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Philadelphia’s Fairmount Water Works – America’s Most Famous WaterSpace

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Water Works

‘A Place Wondrous to Behold’: How Philadelphia’s Place for Pumping ‘Utility Water’ Became America’s Most Famous WaterSpace In the mid-19th century, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Water Works was a world famous tourist attraction. It was the second most visited attraction in America (first place went to that most famous “water feature,” Niagara Falls). Upon his visit in […]

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Just Add Water: The Science of Water and Wellbeing

The Science of Water and Wellbeing

Let’s look at the Science of Water and Wellbeing. This is the first in a series of articles inspired by Wallace J. Nichols, a PhD who has turned his passion for water into his life’s work

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Creating Harmony Through Architecture, Water and Space

Creating Harmony Through Architecture, Water and Space

Let’s explore how to create harmony through architecture, water and space. In our series on creating your own WaterSpace, we’ve focused so far on the elements of landscape design, but there’s another essential design element—your home’s architecture—that you want to keep in harmony with your plan. The idea of bringing harmony through architecture involving the […]

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Good Health News on Swimming at Home, But Keep Testing Your Water’s Safety

Good Health News on Swimming at Home

As Dr. George Rutherford told The Wall Street Journal (May 4, 2020), chlorine in pool water kills the coronavirus. The professor of epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco, said that oceans, lakes and pools are all generally safe from viruses. Swimming is one of the safer outdoor activities the Journal listed in its […]

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How Water Balance Makes for Safer Stay-at-Home Swimming

How Water Balance Makes for Safer Stay-at-Home Swimming

I started this series on pool water and health before any of us knew a coronavirus was about to upset the whole world. I’ve long held that a diligent owner can be more certain about a pool’s health at home than at many public facilities. Now we can add social distancing to the advantages a […]

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Clear water, clean pool? Not necessarily

water testing

Only consistent testing keeps pool water clear, clean, balanced and safe.

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