Is My Pool Safe?

As summer approaches, several of us are forced to change our vacation plans.  Honey-do lists are slowly but surely getting checked off, and like it or not, summer vacation has turned into summer staycation.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t still catch some rays and enjoy your pool!

The CDC has determined that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through a properly maintained pool and/or hot tub.  A well-maintained pool is a great way to exercise and release stress and tension, not to mention a way to pass the days and nights of your local “stay at home” order during these unprecedented times.  But don’t take our word for it, check out what the CDC has to say about COVID-19 and your swimming pool here.

If there is one thing that we have learned during times like this, it is that the human spirit is adaptable.  Our network of authorized dealers certainly proves  their dedication and resolve to continue to provide their customers with chemicals, supplies and toys so that they can continue to enjoy their investment.  Because the Department of Homeland Security deemed pool services essential, several dealers can offer curbside service and water testing.  Well thought through precautions and revisions have been made to the normal way of doing business to make the necessary concessions due to our current situation.

So, all is not lost!  Slip into your favorite trunks and get ready to enjoy some time by the pool.  Don’t forget your sunscreen!  And if you need an authorized dealer, visit our website apiwater.com, or call us at (833) 781-6622 and let us help you!

Still have questions and concerns about the safety of your water?  We understand.  Check out these resources for reliable information from industry leaders.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Swimming Pools: What You Should Know

For most of us throughout the country, signs of Spring are making an appearance, and swimming pool season is right around the corner. Amidst the global Pandemic of Covid-19, homeowners and pool owners alike are concerned for the health of their families and loved ones. Luckily for pool owners, quarantining at home seems much more tolerable with a swimming pool in your backyard.

The concern of Covid-19 spreading remains top of mind for most. At this point we’ve heard about how rapidly the virus can spread with human contact, so what does this mean for transmission via pools and hot tubs?

Thankfully, according to the CDC, there is no evidence that Covid-19 is transmitted through, or by, water. Hence, along with our water supply, properly balanced and sanitized swimming pools that are treated with chlorine or bromine coupled with EZPool provide a safe swimming experience for quarantined families.

Many studies have shown that Vitamin D is a leading defense mechanism in your body’s fight against respiratory infections, and the sun provides the most fun way to absorb that incredibly important vitamin. Therefore, while combining fun in the sun with social distancing- you can create safe and enjoyable memories in your properly maintained pool.

APi Water recommends that you abide by the safe social distances set forth by the CDC, and that you limit the number of total attendees to their current recommendations. We also recommend that you make every effort to safely enjoy your pool to the fullest extent possible.

Here’s to ringing in a safe and healthy summer together!

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5 Tips for Spring Openings

Thoughts of swimming in crystal clear water or laying by the pool in the warm sun can make you long for Spring’s arrival. Many people spend the Winter months dreaming of Spring, but unfortunately there might be one or two nightmares in there, too. For pool owners, dealing with a slimy pool cover and worrying about what they’ll find underneath it can be scary. Figuring out what chemicals to use to get your pool up and running can be confusing, too. Spring openings don’t have to be scary or confusing; they can be EZ with simple products, a little guidance, and advance planning.

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Poolside Weddings

Poolside Weddings

The perfect wedding day is a day that you’ve probably dreamed of a time or twenty, long before it was on the horizon. There may have been a few nightmares about how to pay for it, too. Hosting weddings and the accompanying events like rehearsal dinners and bridal showers at home has become much more than an affordable alternative to high priced resort venues. It’s on trend to host the big day at home and even more so to host it poolside.

Tips from a former wedding coordinator

Any outdoor event should have a backup plan in case of bad weather. You wouldn’t settle for the old “it doesn’t rain that time of year” pitch from a fancy resort venue, so don’t do it with your poolside wedding at home. Whatever the worst-case scenario is for you, plan that out as thoroughly as you will your plan A.

Pro Tip: If you’re renting a tent to hold the reception, consider also using it as the ceremony location in the event of rain. If a tent is not in the picture, think about possibly removing furniture from the house to accommodate the reception. It’s best to plan ahead and keep an eye on the weather in the days leading up to the big day so these decisions can be made before the tables and chairs are already setup.

You may think that none of your guests will end up in the pool at your reception, but please plan on it happening. It may be a good idea to have some towels on standby (keep them out of sight; no need to give anyone ideas). Think of them as insurance and pray you won’t need to use them, but if you do, you won’t be running around to get Uncle Bill a towel in the middle of the celebration.

Pro Tip: For evening weddings, line the perimeter of your pool with flowers and candles to define the edge of the pool at night. This may help avoid some accidental plunges. I recommend using acrylic candle holders in case of capsize or collision. No one wants to pick up broken glass from the bottom of the pool. Floating arrangements alone won’t define the pool’s edge, but they are a beautiful addition to poolside wedding décor.

Pool Safety: Consider having at least one designated sober adult watching the pool, especially if you are inviting children or serving alcohol at your event. It takes less than a minute for tragedy to strike and nothing ruins the magic of a wedding faster than a loved one getting injured or worse.

I’m sure you are focused on the wedding décor and looking up every YouTube video and Pinterest board to make it a dream wedding. Make sure you put that same effort into getting your home and pool area in tip top shape.

Consider the outside of your house and how it will look to guests and in wedding photos. Does it need to be pressure cleaned or painted? Is your lawn and landscaping up to the challenge of being the wedding backdrop? The pool is an area where photographers love to center wedding photos. The reflective quality that a pool provides can add an unmatched artistic flair to your wedding photos. Is your pool crystal clear, algae free, and camera ready?

Pro Tip: If your pool is not in wedding shape, use Revive!® and E-Z POOL®; a match made in heaven (or at least Florida).

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    – Trish, Greensboro, NC
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