The Instinctive Drowning Response, so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect it to. When someone is drowning there is very little splashing, and no waving or yelling or calling for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents). Of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening.
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the cost of running your pool
Variable-speed pumps are
great ways to conserve energy and save on your electric bill.
Variable speed pumps deliver immediate savings on your electric bill that can range from 75% – 90%.
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The Center for Disease Control says that COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through properly maintained pools and spas – “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.” www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
The Florida Swimming Pool Association reminds everyone that while staying at home during the current pandemic, it is a great time to enjoy swimming pools and hot tubs. Pools and spa owners should follow current guidelines of only allowing 10 people in the pool and deck area at a time. By limiting numbers of pool participants and allowing for space between one another, people will help keep each other stay safe while still enjoying the pool.
Proper maintenance, upkeep and testing of pools should be done at regular intervals and preferably performed and monitored by licensed professionals to ensure proper pool and public health. All entry and exit points into and out of the pool and deck area such as ladders, gates, and doors should be properly sanitized throughout the day.
Pools and spas are valuable resources to communities, allowing adults and children access to healthy and safe recreation and relaxation.
Here at Coastal Pool Care it’s Pool Safety Month. While swimming pool safety is a year round concern we’re taking some time to highlight some steps you can take to better avoid a tragedy.
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With Spring rapidly approaching in Northeast Florida and
temps in the high 70’s and low 80’s while water temps in pools remain in the
60’s customers are asking about heating options. In our area there are basically three types
of heater available: Gas (propane or natural gas), Heat Pump and Solar electric
resistance heating isn’t commonly used in northeast Florida. Let’s discuss the pluses and minuses of each.
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One of the most important steps of swimming pool maintenance is water balance. Generally, understanding water balance can also be one of the most confusing processes of pool maintenance. Because of its complexity, some new pool owners may not know everything they have to do to keep their pool water safe, comfortable and corrosion free.
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