Prevent Holiday Drowing

Prevent Holiday Drowing

Prevent Holiday Drowning Spending time in and by the pool is a 4th of July tradition for many families. Unfortunately, the popularity of this activity coincides with an increase in drowning reports during this time of the year. PoolSafety.gov was created to educate...
Prevent Holiday Drowing

Worse than Second-Hand Smoke?

Here’s a convincing argument for chlorine-free pools: Children who spent more than 100 hours swimming in chlorinated pools are up to six times at risk of having asthma and allergies as other teens. “There is little doubt that pool chlorine is an important...
1 Million Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

Great-Looking Natural Swimming Pools

I’ve written about the growing popularity of chlorine-free swimming pools before. Now, TheDailyGreen.com has a photo collection of 23 breathtaking natural swimming pools to inspire you to join the movement. Natural pools, if maintained properly, use almost no...
1 Million Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

The Foreclosure Mosquito Problem

A vexing problem with the foreclosure wave sweeping the nation is abandoned swimming pools are becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which can carry deadly diseases. Now many towns in foreclosure epicenters such as Florida, Arizona and California are turning to a...
1 Million Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

Tapping the Power of the Summer Sun

Nothing goes hand in hand quite like sunlight and swimming pools. That’s why this solar powered pool skimmer from Hammacher Schlemmer makes almost too much sense. Two solar panels power the device as it continuously paddles the pool, scooping up debris. This is...