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PRIVATE IDAHO
The title says a lot.  Idaho is the 43rd state.  In my "made-up" MK-Math theory, 43 would be like hell since 43 is opposite of 34, since 33 is the highest number you can achieve on earth, then 34 would have to be "above" and that would be heaven.  The inverse of heaven is hell.  Next, the state code is "ID".  Freud's most important theory of ego is 'id'.

"Private" is just that... personal.  The initials are "P.I." for the song, private investigator (me) or 'pi' 3.14, which seems to represent infinity since 3.14 keeps going on forever 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555...


POOL

The "pool" mentioned in the song may refer to a couple of things.

1.) The gene pool.  This would assume that the B-52's were in some way against racial impurity, which I have no record of, and I hope that's not the case.

2.) Water.

3.) The number 22.

In my made-up MK-Math theory, "pool" and "water" both add up to 22.  "Water" seems to be a persistent "message" I've been receiving.  So I must pursue this clue further.

The 22nd letter of alphabet is "V".  That would look like a down arrow, to hell or could be a "5" Roman numeral.  I'm thinking it's the down arrow.

Periodic table entry for "22" is Titanium.  Let's just say a very strong substance.  "Beware of the Pool".  So beware of getting mixed up in the gene pool or getting mixed up with "22"?

Or drowning in the "flood" of water that the Christians might be expecting as the next Noah's arc cleansing, aka Armageddon?

GATE

Another lyric is "gate".  "...it leads you straight right through the gate that opens up the pool."  Gate has been coming up so many times in my life.  I got rear ended and the truck gate was totaled, the last vehicle to see my friend Steve was described as a white truck with a "V" dent in the tail GATE.  John Brandon across the street just had four new gates installed, he never upgrades his house, hmmm.  He's the one with the TV antennae pointing down forming three V's!  Wish he'd fix that.  Our other truck had no gate at all and the two homes at the end of our cul-de-sac have the most unusual gates that are on the "wrong" side.  AND our new kitten found behind the Rouge, keeps "tail-gating".  Tail-gating is the act of sneaking through a security checkpoint behind another car/person.  She does this when our dog or any of us opens the door, she's right behind you.

Gate seems to symbolize a gateway to another plane of existence. In my made-up theory of MK-Math (MK=mark) the word "gate" adds to "15".  15 could be composed of 5+5+5.  It's also inverse of 51 or opposite of "45" on the clock.  "3" or "9"?  Three being trinity or nine being the end of single digits?  In commonly accepted gematria  gate equals "113" or "33".  Also interesting is that "15" is numerically "God" in Hebrew.

CHLORINE

"Don't let the chlorine in your eyes blind you to the awful surprise..."
Chlorine is "CL" on the periodic table.  MK-Math that equals 17 which is the letter Q.  Q symbolizes "Queen".  The Queen of Diamonds is the symbol that hypnotizes the Manchurian Candidate.  In order words "beware of the mind control" that will blind you to what's really going on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchurian_Candidate  (1959) Movie released the year before JFK assassination, hmmmm.

PATIO

One more interesting lyric (actually, they're all fascinating), but this one is "Don't go on the patio".
In common gematria patio is 220 or 366 or 61. My full name is 220 in simple gematria, hmmm.  "366" indicates a leap year.  I was born on a leap year.  Pati-O reminds me of leprechauns, so Irish Mason's?  I think we have a bit of Irish in us, not sure.  61 is inverse of 16 which is "hex".

DRIVEWAY

Another interesting lyric is "... beware of hidden driveway".  In MK-Math "driveway" equals "44".  The only reason I know this is because the Meat Puppets (punk band that lives behind us) tore out their driveway and replaced it with rocks!  Meat Puppets used to play the MASON Jar on Indian School.  Yeah, the same one that closed suddenly and reopened as a gay bar.  That's another story.

Anyway,  I always wondered WHY would you remove a perfectly good driveway and replace it with ROCKS?  Driveway is "44" and "44" is bad.  I'm still trying to figure out WHY 44 is bad, but it is.  Recall  404 not found!  Check page 44 of your cell phone manual.  Probably trouble shooting instructions!

STRANGER

"It's a pool full of strangers"
MK-Math "stranger" equals 58. Someone born in '58 at bottom of pool?  Stranger could also refer to McDowell road which means "Dark Stranger" which means dark haired Irishman.  Not redheaded.  McDowell is 1600 North, 16 = Sulfur, 16 = Hex, 16 = Letter P.  McDowell is also the point at which 7th Avenue begins its gradual lean to the left.  The lean to the left is very slight, it is corrected just above Indian School Rd., about 4400 North 7th Avenue at Montecito.  Montecito = "Quote from the Mountain" street.  Check the map if you don't believe me.  The curve, or lean is corrected by the time it gets to the Grand Canal and crosses over Campbell.  Campbell @ 7th Avenue is where that Taco Shop used to be.  MK-Math on Taco Shop equals 43!  (I made myself a MK-Math calculator in Google spreadsheets, really helps in the calculations, if I knew coding I'd build an app for my cellphone!)

WILD POTATO

".. underground like a wild potato."  To me, this lyric says something about being in a group by blood, but being raised "wild".  In other words, like someone who might have the blood of a certain group but wasn't raised in the beliefs of that group, they were raised outside of that group.  You're in the dark, normally would have been cultured in their belief systems, raised, farmed.  But you're wild, untrained, etc.

STATE

"Get out of the state, get outta the state you're in!"   There's a few options here:

1.)  Duh... get out of the United States state you're in.
2.) Get out of the mental state you're in, which is that of being oblivious to what's going on around you.
3.) In MK-Math, "state" equals 20. 20 is the letter T.  T could symbolize tea party, taxes?  OR perhaps T-Rex?  Nah... what about the cross?  Christianity?  Christianity and the belief that God is coming to save us... or them?  Maybe that's it.


