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How to Prevent Sunburn When Swimming

How to Prevent Sunburn When Swimming

Are you going on holiday this summer? 5 days off work with your significant other, the kids and some serious tan to gain, oh how your colleagues will envy you! Just remember to be safe and follow our simple guide to staying safe in the sun, especially when it comes to the little ones when swimming.               Continue reading →
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The 11 Best Pool Toys of All Time

The 11 Best Pool Toys of All Time

[caption id="attachment_598" align="right" width="250" class="right"] Noodles Image Source: Flickr[/caption] It’s the summer holidays and time to have plenty of fun in the sun, and the pool of course. But if you find swimming lengths a bit boring after a while, why not grab some pool toys and play some games with the kids. Here's our pick of the 11 best pool toys of all time: 1. Noodles They’re a floatation device, a toy and can also be used to make some funny water shooters. These flexible foam tubes are a pool toy staple.   Continue reading →
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20 Top Gifs of Dogs in Pools

20 Top Gifs of Dogs in Pools

We love animals and we love swimming pools, so naturally we find gifs of dogs in swimming pools hilarious. Take a look at our top 20. Do you find them as funny as we do? 1. Clever Doggy This clever pooch has realised that, with a good run up, he can move across the pool on this float of what appears to be polystyrene. forgifs.com Continue reading →
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How to clean a swimming pool pump

How to clean a swimming pool pump

cleaning pool pumpRegular cleaning and maintenance of our swimming pools pump and filtering system is just one of the many basic tasks pool-owners need to complete regularly. Ensuring regularly looked after and well maintained filtering systems can save us pool owners a very time consuming (not to mention expensive!) ordeal to put up with further down the line. Some owners have had to replace entire filtration systems just because they avoided simple tasks. By simply following these basic steps, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy and not to mention, money!       Continue reading →
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Does My Child Need to Wear Goggles While Swimming?

Does My Child Need to Wear Goggles While Swimming?

Are you starting to teach your child how to swim? Then it is time to stock up on a swimming costume, arm bands and, of course, goggles. But how do you pick the perfect fitting eyewear? Here is everything you need to know about goggles:       Continue reading →
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Can Swimming Cause Thrush?

Can Swimming Cause Thrush?

Swimming, particularly during the summer is an activity all, if not most enjoy, especially as the summer months begin to approach. It’s always important to remember though how...
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Do Swimming Pool Solar Covers Really Heat a Pool?

Do Swimming Pool Solar Covers Really Heat a Pool?

Let’s face it – the UK isn’t the warmest of countries, so if you are lucky enough to have your own swimming pool you may like to keep it warm with a solar cover.         Continue reading →
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10 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Kids

10 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Kids

Here at Online Pool Chemicals we love swimming pools – that much should be obvious! We think paddling is great, swimming lengths is fun and floating on a lilo is even better. We also think it’s a great activity for kids. Here’s 10 reasons why. Continue reading →
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How to Stay Warm in Cold Water

How to Stay Warm in Cold Water

We may be much nearer summer now but outdoor pools are undoubtedly still a bit nippy. So if you are lucky enough to have your own pool and enjoy a refreshing morning swim to start off your day make sure to follow these tips to keep warm – well, less cold. opcContinue reading →
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