How to Safely Manage Your Backyard Inflatable Pool
In a nutshell… Inflatable backyard swimming pools are proving very popular during the summer of coronavirus (COVID-19). This article provides basic tips for the novice backyard pool manager on maintaining inflatable pools. Inflatable pools for the backyard are extremely popular in the summer of COVID-19. View a video on how to help prevent accidental... Read More »
Hygiene & Health
A Fitting Tribute to the Memory of Jerod M. Loeb: Swimming Lessons for Children of America’s Fallen
In a nutshell… To honor deceased Water Quality & Health Council (WQHC) member Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently made a monetary donation to the organization Angels of America’s Fallen. “Angels” provides free healthy activities, such as swimming lessons, to the children of America’s fallen first-responders and military. This article describes... Read More »
Resorts, Water Parks Reopening – But Will People Go?
Survey: Many Americans Expect to Visit Resort Pools, Water Parks During Summer 2020 Many water parks, resorts, and outdoor amusement parks will be allowed to reopen ahead of the Independence Day weekend, but will Americans feel safe enough to take the plunge at one of these venues this summer? To find out, the Water Quality... Read More »
Hygiene & Health
Backyard Pool Swimming in the Summer of Coronavirus
In a nutshell… More families may be investing in backyard pools in the summer of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to avoid potential infection risks at public pools. This article discusses the importance of maintaining proper pool water chemistry and ensuring good swimmer hygiene in backyard swimming pools. If recent pool sales are an accurate indicator, many... Read More »
Is It Safe to Swim in a Pool during the Summer of Coronavirus?
In a nutshell… This article discusses two important issues of pool safety in the summer of COVID-19, pool water quality and navigating crowds. These factors are examined in the contexts of both public and backyard pool venues. Are you planning to swim in a backyard or public pool this summer? Many public pools will... Read More »
Survey: 30% of Pool Owners Admit They Pee in the Pool
But Urine Makes Backyard Swimming Pools Less Equipped to Kill Viruses, Bacteria, and Parasites Most public pools face extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading some swimmers to consider backyard pools for relief from the summer heat. But a new survey finds that backyard pools may hide their own share of unsanitary secrets. The... Read More »
How to Shut Down or Reopen a Hot Tub or Spa during the Coronavirus Pandemic
In a nutshell… This article discusses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for shutting down and reopening spas and hot tubs to avoid the growth of bacteria, such as Legionella. Guidelines are different depending on the construction of the spa or hot tub. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves, aquatic... Read More »