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PoolsWiki: Five Pillars

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The fundamental principles (Referenced from Wikipedia.com)

PoolsWiki is an encyclopedia

The fundamental principles of PoolsWiki may be summarized in five pillars:

It may combine features of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, and gazetteers. PoolsWiki is not a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, an experiment in anarchy or democracy, an indiscriminate collection of information, or a web directory. It is not a dictionary, a newspaper, or a collection of source documents.

  • PoolsWiki is written from a neutral point of view:


  • PoolsWiki strives for articles that document and explain major points of view, giving due weight with respect to their prominence in an impartial tone.


  • PoolsWiki avoid advocacy and characterizes information and issues rather than debates them. In some areas there may be just one well-recognized point of view; in others, PoolsWiki describes multiple points of view, presenting each accurately and in context rather than as "the truth" or "the best view". All articles must strive for verifiable accuracy, citing reliable, authoritative sources, especially when the topic is controversial or is on living persons. Editors' personal experiences, interpretations, or opinions do not belong.


  • PoolsWiki is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute: Since all editors freely license their work to the public, no editor owns an article and any contributions can and will be mercilessly edited and redistributed. Respect copyright laws, and never plagiarize from sources. Borrowing non-free media is sometimes allowed as fair use, but strive to find free alternatives first.


  • PoolsWiki has no firm rules: PoolsWiki has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time. The principles and spirit matter more than literal wording, and sometimes improving Wikipedia requires making exceptions. Be bold but not reckless in updating articles. And do not agonize over making mistakes: every past version of a page is saved, so mistakes can be easily corrected.





How it works

PoolsWiki has been created for the community to collaboratively organize and share information about swimming pool industry. Anyone who can access this site can edit most of its articles and create new ones.

Only registered users may create a new article. Some particularly controversial, sensitive and/or vandalism-prone pages are protected to some degree from public alteration. A particularly contentious article may be locked so that only administrators are able to make changes.

In certain cases, all editors are allowed to submit modifications, but review is required for some editors, depending on certain conditions.

WDS Editorial Contacts


  • Michelle Angela Blank

    Co-Founder & Lead Editor

  • Igor Golovach

    Co-Founder & Lead Editor