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Pool Engineering
ENGINEERING 321: Natural Swimming Pools

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the fundamental technology of Natural Swimming Pools (NSPs).
  • Discuss the working vocabulary for NSPs and understand the interrelationship of their systems.
  • Define the microbiological standards to which NSPs are held by regulatory agencies.


This seminar begins by describing the science and engineering behind the NSPs ability to produce clarified and purified bathing water. The microbiological standards used to measure the water quality are discussed and real life examples of actual laboratory test results from operating Public NSPs are presented. The introduction of the NSP to North America from its origination in Europe is addressed with an update on the current status of both residential and Public NSPs in the U.S. and Canada.

Time/ Credits

4:00 hrs

Instructor James Robyn

James G. Robyn, BA, MBA