Pool Safety

Our pool contractors in Michigan and Ohio field the question several times a season, “Should our dog be allowed in the pool?” The answer is, “It depends.” There are many factors that should go into the decision on whether your dog should be allowed to swim. Some of those include:

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Your in-ground pool provides hours of relaxation, fun, and exercise but with it comes responsibilities that you must always keep top of mind. Underwater lights, deck lights, pool pumps and other items that consume electricity in or near your pool can post a safety issue so maintenance and proper care are very important.

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Your swimming pool is probably one of the most enjoyable components of your backyard in the warm summer months. Many people hire Hawaiian Pools to clean and maintain their pool. Our technicians are knowledgeable, trained and know precisely how to maintain the chemical balance and keep your pool water sparkling clean.

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Hawaiian Pool Builders spend countless hours with clients either in the beginning of a pool construction project or on an ongoing maintenance and upkeep contract. When we meet with pool owners, we discuss what goes into a maintenance contract, what we do during the visits and what a pool owner may want to manage between service visits.

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Many people love to be in the swimming pool but don’t consider themselves to be great swimmers. If you’d like to improve your swimming skills, here are some tips, techniques and strategies to help you be better prepared for your workout and improve you skills.

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There are many items to keep track of as a swimming pool owner and two of them are phosphates and nitrogen – these are elements that are naturally occurring in nature. When found in nature, they do not necessarily lead to any problems, but when they are added to your pool water there is the potential for problems.

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Summer’s still in full swing and with summer comes outdoor barbecues and picnics. Though this summer hasn’t been as hot as some in years past, leaving food in the sun can present a safety issue. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself when enjoying food outdoors.

  1. Keep it cool. As you prepare perishable food, things like potato salad, pasta salad, cheeses and the link, keep them as cold as possible until you need to move them outside. When it comes time to leave, pack a cooler that’s well-stocked with ice packs. Use separate coolers for beverages as they are opened more frequently.
  2. Avoid cross-contamination. Everyone knows to keep raw meat in a separate container from other foods but sometimes people tend to pack everything in the same cooler. Keep them separate and bring a separate set of utensils for flipping meat if you’re grilling.
  3. Don’t let food sit out indefinitely. Generally you can keep perishable foods out on a picnic table for about two hours; one hour if the temperature in 90 degrees or above. Food should remain in the cooler until ready to be served then returned to the cooler as soon as possible.
  4. To keep or not to keep! If the food sat out on the table most of the day or has not been chilled throughout at roughly 40 degrees, you should probably consider tossing it rather than keeping it as leftovers.
  5. Wash your hands. While this is a given, it’s really important to remind ourselves that washing our hands before and after preparing, packing and serving food.
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After the winter we just experienced, getting out in the sun is top of mind for many people. Because we aren’t having sweltering heat this summer, people are sometimes prone to thinking that the sun isn’t doing as much damage as it truly is.

The sun’s UV rays can cause changes in the skin that can lead to skin cancer – the most common form of cancer in the US. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more new cases of skin cancer than all cancers of the breast, lung, colon and prostate combined. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 5 Americans can expect to develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.

Know the symptoms of skin cancer. Watch your skin for any unusual changes such as rough scaly growths or changes in the shape and color of moles. Keep an eye for these things:

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It’s vacation season and that means taking a break from work and home to relax and enjoy a little downtime. Many people head to beaches and lakes during the summer and your Toledo pool builder, Hawaiian Pools, wants to remind you to be safe.

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Many dogs simply love the water but not all dogs are natural born swimmers. Even the best pets need training and with warmer weather upon us, Hawaiian Pool Builders has a number of reminders on ways to keep your pet safe.

Read more: Keep Your Dog Safe In The Swimming Pool

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