The Pool Is Gross And May Actually Be Bad For You

Peeing in swimming pools may be hazardous to your health. That’s the message from scientists who have found that compounds in urine mix with chlorine to form chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers.


10 Most Awesome Pools In The World

The cooling weather makes me want to go on a holiday to somewhere nice and tropical. But since I can’t be by the sea — working on a escape plan now — I wish I could be working by any of these amazing pools.


How Two Guys Figured Out The Number Of Pools In Los Angeles

Anyone who’s flown into Los Angeles can see them: the tiny, irregular-shaped turquoise gems that dot the residential landscape. It’s incredible, really, how visible LA’s backyard pools are from the sky. You might have even found yourself counting them as you began your descent into LAX.


Swim In This Chlorine-Free Swiss Pool With 1999 Of Your Closest Friends

Does the good weather have you hankering for a swim? In that case, check out the Naturbad Riehen, an “outdoor bathing lake” in Riehen, Switzerland. Although it won’t be open for another year or so, it looks utterly sublime.


This Pool Hidden Among Plants Is Not A Mirage

Wouldn’t you rather be in this pool, right now, until your whole body transforms into a shrivelled raisin? It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you, it’s a succulent plant-covered leisure centre in Amsterdam.


Is A Skinny Pool Better Than No Pool At All?

Ohhh! A skinny pool! Great for lap swimming. No, a personal body of water so small you can touch both edges at the same time is dumb. Or is it?


Everything You Need To Disappoint Kids Who Wanted A Real Pool

Year after year they beg and plead, but kids don’t realise just how expensive it is to install a pool in your backyard. Not to mention all of the constant maintenance and cleaning.


Olympic-Sized Pool Boat Is An Instant Tourist Attraction -- Just Add Water

The city of Antwerp in Belgium is currently in the process of converting an old ferry boat into its newest tourist attraction — an almost 120m long swimming pool that will double as a skating rink in the cold winter months. It’s an idea that’s so simply genius we think every city should build one.


4WD-Sized Treadmill Pool Provides Awkward-Looking Workouts

I understand that not everyone has the room or budget for a real pool, but even a weekly trip to the YMCA has to be a better alternative than this tethered Swimmer’s Treadmill which trades your dignity for fitness.


The View From The London Olympics' Diving Board Looks Piss-Your-Speedos Scary

Another London 2012 Olympics venue’s been checked off the list, and Zaha Hadid’s aquatic centre is quite simply the most stunning yet. All swimming events, plus diving and water polo will be held here in front of 17,500 spectators.