Splish, Splash! Swimming Pool Safety everyone should knowWritten by Rebecca Blain
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Filters, Pumps and Other Mechanical Parts One aspect of pool care and safety that many neglect to consider is maintenance of their pool filters, pumps and other mechanical parts. These parts, all of them electronic in some fashion, can cause injury or death if not used carefully. A pump with a soured cable, for example, can cause electric shock to those using and working with it.
When you are working with this style of equipment, you need to make certain that you read all of safety warnings for that particular unit, and keep them out of reach of children. If your pool is closed for winter, you need to make certain all of parts are put into proper place over winter, so that no injuries can be caused by them.
Chlorine and Other Pool Chemicals One of most important things you need to do when you have a pool is to make certain that you keep all of swimming pool chemicals and toxic materials used to keep pool clean out of reach of children. These chemicals are very dangerous, and should be treated as such.
While chlorine is used in water for pools and even tap, you need to remember that amounts are a lot less concentrated in tap than in pool. Consuming straight chlorine can be deadly, so you should be careful not to expose yourself or your children to toxic amounts of it.
Seasonal Pool Care and Maintenance When you own a pool, caring for it is a job that will take up a great deal of time. However, neglecting to clean or care for your pool can cause very bad side effects. First, a non-treated and cared for pool is a perfect breeding ground to mosquitoes and other pests, some of which can carry diseases that can be transmitted to your family members.
On account of this, you need to make certain that your pool is either covered, or that you clean out all of leaves and debris and treat it on a weekly basis. Uncleaned and untreated pools also contain bacteria and algae that is unacceptable for your children and family members.
If you do not clean pool, you should not be swimming in it, as it can pose a health hazard. If you keep up on cleaning and maintaining of your pool, you and your family can all enjoy benefits pools offer.
Enjoying your Pool With all of these swimming pool safety rules in mind, it can sometimes seem like enjoying your pool is a lot of work. It is, but well worth it. Lazy summer days spent drifting on floats, or luxurious swimming through clean blue waters can be very relaxing.
If you keep safety rules in mind, you won't get hurt and can fully enjoy your investments. By not diving in no dive zones, and avoiding running, you can make certain that you can fully enjoy your pool experience without high risk of injury.
Rebecca Blain is a professional and hobbyist writer who enjoys taking care of her fish and educating people about swimming pool equipment at http://www.everything-swimming-pools.com
Endless Summer Surf CampWritten by Misha Troyan
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The Endless Summer Surf Camp has been teaching people, young and old, how to surf for more than ten years now. Founded in 1991 by Mary Lou Drummy, a former pro surfer and Director of United States Surfing Federation. Drummy assembled a camp staff composed of professional surfers, including then camp director Jason Senn. In 1995, using prize money he had saved from major pro surf competitions, Jason bought camp from Drummy. Today, Jason still actively competes on United States Pro Surf Tour, where he has finished among top 10 for last three years. The Endless Summer Surf Camp is one of few camps that can boast an active pro surfer on their staff. "That's one of reasons I chose this camp," one camper revealed to me. "If I was gonna fly out here from Chicago for an entire week, I wanted to make sure staff would give me my money's worth. That and location." Indeed, Endless Summer Surf Camp can boast an ideal location. Located at San Onofre campground, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, summer temperatures average 78° while water temperature averages 70°. When you spend an entire day in various stages of falling into and climbing out of water, these numbers are important.
If a professional surf director and ideal conditions are not enough to offer, camp staff will have you packing your swim trunks and towel in no time. Hailing from various backgrounds, including two "Tico's," or Costa Rican locals, staff is highly skilled, easily approachable and they seem to share an inexhaustible supply of patience and enthusiasm. I tried my best to wear them down, but in end it was always a staff member who was pulling me off beach, encouraging me to get back in water and hit surf.
As expression goes, you learn how to ride a bike by falling off, not by lying on beach. Or something like that. I was determined to get my day's worth of surfing in, and I did. By end of day one, I had swallowed hours upon hours of
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