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Old 08-21-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I made an assumption about what a glory hole is for and wrote about it without researching.

Thanks for the correction.

I like the pig story. I was grossed out at first, but then I was impressed with the resourcefulness of the farmers.

But it makes me more wary of swimming in ponds.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"But it makes me more wary of swimming in ponds."

No need. The pathogens are likely long gone. It does probably explain why kids would prefer a swimming hole on a creek to a farm pond though.

The bigger issue is if the area has snapping turtles.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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When I was a child, my grandparents used to travel to Brattleboro every summer to the old homestead where my grandmother was born on Bullock Street and we used to go up for a couple of weeks in the summer as well. I remember swimming at a place called "Swimmers Delight" - it was just a swimming hole with lots of high ledges around it and the water was spring fed and crystal clear. I relaly don't remember just where it was and both parents and grand parents are long gone. I had heard years ago that the old swimming hole was polluted and closed to the public, but nothing further about it!
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'm wondering if they could make a swimming pool out of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, near downtown Brattleboro. It would be hard to keep the stagnant water clean, though. I wonder if they have the technology to do that.

There's a lot of controversy over this reservoir. I have worried at times that it is a drowning waiting to happen. Also, I think people in the neighborhood have had water seeping into their basements. But some really love the reservoire for its historical significance.

There has been a study done to help the town decide what to do with it. I think they decided not to do anything.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default But, is the water warm?

Swimming in natural water is better then a pool. Chlorine is bad for my skin. But, is the water warm?
Glory Holes? LOL I am from San Francisco, and it means something x rated here.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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We used to go to beautiful Harriman Reservoir. The entrance was down a dirt road, hard to find but I think it was near to or the same as Molly Stark State Park.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Reports on water quality at swimming areas around Brattleboro, from Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance:
https://sites.google.com/site/vtsevw...ity-monitoring

And here is the story printed in The Commons reporting most recent figures/results:
Welcome to THE COMMONS -- News and Views for Windham County, Vermont

and the Brattleboro town pool is set to close August 11 this year.
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