Tag: Swimming pool

4 common hot tub safety risks

4 common hot tub safety risks

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tragic death of four-year-old Cameron Nunez — who drowned after his arm became entrapped in his grandparents’ hot tub — is a good time to stop and think about spa safety. While much attention is focused on swimming pools when it comes to water safety, hot tubs, or spas, can be just as dangerous. […]

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4 common pool chemical mistakes (and how to avoid them)

4 common pool chemical mistakes (and how to avoid them)

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to swimming pools, drowning isn’t the only danger. Something much less understood but just as deadly — chemicals used to maintain water quality — can also cause serious injuries or even death when not handled or stored properly. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that nearly […]

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Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The news out of Britain is ominous for an island nation: More than 50 percent of children age 7 to 11 can’t swim 25 meters, according to a new study. This in a country where swimming is actually a required skill for graduation! In America, lack of swimming skills is becoming a serious problem as […]

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Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who thinks prejudice isn’t a serious issue in the United States should read a recent news story from Minneapolis. The story details one African American woman’s efforts to get a swimming pool built in her neighborhood. Tragically, the day after the pool was finally approved, a young black man drowned nearby. Sad as that […]

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Installing a pool: 7 hot design trends

Installing a pool: 7 hot design trends

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve decided what kind of pool to build, and who should build it. Now you just need to settle on how customized you want your pool to be. That brings us to part 3 in our series on pool installation. The great thing about inground pools, especially concrete ones, is that they can be custom […]

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Installing a pool: What kind of pool is right for me?

Installing a pool: What kind of pool is right for me?

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ah, spring! That time of the year when people’s fancies turn to… swimming pools. That’s especially true if you live in the increasingly scorching sunbelt, where every year, you listen enviously to the shouts and giggles of your splashing pool-owning neighbors. Is this the year you finally get a pool of your own? In the […]

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Who should be restricted from pools and water parks?

Who should be restricted from pools and water parks?

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Britain’s equality watchdog recently warned that it’s illegal for a British school to ban an 80-year-old swimmer because he “swims so slowly that he will get in the way of other pool users.” Aside from the obvious reasons such policies are unacceptable, they raise thorny questions about safety versus discrimination, especially when the question is […]

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How to boost your pool’s energy efficiency this offseason

How to boost your pool’s energy efficiency this offseason

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, pool opening can be considered the most important thing you do all pool season. Like breakfast, opening the pool is the equivalent of refreshing the body after a long sleep. And like breakfast, too many pool owners try to skimp on this all important action, […]

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