How to Prepare a Pool for Winter

Prepare a Pool for WinterYour in-ground swimming pool gave you countless hours of pleasure, once it finally warmed up enough to use it. But now that the leaves are starting to turn and soon the frost will be on the pumpkin, you should hesitate no longer to close your pool down for the season. In cold-weather states such as this one, New Yorkers may well enjoy an Indian Summer in late October, but that is only after a killing frost has occurred. Cold weather can damage your in-ground pool, causing expense and a hassle, which can certainly be avoided by reading this primer below which deals with preparing your pool for Winter. Caveat: always follow the manufacturer’s instructions in any manual that you received at the time of your pool installation. If you are unsure, or have questions, a local contractor who specializes in pool construction in the Stamford would be happy to answer your questions regarding this task. Continue reading

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Facts About Drowning

DrowningSwimming, boating and water sports are fun activities for people of all ages. But with all the fatalities that occur in pools as well as natural bodies of water, it’s important to know about the causes and preventative steps against drowning so that neither you nor any of your loved ones ever become part of today’s unfortunate statistics.

General Figures

Roughly 10 drowning deaths occur per day in the USA, where drowning accounts for 20 percent of fatalities. A fifth of these victims are children under the age of 14, while males account for 80 percent of all drowning fatalities. Over 3,500 accidental drownings occurred in the US during the second half of the noughties, a figure that translates to roughly 10 deaths per day. Nearly 350 additional deaths occur annually due to boating accidents. Continue reading

In Ground Pools Vs Above Ground Pools

pool fencingAs you think about getting a pool installed in your backyard, you might be somewhat confused by the various options you’ll find in store. But while a vast array of pool design schemes exist for all sorts of tastes and backyard layouts, pool construction is a relatively straight forward process. Simply put, there are basically two ways a pool can be placed in your backyard: above-ground or in-ground. Continue reading

Pool Safety Equipment

Pool Safety EquipmentIf you’re having a pool installed in your backyard, the first thing on your mind is probably all the fun that you and your friends and family will have swimming and lounging by the pool side. But pool construction consists of more than a mind for fun; you must also consider the responsibilities that go with owning a pool. To that end, you’ll need to consider pool safety equipment such as fencing, alarms and suction-release systems. Continue reading