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10 Aquatic Exercises to Do in Your New Pool

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 |

10 Aquatic Exercises to Do in Your New Pool

48549801 - people doing acqugym in a resortPool (aquatic) exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight making it easier to move in the water and improve your flexibility. The water also provides resistance to movements, which helps to strengthen muscles. Pool exercises can also improve agility, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. Many types of conditions greatly benefit from pool exercise, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, joint replacements, neurological, and balance conditions. The pool environment also reduces the risk of falls when compared to exercise on land.

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Pool Safety for Cats and Dogs

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 |

dog-swimmingSometimes, we think of our pets as another family member. Well some of those family members we love so much like to swim too! We can often overlook pool safety for our pets, but it’s important to keep them out of harm’s way, as well. Here are a few ways to keep your pool safe even for your furry family members.

Flotation Devices

Some pets enjoy spending time in and near the pool (even some cats!). For these pets, a life vest is a must-have. Most pets can swim instinctively on their own, but they may become tired, disoriented, or scared if they fall into a pool. Invest in a life jacket or other flotation device for pets that spend time poolside.

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Should You Be Using a Solar Pool Heater?

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 |

Think about how much sunlight covers the Earth at any given time. The sun’s rays are so incredibly strong that they can tan the skin, help plants grow, and even cause cancer. Given this power, it doesn’t make sense to let it go to waste. Pool experts supplied a solution to that waste by developing solar pool heaters. Especially in southern states, where the sun is incredibly strong through nearly every season, solar pool heaters can make all the difference in running a pool sustainably and affordably.

How do Solar Pool Heaters Work?

The largest and most important part of the solar pool heater is the solar collector, which captures heat energy from the sun and applies that heat to the pool water as it circulates through. The filter, pump, and flow control valve all work in the same capacity as they normally would to remove debris, circulate the water, and divert water through the solar collector.

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Pools and Wildlife: How Can You Keep the Crocs and Gators Out?

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 |

Pools and Wildlife: How Can You Keep the Crocs and Gators Out?

Florida is America’s most envied state when it comes to endless sunshine and warm weather, but it comes at a price. The ubiquitous backyard pools are subject to visits by crocodiles and alligators! Even in the off-season month of January, a Florida homeowner went out back to find an eight-foot crocodile taking a dip in her pool.

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Swim Fun for Cheap

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 |

Swim Fun for Cheap

Installing a swimming pool does not have to break your bank. There are ways of adding and opting out of material that will fit your budget. You can still have that Olympic-style or resort-style pool you’ve always wanted by doing your homework on different styles, the builder, and the upkeep.

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Abandoned Florida YMCA Pool Might Be Restored

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 |

Abandoned Florida YMCA Pool Might Be Restored

The people of Ft. Walton Beach are all a buzz at the opportunity of having their YMCA pool redone and put back to good use. For years, the pool has remained empty and getting no use by the people of the area. The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation is set to restore the pool to its previous glory and get it ready for use by the people of the area. Here are a few of the benefits that the citizens of Ft. Walton will be able to take advantage of when the pool is back up and running.

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