Resources, guides, and help from the experts at Continental Pools

We've compiled some tips, anecdotes, and advice from your friends at Continental Pools.

Swimming Pool Water Quality Basics

Is there really a product you can add to the pool to detect urine? Unfortunately, no, it does not exist. This has been a tactic used by savvy parents and grandparents to encourage children not use the pool as a toilet. The fear of getting in trouble,or the desire to avoid an embarrassing situation for children, has perpetuated this myth to be passed down from generation to generation. The real chemical indicators forswimming pool water are designed to detect the levels for five common tests: chlorine, pH, calcium hardness, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid.

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How to Become a Lifeguard

Summer is quickly approaching and you are in need of a summer job. You want to become a lifeguard but you have no idea where to start. You might be asking yourself... How do I become a lifeguard? Where do I go for training? What are the requirements? Can I work at my community pool? How much is training? Help!

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Swimming Pool Safety and the Modern Family

When I was a kid I loved the summertime; and when I was a kid, summer seemed like a long time. From the end of school field day to the last bus ride home, I couldn't wait. "Schools out for summer," I remember hearing that Alice Cooper song that the hip bus driver played on the 8-track on the last ride home with papers flying and kids screaming. I felt the excitement of saying goodbye to homework and hello to the long lazy days at the community pool. My mom would let me and my older brother sleep in, and when I finally did wake up, I took a shower, brushed my teeth, and put on my bathing suit.

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10 Helpful Commercial Pool Repair Tips for Property Management Pros

Here are ten helpful tips for managing and maintaining commercial pools.

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Calling all Volunteers for Swimming Pools

Not "Doing-It-Yourself" May Save Your Summer

It may have been a long-standing tradition that the management of your community swimming pool has been largely due to the volunteer efforts of your membership. For the longest time, this may have worked. However, there are many factors that need to be considered. You may believe that you can save money by not out-sourcing the management of your pool to a professional firm. You may be surprised to see that this could be budget neutral or even see some savings. For the volunteer management, the burden of the operation falls completely on their shoulders. Is it all worth it? Let's review some of the relevant points.

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Identify Common Leaks at Your Pool Pump

Swimming pool pumps come in many sizes and shapes.

Some are big, some are small, but the most common pumps are three horsepower or less and have two threaded connections at the piping system, where the water is drawn in and then pushed out. This is where leaks can occur. When properly identified and repaired, further damage will be prevented, saving money on repair bills, equipment replacement, and down time.

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Common Swimming Pool Terms, Explanations, Problems, & Solutions

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