Swimming Pool News
For Saturday, April 18, 2015
If you are a novice swimmer looking for a swim workout plan, this may be the perfect plan for you to get started with swimming workouts. It is an 8-week swim workout training plan to move you toward improved swimming fitness.
Pre-treated anti-fog swimming goggles can be expensive. There are many ways to keep your googles from getting foggy; try some of the five listed here.
Is swimming the best choice for a way to lose weight? No doubt, swimming is good exercise, and you can burn calories when you swim, but swimming may not be the best choice to get rid of those extra pounds.
Want to get a swim workout routine going, but think you are a weak swimmer and won't be able to do it? If you can swim four 25 meter or 25 yard lengths of a pool, then you can use this swim training plan to build up to a workout that totals 500 meters or 500 yards of swimming.
Planning on building a swim pool? The shape and size of your swimming pool should be determined according to the type of usage the swimming pool will get - recreational, competitive, or both.
How can you pick the right size swimming pool pump? Here are some tips to consider.
How often should the sand in a swimming pool filter be changed? We recommend changing the sand every five years. Filter sand has been ground to a size of .45 to .55 mm in diameter and is very rough when new. This roughness is what makes the sand efficient at filtering out the particles of dirt in your water. As this roughness is smoothed out your filter's efficiency goes down. This means that your system has to run more frequently to accomplish the same task.
Healthy Water News
For Saturday, April 18, 2015
This YouTube video on Pool Chemical Safety provides tips on avoiding pool chemical accidents and injuries. What’s more refreshing than swimming in crystal-clear pool water? It takes chemistry to achieve “crystal clear”—the appropriate use of disinfectants, pH adjusters and algaecides. Pool water would quickly become a cloudy, hazardous “microbial soup” without pool chemicals, but as […]
Swimming pools are amazing venues for recreation and exercise. They are also reservoirs of all the substances swimmers introduce into them. In addition to the substances that swimmers apply to themselves while at the pool, the average swimmer adds low levels of personal care products like deodorant, skin lotions, sprays and makeup, especially if they […]
This summer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the availability of the first edition of its Model Aquatic Health Code. “The MAHC,” as it is known, provides free guidance on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of public swimming pools and spas. Why is such a document needed? As CDC notes […]
A short video produced recently by the American Chemical Society answers the question, “Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean?” with a resounding “yes!” Ocean swimmers, relax, and know that your, eh, “contribution” is processed by the marine environment. Pool swimmers, you are not off the hook. When nature calls, swim to the nearest […]
After the record cold winter of 2013-14, lots of folks are enjoying summertime by swimming in the pool. As you cool off, dazzle your fellow swimmers with the truth about these common swimming pool myths: Myth #1: The heavy chemical smell around the pool is a reminder that chlorine is present in the water for […]