Cool Articles From S.R. Smith

  • STAYING SAFE IN THE POOL

    Backyard swimming pool can offer decades of fun, thrills and joy to families who own one. Nothing compares to the exciting poolside activities that occur as friends and loved ones gather together to share quality recreation time. But pool…

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    THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY LIFE WITH A BACKYARD POOL

    Family life is all about stages. For some families, a common thread through all of these life stages is the backyard swimming pool. A pool can go through life with you and be a constant throughout all of these stages, with different pool de…

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    PUTTING A BRAND NEW FACE ON DIVING BOARDS

    S.R. Smith is changing the way people look at diving boards by revolutionizing the diving board surface and offering more color choices.

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    PREPARING YOUR POOL FOR WINTER

    Leaves are falling. The days are getting shorter. And there’s a chill in the air. It’s not just Old Man Winter knocking at the door. Your swimming pool is telling you it wants to hibernate for the season.

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    POOL UPGRADES THAT ADD INSTANT APPEAL

    Have you owned your pool for a long time? When you gaze across the water, look around the deck, or observe the sides of the pool, is something missing?

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    SURPRISING BENEFITS TO SWIMMING POOL OWNERSHIP

    Owning a pool makes so much sense today, especially for families who look forward to coming home from long, stressful days at work. So why should you own one?

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    5 FUN POOL GAMES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF

    Amp up your family pool time with these out-of-the-ordinary ideas for pool fun. No “chicken” or Marco Polo here! Your kids will be impressed by your creativity. You don’t have to tell them you found these games on the internet!

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    WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUILDING A POOL

    A well-designed swimming pool can transform almost any boring backyard into a summertime oasis where family and friends frolic. Before diving in, here are some things to consider to help you decide where a pool fits into your life.

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    TIPS FOR MAKING POOL SAFETY A PRIORITY

    Relaxing on a chaise lounge, soaking up the sun, and enjoying various water-related activities with kids and adults is what pool ownership is all about. But it’s always better to play it safe both in and around pools and spas.

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    HOW TO EASILY CHANGE POOL LADDERS & HANDRAILS

    Pool railings offer more than just an extra measure of safety when getting into and out of an in-ground swimming pool. A well-placed and beautifully designed set of stainless steel railings can make a bold personal or family statement.

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    TYPES OF INGROUND POOLS

    If that empty backyard has been calling to you, asking to be outfitted with a new swimming pool, you have three options for an inground: fiberglass, vinyl liner, or concrete (gunite). Here are some pros and cons to consider before breaking …

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    TIPS FOR CHOOSING A POOL BUILDER

    You’ve spent months (maybe years) planning for a new inground pool. You know exactly where it will go and what shape it will take. Now comes the big question: Who do you hire to turn your dream pool into reality?

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    THE BEST POOL CLOSING TIPS

    Summer always flies, but how can we already be talking about winterizing your pool? We’ve put together our top tips for hassle-free pool closing.

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    THE BEST CHLORINE-TOLERANT PLANTS

    From tall trees to ground covers, we’ve rounded up the best, chlorine-tolerant plants to put around your pool. As always, when selecting plants, be sure that they are recommended to grow well in your region.

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    POOL OPENING TIPS

    While Memorial Day and the unofficial kick-off to summer are approaching, chances are you haven’t put much thought yet into opening your pool for the season. Well, this year is the year that you will be prepared and ahead of schedule!

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    A TECHNICAL GUIDE TO POOL LIGHTS

    There are two main types of pool lights available on the market today: halogen (a form of incandescent), and LED. Each offers its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

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    SWIMMING POOL SAFETY TIPS

    Everyone must work together to keep kids (and fur babies) safe in and around the water. With swimming pool season just around the corner, it’s a great time to brush up on swimming pool safety tips with your family to ensure a safe and fun e…

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    CHOOSING A POOL SLIDE

    Oh the slides you have to choose from! A spout! A spout! Would you like it with a spout? Here are some things to consider when shopping for a pool slide.

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    6 INSPIRATIONAL POOL DESIGN COLLECTIONS

    Putting together examples of what you like can help your pool builder hone in on your personal taste and style, and make the design process go more smoothly. We’ve put together seven of our favorite pool design Idea Books from Houzz to get …

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    DIVING BOARD SAFETY INFOGRAPHIC

    There are a lot of misnomers out there regarding the safety of diving boards. Do you know the facts? Like that less than 10% of swimming pool diving injuries actually involve a diving board?

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