The Official Blog of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
  • Recent incidents highlight the importance that all pools and spa should be built and installed in compliance with the National Electrical Code. But how do you know your pool is safe and up to Code? 

     

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  • Cool Pool Tech Toys for Dad

    Father’s day is around the corner. While ties and gift certificates to the links are always good fallbacks, there are two kinds of gifts that are guaranteed to make every father figure swell with delight and pride. The first is the kind of gift that is practical and utilitarian, generally the labor-saving kinds of toys he drools over at the hardware store. The other is the kind that blatantly announces his role- as father, provider, fixer and maintainer.
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  • A Fun Way to Keep Your Kids Fit

    Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States, and is rightly considered by serious observers of public health trends to be a real epidemic. 

    Fortunately, the “cure” can be a lot of fun! Swimming and other forms of water play are renowned for their ability to improve physical fitness in one of the safest possible ways, with little likelihood of injury.
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  • Hot Tub New Year's

    There is only one time of year synonymous with celebration; one epic night of excused, even tolerated debauchery, an explosion of a year’s worth of tension released in one stunning, glittering shower of sheer enthusiasm and hope for the future.
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  • How to Enjoy Christmas in Your Hot Tub

    Who decided that hot tubs were off limits on Christmas? Let’s start a new holiday tradition: Throw on the bathing suits, and get ready to enjoy Christmas in your hot tub. 
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  • For the purist, the ultimate act of floating is done the old-fashioned way, sans plastic, right on the back you were born with, creating an uninterrupted connection between the liquid and the body. 
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  • Should You Wait an Hour After Eating to Swim? No, you shouldn’t. The legend of the post-lunch drowning is, like all the imperfect beliefs of the past, something to be discarded by adults and not inflicted on the next generation.
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  • There are countless ways to improve your backyard – some simple, some exorbitantly complex and expensive. With the right guidance and investment, however, anyone can perfect the art of the poolside for under $5,000.
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