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The History of the Public Swimming Pool

The story behind the modern American public swimming pool is a surprisingly fascinating journey. We’re diving into a quick history lesson to help you understand how public pools have evolved to where they are today. Bathing Pool Beginnings The concept of using public swimming pools for recreation in the United States began in the late 1800s. In […]

New Clear Comfort Care Pledge Redefines Healthy Swimming for Aquatic Facilities

Innovative Program Recognizes Facilities That Pledge to Offer the Healthiest, Most Sustainable and Enjoyable Pool Water Boulder, Colorado – June 26, 2018 – Clear Comfort introduces the Clear Comfort Care Program, the company’s first pledge for aquatic facilities to provide the best, healthiest swimming experience for their patrons. By taking the pledge, facilities promise to […]

How to Avoid Swimming-Related Parasites Warned by CDC

Summer is around the corner and before pools across the United States open, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reminded us of the dangers of swimming-related parasites and how we can swim healthy. According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report report, from 2000 to 2014 there were 493 reported […]

Swim Season: 3 Ways Pool Chlorine Harms Swimmers’ Health

The college and high school swim team seasons are finally here – and while that means swimmers and coaches get to enjoy practices and meets – this also means swimmers are potentially more exposed to harmful pool chlorine. If you’re a competitive swimmer, a swimming coach or if your children are on a swim team this […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Why Pool (Combined) Chlorine is Harmful

November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month – a time to promote good lung health and raise awareness for the second most common cancer in both men and women and the leading cause of cancer death. There’s a common misconception that lung cancer only affects the elderly or smokers, but anyone is at risk. So, whether […]

Pool Size Comparison: Olympic Size, 25 Meter & 25 Yard

This week, the International Olympic Committee, also known as the IOC, confirmed that Los Angeles was awarded to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. With the Summer Olympic Games back in the spotlight, it got us thinking about “Olympic-sized” pools and other competitive swimming pool sizes. If you’re unfamiliar with competitive swimming, here’s a quick […]

University-Level Swimming 101

School is back in session, which means university swimming and diving teams have officially begun training for the winter season. Since the swimming season just around the corner, here’s a quick roundup of the everything you need to know about university swimming: When In university competition, the swimming season runs from late September to April. […]

Recap: 2017 FINA Swimming World Championships

Every four years, the swimming performances at the Summer Olympic Games usually overshadows the following biennial FINA World Championships. However, the 2017 FINA World Championships hosted record-breaking swimming performances each day of the competition. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. Legendary Katie […]

Recap: 2017 U.S. World Championship Trials

The FINA World Championships, or the World Aquatics Championships, bring the best athletes around the world together to compete in traditional swimming events, diving, high diving, open-water swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and masters level swimming. This year, the FINA World Championship is being held in Budapest, Hungary from July 14 to 30, 2017.  On June 27 […]

Swimming Health Solutions Announced for CDC Sanitation Challenges

Clear Comfort offers solutions for the growing challenge of Crypto and secondary sanitation. BOULDER, COLO. – MAY 22, 2017 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics on the dangers of parasites and swimming pool safety in the United States. Recent independent studies confirm that Clear Comfort’s advanced oxidation sanitation systems are […]

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