My conclusion... Well, I'll let you draw your own conclusions.  Strange how the B-52's may have been trying to teach me something all those years ago and I totally assumed the lyrics were just silly words applied to a beat.

RIVER

I almost forgot the lyric about the rolling river.  Is that linked to the River Phoenix death at the Viper Club or is it "Room"... on SUNSET.. it  seems relevant somehow.  River Phoenix did play the part of the  guy who slept through his life because of narcolepsy, right?  We're all sleeping through what's going on here?  "V"iper Club?  "River" "Phoenix"?  Can't help but think of my friend Steve Rivard's murder/drowning death and recently Joan Rivers and my third job, Palm Springs Riviera.  Hmmmmm.">Private Idaho Analysis - B-52's<br /><br />In the 7th grade everyone wanted me to date either Julie Bush or Trisha Juarez, I think that was her name, anyway.  Trish introduced me to the B-52's and those silly songs are all stored in the back of my head and somehow have all returned with new meaning.<br />Some guy on the Internet said not to put too much into their lyrics, it's all just silly non-sense.  I'll have to disagree.  C'mon, they're from Athens... they MUST be relevant to my current situation.<br /><br />Athens, GA... but it's still 404 area code.  Like HTTP error code 404 = Not found!  LOL.  You can understand a lot from HTTP error codes, but that's another topic.<br /><br />For lyrics and music, search YouTube for
PRIVATE IDAHO
The title says a lot.  Idaho is the 43rd state.  In my "made-up" MK-Math theory, 43 would be like hell since 43 is opposite of 34, since 33 is the highest number you can achieve on earth, then 34 would have to be "above" and that would be heaven.  The inverse of heaven is hell.  Next, the state code is "ID".  Freud's most important theory of ego is 'id'.

"Private" is just that... personal.  The initials are "P.I." for the song, private investigator (me) or 'pi' 3.14, which seems to represent infinity since 3.14 keeps going on forever 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555...


POOL

The "pool" mentioned in the song may refer to a couple of things.

1.) The gene pool.  This would assume that the B-52's were in some way against racial impurity, which I have no record of, and I hope that's not the case.

2.) Water.

3.) The number 22.

In my made-up MK-Math theory, "pool" and "water" both add up to 22.  "Water" seems to be a persistent "message" I've been receiving.  So I must pursue this clue further.

The 22nd letter of alphabet is "V".  That would look like a down arrow, to hell or could be a "5" Roman numeral.  I'm thinking it's the down arrow.

Periodic table entry for "22" is Titanium.  Let's just say a very strong substance.  "Beware of the Pool".  So beware of getting mixed up in the gene pool or getting mixed up with "22"?

Or drowning in the "flood" of water that the Christians might be expecting as the next Noah's arc cleansing, aka Armageddon?

GATE

Another lyric is "gate".  "...it leads you straight right through the gate that opens up the pool."  Gate has been coming up so many times in my life.  I got rear ended and the truck gate was totaled, the last vehicle to see my friend Steve was described as a white truck with a "V" dent in the tail GATE.  John Brandon across the street just had four new gates installed, he never upgrades his house, hmmm.  He's the one with the TV antennae pointing down forming three V's!  Wish he'd fix that.  Our other truck had no gate at all and the two homes at the end of our cul-de-sac have the most unusual gates that are on the "wrong" side.  AND our new kitten found behind the Rouge, keeps "tail-gating".  Tail-gating is the act of sneaking through a security checkpoint behind another car/person.  She does this when our dog or any of us opens the door, she's right behind you.

Gate seems to symbolize a gateway to another plane of existence. In my made-up theory of MK-Math (MK=mark) the word "gate" adds to "15".  15 could be composed of 5+5+5.  It's also inverse of 51 or opposite of "45" on the clock.  "3" or "9"?  Three being trinity or nine being the end of single digits?  In commonly accepted gematria  gate equals "113" or "33".  Also interesting is that "15" is numerically "God" in Hebrew.

CHLORINE

"Don't let the chlorine in your eyes blind you to the awful surprise..."
Chlorine is "CL" on the periodic table.  MK-Math that equals 17 which is the letter Q.  Q symbolizes "Queen".  The Queen of Diamonds is the symbol that hypnotizes the Manchurian Candidate.  In order words "beware of the mind control" that will blind you to what's really going on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchurian_Candidate  (1959) Movie released the year before JFK assassination, hmmmm.

PATIO

One more interesting lyric (actually, they're all fascinating), but this one is "Don't go on the patio".
In common gematria patio is 220 or 366 or 61. My full name is 220 in simple gematria, hmmm.  "366" indicates a leap year.  I was born on a leap year.  Pati-O reminds me of leprechauns, so Irish Mason's?  I think we have a bit of Irish in us, not sure.  61 is inverse of 16 which is "hex".

DRIVEWAY

Another interesting lyric is "... beware of hidden driveway".  In MK-Math "driveway" equals "44".  The only reason I know this is because the Meat Puppets (punk band that lives behind us) tore out their driveway and replaced it with rocks!  Meat Puppets used to play the MASON Jar on Indian School.  Yeah, the same one that closed suddenly and reopened as a gay bar.  That's another story.

Anyway,  I always wondered WHY would you remove a perfectly good driveway and replace it with ROCKS?  Driveway is "44" and "44" is bad.  I'm still trying to figure out WHY 44 is bad, but it is.  Recall  404 not found!  Check page 44 of your cell phone manual.  Probably trouble shooting instructions!

