Why Every Mom (and Dad!) Should Absolutely Know How to Swim
This is a blogger's personal story about realizing the importance of learning how to swim. Drowning is largely preventable, and the simple step of learning how to swim could go a long way towards preventing a large percentage of these incidents. The article also makes a case for swimming as a healthy lifestyle. Check it out here
50 Ways to Jump Into a Swimming Pool INFOGRAPHIC
from Swim University
So are you Liberal or Conservative? No, we're not asking where you stand on the important fiscal and social issues of the day. We want to know if you are a Liberal or Conservative JUMPER! How do you like to make a splash? This cool infographic from Matt Giovanisci at Swim University gives you 50 unique ways to stylishly enter your swimming pool.
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Make Your Swimming Pool More Eco-Friendly and Efficient
Everybody talks about going green, but it seems that very few actually follow through on the steps that need to be taken to really "go green". Most people will not take drastic steps to "go green", especially if it will hit them right in the pocketbook. Swimming pool owners, despite making a relatively large enviromental carbon footprint, seldom consider making changes to their pools for the same reasons. This list, compiled by Living Green Magazine, gives the swimming pool owner some simple tips to easily move them in the right direction.
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FUN POOL FLOATS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SUMMER OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING
Drinking glasses that light up and double as decor? A light up swimming pool stool? How about a giant pool float shaped like fruit? This great blog by Pool and Spa Outdoors gives you a great little list of cool pool toys, floats, and accessories that will make your pool experience mor fun and convenient. Follow the links within the post to get some great drink recipies, pool games, and some great electronic gadgets that will further enhance your poolside experience.
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THE PERFECT 2013 POOL PARTY AND BEACH PLAYLIST FOR SUMMER
from Eco cult
So you've got the food ready to go, you've got the tables set up, you have your favorite pool toys, beverages, and a whole bunch of family and friends coming over to party by the pool. What are you going to do to keep them entertained? Hire a DJ, or a band? Probably not. Alden Wicker from Eco Cult has compiled a list of 179 tracks to perfectly complement your pool party. The tracks include classic rock, 80's rock tracks, a few nostalgic 90s songs and old school hip-hop interspersed with 2011 and 2012 mashups, before dropping into current indie hits, then fading into some beachy chillwave right around dusk before jumping into disco house and–around when everyone is ten beers deep–into cheesy pop hits that everyone loves to sing along to, before finally ending in excellent and exuberant dance music.
Don't play your pool party without this awesome list. Click here to see it.