When to Shock your Pool Rob Cox Shocking the pool with chlorine is the raising of free chlorine levels in the pool to such a high level that every living thing in the water is killed by cell disruption. I liken the process to a lightning bolt ripping through the water, and perhaps that's why they call it shocking the pool. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:50 PM
Designing Pool Safety Rob Cox When building an inground pool, a good pool designer naturally incorporates some elements of safety such as visibility from the house, and pool fencing requirements in your local area. Some pool designers may be familiar with building Layers of Protection around a pool, and mention these things during your time together. But some may not - so be sure to ask about ways to make your pool inherently safer by design. Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:12 AM
Swimming pools are great for your own little holiday, whenever you need to get away, or spend more time with your family. Perhaps your pool ambiance has slipped a bit over the years? Simply put, all you need is a bit of redecoration, adding things to enhance it's visual appeal. Although there are many ways through which you can enhance the swimming pool area, given below are 5 tips to point you in the right direction.
Friday, December 14, 2012 1:33 PM
Car Crashes into Swimming Pool - 2012 Recap Rob Cox 2012 sure was a good year for car crashes into pools. Here's a list of 10 of this year's recipients of our Darwin Driver's Award. For all sorts of reasons, cars occassionally end up in a swimming pool. Dangerous and sometimes deadly. Always stupid. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:37 AM
Swimmers are Smarter! Rob Cox In a recent independent Australian study, researchers at Griffith University found that "swimming children scored significantly better than the normal population on a number of measures, including cognitive, language and physical development", says report author Robyn Jorgensen, Ph.D. They used the contemporary 2012 CDC milestones for child development, which takes into account moden envirnomental factors. Parents of over 7000 young children, located in Australia, New Zealand and the USA were surveyed as to their child's progress in the 170 question survey. Friday, December 07, 2012 12:37 PM