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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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Is it safe for Dogs to Swim in Chlorinated Pools?

Is it safe for Dogs to Swim in Chlorinated Pools?

Dog in PoolAllowing family pets to use swimming pools is becoming increasingly common amongst pool owners as the warmer seasons approach. Whilst you can always allow your dog to use the pool, it’s strongly recommended you always take precautions to ensure no harm is brought to much loved pets by the swimming pools contents and design flaws. Continue reading →
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Pool Fashion Through Time: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikinis

Pool Fashion Through Time: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikinis

Swimming pools have been around for thousands of years but the bathing or swimming costume is a relatively new invention in comparison. Take a look at how these outfits have changed over time and you may be amazed. How many of these do you remember? Continue reading →
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How to Introduce a Baby to the Water for the First Time

How to Introduce a Baby to the Water for the First Time

babyIf you follow this blog then you may have read our previous post on when a baby can swim for the first time. Well if you think your baby is now ready read on and find out how to introduce your baby to the water for the first time. Continue reading →
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Why Swimming is the Best Exercise for Asthmatic Children

Why Swimming is the Best Exercise for Asthmatic Children

Swimming with AsthmaThere are many myths that float around surrounding asthma and swimming pools, but we are here to put them to bed. First things first, there is absolutely no scientific evidence that chlorinated swimming pools can cause asthma in children. In fact many health professionals, including the government body for Public Health, have found that swimming can actually benefit children with asthma. Many doctors even go so far as to encourage you to take asthmatic kids swimming, here’s why: Continue reading →
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How to Clean the Bottom of a Pool

How to Clean the Bottom of a Pool

Image bottom of swimming poolCleaning the bottom of your pool can seem a daunting task and probably causes the greatest amount of grief for new pool owners. Without the know-how of some of the more experienced pool owners, many new pool owners may find themselves thrashing at the water with a net, only to find the fine granules of dirt continue to cloud the bottom of their pool. This “dirt” is in fact bacteria feeding on the dead skin and organic material which naturally appears in recreational swimming pools over time, and is very easily treated using simple to use and inexpensive chemicals. Continue reading →
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How Does the Swimming Pool Filtration Process Work?

How Does the Swimming Pool Filtration Process Work?

FilterA proper pool filtration process is essential for a healthy, aesthetically pleasing swimming pool. We’ve already discussed how you can clean your pool cartridge filter, but how exactly does it work? Continue reading →
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How to Clean a Pool Cartridge Filter

How to Clean a Pool Cartridge Filter

Having a pool is great for both fun and exercise. You can have a nice swim in the morning as a refreshing way to start the day or chill out in it with friends on the weekend. There are many benefits to having a pool, in fact the only downside is keeping it clean. However, this doesn’t have to be a long and difficult process. Here are four simple steps to cleaning your pool cartridge filter: Continue reading →
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Is chlorine bad for swimmers’ eyes?

Is chlorine bad for swimmers’ eyes?

800px-Woman_enjoys_a_swimming_poolThe Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled ‘Does Chlorine Affect Your Eyes?’, which featured an interview with top optometrist Glenda Secor and tried to look at whether chlorine had any detrimental effects on the eyes swimmers. However, the article didn’t really focus on chlorine, instead choosing to look at the contaminants that can still naturally exist in a pool and how swimmers can prevent contracting conditions in the water. That was all well and good, but we thought we’d take an in-depth look at chlorine and see whether it did affect swimmer’s eyes: Continue reading →
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