Swimming Pool Blog

September 2011 (6)
  • VGB Update - CPSC reverses earlier decision
    This past week, the CPSC redefined the definition of an unblockable drain, reversing an earlier decision made which allowed for installing a unblockable drain cover - on a blockable drain. Problem with that is, as pointed out in the thoughtfulletter to the CPSC sent by Nancy Baker, the mother of Graeme - that drains break or work themselves loose, and then a grave danger exists. The high profile loss of Abigail Taylor and Zachary Cohn were due to missing drain covers.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:59 PM
  • Fall Swimming Pool Safety Checklist
    Time to do a pool safety scan! Whether or not you close your pool for the winter, or enjoy that blue water all year 'round, taking some time twice per year to inspect your pool for pool safety concerns makes good sense. Think of it like checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, important details that can be forgotten easily.
    Monday, September 26, 2011 2:45 PM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Covers are Green!
    Mesh safety pool covers are usually green colored, this is true - although you can buy them nowadays made in nearly any color. This post is about how and why mesh pool covers are environmentally friendly. Mesh pool covers are green, or eco-friendly, and if you have one on your pool for winter use or as a year 'round safety cover - you are making a reducing landfill waste, reducing plastic manufacturing and are also saving water.
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:26 PM
  • Other People's Pools - Get your Swim On!
    Times are tough - finding a good pool to crash can be difficut these days. Budget cuts have been severe, and many public pools in the U.S. have had their seasons shortened, or have chosen not to open their pools.
    Monday, September 12, 2011 2:40 PM
  • 5 swimming pool exercises you can do in 10 minutes
    In a recent survey on pool use, on our facebook page (not very scientific, I know), we found that pool owners listed Fitness as a less important benefit to them in the use of their pool. Fun and Relaxation topped the survey results, but good 'ol pool exercise or pool workouts, got barely a mention.
    Friday, September 09, 2011 9:52 AM
  • Ten Steps to Closing your swimming pool
    Winterizing your own swimming pool, or thinking about it? Sure, you can hire a local company to button things up for the season, or you can close the pool yourself. Pool closings are done in a specific order. Follow the guidelines below, and if you have specific questions, send an email to the author at the top of this page. We want to make it easy for you to close your own swimming pool this winter!
    Monday, September 05, 2011 6:48 PM