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If public pools matter to you, tell us why on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #myfavouritepool. This is Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool at Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney. Flickr/Dan

Why are public pools important in Australia? For our #myfavouritepool series, we’re asking you

Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of stories on why public pools matter - to the economy, to social well-being and to our shared history. But we also want to hear from you.
It’s OK to put your head under but try not to drink the water. GetHiroshima.com/Flickr

What lies beneath: the bugs lurking in your swimming pool

Summer holidays are upon as, and many of us finally get to spend some lazy days by the pool. But how can you ensure this pleasant experience doesn't leave you with any nasty surprises?

Peeing in pools: disgusting and unhealthy

While peeing in a pool may be disgusting, it might also cause health problems in swimmers, new research shows. Researchers…

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