Swimming Pool Blog

  • Gift Guide for Cool Pool People
    If you have someone on your holiday shopping list who owns - or just enjoys using - a swimming pool, it's hard to go wrong with a pool-related holiday gift. Give the pool people on your list something they'll really use and enjoy.
    Friday, November 30, 2012 8:14 AM
  • Swimming Pool Fun & Games for Children under 5
    Rob Cox
    Swimmers under 5 years old really enjoy swimming pool games, of course. They are also helpful for adults to keep a group of young swimmers contained and entertained with an adult swimmer - who is standing in the water during the games. Being in the water is important, to be safely at hand.
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:16 PM
  • Aqua Yoga - 8 Pool Yoga Exercises
    Rob Cox
    Aqua Yoga or yoga water workouts are a new way to enjoy your pool. Pool yoga is easy to do, by yourself or with a group of friends. Get more use out of your pool - and more fitness too! Aqua yoga works on core strength, breathing, flexibility, relaxation - same as regular yoga! Crank up the heater and try some hot pool yoga!
    Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:52 PM
  • Summer Pool Party Games
    Rob Cox

    Summer pool party ideas for adults. Games for adult pool parties. Hoping all of your pool parties this summer are fun and safe! Enjoy your pools, America! Having several comfortable floating pool chairs or floating islands for your guests to lounge in also gets them, and keeps them in the pool. Hoping all of your pool parties this summer are fun and safe! Enjoy your pools, America!
    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:15 AM
  • Pool Apps for your Smartphone
    Rob Cox
    As a follow up to our post on swimming pool apps 15 months ago, we are happy to report an abundance of new apps available for iDevice or Droid phones. App Development has continued at breakneck speed, and many new apps are available for pool owners, operators, lifeguards, managers, service techs and even swimmers and coaches.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:28 PM
  • Swimming Pool Landscaping
    Certain trees and shrubbery can lead to excessive pool cleaning, abundant staining, and can even affect the structural integrity of the swimming pool. Knowing the best candidates when planting any vegetations or saplings will help limit pool maintenance while still giving your backyard those much needed finishing touches.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:31 PM
  • Feng Shui the Perfect Pool Area
    Rob Cox
    Most of all, creating the perfect pool area begins and ends with your hospitality and good vibes and while you can’t buy those, you can certainly feng shui your mood a little to make sure that the energy and fun times flow freely in your backyard. 
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:12 AM
  • Patio Furniture: Creating the Perfect Pool Area
    We all know that people love options, so it’s good to have a few different kinds of furniture around your deck.  An obvious choice is a set of adjustable reclining chairs so that you can lie down, take a nap or lazily work on your tan.  You’ll also want some non-reclining chairs and benches with different-sized tables and fold-out umbrellas
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 3:10 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
  • How to Host a Safe July 4th Pool Party
    Rob Cox
    Having a pool party this summer? It's one of the most fun uses of your swimming pool. Birthday parties, graduation parties or something more adult, everyone loves to gather pooside. In most settings, the swimming pool is a natural draw for people, big and small.
    Friday, June 17, 2011 12:23 AM
  • Pool Apps for your Smartphone
    Rob Cox
    swimming pool appsApplication development has continued at breakneck speed for smartphones. Originally made for just the iPhone, developers now cross-script for both apple iDevices and for the upwardly mobile (sorry) Droid device. The pace of droid application creation may be faster than iPhone apps currently. Half a million apps out there, and only a handful for the swimming pool operator. And although work is underway, I've not seen a retail application yet from the major online swimming pool supply retailers.
    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:52 PM