Life Cycle Analysis Shows The True Environmental Cost of Swimming Pools

Not surprisingly, hot places like Phoenix or Palm Springs have a lot of backyard pools. Warren wrote recently about their environmental cost in terms of energy and water, but a new life cycle analysis of all of the inputs and outputs, from electricity to water to pool chemicals, shows the true scale of the impact. And of course, the impact is worse in cities like Phoenix that have little water and coal-fired electricity.

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