Archive for the ‘Pools’ Category

  • Chemical Storage

    Chemical Storage

    Surprisingly, a topic rarely discussed in the pool and hot tub industry is proper chemical storage. For some reason, we all assume everyone is aware of proper chemical handling and storage procedures. Earlier this spring, we posted an article on “Preparing for Spring Opening”. One point addressed was the importance of inspecting your pool and
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  • Rainy Days

    Jun 13, 14 • Pool Maintenance, PoolsNo Comments
    Rainy Days

    A delayed spring filled, followed by mixed weather and rainy days has pool owners yearning for summer. Speculation abounds on what Mother Nature has in store. Rural communities across Canada still reference the Old Farmers Almanac. Their winter 2013-2014 predictions were incredibly accurate, and many feel the forecasted high temperatures with soaring humidex and rainy
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  • World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

    Jun 4, 14 • Health, Pools, SafetyNo Comments
    World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

    If you follow Hot Tub Covers Canada or Sun Covers Canada on Facebook or Twitter, you likely saw mention of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. This one day event was designed to raise awareness regarding water safety and the important of teaching children to swim. No matter how many agencies relay the dangers of water,
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  • Water Safety

    May 29, 14 • Hot Tubs, Pools, SafetyNo Comments
    Water Safety

    Warmer weather brings reminders about water safety. Keep your family, friends, children and pets safe by adhering to these three basic pool and hot tub safety tips. Supervision The number one water safety tip involves children. Never, ever leave a child or children in or near a hot tub or pool without supervision. Infants and
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  • Apply Sunscreen

    May 23, 14 • Health, Hot Tubs, Pools, SafetyNo Comments
    Apply Sunscreen

    It is time to be sun smart, and apply sunscreen. As you start to spend days relaxing in or around your pool and hot tub, the sun and its ultraviolet rays are penetrating the first and second layers your skin. In order to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early signs of aging, it
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  • Swimming Pool Myths

    Swimming Pool Myths

    Spend any time poolside, and you will invariably encounter talk of swimming pool myths.  It would seem five aquatic legends have been passed along season after season.  Instead of buying into the lore, Sun Covers Canada believes is it time to set the facts straight. Swimming Pool Myth #5: Swimming is not good for children
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  • Swim Spas

    Apr 17, 14 • Eco-friendly, Health, Hot Tubs, PoolsNo Comments
    Swim Spas

    From growing families to elite athletes, pool and spa companies are seeing increased demand for swim spas.  Also known as spool pools, the swim spa is an innovative blend of pool and hot tub. Equipped with jets, swim spas are able to create a strong, resistant swim current.  Upgraded models can even include jets to
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  • Solar Pool Cover Benefits

    Apr 4, 14 • Heating, Pools, Solar BlanketsNo Comments
    Solar Pool Cover Benefits

    Solar pool cover benefits are the talk amongst residential pool owners.  After all, the Government of Canada estimates energy costs to rise 38-42% over the next five years.  While interior heating and cooling make up the largest portion of hydro usage in a home, the third largest consumption rate comes from a pool pump.  In
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  • Swimming Pool Terminology

    Swimming Pool Terminology

    As we count down to the first day of spring, the team at Sun Covers Canada thought a list of swimming pool terminology might prove useful. While it may not be all encompassing, our list provides a wealth of information on most words encountered during the Canadian pool operating season. AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated brass
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  • Preparing For Spring Opening

    Preparing For Spring Opening

    After the long, harsh winter, Canadian pool owners are anxiously preparing for spring opening.  To get a jump on the often-times daunting process, we asked Sun Cover Canada readers to share their experiences, insight and tips. Preparing For Spring Opening – Inspection Inspect all your pool equipment.  Parts with obvious signs of breakage, wear, tear
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