Pool Fun

Very few people associate Ben Franklin with anything but electricity and being a founding father of the United States. But guess what? He invented swim fins. Yes … those clunky awkward flippers you put on your feet for swim traction … that’s all thanks to Ben Franklin. He made the first pair out of wood.

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In just a few short weeks, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be history. For the first time in a long time, we will see it live because the time difference between Rio and Eastern time is just one hour. In the meantime, there are so many things to look forward to and to watch. The summer Olympics are known for many things but certainly swimming is one of the most watched competitions.

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Summer is the greatest time of the year and if you have a swimming pool, you might be considering a pool party! As you prepare, here are some tips to make your pool parties stand out!

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A swimming pool provides a lot of fun but it also requires regular care and maintenance. Someone in the family generally take charge of ensuring that the chemicals are properly balanced, the pool is swept and clean and all of the equipment is in good condition. Of course, other families choose to hire a pool company to service the pool.

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For most of us, it is hard to think about our swimming pools without thinking of our own childhood … or noticing the children and grandchildren who are “hanging around OUR pool” having so much fun. Their screaming Marco Polo and just generally screaming with joy is delightful. But every once in a while there has to be a time out for a NKA Party … No Kids Allowed. Here are some thoughts on that event.

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May is Golfing Month and if you're a golfer that is great news for you. Grab your golf bag and a few friends and hit the links. If you like the idea of golf but haven't committed yourself to the game or to the time it takes to play, you still celebrate Golfing Month right in your own backyard.

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to pool party season! If you're looking to host a Memorial Day weekend pool party, the time to plan is now.

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We all generally know the joys of owning your own swimming pool but there are other health advantages that provide benefit as well. Whether you are an athlete who pulled a muscle, a senior needing improved cardio health after a heart attack or recovering from surgery, water is a great healer. Water is very helpful in accelerating the healing process and reducing risks of additional injury.

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If you’re looking for another reason to build a swimming pool in your backyard, look no more! There is no question that exercise, in any form, is great for your body but did you know, that swimming might just make you and your children smarter. A study from the Australian Griffith Institute for Educational Research showed that children who swim at young ages have a wider range of abilities and skills as they age. Swimming enhances their motor skills, physical development, math skills and confidence. The study found that the skills these youngsters gain from being involved in swimming helped prepare them for the transition into grade school.

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Last summer, did you wish you hadn’t put off that pool project you had been considering? Well now is the time to start planning so that you don’t have to wait another year! In order to be ready for the swim season in Ohio and Michigan start examining these things now:

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