STRANGER

"It's a pool full of strangers"
MK-Math "stranger" equals 58. Someone born in '58 at bottom of pool?  Stranger could also refer to McDowell road which means "Dark Stranger" which means dark haired Irishman.  Not redheaded.  McDowell is 1600 North, 16 = Sulfur, 16 = Hex, 16 = Letter P.  McDowell is also the point at which 7th Avenue begins its gradual lean to the left.  The lean to the left is very slight, it is corrected just above Indian School Rd., about 4400 North 7th Avenue at Montecito.  Montecito = "Quote from the Mountain" street.  Check the map if you don't believe me.  The curve, or lean is corrected by the time it gets to the Grand Canal and crosses over Campbell.  Campbell @ 7th Avenue is where that Taco Shop used to be.  MK-Math on Taco Shop equals 43!  (I made myself a MK-Math calculator in Google spreadsheets, really helps in the calculations, if I knew coding I'd build an app for my cellphone!)

WILD POTATO

".. underground like a wild potato."  To me, this lyric says something about being in a group by blood, but being raised "wild".  In other words, like someone who might have the blood of a certain group but wasn't raised in the beliefs of that group, they were raised outside of that group.  You're in the dark, normally would have been cultured in their belief systems, raised, farmed.  But you're wild, untrained, etc.

STATE

"Get out of the state, get outta the state you're in!"   There's a few options here:

1.)  Duh... get out of the United States state you're in.
2.) Get out of the mental state you're in, which is that of being oblivious to what's going on around you.
3.) In MK-Math, "state" equals 20. 20 is the letter T.  T could symbolize tea party, taxes?  OR perhaps T-Rex?  Nah... what about the cross?  Christianity?  Christianity and the belief that God is coming to save us... or them?  Maybe that's it.


My conclusion... Well, I'll let you draw your own conclusions.  Strange how the B-52's may have been trying to teach me something all those years ago and I totally assumed the lyrics were just silly words applied to a beat.

RIVER

I almost forgot the lyric about the rolling river.  Is that linked to the River Phoenix death at the Viper Club or is it "Room"... on SUNSET.. it  seems relevant somehow.  River Phoenix did play the part of the  guy who slept through his life because of narcolepsy, right?  We're all sleeping through what's going on here?  "V"iper Club?  "River" "Phoenix"?  Can't help but think of my friend Steve Rivard's murder/drowning death and recently Joan Rivers and my third job, Palm Springs Riviera.  Hmmmmm." src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-JVGkEQJX_BE/VPdA1k0j2zI/AAAAAAAAHTE/28sTIU9TQqE/b52s.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Important #CalendarDates  to keep in mind including #PoolMaintenance  tips!! #WeMakeVacationWater <br /><br />March 8 - Daylight Savings Time<br />March 17 - St. Patrick's Day<br />March 19 - Spring Holiday Begins<br />March 30 - Classes Resume<br />April 15 - Tax Day<br />May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday<br />June 3 - Last Day of School for Students<br />August 24 - First Day of School for Students<br />September 7 - Labor Day Holiday<br />September 21 - Professional Development Day/Student Holiday<br />October 23 - Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday<br />November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends<br />November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday<br />November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />November 30 - Classes Resume<br />December 18 - Winter Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />January 4 - Classes Resume<br />January 18 - Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday<br />February 15 - Presidents’ Day Holiday<br /><br />Every Day:   #PoolTip <br />-Test Pool Water Use a water test kit to test sanitizer levels, pH levels, and alkalinity levels.<br />-Add Chlorine or Bromine Add sanitizers as needed<br />-Adjust pH and Alkalinity Levels Add pool balancers as needed<br />-Check Skimmer Basket Clear debris from skimmer basket to help keep pool water circulating<br /><br />Once a Week:<br />-Shock Pool Water Use pool shock to super sanitize pool water and quickly raise the chlorine level<br />-Add Algaecide Add a weekly dosage of pool algaecide to prevent and control algae<br />-Add Metal Out Add  a weekly dosage of Metal Out to sequester metal particles<br />-Add Clarifier Add a weekly dosage of clarifier to prevent cloudy water.
Swimming in pools in which chlorine content hasn’t been carefully regulated may lead to dental erosion — loss of hard tissue from the surface of the tooth. It may also leave teeth discoloured and more sensitive.<br />Chlorine reacts with water to produce a weak form of hydrochloric acid, which can wear down teeth!<br />Pools should have their chlorine levels checked regularly. While swimming, keep your mouth closed to avoid exposing teeth to chlorinated water.<br /><br />#DentalFacts #Chlorine

HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir.">GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
#HOW #OFTEN DO I #NEED TO #TEST MY #POOL #WATER <br /><br />The pH and chlorine levels must be checked at least twice per week.<br />Chlorine should be fed continuously through a feeder device to maintain a consistent level. Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness levels tend to fluctuate less, so weekly testing should be sufficient.<br /><br />http://www.relaxpools.com/Chemicals/water-test-kit
In 2007, the Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles detected high levels of bromate in the Ivanhoe reservoir. Bromate forms when sunlight causes chlorine to oxidise bromide. Bromide is a natural constituent in water, particularly groundwater, while chlorine is generally added to water supplies to kill any bacteria, viruses and protozoa.<br /><br />The reservoir facility, which is 102 years old, supplies more than 600,000 people with potable water in downtown and South LA. When the Department of Water Protection realised the problem with bromate, they began construction of a new underground reservoir, but while the new facility was being built they had to determine a way to keep the sunlight out of the water.<br /><br />The method had to be quick and cost effective. The solution was “bird balls” which are made of polyethylene and cost only 40 cents each. 400,000 balls were dropped into the reservoir on June 2008, where they were to remain for the next four to five years until the new underground reservoir is completed.<br /><br />-Jean<br /><br />Photograph by Gerd Ludwig<br /><br />For more info see: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/85/i52/8552notw4.html
How to teach a Dog to swim<br /><br />Most dogs are not born knowing how to swim. Even the water retrievers, such as Labradors and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, must learn how to swim as puppies or young adults. Training a dog to swim is not necessarily a difficult task, but it does require a willing dog and water deep enough that the dog cannot touch bottom with his feet. Given their physical capability and mental capacity, many dogs can learn to swim in a lesson or two.<br /><br />Step 1<br /><br />Select your location carefully. If your dog’s only interaction with water is the bath tub, he may not be enthusiastic to approach the water at first. Introduce your dog to a small, quiet body of water with no waves or currents, such as a kiddie pool or a pond. A stream with a grassy bank is alright, as long as there is no discernible current.<br /><br />Step 2<br /><br />Allow your dog to approach the water gradually. Let him sniff the water and lap at it as he desires, as long as it is not chlorinated pool water.<br /><br />Step 3<br /><br />Encourage your dog to put his front feet in the water. Lure him in by taking several steps into the water ahead of him and offering him treats. A floating toy, particularly one stuffed with treats, works well.<br /><br />Step 4<br /><br />Put your dog’s life jacket, collar and vest on him. Allow him a few minutes to walk around with his jacket on until he is relaxed and wagging his tail.<br /><br />Step 5<br /><br />Walk your dog into the water gradually, leading him and coaxing him as needed. If he stops, allow him to relax again. If your dog is uncomfortable with the experience, his posture will be rigid, his head will be low and forward, and his tail will be down and possibly between his legs. He may grimace and whine, as well. If he takes this posture, speak quietly to him, but do not allow him to retreat from the water. Stroke his head, neck, and chest until he relaxes his posture and begins wagging his tail.<br /><br />Step 6<br /><br />Prepare for your dog’s reaction when his paws leave the bottom for the first time. Hold your arms under your dog’s midsection. Place one hand at the base of his ribcage and the other on his stomach. Hold his hips as close to level with the high point of his shoulders as possible. Raising his rear end will encourage him to kick with his hind legs and will prevent him from attempting to swim with only his front paws, which will tire him very quickly. If necessary, lure him with food or a toy to encourage him to extend his neck forward and to keep his head parallel to the water (See References 3).<br /><br />Step 7<br /><br />Walk along side your dog as he makes forward progress, supporting his ribcage and stomach. Hold his hips as close to level with the high point of his shoulders as possible. Keep supporting him until he is relaxed and is kicking purposefully with all four legs. If he begins to swim without encouragement or nervousness, remove his leash from his collar.<br /><br />#dogs #doglovers #dogsareawesome #dogsrule #dogsofgoogleplus #dogsofgoogle   #animals #animallovers #animalphotography #dogphotography #dogsphotography #dogsphotographs #dogpictures #dogpictureoftheday #dogpicoftheday #dogpics #dogslife   #gif #animals #animallovers #cute #cuteanimals #cuteness #cutenessoverload #animaloftheday #gifoftheday #gifofthedayindeed #gifoftheweek
One of the most important aspects of pool maintenance is the chlorine. Tropics Pool and Spa pool cleaning experts have a working knowledge about the most effective chlorine pool concentration that work best on your water. Too much chlorine over and above these concentration levels won’t deliver proportional benefits. Contact Us and Learn More:http://www.tropicspoolandspafl.com
Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground and Aboveground Swimming Pools<br /><br />You can say goodbye to harsh chemicals & chlorine odor, and irritated eyes when you use a salt system (Salt-chlorine generator) to sanitize your swimming pool. Salt chlorine generators use ordinary salt to naturally produce pure chlorine. By doing so, salt water chlorine generation provides the sanitization necessary to keep pool water clean without the need for handling or frequent monitoring of chlorine. As a result, pool owners who use salt chlorine generators can enjoy remarkable convenience and safety in addition to sparkling clean, crystal clear swimming water that's soft, silky - and much less effort than traditional sanitizers.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' line of swimming pool supplies includes a diverse selection of high quality swimming pool salt chlorine generators from trusted brand names such as Hayward, Jandy, Intex, Blue Essence and others. With today's models capable of sanitizing up to 50,000 gallons, every swimming pool owner can enjoy the benefits and advantages that come with using a salt chlorine generator to achieve and maintain beautifully clean, inviting swimming pool water.<br /><br />Salt-Chlorine Generators are safe for use in all pool surfaces, including fiberglass, vinyl, plaster, and concrete swimming pools and provide for easy yet effective pool maintenance. By evenly dispersing chlorine and by providing simple adjustment of chlorine output, salt chlorine generators allow pool owners to spend more time enjoying their pool rather than dealing with harsh, dangerous chemicals. Similarly, Salt Systems are exceptionally safe and easy to use, and will provide consistently clean, silky water. How do they work? Typically, salt systems utilize a natural electrolytic process to generate pure chlorine. The salt concentration is very low (less than a teaspoon per gallon of pool water), but it's sufficient to generate free chlorine, naturally! The chlorine continuously kills algae, bacteria & contaminants, then reverts back to salt & the process repeats. There's less time spent on maintenance, less money spent on chemicals and they're fast & easy to install on both new existing swimming pools.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' selection of salt water chlorine generators includes models for both Inground and Aboveground pools:<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Goldine AquaRite<br />Autopilot<br />Hayward SwimPure<br />Jandy AquaPure Ei<br />Hayward Salt & Swim<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Intex<br />AquaTrol<br />ChlorEase<br />Simpl-Chlor<br />Saltron Retro<br /><br />All of our salt chlorine generators will provide automatic, natural pool sanitization and are available at competitive prices.

