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Musical fountain sings again

Considered the oldest living city in Europe, and the sixth oldest city in the world, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a city steeped in rich history and culture dating back to 5000 BC and contains remnants of ancient Greek, Roman, Turkish, and Byzantine civilizations. Since the end of the 18th century, the city’s landscape has revolved around a central community hub.
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EXPERT ADVICE

Swim spa sales increase as retailers focus on water therapy and fitness

For some builders who have traditionally found the installation of swimming pools to be challenging in some backyards—whether due to space or the homeowner’s budget—swim spas have opened the door to just about anyone looking for a large conventional pool. Swim spas, in a sense, are mini-versions of swimming pools, which can be installed just about anywhere, and accommodate swimming in place against a swift current. Where retailers truly benefit is the fact they can also promote the advantage of relaxation—especially after a swim or workout—in one of the jetted hydrotherapy seats these spas also offer.
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UV and ozone: Companions in managing pool water contamination

Properly maintained pools can be a great source of fun and relaxation for the nearly 500,000 inground pool owners across Canada. As open bodies of water, however, pools are subject to contamination, not only from active bathers, but also from the natural environment in which they reside.
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REPORTS

The Lifesaving Society looks at drowning in Canada

The number of preventable water-related deaths in the country between 2006 and 2010 has increased by seven per cent over the previous five years (2001 to 2005), according to the Canadian Drowning Report: 2013 Edition, prepared for the Lifesaving Society Canada by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada.


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