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September 23, 2018

Eco-Friendly Pool Draining

Be a conscientious, environmentally friendly pool owner. It’s important to consider how and where we drain our pools to keep chemicals out of earth’s water system. Let’s talk about eco-friendly pool draining. (more…)

August 24, 2018

Personal Hygiene for Kids at the Pool

Most everyone loves to swim, especially kids! In fact it’s one of the best summertime activities filled with fun. Yet, as kids head back to school, they often forget the basic rules of the pool. Once Labor Day comes around, it’s time for a reminder.

In this article, we look at personal hygiene for kids at the pool. Be sure and download the Healthy Swimming Education & Activity Book  to teach kids the basics of swimmer hygiene.

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Personal Hygiene for Swimmers

While pools that are taken care of well are clean, clear and sanitized, swimmers must still take care before swimming.

Swimmers should shower (rinse off) before swimming, and no one should ever potty in the pool.

Substances like perspiration, make-up, body oil, lotions, urine and fecal matter react with the chlorine in your pool. The results?

  • You need to add more disinfectant to destroy bacteria
  • Byproducts occur making the swimming experience less than enjoyable

Persona hygiene also means that swimmers should never, ever, under any circumstances, swim when they have diarrhea. If they do, and any swimmers swallow contaminated water, they can get sick with the chlorine-resistant waterborne parasite Cryptosporidium (crypto).

Final Thoughts

We welcome your questions about pool hygiene, and we offer a wide range of the best pool and spa chemicals on the market.

Be sure and download the great activity book for your young swimmers.

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July 6, 2018

Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Swimming Pool

With our mild winter, we bet you agree the mosquitoes are thick this summer! Mosquitoes love water because they require it to breed. This is why our rainy spring has led to a mosquito-filled summer.

In this article, we’re going to talk about how to keep mosquitoes away from your swimming pool. (more…)

July 6, 2018

How To Keep Your Pool Cool

Sweltering, sticky, sweaty – these are just a few of the words that describe the weather in Wichita and the surrounding area. We bet you can’t wait to “beat the heat” by taking a dip in your swimming pool. But, what if your pool isn’t cool?

While bombarding your pool with large blocks of ice may reduce the temperature, it certainly is cost prohibitive and only temporary.

In this article, we look at how to keep your pool cool.

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