Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
An alarming statistic shows that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 1-14 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and an extensive study performed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that “75 percent of the children involved in swimming pool submersion or drowning accidents were between 1 and 3 years old.”
It is no surprise that The American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM] F1346-91 (1996) standard requires that a pool cover hold a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet to qualify as a safety pool cover.
One of the most crucial safety devices any swimming pool owner should have, though, is a Safety Pool Cover… Continue reading
Bring light and beauty to your pool even in the winter months, with floating pool lights and underwater pool lights. Enjoy the view of your pool as these lights illuminate the water, and provide a soft glow creating a comfortable atmosphere around the perimeter of the swimming pool. Swimming pool lights will add that extra style and updated feel to your pool without spending a fortune. Depending on the look you are going for, there are many styles to choose from. Some have spinning lights that create a continually changing pattern of light that displays on the bottom and sides of your swimming pool. Some are solar powered
while others require batteries. No… Continue reading
Protecting your diving board over the long winter months is just as important as protecting the pool itself. An unprotected diving board can be stained by decaying leaves and debris that fall in autumn, and it can be damaged by accumulations of ice and snow during the winter. If you’ve ever tried to use tarps and ropes or bungee cords to cover and protect your diving board over the winter, you know the awkward and often unsuccessful challenge that can be. And, if you’ve ever tried to remove the diving board altogether, you know how much back-breaking work is involved. Removing a diving board also increases the potential that… Continue reading
Usually made of heavy-duty vinyl, air pillows are a necessary addition when winterizing your above ground pool. An air pillow, also known as an ice compensator, goes underneath your winter pool cover to help prevent the freezing and expanding winter pool water from cracking and damaging the walls of your above ground pool. Air pillows offer the additional advantage of reducing the amount of water, snow, and debris that collect on your winter cover.
Air pillows for above ground pools are very reasonably priced and are worth every penny if it means saving your pool from winter ice damage.