Pool may refer to:

Bodies of water

*Plunge pool, small, deep body of water
*The River Pool, river in England, tributary to the River Ravensbourne
*Reflecting pool, shallow pool of water designed to reflect a structure and its surroundings:
**Capitol Reflection Pool, westernmost element of the United States Capitol Building Grounds
**Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, in Washington, D.C.
*Stream pool, a quiet slow moving portion of a stream
*Swimming pool, artificially enclosed body of water intended for swimming
*Tide pool, rocky pools by oceans that are remain filled with seawater when the tide goes out

ports, games and gambling

*Betting pool, form of pool betting where gamblers pay a fixed price into a pool
*Dead pool, betting pool on the date of death of celebrities
*Hockey pool, simplified version of fantasy hockey
*Football pools, football (soccer) betting pool
*Footy pool, Australian-rules football pool
*Pool betting, betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool
*Pool billiards, family of games played on a pocket billiards table
*Pool checkers, variant of checkers (draughts)
*Pool play, round robin stage of many sporting championships
*Pool (poker), money wagered during a single hand of poker
*Singapore Pools, Singapore's sole legal lottery


*Connection pool, cache of database connections maintained by the database
*Object pool, set of initialised programming objects that are kept ready to use
*Memory pool, dynamic memory allocation method
*Memory Pool System, memory management system
*Thread pool pattern, programming method where a number of threads are created to perform a number of tasks


*Pool, Cornwall, in England
*Pool-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, England
*Pool Region, in the Republic of the Congo
*Pool, West Virginia, in the United States


*Albert-Jan Pool (b. 1960), Dutch type designer
*Ithiel de Sola Pool (1917–1984), pioneer in the development of social science
*John Pool (1826–1884), Senator from North Carolina
*Walter F. Pool (1850–1883), Congressman from North Carolina


*Gene pool, complete set of unique alleles in a species or population
*The Pool (film), a 2007 drama film
*Pool-type reactor, nuclear reactor that has a core immersed in an open pool of water
*Pooling (resource management), grouping together of resources or effort
**Secretarial pool, group of secretaries available to assist executives
**Press pool, group of news gathering organizations pooling their resources

ee also

*Poole (disambiguation)
*Poel (disambiguation page)
*Poul (disambiguation page)

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