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Pool and Spa Depot opens location in Clarksville

 

Pool and Spa DepotClarksville, TN – Pool and Spa Depot, a nationally recognized swimming pool and spa business has expanded its operations to Clarksville. Pool and Spa Depot’s state of the art facility is now open at 160 Terminal Lane.

The new location showcases some of Tennessee’s best selections for in ground and above ground pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, saunas, patio furniture and hardscape options.

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report shows 137 Child Drownings in Pools and Spas during Summer 2012

 

Initial summer drowning figures are only part of the annual toll

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – According to information compiled from media reports and released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign, 137 children younger than 15 years drowned in a pool or spa during the traditional summer season of Memorial Day to Labor Day this year.

An additional 168 children of that age required emergency response for near-fatal incidents in pools or spas during that period.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to take part in “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson”

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites citizens to take part, as waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities across the world attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14th at Beachaven, New Providence, Bel-Aire, Swan Lake and Smith pools at 10:00am. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 8th, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Spring/Summer Recreation Guides
  • Hershey’s Track and Field
  • Spend an afternoon with Abraham Lincoln
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Clarksville Downtown Market
  • Sleep Under the Stars
  • Pools Open May 26th

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CPSC Release New Drowning and Entrapment Stats

 

118 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since the Start of 2011

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionChula Vista, CA – Already this year, there have been 55 drowning and 63 near-drowning incidents in 29 states and territories reported by the media in the first five months of 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks off the summer swimming season and the second year of its Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. The Pool Safely campaign is a national public education effort to reduce child drownings and nonfatal submersion and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas.

At a press conference at the Parkway Family Aquatic Center, CPSC Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum, along with U.S. Olympic swimmer Janet Evans and Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, urged parents and children to be vigilant in and around pools and spas. Chairman Tenenbaum also released CPSC’s annual drowning, near-drowning, and entrapment reports. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Memorial Day Closures
  • Zumba
  • Pools Now Open
  • National Trails Day
  • Downtown Market
  • Youth League Opening Ceremony

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Pools to close as the summer heat revs up

 

When I read the following notice regarding city pools, I couldn’t help but shake my head in amazement.

“The final days for pools are upon us this week. The pools will officially close for the summer season on August 3.” As the August heat — those unbearable ‘dog days’ – descend, the pools close up and our children head back to school. Insanity. The calendar runs summer through September 23rd. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Boarding the bright yellow school bus on the hottest day of summer

 

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School opens this week (Thursday in Clarksville) in most area schools. Please keep a watchful eye for children crossing streets, and remember to stop for school buses (it’s the law)!

Having lived in the area for three and a half years, I remain amazed by the early start to the school year. Having watched severe heat waves unfold in August for two of those three summers, I remain amazed that more school children, teachers, and bus drivers aren’t sickened by the excessive heat in the time it takes to line up, board, travel and debark from the yellow academic arks. Short for archaic?

What’s the deal?

Pools close just as the hottest month of the year kicks in, leaving parents with other young children unable access that form of cooling, and leaving no cooling options for the hot weekends still to come. Pools close because the school year starts, and many of the young lifeguards are heading back to class. And do they close this early out of antiquated habit? «Read the rest of this article»

 



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