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Keeping your kids safe in your pool

Especially as Austin makes it way into the middle of the hot summer months, more and more people are visiting local community pools or enjoying their own pools as a way to escape the heat. However, with the enjoyment that pools can bring, they can also pose a serious risk to people, particularly children. As such, it is important to consider certain safety tips when swimming this summer.

One important tip is to be very aware of the features of a pool and how these features affect you and your children. This includes knowing the varying depths of the pool and any special entries into the pool. By knowing these aspects of a pool, you can make sure you and your children stay away from parts of the pool that cannot be safely used.

Another important tip is add fences to your pool or only visit pools that have these fences. A fence can be very useful in keeping small children from wandering into a pool.

With these safety tips and the expert design of our pools, [firm-name] can help you keep yourself and your children safe. Call [phone-number] today to discuss updating your pool’s safety features or building a new, safe pool.

Varsity swim team promotes pool safety

The varsity swim and dive team from Lowell High School in Massachusetts traveled to an elementary school in the area in order to discuss water and pool safety with nearly 180 students.

After a drowning occurred at the high school’s pool over the summer, the swim coach decided that the returning swim and dive team starters should do something positive for the community.

Over the summer, a 17-year-old boy drowned in the pool, but it is unknown whether the teenager could swim. The Medical Examiner’s office determined that the death was an accident. After the incident, the state’s Department of Public Health did a review on the school department’s pool safety and multiple citations were given as a result.

The swim and dive team read the book Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim: A Children’s Guide to Water Safety to the children in order to promote the importance of learning to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has stated that nearly 70 percent of black and Hispanic children do not know how to swim.

Pool safety is a very important topic to discuss with children if you have a pool at your home. If you have  young children, a custom home pool may be the best solution for you so that you can customize the safety features that you and your family need. Contact the Austin custom pool builders today by calling 512-914-0554.

Travis County officials identify pools with West Nile virus activity

Travis County officials have now identified the pools that have had West Nile virus activity. Test results showed that the majority of the afflicted pools are in the 78704 zip code.

Another person succumbed to the West Nile virus last week in Travis County, raising the death toll in the area to two. Officials have said that this outbreak is the worst that the state of Texas has seen in years.

The county has detected 108 pools that have seen activity from mosquitoes that carry West Nile. These pools are spread across 28 zip codes in the Austin area.

The key to avoiding infected mosquitoes is to make sure to drain all standing water to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding. Officials are urging homeowners to drain any standing water that they may have.

To read more on the story, visit KVUE News today.


Michael Phelps sets record for most Olympic medals ever

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps set a record last night for the most Olympic medals won by a single person. On Tuesday, he anchored the U.S. gold medal-winning 4×200 meter relay, and with this, he won his 19th Olympic medal.

With barely any time to celebrate this important achievement, Phelps was back in the pool the next day in order to race in the semifinal of the men’s 200 meter individual medley.

After Phelps secured his 19th medal, President Barack Obama congratulated the Olympian via Twitter stating, “Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You’ve made your country proud. – bo.”

The custom pool builders at Athena Pools would like to congratulate Michael Phelps for his tremendous achievement.

City of San Angelo hosts grand opening for swimming pool

The city of San Angelo hosted a grand opening for a swimming pool that has been closed  for two years for renovations.

The new pool was unveiled on Saturday after $3.2 million of modifications, although it has technically been opened since Memorial Day. This has been the pool’s first major renovations since 1938 and city officials are hoping that they will help make the city more fun and ‘desirable.’

The pool goes to 4 feet deep, but many are excited about the addition of water slides. Although, the pool has opened, city officials continue to make arrangements and are hoping to add a lazy river and tanning area.

If you or a loved one is interested in having a pool installed in your home, contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools today.

San Antonio pools now open for summer swimming

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department has announced that 24 public pools in the city are now going to open. All of the pools will be free to the public.

Nineteen of the pools will have the same hours which will be Tuesday through Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The other pools will be open Tuesday through Friday and will be accessible from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The later hours are meant to accommodate families that work late and want to help keep their families active in the summer months. The pools will also be offering swim lessons as well as senior swim activities during the weekdays. Twenty of the city pools will close on August 20.

For more information on city pools in the Central Texas area, visit News WOAI today.

Pool safety tips

This is the time of year that pool owners have an opportunity to appreciate their investment. Pools are the center of many summer outdoor activities because of the sunshine and heat that comes along with the season. While they can be fun and exciting, it is important to remain mindful of safety.

The American Red Cross along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend that pool owners do not let anyone swim unsupervised because every year, nearly 400 children drown in pools and another 5,000 are treated for injuries sustained in and around the swimming pool.

Installing pool alarms and gates that surround the pool can also a yield significant safety improvements. This way you will know whether or not anyone is near the area. It is also advisable to keep emergency equipment on in case it becomes necessary to respond to an incident.

If you are considering the installation of a swimming pool, it is advisable to consult with an expert. Contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools by calling 512-914-0554 today.

City of Phoenix to extend hours at nine pools

The city of Phoenix has announced that due to extra money in their budget, they will be extending the summer hours at nine pools.

On weekends through Sept. 3, nine pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for children. Also, the pools will offer classes, such as swim lessons and water aerobics, throughout the summer. Other pools that will not remain open until Labor Day will close July 29.

While public pools are a wonderful resource, there is something truly special about having a pool in your own backyard. If you or a loved one is interested in having a swimming pool installed , contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools to discuss the benefits of a custom pool.

Pools, hot tubs offer relaxation and fitness

Swimming pools not only offer a great place to cool down and relax, but they also offer a place to exercise and relieve stress.

If you have  limited space in your backyard, you should be aware that there are alternatives available to allow for aquatic entertainment. Hot tubs and lap pools, for example, offer many of the benefits granted by a swimming pool.

Swimming is a low impact fitness regime that can help you stay in shape and cause you little pain. Many retired athletes have issues with their hips, back, or knees and are able to remain fit by utilizing a lap pool.

If you or a loved one is looking for a custom pool design for your home, speak with the Austin custom pool specialists of Athena Pools today by calling 512-914-0554.

High summer temperatures are sending Texas residents to the pool

Cities in the state of Texas have now opened up their pools in order to help residents in the city cool off. The city of Lubbock opened four swimming pools since the temperatures have hit over 100 degrees.

Lubbock Parks and Recreation opened four swimming pools for a summer schedule. Most of the pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Along with the opening of pools comes with the the beginning of swim lessons for young children.  The pool temperature will be around 67 degrees and is a great way to keep your kids cool and active during the summer months.

If you are considering having a custom pool built so that you can have a great place to enjoy the summer months, contact the Austin custom pool builders of Athena Pools today by calling 512-914-0554.