Swimming Pool Blog

  • Lap Swim Routines
    Rob Cox
    swim workoutsHere's 6 sample swim workouts - easy, medium and hard. Get your swim on with our swim routines, including warm up, main set and cool down. Additional tips on lap swimming.
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:31 PM
  • Vacation Pool Planning
    Rob Cox
    How to take care of your pool, when you're not there to take care of it! Vacation preparedness for your swimming pool - how to get ready to leave your swimming pool for 1-3 weeks, and not have it be a disaster when you return.
    Friday, August 09, 2013 2:18 PM
  • Reviews of Kids & Babies Pool Floats
    Rob Cox
    Baby pool floats and toddler swim helpers floatation devices. Which ones are the best? Reviews of baby floats and kids swim vests. Reviews from staff, friends and relatives with young swimmers under 5 years old that they know. Many of these were also tested at our staff picnic pool party this year.
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:39 PM
  • Pool Deck Painting: A How-To
    Mark Garcia
    How to paint your pool deck. Color choice advice, Preparation and Painting procedures. We like to call them pool deck 'coatings', but they are really close to underwater pool paint. And, so is the process - very similar to painting a pool. The secret, as with most things, is in the prep - make sure the pool deck is very, very clean before you apply.
    Friday, July 19, 2013 4:54 PM
  • Poolscaping - Planting a Poolside Garden
    Poolscaping, or landscaping around the pool - requires some thought to plants that do well in your growing zone, but also plants that don't shed a lot of litter, attract bugs or bees, require too much maintenance, or have expansive root systems. Guest blogger Brent Pittman offers some suggestions for plantings around a swimming pool - PoolScaping!
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:36 PM
  • 10 Benefits to Swimming
    Rob Cox
    pool workouts Every summer, once the water is warm, I start an exercise program in my pool. I swim. 1000 yds / 3-4 times per week. I started early this year, June 7th. I'm always amazed at how quickly swimming restores my muscle tone, and although I've not stepped on a scale, I've slimmed down by at least 5 lbs. After just a few weeks of swimming, I get very visible results. Slimmer, Tanner. :-)
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:36 AM
  • 5 ways to Have More Fun in Your Backyard Pool
    Rob Cox
    5 ways to get more fun out of your pool this summer - take underwater photos, play volleyball, light up the night, update the pool furniture, and yes - even race micro RC boats in the pool. Have a great summer!
    Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:03 PM
  • DIY Swimming Pool Toys
    How about some old fashioned fun? Making paper boats, and racing them across the pool can be great fun. A great idea for a group of youngsters, use wood scraps, or a table of many different items, and have a sailboat derby, with prizes for different awards (fastest, most creative, most unsinkable).
    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:11 PM
  • The Therapeutic Power of Water Exercise
    Rob Cox
    Water workouts with AquaJogger and Pool Noodles as water exercise equipment. Aquatic exercise is sweeping the nation as one of the best ways to strengthen your body and lose weight! Exercising in water gives you a greater range of motion to maximize your muscle toning results! 
    Monday, April 08, 2013 11:16 AM
  • Hot New Pool Toys
    Rob Cox
    New Pool Toys for 2013 - top pool toys for today's pool owners. Fun new inflatables and pool noodle varieties you may have never seen!
    Monday, January 14, 2013 12:28 PM
  • 5 Ways to Enhance Your Swimming Pool Area
    Rob Cox
    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