Beware of Balloons!

Beware of Balloons!

Balloons are an ideal way to add color and festiveness to any special occasion. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, graduation or another important event, buying colorful, celebratory balloons will make your party even more special. But when you have a backyard pool, you have to be careful with pools. Should they somehow make their way into your pool's drains or filters, they can easily clog up your pool. This forces the pumps to work harder. And when they can't get the air and water the...

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Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Having a backyard pool can be one of the true pleasures in life. It can make your home a social focal point and give your family a cool, refreshing place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. But having a backyard pool also comes with a lot of responsibility. You want your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy your pool, but you also need to ensure their safety -- especially children. Children and Pools Kids are naturally attracted to pools. And why wouldn't they be? Pools are fu...

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Preparing for Every Pool Emergency

Preparing for Every Pool Emergency

It's always a good idea to have an emergency plan in place in case of an accident involving your backyard swimming pool. Adult supervision is required whenever children are swimming. And at least one person should be familiar with emergency rescue techniques. Rescue ... then Resuscitation If somebody drowns or swallows water, the first thing to do is to remove them from the water. Next, you need to try to get them breathing again by using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Get the person ont...

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Pool Chemicals Help Keep Your Backyard Swimming Pool Safe

Pool Chemicals Help Keep Your Backyard Swimming Pool Safe

The purpose of pool chemicals is to remove potentially dangerous pathogens that can make their way into the water from the surrounding air, from swimmers' clothing or bodies, or from a buildup of uncontrolled algae and other microorganisms. It's important that your backyard swimming pool is serviced by qualified pool professionals. If your pool water has the wrong chemical balance, it can damage your pool and your pool equipment. Improperly balanced water also can irritate the eyes and skin o...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Pool Look Like a Luxury Resort

5 Ways to Make Your Home Pool Look Like a Luxury Resort

Have you ever had the experience of staying at a luxury resort, sitting by the pool and thinking, "Why doesn't my home swimming pool look like this?" Five-star resorts usually are the product of professional designers who are working with a budget that far exceeds the typical homeowner's. Still, there are a few little tricks you can use to make your backyard pool look more like a luxury resort's. Build a Cabana Resort guests will pay high rental charges just to have their own private ca...

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Have You Ever Considered an Outdoor Shower?

Have You Ever Considered an Outdoor Shower?

One of the newest trends in home swimming pools today is the addition of an outdoor shower. Outdoor showers are exactly what they sound like: A water line is extended to the exterior of your home to a shower head. This can be located adjacent to your pool, on an exterior wall to your house, or anywhere you want. They can be either enclosed or open. In most cases, local building code requires that they have a drain as well. Benefits of an Outdoor Shower An outdoor shower helps protect...

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Swimming Pools

10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Know about Swimming Pools

Everybody enjoys a day of fun and the sun around the backyard swimming pool. Here are ten fun and interesting facts most people don't know about swimming and swimming pools for you to mention during your next backyard pool party: Niagara Falls -- which straddles the border between Canada and the US near Buffalo, New York -- has enough water going over to fill up all the US in less than three days. Swimming is actually one of the best forms of exercise because it burns an estimated 650 c...

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Servicing Pools on Cruise Ships Is Different than Home Pools

Servicing Pools on Cruise Ships Is Different than Home Pools

Both the swimming pools in your backyard and those found on cruise ships share some commonalities -- they are both filled with water and usually are the entertainment and social center of the community. But there are important differences, especially when it comes to servicing and maintaining the quality of each type of pool. Cruise Ship Pools Some people mistakenly believe that cruise ships pools are filled with sea water. This is not the case. Most cruise ship pools contain treated fresh...

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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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