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Pool cover pumps are an important part of pool maintenance for above ground pools as well as inground pools.  Keeping the pool cover free of excessive water ...

Ball games never get boring. Kids and adults quickly forget time while playing and having fun. Adults also appreciate the workout and kids have a blast while ...

A pool cover pump is an essential part of your winterizing kit. Opening a pool for the season can become impossible if the water that accumulates over time on ...

Regardless of whether you winterized and covered an above or in-ground swimming pool or a spa tub, used a flexible or automated solid pool cover, you want to ...

There is a good variety of floating and inflatable basketball hoop games around. You might even have spotted one in your local Walmart. Have a look at what ...

Halloween Pool Party Decorations Ideas The swimming pool can easily be converted into a creepy haunted place with a few bought or DIY props. Check out our ...

What better way to add value and activity to your pool than by adding both a basketball hoop and a volleyball net. Don't be surprised if this pulls in your ...

A lot of pool owners like to add a basketball hoop to their pool. A properly installed pool basketball goal will not only enhance the looks of the swimming ...

There are several types of basketball ball hoops ranging in price from under $10 for cheap inflatables to high end, deck mounted basketball hoops for proper ...

Buying a pool cleaner can be difficult. Should you stick with the manufacturer and model you know or is it worth upgrading to a completely different type?   ...

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  1. Thank you for stopping by, Rebecca. Glad you are happy with your purchase. The filters can last several seasons provided they are cleaned properly after each use.

  2. Effective and fun, absolutely. For me, it seems that my body seems to remember lots of happy, carefree In-the-moment times of childhood when in the water. Might be worth revisiting the good ol’ times, perhaps? :)

  3. Hi Stacey, thanks for stopping by and for your question. Unfortunately, the Lifetime 1306 is not available for international shipping from amazon.com.

  4. I know, it’s great isn’t it. The one shown here is the Aquabilt A-2000 Excercise Swimming Pool Treadmill It has received great customer reviews on Amazon.

  5. Hi Nick, thanks for stopping by. If cash flow isn’t a problem I recommend the Dolphin Supreme Liberty – great cleaning power, proven reliability and warranty of 3 years.

  6. Hi Suze, thank you. How did you teach your dog to swim? And what breed is he or she?

  7. There are! Think Aerobic class in water but with Zumba music. Great fun and time passes more quickly compared to pure Aqua jogging. Check this out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPinH7alCkA

  8. Hi Eric, there are two schools of thought on aqua jogging. The original idea is to float and “run” in deep water and NOT touch the bottom of the pool at all. No shoes required unless you want to increase the resistance with Aqua Runners, where you put on a “shoe” made of a buoyant foam material, the same you’d find on a floatation aid.
    The second, “watered down” :) school promotes running in water and pushing yourself off the floor in which case, yes, aqua shoes are a must to have enough traction and not slip. As long as your water shoes provide a good grip on a pool floor you should be fine. Of course, the second type of running means more pressure on joints compared to the deep water running. Not so good for aching limbs but could be a great resistance workout for healthy athletes.

  9. Hi D Duffy,
    thank you for your question. That’s right, it’s about keeping upright as well as your head above water. Any sports shop that does swimming gear usually stocks floatation aids to help you learn to swim. Some of those are just as suitable for aquajogging. Especially the type where most of the buoyant pads are on the back. The key is to be able to pull your knees up high allowing you to make big, long and high “steps” in water.