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American Heart Month: Why You Should Workout With Water

No matter what time of year it is, you should always be making healthy heart choices, but American Heart Month this February is a great opportunity to think of the new, different ways you can improve your cardiovascular health. The Problem Each year, about 610,000 Americans die of heart disease, which is one in every […]

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 […]

The History of Pool Treatment

Over the last 100 years, the pool industry has found new ways to keep swimming pool water clean, clear and enjoyable. Throughout this search for better water quality, pool sanitation systems have evolved to be more safe, effective and healthy. Today, there are five pool systems that have maintained popularly among the masses, these include: […]

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 […]

Fall is Coming: 4 Ways to Heat Your Pool

Summer has come to an end, which means that it’s time to say goodbye to hot days around the swimming pool. For pool owners in colder climates, it’ll soon be time to put the pool cover on and close it up for fall and winter. However, the swimming pool season doesn’t have to be over just yet. […]

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. […]

Pool Story: How a YMCA pool improved air quality

If you can’t see your facility’s pool you shouldn’t be able to smell it. The chemical pool smell that lurks into hallways, lobbies and locker rooms isn’t only unpleasant, but also toxic to inhale. However, aquatic facilities, like the Boulder Valley YMCA, have been trailblazers for facilities looking to improve air quality, while protecting the health […]

5 pool safety tips every parent should know

Although simple safety pool precautions are obvious to adults, children who are unfamiliar with a pool setting won’t know how to stay safe in or around a pool.  If your little one has expressed an interest in swimming for fun or with a swim team, you can help them become a safe swimmer with these five pool […]

How to protect your skin & minimize DBPs while swimming

Did you know that lathering up with sunscreen before jumping in the pool could harm your respiratory health? While you think you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen in the pool, you may also be contributing to toxic disinfection byproducts, or DBPs, creation in the water.   There is a common misconception that pool odor and irritation comes from chlorine […]

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