April 3rd, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

The Pool Industry is Keeping an Eye on Ponds

As ponds become more popular, more concerns begin to arise. Some ponds are large enough for someone to swim in, but that doesn’t mean it is advised to do so.

Despite the fact that many ponds require a permit, they may not be up to the same code that a swimming pool. Because of this, the pool industry is concerned.

Experts believe, as do I, that if ponds are being sold as safe to swim in they should have the same codes apply. For example, pools are required to be built with a floor canting less than 45.° Ponds are not submitted to this regulation, making them more dangerous to walk in. There is also the added danger of slipping on an algae-coated floor.

On the other hand, ponds seek to imitate nature, which some believe makes them safe. I disagree, just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean it’s safe to swim. There’s also the possibility of bacterial infection since ponds are not sanitized as regularly if at all.

Whether or not you choose to swim in your pond is completely up to you. Just make sure you’re aware of the risks and do it safely.

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