Monday, July 19, 2010

Week of Freebies: Pool Testing Kit

With summer upon us we bring you some freebies for those homeowners with backyard pools! A healthy pool is critical and without the proper pH and chlorine levels your pool could become a breeding ground of illness for you and your family. These levels can change drastically in a matter of just one day especially in a busy pool.

"A properly maintained pool helps prevent recreational water illnesses, keeping swimmers healthy. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patrons use portable test strips to check pool water for adequate chlorine and proper pH."

HealthyPools will send you a free kit, including a collection of test strips and reference charts, so you can make sure your backyard pool is as safe as it can be. And it’s free – so what excuse do you have for not testing the water?

If free isn't enough to motivate you, go ahead and check out this lovely list of "Diseases aquired via Public Swimming Pools." You've got your classics like E.coli, Giardia, and Hepatitis A but there are dozens more! YUCK, how are you going to explain the chicken pox like rash from pseudomonas aka "hot tub folliculitis" or how about Guinea worm disease.... lovely.
So spare yourself and your family, fill out a short form with name and address and your kit is on the way. Easy Peasy!


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