Category: Swimming Pool Safety
With so many innovations in swimming pool safety, there should be no reason you can’t ensure a safe and fun environment for friends and family. The following are just three of these recent innovations in modern swimming pool safety that you can employ in your own home. Nonslip Stairs and Railings One of the biggest..
There are any number of dangers lurking inside the average residential home. Whether it’s a hot stove, a sharp knife, a bottle of poisonous cleaning fluid, or a backyard swimming pool or spa, we have to be careful about where we let our children go and what we let them do. Part of growing up..
One of the most rewarding investments for any homeowner is the purchase and installation of backyard swimming pools. Adding a pool to your property will give your family hours of enjoyment and will also improve the overall value of the home. However, it’s important to note that a pool can be dangerous as well. Each..
Pools represent fun, beauty, and tranquility – but they can also be dangerous. Homeowners with children and pets need to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their loved ones. Summertime is supposed to be a fun season for the whole family, so make sure to revisit your pool safety plan every year. Review..
Many people admit they have a love-hate relationship with exercise. For someone with arthritis, however, it’s often a pure “hate” relationship. Traditional land exercises place a tremendous amount of pressure on joints. As such, a supposedly healthy activity ends up causing pain, and the arthritis sufferer gives up on exercise. Pools and water training provide..
Solar power technology has advanced recently and provides homeowners with an environmentally sound way to heat their swimming pool. The cost of installing a solar pool heater is competitive with gas and heat pump pool heaters, as solar pool heating is one of the most cost-effective and reliable uses of solar energy. In the past..
In 2002, Nancy Baker experienced her worst nightmare. Her seven year old daughter, Virginia Graeme Baker became trapped by the suction of a hot tub drain and was unable to pull free. The efforts of friends and family were unsuccessful, and Virginia lost her life due to a defective drain cover. Her mother has since..
Summer is a time of enjoyment and relaxation for families across the country. Swimming is a popular pastime in the summer months as it is a fun way to beat the heat. However, with the swimming season also comes the potential for pool-related accidents. Fortunately, there are many precautions that parents and pool owners can..
While you’re excited and busily planning the details of your custom swimming pool, it’s important not to forget the rest of your backyard either. The landscape and lighting of your backyard can greatly enhance the visual splendor of your new pool. By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to ensure that the swimming..
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Tragically, an estimated 20 percent of these victims are children 14 years old or younger. Fortunately, there are many practical precautions you can take to keep your swimming pool a safe and enjoyable place for your family..