The term "whitening," on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is technically considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.

Why Teeth Whitening? Examining Enamel
Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth's core material – to show through.

During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.

Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.

Tooth Discoloration: The Two Types of Tooth Stains
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early.">SPECIAL ON TEETH WHITENING - FULL TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT FOR R 1450 SAVE UP TO -55% OFF MARKET PRICE. Free Home Whitening Treatment Gift Included !!!!<br /><br />Advance Teeth Whitening Pretoria.<br />For a Natural, Enamel Building Re-Mineral Teeth Whitening treatment.<br /><br />Bookings at Bonnie: 072 749 6131<br /><br />advanceteethwhitening@gmail.com<br /><br /><br /><br />Building and Losing Tooth Enamel – What does What<br /><br />tooth enamel tips Did you know that tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body? That means it should last a lifetime regardless of how you care for it right? Wrong.. Although our tooth enamel was naturally made very durable, it too can and will wear away in time without consistent care. So what can you do to help ensure that your enamel lasts a lifetime? Check out these tooth enamel saving tips below!<br /><br />1. Limit Sugary and Acidic Foods and Drinks<br />I know that you hear this all the time, but the reason that you do is that it’s VERY important! Sugar and acids are your tooth enamels worst enemy. Once sugar gets on your teeth it turns into acid which slowly but surely softens and eats away at your tooth enamel. The stickier the substance the more the sugar will stay on your teeth and erode your enamel. So stay away from sugary foods and drinks as much as possible, especially soda which has high amounts of both sugar and acid.<br /><br />2. Eat Foods that will help to Protect your Enamel<br />Did you know that calcium not only helps to build healthy bones, but also helps to counteract enamel eating acids in your mouth? So try to seek out a few more calcium rich foods in your diet such as milk, cheese and other dairy products in order to help keep those enamel eating acids at bay.<br /><br />3. Use Fluoride!<br />Fluoride is crucial in helping to not only protect your tooth enamel from erosive acids, but also in helping to restore tooth enamel. There are many sources to get fluoride such as your toothpaste, mouthwashes and even your tap water. A regular dose of restorative fluoride is crucial in winning the battle against enamel erosion.<br /><br />4. Don’t Over-Brush<br />If you brush your teeth too hard, or with bristles that are too hard this can slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Always make sure that you are following best brushing techniques and replacing your toothbrush when recommended.<br /><br />5. Treat Heartburn<br />When stomach acids reach up past the esophagus and into the mouth they can cause severe tooth decay if happening on a regular basis. The same thing goes for eating disorders such as bulimia. So if this is the case for you then seek treatment options ASAP, otherwise your tooth enamel may have to pay the ultimate price in the long run.<br /><br />Some other things to be aware of in trying to keep your tooth enamel for life would be to not swim in over chlorinated pools (too much chlorine can erode your tooth enamel), avoid grinding your teeth, dry mouth, and of course, be sure to see your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough cleaning. Take these tips to heart and “get your smile on” for a lifetime!Advance Teeth Whitening. Performed by a proffessional. Excellent service, and best results achieved. Up to 14 shades lighter and more. Superior product and latest technology used. FDA approved.<br />The teeth are then coated with the whitening solution on the front surface of the tooth. Your office may choose to use either hydrogen peroxide orcarbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent. Many whitening products require a curing light or laser to be used to add heat to the solution to activate the peroxide. It will then be left on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, or reapplied in specific increments of time for up to one hour, depending on the brand.<br /><br />Once the optimum shade has been reached, or the maximum application time has passed, the teeth are rinsed with water and a fluoride application may be used to help ease the sensitivity some people experience with tooth whitening.<br /><br />You will be instructed to avoid foods and beverages that have a high level of pigment, such as coffee, tomato sauce or juice, yellow mustard, or red wine, and tobacco use for 24 hours after the procedure to allow the enamel pores to close to prevent re-staining.Bleaching vs. Whitening: What's the Difference?<br />According to the FDA, the term
The term "whitening," on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is technically considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.

Why Teeth Whitening? Examining Enamel
Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth's core material – to show through.

During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.

Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.

