Sunplay Blog

Being a Pool Boy: The Reality

“Pool boy” seems like one of those jobs that’s all fun and games; movies and TV shows aplenty depict it as a job that lets you get a tan while chatting up the ladies. One recently published article at the Daily Breeze (a site dedicated to Southern California news—a location lousy with pools) is shedding […]

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The Truth About Pool Electrocution

Over the past few years, instances of pool electrocution have seemed more and more prevalent. There have been approximately 60 deaths in the years been 1990-2003 that have been attributed to pool electrocution, a phenomenon that occurs all over the world that mostly affects small children. Last spring, a young boy in Miami was killed […]

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Pool Chemical Safety: How to Avoid Potential Poisonings

A report that was released by the CDC last year covering pool chemical related injuries during the years between 2003-2012 raises some interesting questions: how safe are pool chemicals? How do I safely store them? What are the risks of having chemicals around? In one year, approximately 4,246 people went to the emergency room with […]

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Dog Falls 15 Stories, Saved by Hot Tub

We know there are a myriad of ways the hot tub is good for you: it’s great for stress relief, can increase brain function, and even enhance a romantic evening. It can aid in relaxation and rejuvenate us, mind and body. But do you think it could save a life? That’s exactly what one hot […]

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Do I Really Need to Shower Before Swimming?

A recent article from the Daily Mail has brought a familiar swimming issue to the forefront of many people’s minds: what is in my swimming pool water and what can I do to make sure I have the most hygienic experience possible? The research in this article really looked at what’s in our swimming pool […]

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Does Pool Urine Indicator Dye Exist?

If you’ve ever frequented a swimming pool, it’s no doubt you’ve been told about a special chemical that can be added to the water that will activate a coloring agent in the water when you use the pool to *ahem* relieve yourself. It’s even been portrayed in several movies. Here’s a scene from 2010 family […]

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Sunplay Top 10 Posts of 2014

With the year winding down and the rapid approach of the New Year, most people take the time to sit down and write their New Year’s resolutions. While it’s great to look forward and make new goals, at Sunplay, we’re taking the time to reflect on the past year and all of the most popular […]

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What is a Pool Expansion Joint?

The pool expansion joint is an important (and usually overlooked) element of your in-ground swimming pool. Often the line of delineation between the pool itself and your deck, it’s pivotal in keeping the two structures separate and independent of one another. This keeps surrounding concrete as well as pool tile from cracking due to the materials’ […]

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How to Dispose of a Hot Tub

Many hot tub owners may become disenchanted with the performance of their spa throughout the duration of ownership. Despite excellent care and up-to-date maintenance, there are chances that older hot tub units may fall into a sad state of disrepair. If you’re looking to get rid of a hot tub (whether or not you plan […]

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Improve Your Stroke with Swim Paddles and Gloves

If you’re getting serious about your swim training, you may consider adding some extra umph to your workout. Popular among triathletes, recreational swimmers, and hard-core Olympians alike, swim aids like paddles and gloves are often introduced into a session in the pool to help improve technique and build strength. Swim paddles and gloves are made […]

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