10 Most Epic Ways to Jump Into a Pool

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The summer days are fleeting in most of the US but in Texas we still have time left to hang by the pool. We scoured the internet far and wide to find the most epic ways to take a dip.

Leisure Dive

The “Leisure Dive” has inspired a plethora of viral memes on the internet and has influenced many people to attempt this casual way of jumping into the water.

Baseball

Don’t limit baseball to being played on land only. Get a few hits in before you descend into the water.

dog pool

Take a tip from your furry friend. Keep your eyes on the prize when diving in order to amplify the radius of your splash zone.

girl jump

Make sure you make the most epic game face so you can intimidate those who have to jump in after you.

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But of course, you’re going to want to make sure the area is clear before jumping in or you could injure some innocent bystanders who are just trying to get their tan on.

girl leisure

It is quite okay to channel inspiration from your favorite 90s TV show when jumping line. Like Baywatch, for instance.

leisure pose

Sometime you don’t have time to change out of work clothes when you’ve just had a tough day.

mariachi pool

When finding live music for your pool party, make sure they are ok with things getting a little wet.

epic

It’s ok to make an emergency landing on water when your aircraft doubles as a flotation device.

jayz

But most of all, it doesn’t matter how you look when you’re doing it. Just keep calm and have fun!

How to Maintain Proper Chlorine Levels in a Pool

What is Chlorine?

Chlorine is a chemical disinfectant, and is the principal chemical used to purify and bleach pool water. Normally, chlorine is an irritant, but in small amounts, it ensure clear, clean, and safe pool water.

There are 3 aspects of chlorine that we must measure:

1. Free Available Chlorine (also called residual chlorine). This refers to the amount of chlorine that is available for sanitization and disinfecting. This is the key measurement for pool water.

2. Combined Chlorine. This refers to “bad” chlorine–noxious, undesirable chlorine that form when free available chlorine drops.

3. Total Chlorine. This simply refers to all chlorine, both free and combined chlorine.

If the amount of chlorine is too low, algae and bacteria will form, and your pool can harbor harmful germs. Pool water may become cloudy. Too much chlorine will result in eye, nose, and skin irritation. Chlorine, in high amounts, is carcinogenic.

First: Testing Chlorine

Chlorine in pool water must be tested regularly. Twice a week testing is recommended. Follow these tips and tricks to ensure accurate chlorine readings:

Take water samples from a few feet below the surface.

Take water sample a few feet from the edge of the pool.

When pool water is warmer (summertime), the chlorine will become consumed at a higher rate. Cooler temperatures will slow the consumption of chlorine.

Clean your test kit vials like crazy–rinse them a few times to clear out any chemical residue.

Test kits degrade–make sure yours isn’t years old.

Pool supply stores test for free–in the hope that you’ll buy chemicals from them.

Want a great test kit? Get a Taylor Test Kit. Taylor kits are used by many professionals.

Next: Adding Chlorine

If your test indicates that chlorine needs to be added to the pool, add chlorine in the amounts indicated by the test results.

If you have an electric/salt system, raise the chlorination in steps, don’t raise it terribly high all at once–you might over-chlorinate.

Never, ever, put a chlorine “hockey puck” in a pool skimmer–the concentrated chlorine passes directly to your expensive pool equipment. Use a plastic floater.

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