DIY Dive-In Movie Theatre

Owning a pool usually means a flawless tan, level “Expert” in the childhood game of Marco Polo, water volleyball and cannon-balling into the deep end.  With families spending more and more time at home, these poolside past times may lose their allure.  Why not step up your aquatic entertainment a notch? We suggest, a DIY Dive-In Movie Night!  You might not be able to go to the movies, but you can bring the movies to you!

First things first, decide which movie you will view.  You can access a variety of movies: everything from “in-theatre” movies, new releases and classics on streaming apps such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.  You can give your family the full theatre experience by using a dry erase or magnetic board and spelling out, marquis style, the evening’s feature film.  Create a snack bar with your popcorn, candy and your favorite beverages.  Finally, blow up some rafts and inner tubes for in-the-pool seating.

Now you will need a way to view your movie!  You’re in luck!  We have found instructions that allow you to turn your phone into a movie projector and a bed sheet into a movie screen!

Don’t forget to take your family’s safety into consideration.  As you will most likely be poolside in the evening to enjoy your DIY Dive-In Movie theatre, you will want to consider lighting.  The folks over at thriftdiving.com had some great ideas that involve a balloon and glow sticks!

If you happen to give this idea a go, we’d love to see your pictures.  Email us your photos at [email protected]  Stay safe and enjoy your pool!

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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