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Poolwerx Enters a New Market Once Again and Creates Senior Position

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Poolwerx Enters a New Market Once Again and Creates Senior Position

Today, Poolwerx is the largest pool maintenance company. John O’Brien, CEO of Poolwerx, established the company in 1992. The pool and spa maintenance company continued to expand over the years. Now, the company has more than 150 pool stores across the globe. Poolwerx provides quality pool services for their clients and delivers excellent customer satisfaction. Besides, they offer the best pool maintenance tips that help clients to boost their pool’s durability. Swimming pools are costly investments. Thus, all pool owners should take good care of their pools.

Poolwerx Enters a New Market Once Again and Creates Senior Position
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Poolwerx has been serving seven states over the past few years. They include Florida, Arizona, Texas, Tennesse, California, Oklahoma, and Florida. Recently, they added another state, Georgia, to their list of service areas. As a result, they created new employment opportunities. Josh Jenkins runs this new pool store in Rome, Ga. Josh Jenkins has been in the corporate world for decades. He is a wellness director and an experienced pharmacist at Walmart.

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Additionally, Josh has a restaurant franchise. Daniel Payne, Jenkin’s business partner, is in charge of monitoring all the operations at Poolwerx in Rome, Ga. The company is currently seeking reliable franchise candidates in Georgia, Louisiana, California, among other states.

Shannon O’Brien, the new chief innovation officer at Poolwerx, is responsible for expanding the company by developing an innovative strategy. Shannon is the son of John O’Brien, the company’s founder, and CEO. In the past, Shannon worked at Deloitte Digital in Brisbane, MediaBrands, and Grey London. Now that he works for his father’s company, he permanently lives in New York. Shannon has extensive working experience; thus, he makes a valuable addition to the team at Poolwerx.

Company’s objective

John O’Brien says, “One of our main objectives as a company is to keep up with all the industry trends. This way, we can meet all our customer requirements and have a competitive advantage in the industry. Doing this also enables us to live by our core values which are ‘find the better way,’ and ‘dare to succeed’.”

Poolwerx just employed Russell Inserra as their chief technology officer. The main reason for hiring Inserra was to boost brand visibility through technology. Russell is in charge of authorizing all pool product updates to ensure the company meets all customer requirements. Russell has a wide range of experience in managerial positions. Besides, he has worked with reputable brands like Hannan Group in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. So, he is competent for the job.

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Poolwerx is currently the largest pool and spa maintenance company. They offer their services in most states and have pool experts who guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.

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Pool News coverage brought to you by Pool Magazine's own Marcus Packer. Marcus Packer is a 20 year pool industry veteran pool builder and pool service technician. In addition to being a swimming pool professional, Marcus has been a writer and long time contributor for Newsweek Magazine's home improvement section and more recently for Florida Travel + Life. Have a story idea or tip you'd like to share with Pool Magazine? Email mpacker@poolmagazine.com your story idea.

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Pool Hygiene: Should You Shower After Swimming In The Pool?

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Pool Hygiene: Should You Shower After Swimming In The Pool?

Are you one of those people who immediately jumps out of the pool and races to the shower? If so, you’re not alone. Many people believe that showering after swimming is necessary in order to remove chlorine from their skin. In fact, Francesca Reynolds from Fort Lee, NJ wrote in and asked, “Whenever we swim at our community pool there is an overwhelming chlorine smell on us when we get home. Should I shower after swimming in the pool?”

The question is one that many people often wonder about. In this article, we will discuss the effects of chlorine on the skin and why that chlorine smell after swimming might be driving you straight for the showers.

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How Chlorine Reacts With The Skin

Chlorine is a chemical that is used to kill bacteria in swimming pools. While it is effective at killing bacteria, it can also be harsh on the skin. When chlorine comes into contact with the skin, it can cause irritation and dryness. In some cases, it can even lead to eczema. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid swimming in chlorinated water altogether.

