The word “pool” is derived from Latin, “ponus,” a word that originates from the Greek word meaning “water.” It’s quite common today to hear people refer to a pool as a “pool place” or a “spa,” but what most people really mean is a facility for recreation. A pool can be a public facility like a golf course or a private swimming pool, an indoor recreational area like a gym, or an outdoor pool such as a backyard. A pool may be used for exercising, as well as for recreational purposes.
It’s important to understand the difference between recreational swimming pool usage and exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and contaminants. When you take part in recreational swimming pool activities, you’re generally surrounded by other people, other swimmers, and even other chemicals and contaminants. Therefore, when entering into a public swimming pool area, or when using a public facility for swimming, it’s important to be aware that there can be a risk of exposure to some types of contaminants. These can include chemicals such as chlorine, which are chlorine’s chemical derivatives, as well as various types of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi.
For example, if you walk into a public pool during the hours of dusk or darkness, and are not wearing protective equipment – including goggles and a full-body pool suit – chlorine, and especially any viruses, bacteria, or parasites, can easily enter your system and enter the blood stream. Over time, this can cause illness, or even death. Additionally, when entering a pool, you may encounter another swimmer, and not necessarily a friend, and this swimmer may also be infected with one or more forms of cancer. Chlorine and other chemicals can also shock the muscles in your body. This shock can come in the form of convulsions, loss of consciousness, allergic reactions, allergic skin rashes, respiratory distress, and heart problems.
Therefore, if you’re concerned about exposure to these agents, and would like to have lessened exposure to them while using a public swimming pool, it is best to take advantage of the safety measures provided by pool alarms. Pool alarms are devices that are attached to the bottom of the pool – generally around the outer rim, and designed to sound an alarm when any member of the pool’s party enters the area. The main article of pool safety equipment includes the “Nine-Ball”, which is a round steel disc with a button on its face that when pushed creates a chemical reaction in order to release chlorine gas in a precise area of the pool – preventing the escape of dangerous agents into the water.
The “Nine-Ball” is a simple device, but it does make a difference. If we were to allow children to swim unsupervised in a public pool with “Nine Balls”, there would be a real danger that many of these children could become seriously ill and even end their lives. A full rack of balls eliminates this problem, because none of the” Nine Balls” will accidentally go off, making this piece of pool equipment the most important part of any pool’s security system. The main article of pool safety equipment also includes an emergency stop button that can be pressed in case of an emergency – saving the life of anyone who might fall into the water, or simply experience an accident that causes them to lose consciousness.
One of the most popular pool games in the world is billiards, and most pool rooms contain a place for billiards balls. Billiards itself is a relatively safe game, provided that players use proper form and technique. Most pool halls have strict rules about the size of billiards balls that can be used in a game of billiards, and if you are unsure about these rules, it is strongly encouraged that you play only with regulated balls, which are made out of a harder material than most common billiards balls are. The main article of pool safety equipment for billiards involves the “Pocket Refrigerator”, a small, fully-functioning refrigerator that fits easily into your pocket. This pocket refrigerator keeps a steady supply of cold drinks available to all of the billiard players at once, and in case of a game going on without one, it quickly becomes the most important part of any pool room.