We have a few pool care tips and some ways you can ensure your hygiene before diving in head first, as well as a list of the coolest pools around the world that any avid swimmer will want to visit!
Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world, with no barriers to entry, people of all ages can take part. In the U.K, swimming is the country’s most popular sport with over 2.5 million people taking part weekly according the Sport England’s Active People Survey. In the United States, swimming is the most popular activity for children aged between 7-17 years old. No wonder it’s so popular, with there being over 10.6 million pools in the U.S – a massive 3 million in sunny California!
Cleaning your pool
To ensure your pool is always ready for a swim you should skim it daily, use a net and remove leaves and debris from the surface of the water.
Check your chemical levels, and keep them consistent. Improperly balanced water looks murky, irritates skin and eyes, and can cause your pool to become a breeding ground for bacteria. Follow the guidelines set by the brand of chemicals you are using, and check the levels once a week.
Use a tennis ball to soak up oils. When people have been going in and out of the pool oils can be left behind from suntan lotion, hair products, body products and even the natural oils on your skin. Throw a tennis ball into the water and leave it for a little while and the fibers on the ball will soak up the oils. You may want to try this also for small inflatable kids’ pools.
If you don’t have your own pool, there are also a few amazing pools around the world worth a visit…
With swimming being enjoyed across the world, impressive pools have been created in incredible circumstances. This recently opened glass-bottom pool in Houston, Texas which stands 42 stories (500 feet) high!
There is also plans to build an impressive swimming pool between two buildings in South London!
Some of the most impressive pools are found in the most unique locations, like the desert sands in Abu Dhabi and Hanging Jungle Gardens of Bali.
On top of these impressive man-made pools, there are many natural pools in amazing locations. One of the most famous is the incredible Blue Lagoon in Iceland. This geothermal pool can be enjoyed be enjoyed when its freezing outside, as the travel-blogger Pommie Travels found out!
If you are heading to the pool this summer it is important to make sure you have fun…
Having Fun with your Family
Marco Polo is one of the most well-known pool games, with diving games for coins at the bottom of a pool also great fun.
Whether you are off swimming in these amazing locations or down your local pool with your children it is important to ensure your hygiene before jumping in. As a parent you’ll probably never be without a trusty pack of wet wipes which can used to wipe off any irritating chlorine after going in the pool, or can be used to wipe down sticky hands and dirty feet before jumping in to ensure the water stays clean.
So if you’re heading to the pool this summer let us know what tips and tricks you have, and if you own a pool have you tried our nifty pool cleaning tips?