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The bewitching allure of Hockney’s swimming pools

  One day in January 1964, when he was still only 26 years old, David Hockney, the Wunderkind of post-war British painting, found himself sitting on a beach in California. It was 24C (76F) and he couldn’t believe his luck. Revelling in the sun and sand, he decided to send a postcard to his friend…
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Keeping Your Dog Safe When You Have a Pool

There are no confirmed statistics on how many animals drown in swimming pools each year, but estimates place that number at nearly 5,000. That’s why pet parents with pools need to take a few extra precautions to keep their furriest family members safe. No matter how avid a swimmer or how safe you think your…
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The allure of the swimming pool – in pictures

The Swimming Pool in Photography, published in July by Hatje Cantz, explores the pool as object and enigma A swimming pool at Mount Vernon Seminary and College, a women’s college in Washington DC, photographed in the 1920s or 30s Photograph: Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress FacebookTwitterPinterest Betty Slade, Great Britain’s champion diver, performing a back…
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How We Use Phosphate Reducers and Enzymes in Pool Maintenance

Phosphate reducers and enzymes are an important part of our pool maintenance system Enzyme Time Enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts, speeding up chemical reactions. The substance on which the enzyme is reacting is called a substrate, which fits neatly into an enzyme. The enzyme weakens the bond in the substrate, facilitating the reaction.…
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