The Official Blog of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
  • 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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  • As any coach will tell you, the offseason is just as important as game day. While it’s tempting to neglect the pool for three quarters of the year, doing so is asking for trouble, and shortens the lifespan of the best investment in your home. 
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  • Many pool owners and swimmers laud the health benefits of the life aquatic, citing exercise, relaxation and time outdoors as some of the best perks. Unfortunately, many don’t understand some of the health risks of pool ownership. One of these - potential eye disease - is easily avoided with just a few precautions. 
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  • Ben Franklin, or some other smart person with a wig, once said that a penny saved was a penny earned. For the cost-conscious pool owner, the same can be said for every drop of water. 
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  • The hot tub is a fickle mistress. Without the right care and maintenance, what is meant to be the epitome of relaxation can become a source of stress. Fortunately, the same basic rules of covering, chemicalization and cleaning apply to hot tubs as they do to pools; that is to say, it's not rocket science.
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