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June & July 2014 Pool Permits

During June 2014, Florida experienced record increases (44%) in the number of pool permits issued for the month when compared to the previous year. In June & July 2014, Home Builder Weekly (www.hbweekly.com) reported that there were 286 pool permits issued in Collier County and 322 pool permits in Lee County. In Florida, it is reported that 17% […]

May 2014 Pool Permits

In May 2014, Home Builder Weekly (www.hbweekly.com) reported that there were 89 pool permits issued in Collier County and 124 pool permits in Lee County. In Florida, it is reported that 14% of the pool permits in May 2014 were in Collier & Lee Counties. This is a 1% decrease from the previous month. Pool permits […]

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON!!

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON!! Who: Thousands of children around the globe are participating in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) to help beat drowning, the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death among children ages 1-4. More than 1,300 kids and adults will be on site at Sun-N-0Fun Lagoon to participate in the global event. This […]

April 2014 Pool Permits

In April 2014, Home Builder Weekly (www.hbweekly.com) reported that there were 70 pool permits issued in Collier County and 123 pool permits in Lee County. In Florida, it is reported that 13% of the pool permits in April 2014 were in Collier & Lee Counties. This is a 2% decrease from the previous month. Pool […]

PHOSPHATES 101

In the simplest way here is the information you need to know about phosphates. Phosphates are vital plant nutrient that help increase plant growth rates.  Algae are in the plant family.  Therefore, if phosphates are in the swimming pool water and there is a trace of algae in the swimming pool, then the phosphates will […]

March 2014 Pool Permits

In March 2014, Home Builder Weekly (www.hbweekly.com) reported that there were 108 pool permits issued in Collier County and 149 pool permits in Lee County. In Florida, it is reported that 15% of the pool permits in March 2014 were in Collier & Lee Counties. This is a 1% increase from the previous month. During […]

Water Saftey Tips

The International Swimming Pool Hall of Fame (www.ishof.org) provides these safety swimming pool tips: Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible. Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision. Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools. Equip doors and windows that […]

April & May – Pool Safety FACTS

“POOL SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.” Here are the hard-knock facts from the Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention Initiative: In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4. The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, F.S. Chapter 515, requires only one physical barrier for pools built after 2000. The Florida Department of […]