and extend its life.
Checking Your pH Levels
Like your backyard swimming pool, the pH balance of your hot tub determines whether its water is too acidic or too basic — both of which can cause problems.
As part of our pool service, we will regularly check and, if so, what may be causing variations in the pH level.
Cleaning your Spa
To maintain optimal sanitation, it’s a good idea to drain and clean your spa at least once every couple of months.
To clean the walls of your hot tub, use a mild, non-abrasive detergent and common baking soda to gently lift stains away from surface areas.
Keeping Spa Filters Clean
Hot tub filters can quickly become clogged with mineral particles or calcium deposits from hard water. That’s why it’s a good idea to remove and clean your hot tub’s filters monthly.
Use a garden hose to spray each cartridge while rotating it all the way around. This will remove any debris that can become trapped between the filter’s pleats.
In addition to monthly cleaning, it’s also a good idea to replace your filters every three years with brand its pump system.
Taking care of your hot tub is just as important as regular swimming pool maintenance. For your convenience, our skilled technicians can clean and maintain your hot tub during your regularly scheduled pool cleaning appointments.
and have a great time.
So it’s not surprising that you want your baby to join in on the fun. Yet it’s generally a good idea to wait until your child is old enough to hold their head up on their own — usually about four to five months — before considering allowing them anywhere near your pool.
Keep Your Baby Safe
Backyard pools are fun. But you also have to be practical and recognize that they are a potential drowning hazard.
Here are five ways you can keep your baby safe when they are around your backyard swimming pool.
5. Never Leave Them Unsupervised
Even if your child is not yet walking, you should never leave them near your pool or any type of water — a lake, a bucket of water, or even a puddle — without adult supervision.
Don’t be tempted to leave your child alone for any reason. That’s why it’s always a good idea to bring your phone with you rather than having to run inside for a moment if you hear it ringing.
4. Learn Baby CPR
Be prepared for any emergency. Take a baby CPR course at your local Red Cross or firehouse to learn what to should something tragic happen. It may save your child’s life.
3. Remove Toys from the Water and Deck When Done
After you are finished swimming, remove all toys from the water and around your pool to discourage your child from being tempted to play in or around your pool when you aren’t around.
2. Don’t Dunk Your Baby Underwater
Infants don’t have a developed immune system so they are more susceptible to bacteria, viruses and other dangers in the water should they accidentally swallow water.
1. Always Use a Personal Flotation Device
Anytime your child is near the water, make sure they are wearing a personal flotation device that has been approved by the US Coast Guard. Make sure it fits properly.
and even dangerous for kids.
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause sunburn in the short run and cause potentially serious skin problems in the long run, including skin cancer. So keeping your kids safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays — even when they are enjoying their pool time — is absolutely essential.
Here are four fast, simple and effective ways to protect your kids from the sun during pool time.
The sun’s UV rays are most powerful during the middle of the day. So it’s a good idea to plan indoor activities when the sun’s rays are at their peak.
Another plan is to provide shaded areas — such as an umbrella, under a tree, or beneath a canopy — where the kids can hang out periodically to minimize the sun’s effects.
Providing a barrier between your children’s skin and the sun’s UV rays is another way to counteract their harmful effects.
Have your children wear long-sleeved shirts and prone to burn.
Use Sunscreen Liberally
When it comes to keeping your kids safe, don’t scrimp on the sunscreen! Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) or at least 15. Reapply sunscreen every 30 minutes, especially if your kids are jumping in and out of the water.
Sunglasses can make anybody look stylish. But they also are important for protecting your children’ from UVA and UVB rays that can harm their eyesight later in life.
Look for sunglasses that wrap around to provide full protection.