Want to Make Your Pool Look Epic? Add a Design to the Bottom!

Want to Make Your Pool Look Epic? Add a Design to the Bottom!

There are swimming pools. Then there are SWIMMING POOLS! If you want your home's backyard swimming pool to fall into the former category, then you should consider adding a customized design to the bottom. Painting a Design on Your Pool A personalized design added to the bottom of your pool can convert your backyard from the ordinary to the amazing. Styles to consider include aquatic animals such as dolphins or whales, your family crest, or any type of design that has significance to you...

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Epic Pool Toys to Make Your Backyard Pool Awesome!

Epic Pool Toys to Make Your Backyard Pool Awesome!

To bring your backyard pool to life and make it the place where you entire family and your friends will want to hang out all the time, consider getting a few, carefully selected pool toys. Today, there are many different types of pool toys, ranging from the very simple and inexpensive to the highly sophisticated. Basic Pool Toys You Need to Have Right Now When it comes to having fun around your pool, some things never change. People like to float on the water and they like to dive down ...

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A Hammock Brings Comfort to Your Backyard Pool

A Hammock Brings Comfort to Your Backyard Pool

There's nothing uptight or anxious about a hammock. Whether you string a hammock between two palm trees or buy a hammock that comes with its own frame, the simple fact that you have a hammock at all is a relaxing thought that instantly relieves stress and makes people feel more at home. A Hammock Near the Pool While most people will buy a set of backyard table and chairs so they can relax or eat a meal next to their backyard pool, adding a hammock to your list of poolside accessories wi...

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Do You Really Have to Wait 30 Minutes after Eating before Swimming?

Do You Really Have to Wait 30 Minutes after Eating before Swimming?

For generations, adults have been telling children that they have to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before they can go back into the swimming pool. But is it really true? The truth is that it all depends on two factors: How much you ate and how hard you intend to swim. Fear of Drowning The concern that prompted this maxim is the fear that somebody who has just eaten could get a stomach cramp if they swim right after eating. Getting a debilitating cramp could cause you to double ...

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‘What’s All That Pool Cleaning Equipment For?’

'What's All That Pool Cleaning Equipment For?'

Our professional pool cleaning technicians use a variety of poles, heads and other pool cleaning tools to make sure your swimming pool is always in optimal condition. We're frequently approached by homeowners who wonder what all that strange looking equipment is for. So here's an inventory of some of the most common tools we use to keep your pool clean and safe. Telescopic Poles  We need to be able to reach to the farthest depths of your pool without having to dive in ourselves. That's...

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‘Is It Okay to Swim Alone?’

'Is It Okay to Swim Alone?'

Swimming is a risky activity. There is always the possibility that something can go wrong. Controlling that risk can mean the difference between a pleasant time and a disaster. Generally, swimming alone is fine as long as the person is an adult, an experienced swimmer, is familiar with the pool, and there aren't any other extenuating circumstances. Grownups Only Adults are more responsible than children. But they also are more experienced. They realize that if something unexpected happe...

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Protecting Your Family from the Sun’s Rays

Protecting Your Family from the Sun's Rays

Spending the day playing in and around your backyard pool is one of life's greatest pleasures. But it's important to be safe while you are having fun. Late summer is when the sun's rays are at their brightest, and potentially most harmful. Protect yourself and your family from the sun's UVA and UVB rays by taking these precautions while enjoying your backyard swimming pool: Cover Up -- When you aren't swimming, cover your skin with tightly-woven clothing that blocks out most of the light....

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Pool Games the Whole Family Can Play

Pool Games the Whole Family Can Play

Now that we are in the hottest days of summer, the whole family is spending more time around the backyard swimming pool. For many families, however, each person is off doing their own thing: Mom may be sunning herself on a chaise lounge, dad could be catching up on the latest scores on his smart phone, while the kids are splashing and jumping in the pool with seemingly boundless energy. Families have more fun when they do things together. So here are some fun and exciting pool games famili...

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Should You Swim in a Strange Swimming Pool?

Should You Swim in a Strange Swimming Pool?

When it comes to your home swimming pool, you can be reasonably sure that the water conditions are going to be safe for you and your family. After all, you hire the best professional pool service that provides expert care in keeping water chemicals balanced and removing any debris. But what about swimming in a pool other than your own, such as the pool at the hotel when you are on vacation in another city or even another country? How can you be sure those pools are safe? Look Before You Le...

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Choosing the Right In Ground Pool Building Material

Choosing the Right In Ground Pool Building Material

If you are considering adding an in-ground pool to your home, there are many different decisions that have to be made. What size do you want? What shape is best? Should it include features such as an infinity ledge, a slide, or an elaborate tile design? One of the first decisions, however, is what sort of material your in-ground pools should be made out of. There are three that are the most common. Perhaps the most popular is concrete. The benefit of using concrete is that it can be formed...

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