Instructions For Swimmers With Skin & Eye Sensitivity To Chlorine

If you do choose to swim in a pool that uses chlorine, there are a few things you can do to protect your skin. First, apply a generous amount of sunscreen before getting into the pool. This will help create a barrier between your skin and the chlorine. Second, try not to stay in the pool for too long. The longer you stay in, the more time your skin has to absorb the chlorine. Finally, make sure to rinse off with fresh water as soon as you get out of the pool. This will help remove any residual chlorine from your skin.

The Saltwater Alternative

If you are a regular swimmer, you may want to consider investing in a pool with a saltwater system. Saltwater pools use salt to generate chlorine, which is gentler on the skin than traditional chlorine. Saltwater pools are also easier to maintain because you don’t have to add chemicals as often. As an added benefit, saltwater pools tend to feel softer and silkier than chlorinated pools.

Should You Shower After Swimming In The Pool?

Wondering, should you shower after swimming? The answer is, yes. If you have truly sensitive skin, it may be best to avoid swimming in chlorinated water altogether. However, if you don’t have sensitive skin, there are steps you can take to protect your skin while swimming. Apply sunscreen, Rinse off with fresh water as soon as you get out of the pool, and consider investing in a saltwater pool.

Is Showering After Swimming in The Pool Necessary?

The addition of chlorine as a disinfectant to swimming pools protects you from waterborne pathogens. The ideal range is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.0 to 3.0 parts per million. Just a little bit less chlorine is present than in drinking water which is typically 4 parts per million.

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People who have discovered that swimming pool water affects their eyes are surprised by this fact. The cause or irritation is actually a chemical reaction between skin cells, sweat, lotions, and yes, even urine from other swimmers, which produces chloramines when it reacts with pool chlorine. If you’ve ever been to a public pool or a swimming pool at a resort, you will smell like chlorine because of these factors and when chlorine in the water can begin to cause skin and eye irritation.

While chlorine creates a safter swimming environment when it reacts with organic compounds a chemical reaction occurs which creates Trihalomethanes (THMs) which are toxic. Chlorine can also cause hair to take on a “bleaching” quality for those who spend an inordinate amount of time in the pool and even make hair turn green. To make a long story short, if everyone showers before entering the pool, the effects of THMs can be greatly reduced.

Swimming pools with outdoor shower amenities are becoming increasingly popular.
Swimming pools with outdoor shower amenities are becoming increasingly popular.

In general, experts advise taking a fast shower before entering a pool to lessen contamination and giving yourself a good scrub with shampoo and soap when you exit to remove any remaining chloramines. It’s also advisable to give your swimsuit a good washing too.

Aside from getting that chlorine smell off your skin and hair, swimming can take a lot out of you physically. A nice warm shower is a great way to wind down after exerting yourself swimming in the pool and we’re not the only ones who seem to feel that way. That feeling of “I need a shower” is almost universal and perhaps a contributing factor to why building an outdoor shower is fast becoming one of the more popular outdoor amenities to add when installing a swimming pool in the backyard.

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Famous Pool Painting Becomes Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold

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Famous Pool Painting Becomes Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold

The current record for most expensive painting ever sold by a living artist belongs to David Hockney. His Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) recently sold for $90,312,500 at an auction conducted by Christie’s. The record-breaking painting is the single most expensive piece of artwork ever sold; that is by an artist that’s still breathing.

Hockney described himself once as “cooler than Warhol, more enduring than Lucien Freud.” The British native made a name for himself in the 1960’s after relocating to Los Angeles. It was in L.A. that he created some of his best known work, paintings featuring realistic depictions of swimming pools and Hollywood architecture.

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Hockney first visited California in January 1964, following a successful first solo exhibition at the John Kasmin gallery. The United States captivated him, particularly Los Angeles, owing to the impact of its modern buildings and Hollywood in general.

The swimming pool was a constant topic in Hockney’s paintings after he created California Art Collector in 1964, including Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool (1966, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), and most memorably A Bigger Splash (1967, Tate Gallery). Between 1968 and 1977, he created a number of double portraits, such as American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman) (1968, Art Institute of Chicago), Mr. and Mrs. Clark, and Percy (1971, Tate Gallery).

