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cheap moncler jackets On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 the city will officially open the new “natural” outdoor pool at Borden Park that doesn’t use chemicals. Instead water is treated by replicating naturally occurring filtration through plants. cheap moncler jackets

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On Wednesday, the Borden Park Natural Pool is scheduled to open to the general public a mere two years and two months behind schedule.

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Walk into the enclosure and you see two pools for the general public a tot wading pool, which is 0.6 metres deep, and a sloped entry swimming pool, which goes down two metres deep at its moncler factory outlet deepest point. Both are surrounded by moncler sale sandy where people can build sand castles, sun bath in deck chairs, or play a little beach volleyball.

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monlcer down jackets It a delicate balancing act. No one who uses the pool is allowed to use sunscreens that contain phosphorus or shampoos that use phosphorus. (And yes, they will check your beach bag on the way in.) moncler outlet uk Everyone is required to take a warm water shower so that they enter the water with their hair and bodies as clean as possible. You can wear cotton bathing trunks or cotton T shirts or anything made of cotton at all. No more than 400 people can be in the water at any one time. And if the water temperature rises to 29 C on a hot, sunny day? The pool has to close. monlcer down jackets

But if you follow the rules? You can be rewarded with a cool, refreshing lake like swim. And if a little sand gets dumped in the pool along the way? Well, that helps to balance the system too.

motto is, it clean, keep it open, said Cyndi Schlosser, the facility manager for the site.

buy moncler jackets She and her staff test the water for biological contaminants three times a week on site and send another two samples a week to Alberta Health Services for lab testing. Still, this is untried territory. Because this is the first pool of its kind in the province, there are no provincial regulations to govern it. The City of Edmonton and AHS cheap moncler jackets sale are figuring it out as they go. buy moncler jackets

moncler outlet store It hasn been easy to get here. The $14.4 million project had to go back cheap moncler coats to the drawing board, literally, when the original design proved prohibitively expensive. It was supposed to open for trial runs last August, but wasn ready in time. It was supposed to open last cheap moncler month but then the liner membrane on one of the filtration ponds was damaged and leaking and had to be repaired. So Wednesday grand opening has been long awaited, moncler jacket sale not just by people who want to swim, but by the pool staff, too. moncler outlet store

cheap moncler coats Will it all work? I worry that managing the water quality, once the pool is filled with people, will be tricky. I worry that the pool, with its cooler water, will only be attractive and family friendly on very hot days. This design is a real gamble. cheap moncler coats

But oh, it beautiful. When moncler jackets outlet you open your eyes underwater, and nothing stings and nothing burns. When you do a lazy breaststroke, and the water feels caressing on your skin. When you get out of the pool and your suit and your hair don have that chlorine smell. When you look onto the lush green of Borden Park, and imagine yourself on a sunny lakeshore, far from here.

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moncler outlet Facility manager and lifeguard Carveor Triggs rolls out the life jackets in preparation for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 when the city will officially open the new “natural” outdoor pool that doesn’t use chemicals at Borden Park in Edmonton moncler outlet.

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