It is common knowledge that eating healthy food and getting adequate exercise is beneficial for people in all age groups, but especially for seniors. What may not be as well known is the value of mentally stimulating activities. Continue reading “The Healthiest Hobbies for Seniors”
Once the weather gets warmer, pool-opening services can ensure that your pool is safe and ready to enjoy. If you live in Luzerne County and have a pool on your property, here are some things to keep in mind.
Having a pool means you’ll need to learn all you can about swimming safety. When you and your loved ones know what to do (and what not to do) in the pool, swim time will be safe and enjoyable. To properly practice water safety at home, here are a few things you should know.
The safety of our own children and all children visiting home swimming pools must be a primary concern for all home pool owners. During the summer of 2018, according to the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 148 children under age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas.
If you and your family are in the process of building a new home, this may be a good time to start the process of having an in-ground pool installed. Building a pool while building a house may seem like a daunting task. However, this may be the best time to construct the pool. Once you are done with the entire building process, you will likely be very satisfied with the results.
When someone hears about a saltwater swimming pool, it may sound unusual and even unappealing. Swimming in the ocean is one thing, but do you really want to replicate that experience in the backyard? Saltwater swimming pools actually aren’t anything like the ocean, as they have substantially less salt. The salt is there to disinfect the water through a chemical reaction so pool owners don’t need to have a standard chlorinated system.
Have you just installed a new pool and need a pool cover for the winter? Are you looking for ways to keep your pool intact and clean throughout the winter months? A pool cover is a great investment. A pool cover helps to keep dirt and debris out of the pool. A pool cover also prevents harmful bacteria from growing in the water. Several pool anchors are available based on the strength you need and material you prefer. For instance, pool cover anchors for a wood deck are made especially for a small pool or hot tub. There are also brass pool anchors. These anchors are particularly sturdy and work well for larger pools.
Hard water is common in many municipalities and most people don’t realize they have it, even in their swimming pools. Since it doesn’t pose a health risk, it just isn’t something that people look for. However, coarse dingy clothes and spotted dishes can be a symptom of hard water. Do you have pesky water stains in wet areas, like sinks and tubs? If you do, then you probably have hard water.
Whether you’re adding a new pool to your property or you’re giving your existing pool a makeover, choosing the right inground pool coping option is essential if you want your pool to stay looking great.
If you’ve recently had a pool installed and you’ve opted for salt water, you’ll need to know how salt water pool systems work. This means ensuring that the pool is clean and that the water is of great quality. After all, spending time in the pool is a great way to get some exercise and spend some time with friends and loved ones. The majority of pools have chlorine in the water, which means that someone has to add chlorine, along with other chemicals, to the water so that bacteria and algae won’t grow. This is especially common in public and community pools since lots of people get into the water on a regular basis, and it’s important that the water is as clean as possible. However, chlorine can cause topical allergic reactions in some people and can cause problems if ingested. As such, saltwater pools are becoming more popular because they are a healthier alternative and don’t require much maintenance. Here we list a few salt water pool maintenance tips.