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July 19, 2016

New Canadian 'tweens' at higher risk for drowning: study

A new study commissioned by the Lifesaving Society has found tweens (aged 11-14) who are new to Canada are five times more likely to be unable to swim than their Canadian-born classmates.Despite these findings, however, 93 per cent of new Canadian tweens say they participate in activities in, on, or around water.
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July 4, 2016

What to know when installing a pool lift

Read our first ever original blog post about the use of aquatic pool lifts
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June 30, 2016

Operating an Olympic-sized pool

This brings new meaning to containment, employee hazard and communication training, and safety. Despite their size, however, Olympic aquatic facilities are simply an overgrown ‘big brother’ to mid-size pools. The fundamentals remain the same; however, managing them is another issue.
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June 27, 2016

Salt Systems

Salt systems are a huge trend in pools. The chlorine generators use ordinary salt and break it apart into sodium and chlorine.
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June 22, 2016

Swimming Pool Accessories: The Ultimate Cost and Comparison Guide

If you are considering an inground pool you have probably asked: "What pool options and accessories should I consider and how much do they cost?"
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June 20, 2016

Tips for keeping your pool cleaners going stong

Automatic pool cleaners can simplify pool maintenance, but only when they are functioning properly.
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June 13, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Water Chemistry

Ask the pool guy provides everything you would ever need to know about the chemistry of your pool water.
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June 9, 2016

Season Openers

Five important jobs to complete as you wake your pool from its winter hibernation.
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June 7, 2016

Pentair intelliFlo Pump Review

The average swimming pool pump can use as much energy as all other home appliances combined. They can cost $1,000 per year or more to run! A new type of pump, though, solves this problem. Variable speed pumps can cut energy costs by up to 90%, operating on just pennies per day. Installing a variable speed pump can save a swimming pool owner up to $1,500 in utility costs every year.
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May 30, 2016

Commercial Pool Sanitation

Read our most recent product review post
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May 26, 2016

Understanding the differences between pool and hot tub water quality

Despite some long-held beliefs, a hot tub is not simply a small pool. There are major differences between the chemistry of these aquatic environments that are unique enough to warrant a separate discussion.
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May 24, 2016

In Lifeguarding, Scanning isn't Always Seeing

Read our latest blog on how do you know if your lifeguards are effectively scanning the water and are seeing what you’re seeing?
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