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Must Read: Pool Etiquette And Rules

You’ve saved and sacrificed for it and now you have just had your very own pool installed. Congratulations! In more ways than one, owning a pool is like winning the lottery.  Upside: You have a beautiful oasis in your backyard to you can go enjoy.  Downside: Relatives, neighbors, “friends” from high school and distant cousins are coming out of the woodwork to swim in your pool.

So where do you start when it comes to rules?

Talk to your family about how you intend to use your pool.  Make sure everyone is on the same page as to whether the pool is open to everyone that asks or if it’s for family and close friends only. It might be best to keep your pool circle small to begin with and expand as you feel comfortable.

Also, work together as a family to determine and understand what the specific rules of the pool are so as others start to use the pool, everyone can explain them as new people begin to visit. Guests must mind their manners and respect the rules.

Safety is a major concern when owning a pool. Be sure you are well informed about the liability that you assume as the homeowner. It is important that you are fully aware and you should not hesitate or feel bad about telling people to stop acting recklessly if you are ultimately responsible, which includes asking/telling people to leave the pool area.

While having this new pool is a dream come true, ultimately there may be times you will have to law down the law (aka your rules). It is important to prepare yourself with these conversations with a focus on safety first!

Happy swimming!!!



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Ask Us: What Is The Perfect Pool Water Temperature For Swimming?

There is no single perfect temperature for pool water. The perfect temperature truly depends on what you are doing in the pool – whether it’s recreational or competitive – who is in the pool and even the air temperature. Typically, somewhere in the 80°F to 90°F range is comfortable. Something to also keep in mind is that algae and bacteria will thrive in warmer water, so it is important to ensure that you have a good balance of chemicals and temperature.



Ask Us: When Is The Right Time To Open My Pool?

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Public pools in Indiana are open Memorial Day through Labor Day but when is the right time to open your personal pool?  The quick answer is once temperatures are consistently 60° and higher, which typically happens in April. Some may think that the longer it is open the more work and the more cost but don’t discount the fact that the longer the pool is open the more time there is for fun and memories! So…if you haven’t opened your pool yet…it’s time to enjoy!

Have a question? Please use the “Contact Section” to submit a question about your pool or hot tub.



New Custom LED Pool Light Options

Pull out your color wheel and channel your inner artist while you create a custom lighting scheme for your pool. That’s right. Now you can blend different LED pool lights. Add a fresh and fun look to your new or existing pool that shows your style. Be one of the first families to transform their pool into a unique and colorful oasis.

Here’s an example…

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Transform your pool today. Contact us: Sales@mudslingersinc.com or by calling 317-650-5131.

 



Why Having A Pool Benefits Your Family

There are so many great benefits to having a pool when you have children. The convenience of being able to learn to swim in your own pool, at your home cannot be overstated. With family schedules as hectic as they are, being able to have someone come to your home and give swim lessons is definitely an advantage. Kids are more comfortable in their own surroundings, which can make learning to swim a much more pleasant experience.

Swimming is also great exercise. Whether you are swimming laps or just playing and having fun in the pool, being in the pool ensures you’re getting exercise. Playing basketball or volleyball in the pool, adds a new dimension of fun to those games. Not to mention, being in the pool gets kids outside in the fresh air and off their electronic devices.

Pool maintenance is also a fantastic teaching and bonding opportunity.  If kids take part in the fun times at the pool, they should also take part in the maintenance and upkeep of the pool. Make it a family affair!  Everybody has a pool chore to do and it can be time spent together, maybe even having fun.



Mud Slingers Pools & Patio Spring Savings Sale!
The Mud Slingers Pools & Patio Spring Savings Sale now includes a fourth option!
Take advantage of one of these special offers:
1. 10 percent off a pool equipment package
2. Free upgrade to an Under Track auto cover system
3. Free upgrade to a full steel bench step
4.  Free upgrade from the Hayward 250 gas pump to the Hayward electric pump.


Ask Us: Is It Okay for my Dog to Swim in the Pool?

Playing and exercising with the family dog is fun for the whole crew. When it’s hot outside and everyone needs to cool off, it’s easy to jump in the pool and continue the fun. But is it safe for a dog to swim in the pool? I get asked this often.

The main reason dog owners are concerned about their four-legged friends swimming in pools is the chlorine. Unlike humans, dogs don’t necessarily know not to consume water. However, just like humans, if a dog were to swallow and digest a small amount it is fine. The main concern is if they drink a large amount of chlorine water. This could cause salt poisoning and is the equivalent to a human drinking a lot of ocean water.

Some dogs are is more sensitive to chlorine and chemicals than other dogs. If you notice any abnormal scratching, then it is best to try to keep your pooch out of the pool.

The best ways to help your pet avoid drinking pool water or getting irritated skin is to provide plenty of fresh drinking water. You can also hose your dog off with clean water after fido gets out of the pool.

Swimming is a wonderful exercise and bonding experience for you and your dog. With some safety precautions, you and your pets can enjoy the dog days of summer.

Have a question? Please use the “Contact Section” to submit a question about your pool or hot tub.

-Kim



Heat Things Up in your Hot Tub during a Romantic Evening

Most people say the one thing they want from their significant others is quality time. So spend this Valentine’s Day at home and enjoy a steamy evening…with the help of your hot tub.

Here are some ways to make a truly memorable and romantic night:

  • Light candles around your hot tub
  • Pour glasses of wine or beverage of your choice
  • Create a romantic playlist featuring romantic love songs
  • Give your significant other a light massage
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy spending much appreciated quality time together

Get creative and have fun because after all it’s the thought that counts!



Ask Us: What Should I Do to my Hot Tub When on Vacation?

Hot tubs offer a simple “getaway” in your backyard. However, when you’re ready to go on a vacation it’s important to make sure your hot tub is taken care of properly. These tips will ensure you hot tub stays in the best shape possible when you return.

First, test the water for proper pH levels to ensure the best plumbing. If your kit shows levels are too low, add chemicals to get your water to reach the correct level.

Next, know your hometown forecast before leaving. If there will be freezing temperatures while you’re gone, don’t turn your hot tub off! Keep your hot tub running with warm water to make sure the pipes don’t freeze. Feel free to turn down the temperature about 10 degrees cooler than normal to save on heating bills. We don’t recommend doing this for everyday use but it’s fine to turn down your hot tub temperature for an extended amount of time.

If your hometown weather shows it will be warm while you’re away, be mindful of algae. Add shock to the water and allow the jets to run for half an hour. Afterwards, unplug the heater, pump and power source. There is no possibility of your pipes freezing during the warmer months so your hot tub does not need to keep running.

Finally, if you’re not in the habit of putting the cover on your hot tub every night, make sure to do it before you leave! The last thing you want is to come home from a beautiful vacation to a hot tub full of dirt and debris.

If it helps put your mind at ease, ask a neighbor or friend check on your hot tub every few days while you are away to ensure safety and proper care. Otherwise, relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation!

Have a question? Please use the “Contact Section” to submit a question about your pool or hot tub.

 

-Kim




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