Tooth Discoloration: The Two Types of Tooth Stains
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-H_9C6rB20DM/VBrtD48eUKI/AAAAAAAAACc/q1ZzonPtT_s/tw3.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Phillips management group was reported to the Health department on 3 separate occasions this summer for failing to maintain the community pool in Peacehaven mobile home park.Failure to keep the chlorine at acceptable levels in the pool led to an algae problem all season.<br /><br />Attendance at the pool was the lowest in 6 years.
Customer Feedback for Whitehaven<br /><br />Overall Experience - Excellent<br />A very well appointed house with facilities and equipment that ensure 12 people of varying ages can spend a relaxed time together in a very easy living environment. The decorations are contemporary yet welcoming and 'homely' so our party with ages ranging from 6 to 66 all enjoyed their stay with many happy memories.<br /><br />Friendly Service - Excellent<br />House Keeper Maxine was very welcoming and helpful as were the cleaning staff on the day of our departure.<br /><br />Location - Excellent<br />Excellent with few cars and quiet nights allowing after dinner strolls around the country lanes directly from the house with walks to the forest just a few hundred yards. Easy and quick car trips to all the major sights.<br /><br />Information provided - Excellent<br />Welcome - Excellent<br />Cleanliness - Excellent<br />All equipment and facilities were cleaned to a high standard with very clean and well maintained showering / washing areas.<br /><br />Facilities - Excellent<br />Every thing needed to occupy our party was provided, the undercover swimming pool allowed enjoyment irrespective of the weather and without the concern of children enjoying themselves potentially disturbing neighbouring properties. The heated pavilion proved and unexpected bonus for us all providing a central point for all through out the day with several dinners eaten their in preference to the dinning room.<br />Fixtures and Fittings - Excellent<br />Decoration - Excellent<br />Feeling of Space - Excellent<br />Equipment -Excellent<br />Value for Money -Excellent<br /><br />Not to be taken as a complaint but an observation ...The owners would benefit from reduced traffic in house with the addition of a shower facility in the swimming pool, allowing guests wash off chlorine rather than using facilities in house. Would we like to return? Yes without doubt a very memorable family holiday for us all. NB! Sleeps12.com provided a very easy rental process through all the stages.#luxuryholidaylodge #sleeps12 #feedback #somerset <br />http://www.sleeps12.com/property/hurstone
Summer Hair Rehab<br />Is your summertime fun in the sun taking a toll on your hair? From color fading to turning once-healthy hair into a dull, dry mess, too much sun leads to lots of bad hair days.<br /><br />Add in exposure to chlorine and saltwater and your hair needs some rehab, stat! We’ve got the solutions to bring your hair back from the brink!<br /><br />How Sun Damages Hair<br />Few things can be as enjoyable as a warm, sunny summer day spent outdoors. But as nice as a sunny day makes us feel, too much sun exposure can be nearly as bad for hair as it is for skin!<br /><br />When sunlight hits hair, it immediately begins breaking down hair’s protective layer, the cuticle. Think of this layer like shingles on a roof; what happens when the shingles degrade? Your roof lets unwanted substances (like water) in, and damage occurs.<br /><br />As the sun breaks down hair’s cuticle layer, it exposes the more delicate inner portion of the hair, which is even more vulnerable to damage, including protein breakdown (hair is mostly composed of dead proteins) and color loss, whether hair is dyed or not. (Source: http://goo.gl/3eWY0i.)<br /><br />With repeated, ongoing exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, your hair gradually becomes weaker, breaks easily, and its texture changes from silky-smooth to dry and rough. (Source: http://goo.gl/zB1lmQ.)<br /><br />It’s even worse if you dye or highlight your hair! Hair color fades due to oxidation brought on by sun exposure, so gray hair can become “bleached”, silver-white hair can take on a brassy or yellowish tinge, reds lose their vibrancy, brunette hair goes drab, and hair becomes dry, frizzy, and generally a lot less manageable from the cascade of damage. A hat is looking pretty good right about now! (Source: http://goo.gl/STQ2TA.)<br /><br />How Chlorine Damages Hair<br />Chlorine is an effective disinfectant necessary to keep swimming pool water clean, but it does a number on skin, eyes, and especially hair that’s not protected by a silicone-based product (see recommended options below) or a swim cap.<br /><br />A swim cap isn’t the most attractive option nor is it a bulletproof shield against chlorinated water, but can significantly protect hair from the ravages of chlorine.<br /><br />One other thing you can do before putting on a swim cap and silicone serum is to wet your hair with fresh tap water. Hair can only take on so much water at once, so it’s best to have most of that water be from the tap, not the pool!<br /><br />What about blonde hair turning green from chlorine? Actually, that’s a myth. According to chemistry expert Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D, “It isn't the chlorine that turns blonde hair green. Oxidized metals in the water bind to the protein in the hair shaft and deposit their color.<br /><br />The metal that produces the green tint is copper. The bleach that is added to a pool may be responsible for oxidizing the metal, but it's not the cause of the color.”<br /><br />So what can you do if your hair turns green after a swim? Simple: Use a shampoo that chelates (binds with) the metallic elements, allowing them to be rinsed away, taking the green tinge with it!<br /><br />A great example of an inexpensive chelating shampoo is Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, sold in most drugstores.<br /><br />How Saltwater Damages Hair<br />Most would agree that saltwater exposure doesn’t take the same toll on hair as chlorine does, but that doesn’t mean saltwater is off the hook!<br /><br />True to its name, saltwater contains salt along with other minerals (like chloride and magnesium) that can rough up the cuticle layer and cause the hair shaft to swell and feel dry.<br /><br />It’s the swelling and resulting roughening of hair’s texture that makes all of those “beach” or “surf” sprays work when used to create textured, tousled-looking waves or to add a feeling of thickness to fine hair.<br /><br />On the ingredient list for almost all of these products you’ll see a high amount of either sodium chloride or magnesium chloride to approximate what hair is exposed to when its wet (or damp) from saltwater.<br /><br />You can reduce the damage from saltwater exposure much the same way you reduce hair damage from chlorine in pools: Protect your hair with a bathing cap, drench it in silicone serum (or a good leave-in conditioner) and, as soon as you exit the ocean, make a beeline to a shower so you can thoroughly rinse your hair with tap water.<br /><br />Tip: Do NOT let saltwater-drenched hair dry naturally in sunlight. Doing so gives already compromised hair a double dose of damage that can lead to hair breakage and tangles.<br /><br />Sun Protection for Hair?<br />Some hair-care products advertise that they contain UV filters to protect hair from sun damage. Unlike sunscreens for skin, hair-care products are not permitted by the United States FDA to list SPF ratings, as there’s no reliable way to measure how much sun protection such products would provide.<br /><br />They likely provide some protection, but likely not enough to rely on them; after all, how long would they really hold up with all hair goes through, and that’s assuming the sunscreen ingredients can deposit and uniformly hold to the length of each hair!<br /><br />There are studies in which a swatch of dyed hair is covered with sunscreen ingredients, then placed under UVA/UVB light, and after a period of time measured for deterioration and color fading. The sunscreen ingredients absolutely prevented damage. But that kind of study doesn't reflect how the product is actually used by consumers. Who is going to slather sunscreen on their hair then just leave it, doing nothing else to their hair afterward? (Source: http://goo.gl/UXfCMI.)<br /><br />What you can do to help reduce the damage is get into the habit of wearing stylish, vented hats on long days outdoors when you know you’ll be in direct sunlight.<br /><br />Not a hair person? We suggest misting your hair with any of the alcohol-based spray-on sunscreens rated SPF 30 or greater.<br /><br />Although it’s true the alcohol isn’t the best for hair, it evaporates quickly and keeps the active sunscreen ingredients from weighing hair down. Do this as the last step once your hair is styled, just like applying hairspray, and reapply throughout the day when you know you’ll be in the sun for long periods.<br /><br />Recommended Products for Summer Hair<br />Surprisingly, research has shown that using leave-on products that contain various silicones (such as dimethicone or trimethylsiloxysilicate) can help reduce fading of dyes hair due to sun exposure.  