The swimming pool and the double portrait, two of Hockney’s subjects from his paintings from the late 1960s and early 1970s, are combined in the piece ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’. It shows a man swimming breaststroke underwater while wearing white trunks, while another is shown standing at the pool’s edge wearing full clothing and gazing down at the swimmer. The scene of the artwork is southern France, close to Saint-Tropez. With a view of hills covered in trees in the backdrop, the foreground is flattened and simplified in typical Hockney fashion.

A chance meeting of two photographs—one of a man swimming underwater, shot in California in 1966, and the other of a man standing and staring at the ground—that Hockney saw on his studio floor served as the inspiration for the composition. When compared, it seemed as though the person standing was staring at the swimmer.

Hockney said of the painting, “I must admit I loved working on that picture, […] working with such intensity; it was marvelous doing it, really thrilling”

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The sale history of that particular painting is interesting in itself. In 1972, James Astor and his wife purchased the picture for $18,000, which would be worth $117,000 in 2021. It was sold again six months later for $50,000, which would be $324,000 in 2021. American billionaire David Geffen bought it in 1983, then in 1995, he sold it to British billionaire Joe Lewis for an undisclosed sum.

When asked by CBC Radio, why Hockney started painting swimming pools, he replied:

‘In England, a swimming pool would have been seen as a sign of luxury, because the climate in England is not very good for outdoor pools. But in Southern California, it’s not — they’re simply everywhere because you can enjoy them year-round.’

‘The first place I lived, I rented a small apartment with an outdoor swimming pool. I mean, I didn’t own the pool, but nevertheless it was there.’

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Infinity Pool Collapse Injures Guests

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Infinity Pool Collapse Injures Guests

An infinity pool collapsed and injured a newlywed couple at a luxury Caribbean resort hotel. Reports indicate that the swimming pool collapsed unexpectedly, leading them to be swept out to sea.

Jelizaveta and Gavin Jones of Colindale, London, were on their $13,000 honeymoon at the five-star Sandals Royal Curaçao hotel when the incident occurred. Curaçao police claimed at least 12 people were injured, including the bride, who sustained ‘horrific injuries’ when the walls of the sea-facing pool caved in on Thursday.

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Jelizaveta Jones, 29, reportedly sustained ‘horrific injuries’ when the infinity pool at the Sandals Royal Curaçao hotel suddenly collapsed as she was swimming. The bride and her husband Gavin, along with 20 other vacationers in the pool, were washed out to sea.

Mrs Jones, 29, a sales professional for a US software firm, told news sources:

‘I was facing my husband, talking to him in the pool. Then I saw him go under first, then maybe five seconds later, I went. I was stuck beneath the water.’

‘I couldn’t think, I couldn’t breathe. It was all happening very quickly, there was no warning.’

‘I was trying to get up to the surface for some air, but the current was too strong. I couldn’t do anything.’

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According to local media, Curaçao police stated after their initial inquiry that the glass cracked because there were too many people in the pool during a party.

‘We’d only been in the resort less than 24 hours and were having a few drinks,’ claimed Mr Jones, 44, a bar and nightclub owner.

‘I was standing with my back to the sea, talking to my wife, when one of the panels in the middle of the pool suddenly vanished.’

‘The weight of the sea carried myself, Elizabeth, and many other individuals about 30 yards down the beach.’

The hotel had just recently opened in June, with one of its primary selling features being a bi-level infinity pool with views of both the mountains and the surrounding coast.

A spokesperson for Sandals Resorts International released a statement: ‘Thankfully, there were only a small number of guests in the pool at the time.

‘Our resort team worked quickly to ensure all were provided with immediate support and medical attention, including an evaluation by local medical professionals and treatment for any guest who required it.

‘There is nothing more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests and we remain in contact with guests affected should there be any further support required.’

The swimming pool continues to remain closed at the resort for repairs. While the incident remains under investigation, this certainly isn’t an isolated one when it comes to glass panel pools.

Glass panel infinity pool failure in rooftop condominium pool.

Certainly not the first attention-grabbing pool failure we’ve seen this year. The incident was reminiscent of a similar situation that occurred in a 5th-floor rooftop infinity pool in Whampoa a few years back. Officials said that either a design or construction flaw of that swimming pool caused the pool walls to collapse and the glass panels to suddenly give way.

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