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There's an app for that...

If you're into DIY, you may be considering or may even already handle your own pool maintenance.  Did you know there's an app for that?  In fact, there are a bunch of them!  From tracking your chemical levels, to remotely controlling the lights and pump, there are a dizzying array of options for interacting with your pool over the wi-fi.  It's a brave new world!  

Check out Swim University's comprehensive list of useful apps here!

Rain and Your Pool

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Florida summers aren't just hot, they are also WET!  And as this year seems even rainier than usual, it seems the perfect opportunity to revisit the effects of rain on your swimming pool. 

Take a few minutes to check out this helpful guide to understanding the impact of the afternoon (morning and evening, too!) thunderstorms on your pool.
 

Is your pool drain safe?

It's been 11 years since the VGB act was signed into law and public pools were required to replace old drain covers with new covers designed to prevent entrapment.  Many private pool owners followed suit, but if you have moved into an older home with a pool, you'll want to make sure that your drain cover is up to date.  How can you tell?  Old drain covers are flat and create a powerful suction force that can snag hair or other body parts and trap children at the bottom of the pool, unable to escape.  VBG compliant covers are rounded, unable to be fully blocked, therefore preventing that entrapment danger.

If you find that your drain cover is unsafe, we are happy to assist you with the replacement.  Call our office to schedule the installation!

Get Ready to Swim

Winter is over (whew, that was a rough two weeks!) and the temperatures are already creeping back up into the 80's which means it's almost swim season again!  If your house is like mine, the kids have already taken the plunge!  And, if your house is like mine, you may have been a little lax with the pool maintenance over the winter.  Here are a few steps for getting everything back in order. 

  1. If your pool is not screened in, you may have some debris accumulated on the bottom of the pool.  Put your skimmer and vacuum to work!  
  2. Check your water level and add or remove until the top of the water sits at the midway point of your skimmer.  
  3. Analyze your pool water with an at-home kit or by taking a sample down to your local pool store.  Take recommended steps to return your water to optimum swimming levels.
  4. Check your deck drains and clear out any weeds or debris that have accumulated over the winter.
  5. Inspect your pool toys for damage or mildew and discard those that aren't up for another season.
  6. Dive in!
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Pump It Up

One of the recommended upgrades in this month's newsletter was the practical purchase of a more efficient pool pump.  If you're still considering your options, Swim University has some great information that might help push you over the edge.  Want to save money, filter faster, and reduce the noise?  What are you waiting for?

Tips to Childproof Your Pool

Having a pool at your Orlando home would definitely provide endless entertainment for your family, especially during summer. However, with fun, comes responsibility-- installing a pool means you have to prepare yourself from the ever present danger of drowning and injury, especially if there are children in your home.  These tips mentioned below, are just some of the ways you can childproof your pool.

Important Tips to Childproof Your Pool

Tip 1: Pool Alarms Can Be a Life Saver
Pool alarms should be included in the protective “layers” of your childproof pool. Wherein, the first alarm should be for the gate or door of the pool, while the second alarm can be an alarm for the around the pool area, so that you'll get notified whenever someone enters the pool. Aside from these, a lot of homeowners are also incorporating a third alarm for children that should be worn on the wrist, and sound will come out of it once it gets close contact with water.

Tip 2: A Rigid Pool Cover Will Lessen the Risks of Drowning
Aside from the alarms, rigid pool covers are also considered to be a must-have if you really want to childproof your pool. Unlike soft covers that could sink into the water because it's soft, rigid pool covers would stay strong and be able to support your child's weight, if in case he decides to climb on it.

Tip 3: Fences Are Very, Very Important
As a responsible property owner, swimming pool fences should be a part of your construction plan-- whether you have children or not. Not only will it protect your children, future children, and grandchildren from entering the pool, it would also keep your pets and any wildlife animals from drowning in the waters. Ideally, the fence should be at least 4 feet tall, and it should come with a self-latching and self-closing gate.

Tip 4: Nothing Beats Parental Supervision
Although this one may seem pretty obvious, a lot of parents still fail to follow this. Parental supervision is essential, most children, especially the younger ones, need constant monitoring at all times.

Other Childproof Tips to Consider:
You can protect your kids from drowning by making sure they won't be able to enter the pool without your consent, and here's how.
- Even if you already have a fence around the backyard, if you're living in Orlando, you'll also be required to enclose your pool with a fence that's at least 4-feet tall.
- By adding extra latches and locks to the exterior of your house, you'll be able to ensure that your child would stay inside the house unless you let him out.
- Make sure that the door alarms, as well as fence alarms are working properly at all time.
- For those with an above-ground pool, don't forget to remove the ladder when no one is swimming in the pool.

Final Words

As a homeowner and a parent, you have to ensure that your backyard pool is completely childproof. In order to make the pool safe for children, the tips mentioned above are really worth considering. Through this, you'll have the peace of mind that no accidents will ever happen even if you accidentally leave your children unattended.

Today's article was submitted by Warner Quinlan.

Should have called Aaron's...

Famous illusionist, David Copperfield, suffered a leak of enourmous proportions when his penthouse pool suffered a pump malfunction and drained it's entire volume into his apartment below.  And then into the 30 floors of apartments below him.  

Let this be a lesson to you...magic alone will not keep your pool running smoothly.  Regular maintenance is a must!  Also, you should consider not installing your pool on your roof.

Fall Cleaning

The leaves fall year-round in Florida, but in the spirit of Fall, here's a refresher tutorial on the best way to skim those fallen leaves and other debris from your pool.