So, by all means slick a silicone serum or spray through hair before hitting the beach. (Source: http://goo.gl/1t8Cy2.)<br /><br />A few we like:<br />• Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum (great for all hair types, but apply sparingly on fine hair)<br />• Nexxus Pro-mend Smoothing Shine Serum (great for normal to slightly thick hair)<br />• Got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum (great for thick, coarse hair)<br /><br />As for shampoos, even if your hair isn’t normally dry, switch to conditioning formulas instead of those that are more designed to remove buildup. Exception: If you routinely expose your hair to chlorine (and, as mentioned above, you can prevent this by donning a swim cap before getting in the pool) be sure to wash with a shampoo that can remove the chlorine buildup.<br /><br />We like Triswim Shampoo, as it’s a gentle, non-stripping formula that also helps remove chlorine odor.<br /><br />Conditioning shampoos to try include Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair, Redken All Soft Shampoo, and Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo Nourishing for Dry Hair.<br /><br />Turning to conditioners, weather-beaten hair needs pampering formulas appropriate for your hair type. Here are some great options, all of which detangle and work for color-treated hair, too:<br /><br />For fine hair:<br />• Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner<br />• Redken All Soft Conditioner (concentration application from mid-length to ends)<br />• UltraSwim Ultra Repair Conditioner<br /><br />For thick, coarse hair:<br />• Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner<br />• Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Care Treatment for Dry, Damaged & Unmanageable Hair<br />• Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner Nourishing for Dry Hair<br /><br />Leave-in conditioners for days in the sun:<br />• Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Restorative Hair Treatment (best for normal to thick, coarse, or highly processed hair)<br />• Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-in Spray (best for normal to fine or thin hair)<br />• Rusk Sensories Smoother Conditioner, Passionflower & Aloe (all hair types)<br /><br />#PaulasChoice #HairCare #BeautyTalk  
The easy part about swimming pool maintenance is the common knowledge that it needs to be done. Roof inspections, steam cleaning carpets, landscaping maintenance, evaluating air conditioners in the spring and furnaces in the fall...well, let's face it, too many of us neglect important components of home maintenance. But swimming pool owners know they have to maintain their pools or face the consequences in short order.<br /><br />These consequences are much greater than murky water or stinging eyes. You may end up wasting several days to empty and refill your pool, or you may end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on replacing pool equipment and filter assemblies. Swimming pool maintenance requires much more than checking on chlorine and pH levels: The walls and floor of your pool must be kept clean to prevent algae and other organic infestations. Pumps and filters must be monitored for signs of distress. Keep your pool clean and enjoy the rewards of diving into the cool water this summer by following this pool maintenance checklist.<br /><br />Daily Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Check filter pressure.<br /><br />- Clean filter if the water is not clear.<br /><br />- Remove debris from strainer basket.<br /><br />- Test the water, and add recommended chemicals.<br /><br /><br />Weekly Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Use a nylon brush to clean tile and walls of pool.<br /><br />- A stainless steel brush should be used to loosen algae on concrete walls.<br /><br />- Check walls or vinyl liner for cracks or tears, and repair with an appropriate kit for your pool.<br /><br />- Hose off the deck but aim water away from the pool.<br /><br />- Consider hiring a professional since pool maintenance can take anywhere between four and eight hours a week.<br /><br />- Invest in a pool cover that will reduce evaporation, keep debris out of water and trap the heat.<br /><br /><br />Pool Maintenance Service - Residential & Commercial<br />#poolservice   #poolmaintenance   #LASVEGAS <br />http://www.aquazulpoolservice.com/
The AMAZING Cucumber ~ Reposting by special request<br />Cucumber for preventing pimples & blackheads:<br />Grated cucumber, applied over the face and neck for 15 to 20 minutes, works as an excellent tonic. Regular usage prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness of face.<br />Cucumber to enliven a dull complexion:<br />Add a dash of lime juice and rose water to cucumber juice and apply it over the facial skin to brighten a dull & greasy complexion.<br />Cucumber for a glowing skin:<br />A lotion of equal quantities of cucumber juice and milk with a few drops of rose water, applied on the face for 15 to 20 minutes, will keep sensitive skin soft and glowing. This lotion also has a mild bleaching effect.<br />Cucumber to remove dark circles:<br />Add 1 tsp cucumber juice to 1 tsp potato juice. Apply this to the skin around your eyes very gently, taking care not to pull or stretch it. Then relax for 15 minutes. This is quite effective in removing the dark circles under the eyes.<br />Cucumber as a toner:<br />Mix the juice extracted from cucumber, lemon, and orange with equal volumes of rosewater, glycerin and honey. This could them be applied to the skin to tone it and to promote its youthfulness and health.<br />Cucumber for hair growth:<br />Drinking a mixture of cucumber juice and that of carrot regularly stimulates hair growth. The high content of silicon and sulphur in cucumber juice nourishes the hair, nails and skin.<br />Cucumber to minimize hair damage caused by swimming:<br />Swimming in a pool with chlorinated water can cause much damage to your hair also. Try this treatment to keep chlorine damage to the minimum. Blend together 1 egg, 3-4 tbsp worth of olive oil and 1 quarter peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse.<br />Cucumber to cure blemishes:<br />Intake of cucumber juice as well as applying a mixture of equal quantities of cucumber juice, rosewater and 70% alcohol is effective in curing disfiguring black spots and blemishes, especially caused by mosquito & other insect bites.<br />Cucumber and yogurt mask:<br />This has always been used to refine and tone the skin. Many cosmetics claim it as a vital ingredient.<br />Ingredients:<br />1/4th cucumber<br />2 tbsp of yoghurt<br />Method:<br />Finely mash and sift the cucumber and mix it with 2 tablespoonfuls of yoghurt. By making a paste you can apply it on the face for 20-25 minutes. If you want something stronger you can try this.<br />Ingredients:<br />Juice of 1/4th cucumber<br />1 egg white<br />1 tsp lemon juice<br />1 tsp vodka<br />Method:<br />Mash and liquidize the cucumber, strain the mixture to give you the juice. Beat the egg white and slowly add the lemon and cucumber juices to it. Mix well and use it on your face. If your face is greasy, add the vodka. Apply this mixture on your face for 20-30 minutes and relax with cucumber eye pads on the eyes. Wash off with cold water and gently pat dry.<br />Cucumber for sore throats:<br />Gargling with fresh cucumber juice several times daily serves as a soothing, cooling and healing remedy for painful sore throats.<br />Cucumber as a laxative:<br />Cucumber juice exhibits mild laxative and diuretic activities, also a valuable food medicine for hyperacidity of the stomach. It clears the bowels and increases the flow of urine.<br />Cucumber for puffy, tired eyes:<br />When the eyes are subjected to overstrain, like being exposed to strong fumes or dusty atmosphere, very bright light & prolonged use of contact lenses - the eyes often become swollen, itchy and painful. Applying a simple eye pad using slices of cucumber over the eyelids and lying down in quiet and preferably dark room will bring a quick & healing relief.<br />Cucumber for weight loss:<br />Cucumber being very high in minerals and low in calorific value, it is highly valued for weight reduction. So those who wish to reduce weight can bite into a juicy cucumber, whenever they feel a pang of hunger, instead of munching any other junk food. A liberal intake of the juice is particularly helpful to diabetic patients who are overweight.<br />Cucumber in dieting:<br />A mono-dieting consisting exclusively of cucumber or an occasional fasting using cucumber juice will ensure the cleanliness of the internal system - which is absolutely essential for good health.<br />Cucumber to increase your fiber intake:<br />Adding a cool cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake, as it is loaded with fiber and lots of extra fluid needed while consuming more fiber.<br />Cucumber juice is also beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic conditions<br />Share to save to your timeline:)<br />Order your skinny fiber here: www.lovemyskinny.net
Take these simple precautions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately.

