Swimming Pool Blog

  • May is Pool Safety Month!
    Rob Cox
    The most important thing you can do this month is to review pool safety tips and create a solid set of Pool Rules, and make every effort to make your pool as physically safe as possible, with as many Layers of Protection as you can make practical.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:47 PM
  • CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR, can be a life saver if/or when an accident happens around the pool area. Knowing what to do and going into action fast can be the difference between life and death for the victim. First, perform an ABC, then CPR if need be.
    Friday, March 15, 2013 9:42 AM
  • 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
  • Winter Pool Safety Tips
    Rob Cox
    Winter Pool Safety: It's easy to be less aware of the pool and the danger it presents during winter. Accidental submersion by the very young or very old, or falling on the pool cover, with only an inch of water on it, can be lethal. Here's some tips for pool safety during the winter, whether or not you winterize your pool .
    Monday, November 05, 2012 4:41 PM
  • How Glass Pool Fencing Can Make Your Pool Safer
    For many owners, however, the biggest challenge is how to maintain their safety barriers in a manner that is durable and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. In order to achieve this, most recreational safety specialists will recommend installing glass pool fencing that is both effective in securing the pool while at the same time keeps it looking classy and neat.
    Monday, October 08, 2012 9:11 AM
  • Pool Safety For Pets
    Reports of children drowning in backyard pools seem to dominate the news during the summer. What you may not hear about as often are the thousands of stories of dogs that drown in swimming pools. You already take several steps to keep your dog safe and healthy. You feed him good food, give him clean water, administer preventive pet meds to keep him free of pests, and of course, love him.
    Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:51 AM
  • Swimming Pool Safety Scan
    Pool Safety Scan, give your pool a Layers of Protection inspection, make corrections needed to keep your pool safe. Pool Safety scan can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
    Monday, June 11, 2012 3:05 PM
  • Pool Fence & Gate Inspection
    Rob Cox

    I was driving through my neighborhood yesterday, and I noticed a nice pool fence surrounding a blue pool. I could see that the pool gate was left standing wide open. Two hours later, on my return trip, this pool still had an open gate. Shut the *!%#@!* Gate! *
    Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:07 PM
  • Teach your babies to swim!
    If you know of a young person that needs to know how to swim, take some time this year to get in the pool with them. Don't worry about a training regimen, just make it fun - and spend some quality time together - in the pool. Or lake, or river, or ocean!
    Friday, April 13, 2012 12:10 PM
  • How to make a 3-sided pool fence safer
    The danger of drowning is usually higher from the people that are inside the house, not those that are outside, like pool-hopping neighbors or lost dogs. What can you do to secure the fourth-side of your pool perimeter, that is the real question - and the topic of this blog post. This spring, take some time to review your pool fence, and if you have a 3-sided fence, or even worse, no fence at all - take some steps
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:00 PM
  • Pool Safety Checklist
    Exercising caution around your swimming pool and continually making sure that safety measures, in and around the pool, are in place can be the difference between years of swimming enjoyment and tragedy. Routine inspections can help you to have peace of mind and comfort in knowing your loved ones are safeguarded from a possible mishap.
    Friday, January 27, 2012 12:20 PM