Health Benefits and Risks of Swimming

Risks of Swimming
Swimming offers numerous benefits for physical and mental health including alleviation of stress, enhanced endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.  It also poses some dangers including germ exposure, drowning, and injury.  In order to have the best swimming experience possible, it is important to keep in mind the benefits and risks of swimming and to understand basics such as swim safety guidelines and swimmer’s ear treatment methods.
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Types of Pool Liners

Pool Liners
Pool Liners

When it comes to above ground swimming pools, you absolutely must have a pool liner.  Not only are liners used for appeal and style, but they are also used for keeping the water inside the pool without leaks.  Liners also tend to protect the walls from an above ground pool by keeping the walls rust free and from getting deteriorate.  When it comes to pool restoration in Greenwich CT there are a few things you need to know about pool liners, as well as what pool liners are available and which ones you should use for your pool.  There are 3 types of pool liners and as with all products and comparisons, each one offers a different variable; ease of maintenance, cost and security and safety issues.  The one you choose will obviously depend on what variable is the most important to your needs and wants when it comes to a pool liner for your swimming pool.

Pool Liner Style

If you already have a swimming pool that is above ground, you can take a look at the construction of it and find out which type you have.  This is the type you should stick with, unless you are changing the entire process of the structure.  If you have not built the pool yet and you want to find out the best one to choose from; you can use any of the three below.  Each has its own distinct look, feel and price so stick to what suites you the best.  For example, if you don’t mind having to make adjustments along the way, but you also want something that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, the Uni bead would be best for you.  On the other hand, if you want something super secure that may take a little longer to adjust because of all the mechanics, the beaded liner may be the best option for your needs.  Either way, here are the 3 types of pool liners available to you: Continue reading

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

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

Types of Fences for a Backyard Pool

Backyard PoolsPools are all about fun in the sun. Whether you’ve had one installed or plan to have one built in your own backyard, you’re probably looking forward to all the activities to be had both in and around the pool when the weather is right. But perhaps you have children and/or pets who might be able to gain entry to the pool area when you’re not around to supervise them? You could simply tell the kids that the pool is off limits whenever you can’t be there to oversee things, but that won’t exactly be an effective deterrent. After all, kids love pools, and they might take your absences as opportunities to go goofing around in the water. Therefore, it’s important to have the pool area barricaded with fencing. Continue reading