How is algae growth limited without the use of chemicals?

Since natural swimming pools use the same biological processes of filtration and sanitation as lakes and streams, there is a theoretical risk of harmful algae blooms as seen above. These algae blooms have been known to close beaches, and are generally a result of excess phytoplankton growth. Blue-Green algae (Cyanobacteria) is the most common phytoplankton … Read more

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The Environmental Impacts of NSP’s – A Blog Series

If you’ve thought about ways to live a more sustainable life, you’re not alone. In the last 5 years, there has been a 71% increase in the popularity of searches for sustainable goods. With a large increase in the demand for swimming pools, as many people continue to work from home, it is worth discussing the relationship between these two trends. Of the 10.4 million swimming pools in the United States, just about every one is treated with chemicals, which is not sustainable by any means.

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Planetary Science, Landscape Architecture and the Future of Swimming Pools

NASA’s image of what Venus might have looked like 3 billion years ago (Courtesy NASA)

“Robyn’s piece goes to show that a global perspective on how we use the earth’s vital resources isn’t enough—you need to travel to the planets to get the big picture”. Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, Colgate University Professor of Astronomy and Professor of Anthropology Much of the talk today is about going to Mars and I’ve … Read more

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