Did you ever wonder where or why the swimming pool was invented? The first pools in recorded history were those of ancient Rome and Greece. Citizens used them for aesthetics, social interaction, swimming, and bathing. They were also used in military trainings, and children were taught to swim at a young age as a part of their basic education. Remnants of these sites provide insight into the lives of these citizens– who used pools in very much the same way as contemporary peoples. A source of tranquility and respite, a space for social interaction and community gatherings, a pool appeals to as many homeowners now as then. The question arises: build or don’t build a pool? There are valid arguments on both sides. It is important to consider several factors in this decision: finances, weather, liability, contractors, and home value.
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