The year was 1950. The first book in the series “Hasamba” – Igal Mosinzon’s tales of a secret group of youth detectives in Tel Aviv – landed in the bookstores. The first snow fell in Tel Aviv. Amongst all these, due to the streaming of sewage water to the beaches of Tel Aviv, the Ministry of Health published a grave report on pollution of the beaches. The beaches emptied of bathers, and municipal leaders searched for a solution that would allow residents to enjoy bathing in the cool water alongside the beautiful shores. British entrepreneurs Jack and Morris Greidel had an idea: build a salt-water pool right along the beach. This was the first bud that would later bloom into the famous Gordon Pool.