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Houston swimming hole

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by ryan_98, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. ryan_98

    ryan_98 Contributing Member
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    this idea reminds me that car advertisement a couple of years ago. i like it!

    there's a picture at the link... and rep for anyone who can find that ad. i think it was for ford, or perhaps chevy.

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/loc...swimming-hole-for-Houston-gets-5917739.php#/0

     
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  2. GanjaRocket

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    Would be dope..
     
  3. KingCheetah

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    Make it so.
     
  4. Deckard

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    (sigh) So Houston is reduced to constructing a swimming hole? Well, I guess it beats jumping in the bayou.
     
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  5. Blurr#7

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    My body is ready...
     
  6. Mr. Brightside

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    This is a pretty cool idea, but I'm just afraid of the increased possibility of accidental drownings. Especially amongst the youth.
     
  7. Torn n Frayed

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    Sure would beat the Bay of Pigs ERRR front pool at Huntington Village that we would use as kids..
     
  8. Rip Van Rocket

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    Sounds nice, but I would never go. Can you just imagine the mass of humanity that would be in that hole every summer?
     
  9. ryan_98

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    ok, maybe not quite the same

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    spoiler for size
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  10. Dubious

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    One reason it will not ever ever be like Barton Springs is water quality. Springs are found in limestone systems that filter the water. Our bayous flow though muddy clay soils, and contain all kinds of "urban" run off. Also shifting clay mud bottoms will never be as safe or attractive as a rocky bottom.

    There are some sand pit lakes that you could use by filtering the water like the one in Bass Park, but basically for Houston, your just talking about building a swimming pool; there are no natural equivlents
     
  11. bigtexxx

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    great idea. I like it. If Houston can build the ship channel, this is childsplay.
     
  12. Kate81

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    Would be nice, but the crowds would ruin it.
     
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  13. Dubious

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    Look, I'm all for it. It just seems that with our water quality, flooding and shallow natural water table, you are building a swimming pool. At a depth of 4 or 5 feet you'd have to seal it off from the ground water and you'd have to reinforce the soil under it... swimming pool.

    You might just build a lazy river or water park. Herman or Memorial Parks seem the spot and you have planning groups doing millions of dollars of improvement plans now.
     
  14. Buck Turgidson

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    God bless ya, Houston. Keep trying.
     
  15. br0ken_shad0w

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    That picture does not look very appealing. :eek:
     
  16. Smokey

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    Lol I wonder how soon alligators and snakes would take over.
     
  17. tmoney1101

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    Lol. There's like 20 people there and they're all white. Not exactly what I'm picturing. Just not a good idea for a city this size.
     
  18. heypartner

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    wasn't this an idea for repurposing the Astrodome, too.
     
  19. MystikArkitect

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    Discovery Green has been a hit.

    This should be the same. The amount of civil engineers in this City should make a project like this a breeze to make.
     
  20. bobloblaw

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    From my understanding of this swimming hole there will be no filtration once the public has access to it.

    bigtexx faints
     

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