[Tagging] water=pool

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 09:24:35 UTC 2017

I'm looking for a tag for "A small and rather deep collection of (usually)
fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a
stream;" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pool#English also like

They come in all shapes and sizes but are usually part of a stream/creek
where it is deep enough for water to collect there.

Some photo examples:


It's not a lake which is much larger.

I don't think it's right to use water=pond, which is "man-made in most
cases", and seems to be more commonly used for places in a park where you
find ducks, often with lots of vegetation.

water=pool seems like the best option. Here is Australia at least a lot of
them have a name like "... Pool". But since it's undocumented I'm not sure
what the 226 current uses of the tag are.

What's the process for working out if this is the best choice, and if it
turns out to be documenting it on the wiki?
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