Monthly Archives: December 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas

Christmas is approaching and many people are
stressing to get everything done in time. AndMerry Christmas of course there are also people who wait till the last moment to arrange everything. So if you are not completely done or even have to start planning, here are a few tips that can help you.

Tip 1 Christmas playlist

Every good party has music and it starts with a great Christmas playlist. Although it’s summer weather in Australia during the Christmas days, these songs may get you into the mood. A few of these songs are; All I want for Christmas is You, Underneath the Three and Jingle Bells.

Tip 2 Decorate

Nothing like celebrating Christmas with a Christmas tree or Santa hat. Don’t hesitate or limit yourself! You can decorate everything you want, even your pool! Give the pool lighting some custom red and green colors or decorate it with Santa hats or Red noses.

Tip 3 Christmas food and drinks

Besides cookies, a good gingerbread house is also a fun way to get in the Christmas spirit with your family. You can make it together with your children and eat it on Christmas day. For the Christmas dinner you can make traditional food together also. A good warm Christmas drink can be mint chocolate or some hearty eggnog, mmm.

Tip 4 Gifts

Receiving gifts and giving gifts to your dear ones is something we love about Christmas. Getting gifts is only half the fun, so make a list with the gifts you want to give to your family and friends. This can be something they’ve wanted for a long time or something fun. The feeling you get of seeing your loved ones feeling the warmth and happiness is one of the best feelings in the world.

This is perhaps the most important tip that we can give you. Christmas is about coming together and celebrate this time together with your loved ones. This will make you happy and the best preparation for these days is to be happy. These days are the only days where you don’t have to worry about anything else, except yourself and your family so remember to enjoy it!

Merry Christmas!

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Swimming with your baby in the pool

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Did you know that a baby can go swimming only a few days after they are born? If you would like your baby to be a good swimmer, it may be a great idea to get them to start swimming lessons early. But if mum wants to swim together with the baby, remember that it is important to wait six weeks after birth for health reasons. So if you want to swim together with your little one here are a few tips to take care of:


Tip 1 –Pool temperature

You have to make sure that the water is warm enough. A good temperature for the baby is around 32 degrees Celsius, so check the temperature first before you get in the water. We can also check and test that for you if you need. If the water is warm enough it is important to keep the water up to the shoulders of the baby so that they will be kept warm. Babies lose heat quicker than adults do, so if he starts to shiver get him out the pool and wrap him in a towel to keep him warm!

Tip 2 –Sessions in the water

You baby is not used to being in the water so start with a swimming session of 10 minutes and not any longer than that. After they’ve been in the water a few times you can build up the sessions up to 20 minutes. The maximum time for swimming session for a baby should be no longer than 30 minutes.

Tip 3 –Rinse pool water off

Make sure that you wash the chlorine water off the baby after swimming. It is very important to wash it off every time so that your baby doesn’t get irritated by it. If your baby does have skin problems after swimming, please check with your GP as soon as possible. To prevent this as much as you can, it is important to test the water every time before you go in the water or at least once a week. We can help you with this by conducting a FREE water test for you from our Liverpool pool shop. If you are not sure, we can always help you with that, with our mobile service.

Tip 4 –Dinner time

Just like adults, it is not a good idea to go swimming right after eating. Your stomach will still be processing your food and it can cause cramps. This rule applies for your baby also, which is why you should take at least 30 minutes between their milk and their swimming time. If your baby already eats solid food, remember to take an hour between eating and swimming.

And of course the most important tip is: ENJOY the swim! It is fun and good for both of you. Play with your little one and let them love the water. If you ever have questions about the conditions of your pool don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop we are happy to help you with all of your questions.