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1. Marco Polo — Blind Man's Bluff in a pool. Named after a 13th century Italian explorer who, after months of shambling down the hot, dusty Silk Road, needed a refreshing dip more than anyone. No peeking!
2. Pool Volleyball — Even more fun than regular volleyball because you stay cool and can dive without hurting yourself. Just watch out for that spike coming at your nose.
3. Chicken Fight! — Bareback slap wrestling in the shallow end. Ordinarily, it's hard to hold a full-size chicken fighter on your back. In the pool, bouyancy makes this possible.
4. Pool Basketball — The pool is the great equalizer here. A pool basketball player with a decent 3-point shot can beat Lebron James. (Might need a buddy hanging out behind the backboard.)
5. Human Whirlpool — Best in a small round aboveground. You walk in circles until you get a current going, then lie on your back and ride! Poor man's lazy river.
6. Sharks and Minnows — Great game if you have enough sharks and minnows. It's really just tag with a few caveats — but tag is the most classic game of all!
7. Cannonball! — The goal of competitive diving is to slip noiselessly into the water, like a dime into a pool of oil, without creating so much as a ripple. That's not what we want here.
8. Handstand Contest — See No. 3. This is really just another game enabled by buoyancy. Most people can't do a sustained handstand on dry land. In the pool, it's easy.
9. Best Belly Flop — Diving style competition for those who like a good sharp slap in the gut.
10. Treasure Hunt — Throw pennies into the deep end and watch the kids go after 'em. Want to up the ante? Try silver dollars!
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code is partnering with Purdue University and Michigan State University to conduct a study on indoor air quality at public pools.
More specifically, the study will determine the exact operating conditions for indoor pools that will help prevent the buildup of disinfection byproducts. DBPs are formed when the chlorine used in pools to kill germs binds to the body waste swimmers bring into the pools (sweat, urine, etc.). When DBPs build up in...
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John Smieszek built homes before he built pools. But because nearly every single one of his home projects in the Scottsdale, Ariz., market includes an aquatic design component, he quickly realized he needed to take matters into his own hands.
“As the home builder, I was...
Lance Anderson, president of Anderson Manufacturing, an innovator in the leak detection process for decades, has seen the industry segment evolve and grow over the years. Here, as a follow-up to last month’s AQUA feature on pool inspections for homebuyers, Anderson offers his thoughts on where leak detection leaks fits into the home inspection process and how a new technical innovation may offer a big assist.
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Wholesale distributors play a critical role in the day-to-day function of the pool and spa industry. While retailers, builders and service technicians work the front lines, distributors are behind the curtain with the potential to make or break the end goal: customer satisfaction.
But what makes a good distributor — and what should front-line businesses expect from the people that charge a healthy product markup in exchange for warehousing and product support?