Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
The thought of cleaning your pool next spring can be a daunting task. No matter how well you winterized, spring cleaning will still be necessary. Now is the perfect time to invest in a new pool cleaner to make spring opening a breeze. Robotic pool cleaners are an amazing choice for pool owners. They are basically little computers on wheels! They will know where and when to clean with little or no manual labor. Did you know that robotic models are available for all pools, including above ground? The Aquabot Pool Rover is a robotic pool cleaner designed exclusively for above ground pools. Complete with its own drive motor and filtration system, it works independently of your pool’s return… Continue reading
Keeping kids safe around swimming pools means helping them understand what activities and behaviors are acceptable and fun, and which ones are unsafe and to be avoided. A smart way to prepare for the upcoming swimming season is to take time now to work with kids on pool safety issues.
A fun approach to pool safety can be found with kid-friendly activities on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely website. The CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign aims to increase pool safety awareness by providing information to families, industry professionals, and state and local officials.
With help from parents, even the youngest tots can start to learn how to stay safe around swimming… Continue reading
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recently released a report that outlined the twelve biggest remodeling trends expected for 2011. Along with going green in larger areas of your home and warming up your interior color palate, one of the top trends is adding a deck and pool to your backyard area (which comes in at number four on the list). Leading experts stated in this study that people are spending more time at home and, therefore, are sprucing up their backyard areas in order to maximize their family relaxation time. A great way to get in on this trend AND stay within your budget is to consider an above ground pool. Above ground… Continue reading
Are you planning on constructing a new pool in the upcoming year? If you live in Tennessee, you are legally required as of January 2011 to have a proper pool alarm installed before your pool can pass inspection. Even if you don’t live in Tennessee, having a pool alarm is just simply a good idea. There’s no doubt that children and pets benefit from an extra measure of safety around the backyard swimming pool.
Pool alarms alone will not prevent accidental drownings and submersion accidents, though. Responsible homeowners approach pool safety from a number of angles. Pool alarms, pool fences, safety covers, AND reliable adult supervision work together… Continue reading
Whether you are heading to a more tropical climate for the winter or simply dreaming of rising temperatures, it is never too early to start looking for fun new toys for swim season! An inflatable floating cooler is going to be my must-have accessory come summertime! No more jumping in and out of the pool when I need a refreshing drink! The floating cooler above holds up to 12 cans in the icy center cooler and has six drink holders and a pocket for holding valuables on the outside. It even comes with a built-in carrying case for easy transportation when the cooler is deflated. Now…if only summer will hurry up and arrive!