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Is it a good idea to use the heat from a crematorium to heat a pool? (Pick as many that apply.)

  1. The pool will become haunted from the energy stolen from the dead. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. It's just bad taste and dissrespectful to the dead. (3 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. It's okay as long as the swimmers don't mind and it was what the departed would have wanted. (2 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Sounds like a great way to save money and put otherwise wasted energy to good use. (5 votes [41.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  5. The maintainance staff deserve a raise. (1 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  6. I'll wait and see what everyone else says before offering up my opinion. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. It will never get past the planning stage. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Other (1 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

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#1 LaJaDiSc

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

Link from UK News: Worcestershire- Swimming Pool That's Heated By A Crematorium

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If the scheme is approved, Redditch Borough Council in Worcestershire will be the first UK authority to use a crematorium to heat a swimming pool.

The council has outlined plans to heat Abbey Stadium Sports Centre from the cremators at the neighbouring Redditch ­Crematorium.

But Simon Thomas, of Thomas Brothers Funeral Directors, said: “I don’t know how comfortable people would feel about the swimming pool being heated due to the death of a loved one.


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#2 eagle020

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:49 PM

Wouldn't bother me.

If you're a religious person, you know the soul has long since left and all that remains is a hundred or so pounds of meat.

If you aren't religious, the above still applies with the removal of the soul comment.
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#3 MD070

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:30 PM

Great now we will be flooded with haunted swimming pool stories .lol( j/k):P ;)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:41 PM

Great now we will be flooded with haunted swimming pool stories .lol( j/k):P ;)


As long as we aren't haunted with pictures of Jay or Joe Chin wearing Speedos, I'm fine with that.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

Wouldn't bother me.

If you're a religious person, you know the soul has long since left and all that remains is a hundred or so pounds of meat.

If you aren't religious, the above still applies with the removal of the soul comment.


Certain Orthodox religions do forbid cremation, so those people of faith would likely find issue with using the pool, and it would be unethical to not make the source of heat public knowledge.

Personally, I think reclaiming wasted energy makes good economic sense, but I'm just creeped out by the source and can't get the twist ending of Poltergeist out of my head when I think about it (I know that has nothing to do with cremation).

As long as everyone involved is okay with it, I say enjoy yourselves.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

I recall reading some years ago about a problem involving certain 'rare earth' elements.

As I recall it, there are a few things required for our brains to function as they do that exist on earth in incredibly small amounts. The point of the article being that a substantial portion of all that exists of a few of these elements are currently tied up in preserved and hermetically sealed/vaulted dead bodies. The upshot being that unless these rare earths are returned to the eco-system, we're facing increasing occurrence of neurological disorders in the not to distant future, as well as the possibility of an overall drop in brain function and intelligence across the entire race.

If thats true, a lot of orthodox religions are about to get their feelings hurt when it becomes mandatory to cremate or bury without preservation in order to recycle what the body contains.

For myself....I told my son not to waste time and money on caskets, funerals, and allied tomfoolery. Just set me out for heavy trash pick-up in an extra large Hefty bag.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:35 AM

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You hate me, don't you?

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to run right out and see if laser eye surgery can make me unsee things.
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:30 AM

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I'm just grateful there isn't a 70's porn audio with this.. :blink: :o :wacko: :wacko:

#11 DrObvious

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:32 PM

I'm just grateful there isn't a 70's porn audio with this.. :blink: :o :wacko: :wacko:


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#12 Magster515

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

Nothing says NERD like wearing a watch in the hottub........


Dang, stop with the hating people!

He just wanted to make sure he didn't stay in too long and get all pruney.:)

(I am not even going to ask why one would be in posession of such a photo.)

#13 Magster515

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

About the pool heating issue.... I don't see why it should be a problem to anyone. The heat is a byproduct of the process, not the person; it's not like they're using the ashes to fertilize the flower beds.

As a side note: I learned to swim in a large community pool that was literally at the bottom of a cemetary. Church on top of a big hill surrounded by cemetary down to the valley. Headstones a 10' sidewalk widths away. Now, that was kind of uncomfortable.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Certain two facts on this post unequivocally the best we have all had.Worcestershire will be the first UK authority to use a crematorium to heat a swimming pool.Its dead easy and pretty difficult to go wrong.
I agreed what's said above!!!




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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

i said other cuz, idk, it creeps me the heck out, but then, why not? i still think its way creepy. not haunted, cuz i dont care about that, haunt wherever and whatever you want when youre dead, but just creepy. *shrugs*



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

I think the whole idea is fine. That said, if I lived in the UK near that crematorium I'd let my family and all my friends know about it. That way if they make plans to be cremated upon their death, they can either go there if the idea doesn't bother them or go elsewhere. After all, even though the funeral directors say it may make family members uncomfortable, it shouldn't if the deceased knows about it ahead of time & agrees to it. Besides, I know some real jokesters who might get a kick out of the idea that their cremation helped to heat a swimming pool! (Seeing how this is a two-year-old topic, no doubt they've decided by now anyway. So I'm sure it's a moot point.)




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