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Facts about Swimming Pool Sanitizers

Salt water pools use chlorine to destroy germs. Chlorine is released by applying electricity to salt (sodium chloride) in salt water pools. In traditionally chlorinated pools, the chlorine is added as a chlorine-containing compound. Salt pool water may feel “silky” because of the presence of sodium in the water.

Chlorine or bromine-based sanitizers must be used with UV light. UV is effective against germs including chlorine-resistant parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia, but it must be used with chlorine or bromine for residual sanitation. UV systems work by circulating pool water past UV lamps, where germs are destroyed. But there is a lag time before which germs added in a distant area of the pool will be exposed to the UV light.

Copper and silver ions have sanitizing properties but by themselves are slow acting and do not provide a reliable residual. Therefore, copper and silver ions should be used in conjunction with chlorine, with which they act synergistically to enhance germ destruction.

Baby Swimming Lessons

Every single newborn baby have this diving response known as the “Bradycardic Response”. The response diminishes with increasing age and has been reported to disappear by the age of 6 months old. Try blowing into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Therefore the sooner you start your child, they will be able to discovers the freedom of buoyancy and underwater swimming and the more relaxed and independent he or she will become.

Development

Swimming allows babies to exercise their muscles, which helps in development of their motor, coordination and balance. Research shows early swimming also helps baby in growing sense of self-esteem, confidence and independence. It is also helpful in literacy and numeracy development.

Our aquatic program is designed for babies from 4 months to 2 years old. Babies will learn how to enter water safely, hold their breath when they go underwater, turn and propel themselves to the side of the pool and finally get out of the pool safely.

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