How Swimming Pools Improve Health

clock March 8, 2018 14:04 by author medallionpools |


The fast-paced, active lifestyle that most of us lead today will eventually run us down if we aren’t careful. What’s the solution to slowing down and relieving stress? Swimming! Yes, you heard correctly, one of the most relaxing, enjoyable activities is good for your mind and body, too!

Those of you who aren’t familiar with pool ownership may think it requires too much time to be worth it especially if you question how much use you’ll get out of it. Medallion Pools will prove to you that owning an inground swimming pool isn’t a chore rather a glistening jewel in your backyard that provides years of activity. The health benefits alone may add years to your life!


Exercising in a Swimming Pool
When you are swimming, every muscle in your body at work. Fortunately, swimming is an effective, gentle, low impact aerobic exercise. Easy on bones and joints, swimming is one of the first activities doctors recommend if you’re experiencing pain.


Health Benefits of Swimming
Swimming has so many health benefits, it is impossible to name them all. Swimming improves your cardiovascular health which helps reduce the risk of hypertension, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, along with many other chronic health conditions.

Look beyond the investment involved in owning a swimming pool and see the many physical and mental benefits it has on you and your family’s health.


To find out more about the health benefits and advantages of exercising in a swimming pool, contact Medallion Pools or your local pool dealer today.



Winterizing Your Pool – Part 3

clock September 21, 2017 10:19 by author medallionpools |

inground pool with safety cover

We wanted to give you a few basic tips on how to winterize your vinyl liner inground swimming pool. Please note that this is generic information, not intended as a complete winterizing guide. Every pool is different so please be sure to follow specific instructions in your owner’s manual. If you have any questions pertaining to how to winterize your swimming pool, or other equipment, the company you purchased from should be more than happy to help.

When using any chemicals, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions. They are there for a reason.

Related: Types of Winter Swimming Pool Covers

Pool winterizing resources are available in several parts. This third installment deals mainly with what to do during the winter.

  • It is normal to add water to your pool throughout the winter months due to evaporation. Lift your cover often, check your water level and add as necessary.

  • If your cover is waterproof, water will accumulate on the top from winter rain. When the water level reaches 1 to 2 inches in depth, then it is time to pump most of it off. It is recommended to leave a film of water on water tube type covers to keep them from whipping about in the wind. When you pump the water off your cover make sure you replace the water in the pool with a garden hose while you are pumping the cover off. If you do not keep your water level up high then there is a good possibility that your liner will float and wrinkles could develop on the bottom and/or sides of your liner. A shifting of the bottom can also occur.

  • Do not try to break the ice on your cover. The sharp edges might cut the cover.

  • Start the motor at least once each month for no more than 3 seconds. This will help prevent scale from accumulating and binding up the impeller and motor shaft.

  • Again, never drain the water from your pool and always keep your water level high. Remember when you pump water off your cover always have a garden hose filling your pool at the same time at the same rate as you are pumping your cover off.

It is very difficult to cover every detail that is required to winterize a swimming pool. We hope we have covered most of the items in these articles. If you have any additional questions or concerns visit your local pool store, your installer, or your pool’s manufacturer. This set of instructions is designed as a general guide only. Every pool is unique and has individual requirements for winterization.

Related: 6 Things To Do With Your Pool This Winter

Medallion neither makes nor implies any guarantee that by following these instructions you will halt all chances of a floating liner, cracked or frozen skimmer, cracked or frozen pump, cracked or frozen heater, cracked or frozen filter, cracked or frozen plumbing, etc. These are all considered acts of God and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to prevent these events from happening. 

For more swimming pool winterizing tips, contact us or your local swimming pool dealer.