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Pool chlorine is essential for maintaining a clean, sanitary swimming pool. It works continuously to kill bacteria and viruses in the water that could make swimmers who swallow even small gulps of water sick if the active chlorine were not present. Although chlorine can keep our immune systems healthy and safe while we are in the water, people who spend a great deal of time in chlorine-treated inground pools find that it does have an effect on their hair, skin, and swimwear. To protect your body and swim apparel from chlorine-related damage, follow the advice offered below.
Preventative Hair Protection
Are you so sick of the effects chlorine has on your hair that you try to keep it from getting wet every time you go swimming? To keep your hair from drying out or becoming discolored as a result of chlorine exposure, coat your hair with coconut oil or a silicone-based hair serum before swimming.
Shower Immediately After Swimming
Natural oils on your skin protect it from chlorine irritation for some time, but if you swim a lot or for lengthy periods of time you are likely familiar with red, itchy skin caused by chlorine exposure. To keep the effects of chlorine exposure to a minimum, hop in the shower immediately after every dip in your inground pool or athletic swim. Special body washes are available for swimmers, and applying lotion after your post-swim showers can keep your skin from drying out.
Neutralize the Bleaching Effects of Chlorine
If you have ever worn clothing that was not designed for swimming in a chlorinated pool, you are probably aware of the bleaching effects that pool chlorine has on clothing. Most swimwear is bleach- and fade-resistant, but even this can fade over time. To keep bleaching and discoloration from altering the appearance of your swimwear for as long as possible, add a few tablespoons of vinegar to your wash or use detergent designed specifically for swimwear when washing your swim clothes.
Chlorine is an effective way to keep your pool clean, but it is important that chlorine levels remain below the level recommended by your pool builder. If you live in the Minneapolis area and require pool repair or other pool services, call Custom Pools at (952) 955-4534.
Last updated 8 days ago
Owning a pool is a luxury that can yield thousands of hours of fun, make your children want to spend more time at home in the summertime, and facilitate some of the most enjoyable and memorable parties on your block. Still, deciding to have a pool builder construct an inground pool on your Minneapolis property is a major decision that calls for thoughtful consideration and careful planning. As you embark on the inground pool design and construction process, give plenty of thought to the factors discussed below.
A swimming pool is an excellent investment, but it is also an expensive one. Research the cost of pools to get a realistic feel for how much you can expect to pay before setting a budget, and stick to that budget when choosing pool design frills and accessories. To get the most from the money you can allocate to building a pool, work with an experienced pool construction expert whose primary goal is to design and build a pool that will satisfy you and your family.
Do you wish to have a pool in which you can swim laps without having to do a flip turn every five strokes? If you do, or if you hope to be able to host pool parties for dozens of people, you will need a fairly large pool. Reflect on the purpose you want your inground pool to serve to decide how large or small your dream pool would be. Then, assess your budget and yard space to determine whether building a pool of that size a reality on your property is a reality.
Swimming is a blast, and owning an inground pool enables you to swim or invite others over for a swim party whenever you wish. Since there are some risks associated with or having a swimming pool on your property, it is a pool owner’s responsibility to mitigate these risks with a self-latching gate, non-slip pool deck, and other safety features.
Working with an experienced, reputable contractor can help the pool design and construction process move as smoothly as possible. If you live in the Minneapolis area and are looking for a qualified pool service and construction expert to help you build the pool of your dreams, call Custom Pools at (952) 955-4534.
Last updated 14 days ago
Treating your inground pool with chlorine, cyanuric acid, and other chemicals is how you keep it safe and clean to swim in. Because these chemicals can be dangerous when highly concentrated, every homeowner who treats his or her own pool should be well-informed about the risks associated with pool chemicals and the recommended concentration of each of them.
For important information about the handling and storing of pool chemicals, check out this video from the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute. Follow the advice offered in this video clip, and you should be able to keep your pool clean without making it unsafe to swim in or damaging your skin.
In addition to maintaining a proper balance of chemicals in your pool, your pool filtration system needs to be in good working order to keep your pool clean. To arrange to have your pool filter inspected or replaced by an inground pool service specialist in Minneapolis, call Custom Pools at (952) 955-4534.
Last updated 23 days ago
As a complement to an inground pool or a standalone feature, a spa is the perfect way to transform your backyard space into a retreat where you can relax and recuperate at the end of a long day. With so many spa options to choose from, it is important to consider the constraints you must work within and your priorities so that you choose a hot tub that will best serve your household.
When selecting a size, consider how much space you have to work with and how many people you would like to be able to fit in your hot tub at once. Consider whether you want an active hot tub that can aid in physical rehabilitation or a relaxing hot tub in which you can enjoy the company of your loved ones while your sore muscles get massaged by jets. You should also set a maximum budget for yourself and shop around for spas that work within your budget.
If your research and deliberation lead you to decide that a portable spa is the best option for you, call Custom Pools at (952) 955-4534. With more than 40 years of experience, we are one of the area’s premier custom pool construction and portable spa installation specialists.
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If you are considering adding an inground pool to your backyard, the first thing you will need to decide is what size to make it. Many homeowners let the size of their backyard dictate the size of their swimming pool, but it’s important to also consider the ways in which you plan to use the pool. If you want to use it for exercising, a straight, long pool with a four- or five-foot depth throughout will make doing laps easier. If you have children and want to make your inground pool more conducive to games, build a recreational pool with a large shallow area that’s about three feet deep.
For help in determining the right size pool for your needs, contact Custom Pools, the experts of inground pools in Minneapolis. Visit our website to see the pool services and equipment we offer, and call us at (612) 568-0824 if you have any questions.