Cleaning a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

How to Clean a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

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It’s All About The Chemicals That You Use In the last two months, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean got struck with high-category hurricanes.  Harvey got the best of eastern Texas while Irma came two weeks later and hit Florida.  But it would be the Antilles Islands that got the worse of it. The islands were hit twice.  Exactly 14 …

backyard splash pads

Residential Splash Pads For Your Backyard

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Splash Pads, also known as spray pools, are a source of water activities mainly for children. Splash pads have nozzles and pipes of water and involve little or absolutely no standing water. The reduced risk of drowning makes splash pads safer for young children, unlike any swimming pool. For people who are not comfortable with going in a typical swimming …

Mosquito repellent tips for the summer

DIY Mosquito Repellents and Tips for the Summer

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Get ready for a spring and summer filled with outdoor activities, minus the annoying mosquitoes. Texas summers were made to be spent outdoors by the pool. (or indoors with your air conditioning set to 70). Whether you’re tanning, swimming, BBQing, or simply enjoying a beautiful day out by the pool- there’s one thing you can never escape in Houston. What’s …

Don’t Drink and Dive

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

During most summer barbecues, guests and pool owners alike love to escape the heat by jumping in the swimming pool and playing pool games. When adults are invited to a barbecue pool party, alcohol is commonly offered as a refreshment. Most adults are responsible enough to know not to drink and drive home, but very few know that drinking and …

30-minute pool rule

The 30-Minute Rule: Fact or Fiction?

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

Do you remember that pool party as a kid when, after eating just one piece of cake, your mom didn’t allow you to get back in the pool for 30 minutes because you needed to digest first? This is known as the 30-minute pool rule. Most of us have that exact memory or one very similar. Even today at the …

Houston Best Swimming Pool Services

Safe and Sound Duck Removal

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

Upon entering your pool oasis you notice a few uninvited tenants enjoying a morning swim. With their quacking and feather shedding habits, you aren’t too thrilled with their boldness. Kids might think these ducklings are precious, but you can’t let them stay in your swimming pool. Ducklings are too small and unable to hop out of the pool. With nothing …

Houston Creative Pool Designs

Spit Out That Gum and be Water Aware

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

Did you know you shouldn’t chew gum in the pool? Chewing gum while swimming can be a choking hazard. This helpful tip is provided by the Be Water Aware campaign. The Be Water Aware campaign focuses on educating the general public on the best safe swimming practices. Their goal is to lower the amount of injuries and deaths that result …

Pool Germs

Germs – Be – Gone!

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

Germs are a very unfortunate part of life; however, there are ways we can keep ourselves away from unnecessary germ spreading. Germs love moisture, especially little puddles or pools of water lurking about your home or neighborhood gym. This means they probably would love to over take your chlorine in the pool and become the pirates of your backyard sea …

Houston Sunglasses

Sport Some Shades!

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

If there’s one thing all beach bums and pool peeps should know, it’s that you should always wear your sunglasses. The sun can tear up your eyes, leaving them aged, ravaged and red. Everyone is at risk for eye-damage from the sun year round. The greatest risk during the day occurs at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But is there …

Pool Safety in the winter

Pool Safety In the Winter

Swimming Pool Expert Water Safety

Water safety shouldn’t fall off the radar when summer ends. Swimming pools, hot tubs and other bodies of water can still pose a risk for drowning, even after they have been “closed.” Keep your family and pets safe by taking precautions. Just like in spring and summer, you can use a safety net over your pool in the winter months, …