[Tagging] leisure=swimming_pool for the pool or the complex?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Jul 23 03:23:26 UTC 2013

I am saying that the land_use tag makes sense for in-ground pools, since they greatly reduce the odds of the land subsequently being used for some other purpose.  Yes, I know such reuse does happen on rare occasions; the city of Nashville, TN, closed all of its public pools in the 1960's rather than obey a court order to integrate them, and turned at least one of the pools into a sunken garden.

Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:04 PM, John F. Eldredge
> <john at jfeldredge.com>wrote:
> > You state "The pool after all is a man-made object that just sits on
> the
> > ground". Some pools sit on the surface of the ground, and so could
> > potentially be moved from one location to another. Others are built
> into an
> > excavation, and can't be moved without demolishing them. They are a
> > permanent change to the landscape, unless you fill them in.
> >
> Surely you don't mean to suggest we need to map a distinction between
> movable and unmovable pools?
> Last week I watched a building getting moved.
> As a kid my parents went to the low rent ski area.  The lift poles
> were
> different colors, sometimes two or three to a pole. The lift
> had been assembled from the parts of other lifts decommissioned at
> other
> areas.
> Everything in the "man_made" category can be
> moved, including at unsustainable cost, the in-ground pools.
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John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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