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The Green Life: Summer Sports Week: Swimming

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July 22, 2009

Summer Sports Week: Swimming

Swimming is a good source of exercise Time spent enjoying the outdoors recharges your spirit and gives you further motivation to protect the planet. This week, we'll provide tips for keeping your summer athletic activities green.

Tip #3: Green Your Pool

Swimmers receive lifelong health benefits, but pools are not without environmental impact. Simple actions like planting a windbreak and covering your pool will go a long way to reduce the amount of heat lost through evaporation. Consider switching to a saltwater pool to reduce the harsh effects of chlorine. Want to cool off with a DIY pool? Get inspiration from these urban pools made from old dumpsters.

Share your tips: What are your poolside green tips?

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