2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympics Start Tomorrow!

Tags: Pool Party

The XXXI Olympiad in Rio is upon us. The Olympic Games to take place between August 5 – August 21, 2016, will boast a record number of athletes (10,500) from 206 countries. The games will feature 28 sports across 33 different venues around the host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When Can I Catch My Fave Sport? At, we can’t wait for any and all events that involve...

Book Lovers Day

Tags: Pool Favorites

August 9th is Book Lovers Day! So we thought that we’d put together the perfect list of our favorite reads that you can enjoy poolside and help you escape from your hectic life.   Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom A moving story guaranteed to inspire. A former student and his college professor who is dying from ALS meet every Tuesday for lessons on emotion, life, and death. This...

Color Scheme

What's Your Color Scheme?

Tags: Home Improvement, Landscaping

Your personality, style and preferences can help stir up colors that fit you and your lifestyle. This can apply to the clothes that you wear, the car that you drive and even how you decorate your home. But did you realize that this could also apply to your backyard pool area? Take a look at some of the color schemes we've put together and determine which best fits you! Inspiration...

Red, White, and Blue BBQ

Red, White, and Blue BBQ

Tags: Kids, Pool Party, Pool Recipes, Sun Exposure

America is about to celebrate its 240th birthday! The 4th of July is the most popular day to throw a pool party, so now is the time to begin planning the perfect event. It's a great time to enjoy BBQ, swimming, pool games, relaxing and most importantly - time with friends and family. To make this the best summer yet, we have all your red, white, and blue BBQ party tips in one place to spice...

Poolin' Around the USA - June

Poolin' Around the USA - June Contest

Tags: Contest, Pool Party

We invite everyone to follow @SwimmingPoolCom on Instagram and check our feed throughout the year for monthly #ForeverPoolTime photo contests. To enter the Poolin' Around the USA - June Contest: Follow @SwimmingPoolCom on Instagram. In the comments of our Poolin' Around the USA posts, guess where (state in the USA) the featured pool is located. One guess per person per photo...

Iced Tea

Beat the Heat Poolside with the Perfect Iced Tea

Tags: Pool Party, Pool Recipes, Staycation

The hot days of summer are finally upon us. The backyard swimming pool is a great way to cool off, but what do you do to beat the heat when you get out of the pool or are maybe just relaxing by the pool? Well, we've got a great solution for you. It's important to stay hydrated in the summertime heat, so you definitely want to be sure to drink lots of water. But when lounging poolside,...

Grilled Kabobs

Celebrate Dad with a Backyard Grill

Tags: Home Improvement, Pool Party, Pool Recipes

Summertime and outdoor grilling go hand in hand. When we think about the typical grilling holidays, 4th of July always comes to mind. But even before we celebrate Independence Day, another summer holiday can bring friends and family together in the backyard - Father's Day! Whether you are thinking about a great gift for Dad or the perfect menu for the celebration, our ideas below can help...

father and daughter splashing in pool

Splash away the Summer Blues!

Tags: Exercise, Kids

School is out for the summer, and if your kids are like mine, it's only day three of summer vacation and you are already hearing the dreaded words "I'm bored!" Let me say - kudos to teachers everywhere for keeping these little guys entertained for over 7 hours a day! Because the last thing you want to do is have them sit in front of the television, computer, or video game...

Teen Tips

Teen Tips (Pool Edition) - Infographic

Tags: Exercise, Pool Party

Click Above Image for Full Infographic As a teen, you have probably been in pools a couple thousand times in your life, so here are some tips to help you make the experience a little less mundane and add new activities to the mix – other than simply swimming or sunbathing of course.  If you’re stressed… After a full day of school, peers, and teachers, use your pool...

Pool Care 101

Pool Care 101 - Infographic

Tags: Maintenance

Click Above Image for Full Infographic   TWICE A WEEK: Use test strips or a test kit to check and maintain your pool water balance. Keep your pH levels between 7.4 - 7.6. Test and maintain the free available chlorine level at 1.0 - 3.0 ppm. Empty the skimmer basket and skim leaves, insects and other floating debris from the pool surface.   ONCE A WEEK:...

Throw the Ultimate Graduation Pool Party!

Tags: Kids, Pool Party, Staycation

Graduation time is upon us! Whether you are celebrating a high school, college, grad school or kindergarten graduation, the best place to throw that party is poolside! We have great suggestions for decorations, games, food, drinks, favors and invitations to move you right to the top of the class! Not sure how to get the word out? Send Beach Ball Invitations! Write all of the details on a deflated...

Splish and Splash

Simple Steps Save Lives

Tags: Safety

May is National Water Safety Month Here at, we want you to be able to get the best information on products, maintenance tips, games, recipes and how to find a pool professional. But some of the most important information that we want to provide for you is how to stay safe in your swimming pool and spa. There are many aspects of swimming pool safety and in the coming weeks we...

American History: The Barbecue

American History: The Barbecue

Tags: Pool Party, Pool Recipes

Whether you call it “barbecue”, “barbeque”, “bar-b-q”, or shorten it to “BBQ”– it’s definitely a favorite American past time.  One of the first known mentions of barbecue in American history was from none other than George Washington himself, who once stated in his journal that he “went to Alexandria to a barbecue and stayed...

Pool Cleaning Chemicals

Pool Cleaning Chemicals - Infographic

Tags: Algae, Maintenance

Click Above Image for Full Infographic One of the best ways to keep your pool water sparkling and clean is through the use of pool chemicals. Testing your pool 2 – 3 times a week is important for maintaining adequate water balance and sanitizer levels as well as ensuring swimmer comfort and longevity of your pool surface and equipment. Test strips are a quick and easy way to test the...

3 Ideas for Creating a Festive Halloween Pool Party!

3 Ideas for Creating a Festive Halloween Pool Party!

Tags: Kids, Lighting, Pool Favorites, Pool Party, Pool Recipes

When fall rolls around, many pool owners might get discouraged because they realize they may have to soon close their pool. For those lucky enough to live in a warmer climate or those who have installed pool heaters, the backyard festivities continue year round. However, if you have closed your pool you can still celebrate many holidays poolside – and one of our favorites is Halloween!...