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Pebble Technology or better known as Pebble Tec is the leader within the custom swimming pool design and contracting industry. Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, uses the finishes you want in your swimming pool design. We created this infographic as the first part of a series on pool finishes. This infographic will allow you to get an idea of the traditional Pebble Tec pool finishing options available at Clarity Pool Service.
Traditional Pebble Tec Swimming Pool Finishing Material Infographic
When it comes to pool cleaning, Robotic Pool Cleaners can’t be beaten! Program it once, plug it in, and put it in the pool. Come back a few hours later to a sparkling pool. Robotic Pool Cleaners are a powerful and helpful part of maintaining a clean and hygienic pool.
These Robotic Pool Cleaners need no supervision. They have their own filter bag or capture system and doesn’t need to be attached to your pool’s pump or circulation system. It helps to turn off the pool’s pump so all the debris settles on the bottom, so the Robotic Pool Cleaner can pick it up easily. It’s important to keep in mind that these cleaners aren’t miracle workers, large debris will have to be removed with a net.
You’ll need to clean out the robot’s filter after each use, depending on your make and model. This wonderful innovation in automated pool scrubbing is a practical investment for any Las Vegas pool owner.
the Fall evenings in Las Vegas continue to cool, it’s time to prepare
your pool for the off-season. Here are a few tips to get you through
PREVENT FREEZE DAMAGE
we have generally mild winters, it can occasionally get below
freezing at night. The coldest daytime low was 8 degrees in 1963. The
average January overnight low is 34 degrees, often dipping into the
temps can cause water in your pool’s pump, filter, and plumbing to
expand and crack, damaging parts and pipes.
the pump and filter to run from midnight until 8 am keeps water
circulating, helping prevent frost damage.
and pH imbalances allow algae to flourish. You can add algaecide with
winterizing chemicals to prevent problems from appearing in the
high winds in Las Vegas result in trash and debris blowing into your
yard and pool. Regular cleaning keeps your pump free of obstruction
and enhances water circulation.
SCRUB AND SCOUR
sure to clean the pool walls, filtration gear, diving boards, and
ladders. The hard minerals in the local water supply cause buildup
that can be difficult to remove when left untreated.
We all love to relax and spend time with our loved ones by the pool. If you read one of our previous articles you would know that swimming is actually a fantastic cardiovascular exercise. However there is more to swimming pools than meet the eye. Which is why were excited to offer another 5 interesting facts about swimming pools!
Pool Water is no Different than Tap Water
A select minority of the population likes to state that pools are filled with chemicals, but the honest truth is that there isn’t anything in pool water that cannot also be found in your regular tap water. In fact, most tap water actually contains more chlorine than you will find in your pool. Most pool water is filtered daily and thus more likely to be even safer to drink than your tap water!
The Largest Residential Pool is in Texas
Everything is bigger Texas! Including private pools, south of Houston Texas is the home of the largest Residential Pool. This swimming pool is over 3 acres in size and takes over 600,000 gallons of water to fill! This pool is much more than just a giant swimming pool, it also features a 500-foot lazy rive and 6 waterfalls! Mike Mobley the owner and mastermind behind this amazing swimming pool is asking over 5 million dollars for the property.
The White House Built its First Pool in 1975
We can thank President Gerald Ford for
installing the White House’s first ever above ground pool in the lawn
of the white house. This pool isn’t like most residential pools as it
features a tunnel passage which allows the first family access to and
from the pool without being disturbed by paparazzi or anyone else
that would interrupt their fun in the sun!
The humble pool filter is 109 years old
Thanks to this amazing innovation in
swimming pool technology a pool’s water doesn’t have to be replaced.
Water savings that are direct result of this amazing innovation
cannot be measured! Shortly following this incredible break through
was the common use of chlorine in swimming pools, providing even
greater sustainability for swimming pool water. Were it not for these
incredible breakthroughs we would all be replacing the water in our
pools with every use!
Swimming is a formidable form of Cardio
If you minimize breaks you can easily burn more than 850 calories per hour while swimming! If your a runner like me you will know that even the most rigorous hour of running will be lucky to burn over 600 calories. The reason swimming is such a powerful form of cardio is that it utilizes every muscle in the body. It may not seem like it but staying afloat and driving your body through the water demands that every muscle in your body work in unison to reach this common goal! For more information regarding the benefits of swimming pool cardio check out our article on this subject!
If you also include the 309,000 public swimming pools, that puts a pool for every 31 people in the United States of America. Imagine how many swimming pools there are worldwide, we will be happy to provide that figure once there is a credible source on that information. For now, its fun to picture just how many swimming pools there are.
Chile is home to the Largest Swimming Pool
Located in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarroba, Chile the world’s largest swimming pool proudly a record holder of the Guinness book of world record. This massive pool has a total area of over 19 acres! Meaning this pool can hold over 65 million gallons of water! Truly an impressive accomplishment and one I cannot wait to visit!
Kill Bacteria with the power of Chlorine
In just under a single minute chlorine is capable of killing the bacteria known as e-coli! However, it shouldn’t be your only defense against water-born bacteria as it cannot kill all germs. Viruses and parasites can take as long as two weeks to be destroyed by chlorine. Adhere to proper pool maintenance that includes checking chlorine and ph levels at all times.
50% of Americans cannot swim
The Red Cross has reported the results
of a National survey that more than 50% of Americans cannot either
swim or preform basic water competency skills. Pool safety and basic
water competency is an important life skill that is best taught early
when pool safety is at it’s biggest risk. Enrolling young children in
swim lessons is an absolute must for anyone who owns a residential
We all love our swimming pools, hosting a good time and watching everyone splash around in the pool is one of life’s greatest gifts. However, I realized its pretty rare that I spend time in the pool, which is such a shame as there are many known benefits to swimming! So let’s put our beautiful swimming pools to improve our cardiovascular health!
Men and Women of all ages can benefit from swimming pool exercise, its inexpensive and everyone can swim at their own pace. People between the ages of 18 and 65 years old should get at least 150 minutes of cardiovascular activity each and every week. So why not cool of from the Las Vegas heat and jump in the pool a few times a week?
Whole Body Low Impact Exercise
Taking a dip isn’t just a fun way to enjoy your investment, it can also improve your overall health! Swimming in your swimming pool engages nearly every major muscle group, requiring an individual to exercise their arms, legs, torso, and stomach! Not to mention nothing quite beats that feeling of weightlessness. Swimming is also very low impact, so if that last run you did has your knee feeling a little stained, get your cardio in the pool!
Improve Cardiovascular Strength
Cardio involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. A good cardio session should feel like a pump for all of the above. This can be easily achieved with swimming sprints, what is swimming sprints? Exactly what they sound like, swim at full speed for as long as you can. To continue your cardiovascular conditioning, make note of the amount of time you sprint and aim to increase that over time. We all love our custom-built swimming pools, let’s make the best of them and ourselves!
Swimming for Safety
As we’ve found that swimming is great for our minds and bodies, it’s important to remember that swimming is dangerous. More time spent in the pool builds confidence and creates muscle memory for safe swimming. However its always important to keep floatation devices nearby for less experienced swimmers. We’ve all had to live through that horribly timed leg cramp in the middle of the deep end!