Swimming Pool Blog

  • National Pool Closing Day 2018
    Pool Center
     National Pool Closing Day for 2018 is on Thursday, September 13th. Closing a pool isn't difficult. In fact, many pool owners refer to Pool Center for tips and guidelines on how to close a pool. We've been providing expert pool advice to our online audience since 1996.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:34 AM
  • National Pool Opening Day is April 27
    Rob Cox
    National pool opening day is April 28 this year, and every year, on the last Saturday in April. It's a real US national holiday - so here's to opening the pool, and giving summer a head start!
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:17 PM
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson 2015
    mark garcia
    WLSL - It's this thursday, June 18, 2015The World's Largest Swim Lesson takes place this week - on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10 am, Your Time - find a pool location near you, and be a world record holder!
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:27 PM
  • New York State Pools ban Breath-Holding
    mark garcia
    Shallow water blackout - what is it and how to prevent it? Shallow-water blackout occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge. Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:40 PM
  • 10 Car Crashes into Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    Car crashes into swimming pools! Here's 10 of the most recent cars in pools, with a moral to each story!
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:01 PM
  • Poison Pool Heaters - The Silent Killer?
    Mark Garcia
    Poison pool heater kills 3 in Boone, NC hotel - should gas pool heaters be banned? Should stricter laws be in place to inspect more diligently the installation and replacement of gas appliances in homes and hotels? Should  CO detectors be mandated? 
    Friday, November 21, 2014 3:43 PM
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson
    World's Largest Swim Lesson takes place on June 20th, 2014 - Get Involved, by signing up your child, grandchild, or the kids next door. The WLSL is a great way to get kids involved in swimming, and a great way to find resources for teaching your child how to swim. SIng up today!
    Friday, June 06, 2014 8:15 AM
  • ADA Pool Lift Deadline is Fast Approaching
    One Year is up in One Week! All commercial pools (and spas) in operation during this time of year - must provide at least one means of entry for individuals with disabilities. This can be either a pool lift or a sloped entry, for use with an aquatic wheelchair.
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:29 PM
  • 2013 Drowning Statistics

    Will the toll of drownings in 2013 be less than 2012? We can hope that the trend continues - 2012 saw a decrease in the number of child drownings for the first time in several years. Nonetheless, drowning remains to be the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, so there is more work to be done.
    Friday, January 04, 2013 3:29 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