Pool Care Tips and Pool Safety Information

Pool ownership is great… but it’s also a lot of work. Dealing with the care and upkeep of a pool is not an easy task — especially if you’re new to the world of swimming pools. For every awesome pool party or summer swim session with the kids, there’s days of scooping up leaves, messing with chemicals, and worrying about your little ones’ safety.

Did you ever wish there was one, easy to use place where you could learn everything you need to know about pool care and safety?

Congratulations, you’re here! Welcome to the Lifeguard on Duty blog.

This blog is our place to share everything we’ve learned over two decades in the pool safety industry. It’s your one-stop shop to learn about all kinds of important topics, from basic pool safety information to tips for keeping your pool clean. 

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Pool Safety Solutions

There are many pool safety options out there, from mesh fencing to highly durable netting. They all can be very effective… but which one is right for you? With our expertise, we can help you learn more about the safety measures we provide, so you can make an informed decision based on your family’s unique needs.

Pool Safety Information

The best pool safety tools in the world won’t be effective if you don’t know how to use them! We’ve provided several resources on pool safety for new pool owners (or seasoned vets who need a refresher course). We can help you learn how to use your safety tools effectively, as well as the basics for keeping children, pets, and other inexperienced swimmers safe in the water.

Preparing for Your Installation

Are you getting a new pool fence, cover, or net installed? That’s great! But is your pool ready for the big day? Our blog tells you everything you need to know to be fully prepared for your installation, so we can tackle the job quickly and you can start enjoying your new, safer pool right away. 

Care and Maintenance Tips

Pool safety goes beyond keeping the little ones from falling in. It also means having clean, balanced, and safe water every time you take a dip! We can help you master the art of pool care and maintenance with helpful blogs on everything from winterizing to fixing the filters.

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Ready to become a pool safety expert? Check out our blog today — we know you’ll find the answer to all your pool care questions.

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