How to Properly Vacuum your Pool!

from Aqua Palace

If you are the DIY type, you will probably want to maintain your own inground swimming pool.  Taking care of one's own pool is no small task, as it entails knowing about water chemistry, cloudly pools, sanitizers, pool pumps, pool filters, skimmers, and the most common of all activities, pool cleaning.  The cornerstone of pool cleaning is the pool vacuuming, which can be confusing for some pool owners.  This post from Aqua Palace presents an easy guide for pool vacuuming, going through the process step by step.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:53

A Guide To Throwing A Pool Party

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How to Throw the Perfect Pool Party

From Guardian Pool Fence

Summer means swimming, and entertaining.  One's outdoor living space wouldn't be serving it's purpose without entertaining, and what is entertaining around a pool without having a real pool party.  What usually stumps even the most seasoned entertainers is how to structure a swimming pool party for various age groups.  Should there be games?  What kind of food is best to serve?  This post from Guardian Pool Fence gives some great tips to throwing the perfect pool party.  Such subjects as decorations, food and drink, and dress code are all addressed in detail in this handy post.

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From Richards Total Backyard Solutions

At some point during one's swimming pool ownership,  one will invariably have to contend with algae.  Whether a sanitizer has run out, or whether the family is returning from a week's vacation, algae will invade and bloom in the swimming pool quickly if it has the opportunity.  This post from Richards TBS talks about how to remove this algae when it takes hold, whether it be green, black, or the mustard variety.  Left unchecked, alage can ruin a good week or two of the summer season by making one's pool unusable. 

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Pool drowning prevention: Tips to prevent a tragedy around the water


With Summer officially on our doorstep, it's time to remember that kids are drawn to open water like flies to a bug lamp.  With nearly 6 million inground swimming pools in the United States, and 10 drownings occurring every day, it is important to have a good plan in place to prevent kids from encountering the potential for drowning.  This post from addresses this issue head on with good strategies and tips to ensure that this harbinger of Summer, the swimming pool, doesn't turn into a nightmare.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:02

Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Summer

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Off The Deep End: Pool Safety

From BGW Law

Swimming pools can be the centerpiece of summer fun, recreation, and enjoyment.  Unfortunately, pools can also be an attractive nuisance.  This term commonly used in legal and insurance cirlcles refers to the fact that a pool invites trouble.  Children and animals are drawn to the vessel, and when unsupervised this can result in injury or death.  This post from Buzzell, Graham and Walsh Law Offices quotes the CDC in saying that ten (10) people die every day from drowning.  The post goes on to present the 8 common causes of drowning, and tips to prevent them from happening.

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