Swimming Pools:

Australian Swimming Pools

Australian Swimming Pools provides a listing of swimming pools found in each of the states of Australia.

Whether you are looking for a pool to take the kids for a play or trying to find a place to get some regular exercise you will find a pool near you.

Taking your kids to the local pool when they are young is a great way to introduce them to a fun activity and make them comfortable around water. Once they are comfortable around water you may want to introduce them to regular swimming lessons.

Where is the best swimming pool in Australia ?

Is your local pool one of the best in Australia? We would love to hear what makes your local public swimming pool the best. Please email the name of your pool, what state it is in, a description of what makes it the best and we will include it on this website.
Email : enquiries@swimclub.com.au

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Your local swimming pool provides a safe swimming environment with lifeguards on standby - however as a parent with young children in the water you still need to watch them closely.

It is very easy to be distracted when you are looking after a child in a pool - even more so if they have a brother or sister that is wanting your attention. Never take your eyes off your children and know where they are at all times.

Teaching Swimming Books

Teaching Swimming and Water Safety

Teaching Swimming and Water Safety
This book provides a proven, effective program for successfully introducing children to swimming and water safety. Topics include safety procedures and planning; floating, propulsion, and deep-water skills; diving basics; and the development of six common strokes.
Teaching Infant and Preschool Aquatics

Teaching Infant and Preschool Aquatics
This "AUSTSWIM" text provides guidelines for swimming instructors and parents of infants and toddlers.

Aquatic education experts describe children's motor, cognitive and emotional development during six stages from newborn to preschool. Instructors are coached on how to structure lessons and activities based on the stages of development.

This book also addresses controversial issues concerning water safety and submersion of infants and toddlers, as well as the role that adults play in early aquatic experiences.

Know your Swimming Pool...

What is Chlorine?
Chlorine Kills and controls bacteria and algae in water. Chlorine should be maintained between 1.5 – 5 ppm (parts per million) at all times, failure to do so will result in unsafe water for you and your family. At lower chlorine levels water may become green and cloudy and contain bacteria.

What is PH?
Ph is a measure of the balance between acid and alkali in your pool water. It is measured on a scale of 1-14. A Ph of 1 would be totally acidic, while a Ph of 14 would be totally alkaline.
Ph should be maintained between 7.2 – 7.8 at all times. Failure to maintain the Ph at this balance will result in poor water quality, swimmer discomfort and pool interior damage.

What is Stabiliser?
Stabiliser is often referred to as “sun screen”. Stabiliser reduces chlorine loss due to UV and heat. If the stabiliser level is to low, you would require twice as much chlorine to maintain your pool. Stabiliser should be maintained between 40 & 80 ppm.

Total alkalinity is a measure of the volume of alkali in pool water. Alkalinity should be maintained between 80 and 150 ppm. Maintaining the correct alkalinity will aid in keeping the water in correct balance prolonging the good appearance of your pool. Alkalinity is raised by adding sodium bi-carbonate and lowered with acid.

" Perfect" Pool rules to follow..
1. Test chlorine and Ph at least once a week.
2. Add chlorine in the evening and acid in the morning.
3. Never mix chemicals together.
4. The longer you run the filter the better the pool will look.
5. The majority of pool problems are due to a lack of chlorine, incorrect Ph balance, inefficient or insufficient filtration.

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