[Tagging] water=pool

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 22:19:28 UTC 2017

Thanks for all the input. There are mixed viewpoints, but I'm leaning
towards using and documenting on the wiki water=stream_pool as "A
small and usually deep collection of fresh water, supplied by a
spring, or occurring along a stream or river. Water velocity in the
pool is typically much lower than the watercourse. Frequently found
below a waterfall."

On 11 March 2017 at 20:24, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_pool.
> 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:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/32171903253/in/datetaken-public/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/32986671125/in/datetaken-public/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/25031837975/in/datetaken-public/
> 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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