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Learning to swim is something everyone should do – although it’s not nearly as easy as it looks. Toddlers often develop totally irrational fears – they’re learning how to control and manipulate their environment and the best way they can do this is by causing a big fuss if they don’t want to do something! The one place they are likely to feel most out of control is in the swimming pool – they can’t float, they can’t breathe underwater,they lose contact with the ground and are continually being forced to do things they don’t want to do by you – their parent! The answer is to help the child feel at ease in the water from a very early age. A confident child will learn to swim much faster than a nervous child.

So how do you get a very young child (less than a year old) to be more confidant in the water? Babies have a little known and not very well understood reflex. When you blow on their face they take a small breath in. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Cradle your child in one arm and try to maintain eye contact.
  2. Count down from 3 out loud and then blow gently on their face.
  3. When you see them inhale (, be certain they have!)
  4. Lower them quickly into the water, just up to the top of their nose. 
  5. As they have just inhaled their natural reaction will be to breathe out and blow bubbles. Bring them straight back out again. They will probably look a bit startled at this point but should otherwise be fine.

Over time and repetition you can increase the depth to which you are submerging them.. This technique will build water confidence and familiarity so that when they start having proper swimming lessons they should be much more receptive and manageable in the pool.

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Swimming Pool Care starts with the Pool Paint Coating that will keep the pool surface intact. There are several steps in determining when you need to resurface your pool as well as what pool paint to use.

The timely way to begin a pool maintenance project is to determine what kind of non-chlorinated rubber you are currently using in your pool. Typically, there are 2 types of coating used for pools: Chlorinated Rubber Paint or Epoxy Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint has a life span of two to three years while Epoxy Pool Paint has a life span of five to seven years. If you can’t determine which type of sealant your pool currently has on it, take a chip of the paint to a pool paint dealer to be tested. A good rule of thumb when resurfacing/repainting your swimming pool is to continue to use the same type of sealant . If you have always used Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint, it is best to stick with it.

The next process would be to determine how many coats of paint that are ALREADY on your pool walls. You don’t want to seal over too many coats of paint. One or two coats are fine, but if you are over that amount, you’ll need to have the surface sanded . If you are to remove extra layers of pool coating before to re-applying new either Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint or Epoxy Pool Paint , be sure to wash the entire area before sealing .

The final step before you apply clean swimming pool epoxy when recoating your swimming pool is to plug any cracks within the pool . You’ll need to repair cracks and patch holes to ensure a longer lasting pool paint life.

Once you’ve prepared your pool to be repainted and repainted, you can apply your pool paint. Chlorinated Rubber paints can be painted directly to the surface of your pool. All Chlorinated Rubber pool paints are self-priming. Epoxy based pool paints usually need a coat of primer first, most often on bare concrete.

When applying the pool paint to the surface of your swimming pool, you’ll want to roll the chlorinated rubber pool paint or epoxy based pool paint on evenly and at a good pace. Whichever type of pool paint you use, be sure to following the pool paint manufacturer’s directions for proper curing and coating time. For information on this and other pool needs, visit www.poolpaintstore.com

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Swimming Pool Coating starts with the Pool Paint Sealant that will keep the pool surface intact. There are several steps in determining when you need to sand your swimming pool as well as what pool sealant to use.

The right way to begin a pool resurfacing project is to determine what kind of sealant you are currently using in your pool. Typically, there are 2 types of coating used for pools: Chlorinated Rubber Paint or Epoxy Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint has a life span of two to three years while Epoxy Pool Paint has a life span of five to seven years. If you can’t determine which type of paint your pool currently has on it, take a chip of the paint to a pool paint store to be tested. A good rule of thumb when resurfacing/repainting your pool is to continue to use the same type of epoxy . If you have always used Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint, it is best to stick with it.

The next process would be to determine how many coats of coating that are ALREADY on your pool walls. You don’t want to paint over too many coats of paint. One or two coats are fine, but if you are over that amount, you’ll need to have the pool sanded . If you are to sand extra layers of pool epoxy before to applying new either Chlorinated Rubber Pool coating or Epoxy Pool coating , be sure to polish the entire area before sealing .

The final step before you apply fresh pool paint when resealing your swimming pool is to plug any cracks within the swimming pool . You’ll need to sand cracks and patch holes to ensure a longer lasting pool paint life.

Once you’ve prepared your pool to be resurfaced and repainted, you can apply your pool paint. Chlorinated Rubber paints can be painted directly to the surface of your pool. All Chlorinated Rubber pool paints are self-priming. Epoxy based pool paints usually need a coat of primer first, most often on bare concrete.

When applying the pool paint to the surface of your swimming pool, you’ll want to roll the chlorinated rubber pool paint or epoxy based pool paint on evenly and at a good pace. Whichever type of pool paint you use, be sure to following the pool paint manufacturer’s directions for proper curing and coating time. For information on this and other pool needs, visit www.poolpaintstore.com

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Learning to swim is something everyone should do – although it’s not nearly as easy as it looks. Children are often terrified of water – They know what they want to do and what they don’t and the most effective way they can do this is by causing a big fuss if they don’t want to do something! The swimming pool is a totally foreign environment – they’re weightless, it’s noisy  and feels pretty darn weird underwater,they lose contact with the ground and are continually being forced to do things they don’t want to do by you – their parent! The answer is to get the child familiarised with water from a very early age so that they don’t feel nervous or out of control. A confident child will learn to swim much faster than a nervous child.

So how do you get a very young child (less than a year old) to be more confidant in the water? Babies, or toddlers under a year old have a reflex action that you can use to help them feel more comfortable underwater. By breathing gently on their face they will take a small breath in. These are the steps to put this to use:

  1. Hold you child in on arm with them facing you.
  2. Count down from 3 out loud and then gently blow on their face
  3. You should see them inhale (, make sure they do.)
  4. Submerge them very briefly just up to the top of their nose. 
  5. Because they have inhaled they will blow some bubbles out. Bring them straight back out again. They may look quite startled at this point but should not be choking or swallowing any water.

Over time and repetition you can increase the depth to which you are submerging them.. This will really help them get used to water so when they start swimming lessons  they will have a much easier time of it.

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Teaching a very young child to swim can be extremely challenging. Toddlers often develop totally irrational fears – they’re learning how to control and manipulate their environment and the most effective way they can do this is by causing a big fuss if they don’t want to do something! The swimming pool is a totally foreign environment – they’re weightless, it’s noisy  and feels pretty darn weird underwater. The trick is to get the child familiarised with water from a very early age so that they don’t feel nervous or out of control. A confident child will learn to swim much faster than a nervous child.

So what can you do to help your baby acclimatise to water and avoid the stress that most children endure? Babies have a little known and not very well understood reflex. When you blow on their face they take a small breath in. These are the steps to put this to use:

  1. Hold you child in on arm with them facing you.
  2. Count down from 3 out loud and then gently blow on their face
  3. When you see them inhale (, make sure they do.)
  4. Submerge them very briefly just up to the top of their nose. 
  5. As they have just inhaled their natural reaction will be to breathe out and blow bubbles. Bring them straight back out again. They will probably look a bit startled at this point but should not be choking or swallowing any water.

Over time and repetition you can increase the depth to which you are submerging them.. This technique will build water confidence and familiarity so that when they start having proper swimming lessons they should be much more receptive and manageable in the pool.

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