How to Supersize Your Swimming Pool Summer Fun

Swimming Pool Float

Pool floats are all the rage this summer! Almost every store and website has super fun over-sized pink flamingos, magical rainbow unicorns, and bright yellow ducks for you to enjoy in your backyard swimming pool. You could also float on a giant sized pizza, a jumbo whale, or even a delicious looking sprinkled donut!

Whatever your fancy, your family and friends will love them! They are large enough to float on and relax, and strong enough to pile on with a group of friends! They also create the perfect photo opportunity for all the parents trying to capture just how fun summer is and just how cute their kids are! A backyard pool party is a great way to celebrate summer and splash away in some adorable pool floats from the comfort of your own home!

If you want to buy some of these fun and over sized pool floats, but don’t have your own backyard swimming pool, give California Pools a call at 1-800-282-7665. Experts in swimming pool design and construction since 1952, we can help you achieve a backyard worthy of floating water sharks and pineapples!

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The Most Popular Swimming Pool Features for Seniors Right Now

The Most Popular Swimming Pool Features for Seniors Right Now

Some of us have lived long enough that we know what we want and what we like, and we have the means to create our own personal paradise. It’s a great time to take a look at some of the most popular trends that today’s active seniors are building into their pools.

Pools have become a trendy place for seniors to get their Hydrotherapy and aquatic exercise, relieving joint pain and increasing their bone density and muscle mass. On average, aqua exercise participants increased their strength by 27% in the quadriceps, 40% in the hamstrings, and about 10% in the upper body region.  A great way to motivate seniors to get moving is to customize a pool with accessibility features. Creating a beach entry pool, also known as a sloped entry ramp, which allows swimmers to directly access wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids while still in the water, create a unique and eye catching look to any pool. Pool lifts, transfer walls and zero entry ramps are, also, great ways for people to easily and safely enter the water.

For the extremely fit senior, the lap pool creates a daily excuse to workout and also invite friends over to socialize. Its a great idea for seniors to build in their own homes, but also for organizations looking to attract a fun and active senior population.

Seniors are more sensitive to water temperature changes, and so proper temperature and water chemistry maintenance are essential. The Red Cross and FINA (The international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water diving), have set the water temperature for competitive swimming between 77° to 82° F (25°-28°C). Warmer water is less dense and therefore offers less friction as a swimmers body moves through it. Automatic covers and regular maintenance checks can help pool owners maintain the ideal conditions for their personal needs.

California Pools loves working with seniors excited to transform the backyard into the Oasis of their dreams. Give them a call today, you’ve earn it.

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Swimming Pool Covers Can Save Lives

Swimming pool covers

Nothing takes the place of adult supervision, but swimming pool covers can save lives. It’s important to start with creating a plan that incorporates a swimming pool cover that meets all safety certifications and one that is code compliant. Automatic pool covers are a great option for safety conscious families, creating an isolation barrier, which unlike other barriers such as safety fences, actually isolates the pool water from the pool deck and surroundings. This automatic cover first and foremost removes water temptation, whereby children intrigued by the water attempt to enter the pool.

Certified automatic swimming pool covers are covered on 4 sides of the pool, creating a seal that prevents access to the water. Barriers allows parents extra time to visually locate their child before making contact with water. Some deluxe pool covers are even certified to hold the weight of several adults, creating an incredible level of security. A well made automatic pool cover can also close in seconds, cutting down on accidents before they happen.

A side benefit of installing an automatic pool cover or pool barrier - even just a basic one or a specialty net, is increased savings when it comes to energy and cleaning costs. So its a win-win situation. You’re family stays safe and you save money over the long run.

Contact California Pools today to set up a visit by one of our specialists to provide and estimate for a new pool cover or provide a safety consultation.

California Pools Cares About Everyone Having a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July Holiday is an exciting time to get out and enjoy your pool. Perhaps you had a new one installed this year by California Pools or maybe you are thinking of a remodel? But nothing makes a holiday more fun than enjoying a safe afternoon, so California Pools wants to remind everyone that preparation is the key to creating a safe atmosphere for both your family and guests. Maybe you’re having a backyard BBQ or maybe gathering friends for a swim and to watch nearby fireworks, but before you begin your party preparations, take the pledge to create a safe atmosphere in and around the water to stop the preventable tragedy of drowning.

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Check out the resources of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission online at for more information and follow these 4 simple steps:

If you have concerns about fencing, drains, drain covers, gate latches, alarms or proper cover, call California Pools today to schedule maintenance or an estimate for upgrading your services.  California Pools wishes everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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