Scour Impact of Coastal Swimming Pools on Beach Systems

Soronnadi Nnaji, Nur Yazdani, Michelle Rambo-Rodenberry

Abstract


Swimming pools have become an integral part of habitable coastal construction. These pools frequently increase the turbulance of floodwater during a tropical storm or hurricane. This results in an increase in the scour potential under and around swimming pools. This paper demonstrates that a suitable scour model for seawalls from literature is applicable to coastal swimming pools, including over-topping and corner effects. The model predicts substantial scour around pools for typical storm waves and water levels. Optimum sizing and siting for coastal swimming pools are also discussed.

Keywords


scour; swimming pools; dune systems; erosion; flooding

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