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Pet Pool Safety

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Most of us consider our four-legged friends to be members of our family, which is why we need to remember their safety around the pool.  It’s easy to assume that all dogs are great swimmers, but the reality is, that’s not true.  Even dogs who love to swim can quickly find themselves in trouble in the pool.  Not to mention, the safety risks for small, older or injured dogs. Imagine your older dog outside at night, he accidentally falls into the pool without your knowledge.  His eye sight isn’t good and he is unable to find his way to the step.  This kind of tragedy happens more often than you think. The good news is that this is 100% preventable. … Continue reading Pet Pool Safety


Swimming as Exercise

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, July 24th, 2015

We all enjoy hanging out by the pool and relaxing, but there is another great use for that pool…exercise!  The benefits of swimming are abundant for the body and mind and can be a great alternative to the treadmill or elliptical. LOW IMPACT  The biggest draw to swimming is that it’s low impact.  Meaning there isn’t a ton of force when you hit the bottom of the pool verses running or jumping on solid ground.  Less stress on your joints is always a good thing! CARDIORESPIRATORY & MUSCLE MASS Swimming will also improve your cardiorespiratory health and build muscle mass.  This will improve your endurance and you will see toning and growth of your muscles. PERFECT FOR INJURIES A lot … Continue reading Swimming as Exercise


Fun Pool Games

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, July 17th, 2015

We love keeping the kids entertained in the pool with fun pool games.  Here are some of our favorites: Marco Polo This game is named after the Venetian explorer from the 1300’s because he didn’t know where hewas heading when he first set out on his exploration.  Every kid and their parents know this famous pool game.  One kid closes his eyes and calls out Marco.  The other kids respond with ‘Pollo’.  Marco searches the pool (eyes closed) to find all of the pollos. Atomic Whirlpool The kids are always fascinated by this game.  Everyone joins hands in a circle.  Start walking in a circle slowly and gradually start moving faster.  The faster the you go the bigger the whirlpool! … Continue reading Fun Pool Games


Daycare Pool Safety

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Thursday, July 9th, 2015

If your child attends, or you operate a home daycare in the state of California and that home has a pool, the law requires the pool to be fenced or covered.  Pool safety is not something to be taken lightly which is why the state has detailed safety requirements in the Home Daycare Handbook.  All home facilities must pass a safety inspection at the homesite, including an inspection of the pool. Here are the safety requirements: All licensees shall ensure the inaccessibility of pools (in-ground and above-ground), fixed-in-place wading pools, hot tubs, spas, fish ponds and similar bodies of water through a pool cover or by surrounding the pool with a fence. Fences shall be at least 5 feet high and … Continue reading Daycare Pool Safety


Get to Know Pool Guard

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The safety of your children and pets is your number one concern.  You would do anything to keep them safe and protect them from harm.  You meticulously ‘baby-proof’ your home, covering all of the plugs and putting bumpers on the coffee table corners.  And when it comes to keeping your kids safe around the pool, we know that you want to ensure the company you choose is the best. Before you make your pool safety choice, we would love to tell you a little about our company and it’s 20+ years in the pool safety industry! Pool Guard of LA is part of an international company Pool Guard USA.  While we serve Southern California, our company as a whole is … Continue reading Get to Know Pool Guard


Product Introduction – Pool Fence

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, June 26th, 2015

Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed Safety Covers and Pool Nets, and today we’ll introduce our most popular pool safety product, the Pool Fence. The number one benefit of the pool fence is it’s convenience!  That is why it’s the top choice for pool owners.  You don’t have to remember to take it on and off, or fuss with anything if you need to run inside.  The pool is secured from the rest of your yard and the kids are secured from the pool.  Complete peace of mind and convenience all wrapped up in one product! Now let’s talk materials: Our standard pool fencing is made from a tightly woven mesh that comes in 2 colors, black and sand.  Our upgraded premium mesh is … Continue reading Product Introduction – Pool Fence


Product Introduction – Safety Nets

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, June 19th, 2015

Last week we took a look at Pool Safety Covers, and up this week is the Pool Net. You just bought a new house with a fabulous pool, or spent months having a beautiful new pool constructed in your backyard, and now you have to put up a fence and block the view? No thanks!  This is where the pool net soars beyond the fence, aesthetics.  A pool net offers safety and security while preserving beauty.  And, unlike a safety cover, the net allows you to still see water.  You get unobstructed views of the pool. This is by far the biggest upside to a net.  But another plus is cost.  Compared to a safety cover, a net is much more economical. … Continue reading Product Introduction – Safety Nets


Product Introduction – Safety Covers

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, June 12th, 2015

The world of pool safety options can be a bit overwhelming at times.  There are several safety choices on the market and it’s hard to know which one best fits your family’s needs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a closer look at each pool safety product, to help you better understand the products we sell. Up first, is the Pool Safety Cover. So, what is a safety cover?  It’s a durable mesh material, capable of holding up to 500lbs, that completely covers your pool.  The mesh is tightly woven and acts as a strainer of sorts, to prevent leaves and debris from entering the pool, while allowing rainwater to seep through.  Because of this, Safety Covers offer some crazy awesome benefits: LOWER … Continue reading Product Introduction – Safety Covers


Summertime Safety Tips

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, June 5th, 2015

Hard to believe that SUMMER is almost upon us! The kids will soon be out of school and spending a lot more time in the swimming pool. Here are some quick and easy tips to keep them safe and ensure a fun filled summer around the pool: 1 – Get a pool fence / safety cover / net This may not seem quick and easy but I promise, it is. Our team here at PGLA is fast, efficient and excel in customer service. We will come to you, go over your pool safety options, and help you choose a safety product that best fits your family’s needs. This the by far the number one choice for pool safety, and decision … Continue reading Summertime Safety Tips


Welcome to Pool Guard of LA

Posted by: Pool Guard of LA
Friday, May 29th, 2015

We are happy to welcome Becky Hales, our new office manager, who will be bringing you updates to our blog page.  Stay tuned for more to come.  Our latest post will here on our home page and all our posts will be available under the about us section.