Visit the Vet
A visit to the veterinarian for a spring or early summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren't on year-round preventive medication. Do parasites bug your animal companions? Ask your doctor to recommend a safe flea and tick control program.

Made in the Shade
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot.

Know the Warning Signs
Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

No Parking!
Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. "On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time-even with the windows open-which could lead to fatal heat stroke," says Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of the ASPCA Animal Hospital. Also, leaving pets unattended in cars in extreme weather is illegal in several states.

Make a Safe Splash
Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool-not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that could cause stomach upset.

Screen Test
"During warmer months, the ASPCA sees an increase in injured animals as a result of High-Rise Syndrome, which occurs when pets-mostly cats-fall out of windows or doors and are seriously or fatally injured," says Dr. Murray. "Pet owners need to know that this is completely preventable if they take simple precautions." Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured.
Summer Style
Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs' coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.

Street Smarts
When the temperature is very high, don't let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close the ground, your pooch's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.

Avoid Chemicals
Commonly used flea and tick products, rodenticides (mouse and rat baits), and lawn and garden insecticides can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested, so keep them out of reach. When walking your dog, steer clear of areas that you suspect have been sprayed with insecticides or other chemicals. Keep citronella candles, oil products and insect coils out of pets' reach as well. Call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 if you suspect your animal has ingested a poisonous substance.

Party Animals
Taking Fido to a backyard barbeque or party? Remember that the food and drink offered to guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, as they can cause intoxication, depression and comas. Similarly, remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends should not be a treat for your pet; any change of diet, even for one meal, may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol.

Fireworks Aren't Very Pet-riotic
Please leave pets at home when you head out to Fourth of July celebrations, and never use fireworks around pets. Exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns or trauma to curious pets, and even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Many types of fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as potassium nitrate, copper, chlorates, arsenic and other heavy metals.
Courtesy:ASPCA">Hot Weather Tips for Pets<br /><br />We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn.<br />Take these simple precautions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately.

Visit the Vet
A visit to the veterinarian for a spring or early summer check-up is a must. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren't on year-round preventive medication. Do parasites bug your animal companions? Ask your doctor to recommend a safe flea and tick control program.

Made in the Shade
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot.

Know the Warning Signs
Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

No Parking!
Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. "On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time-even with the windows open-which could lead to fatal heat stroke," says Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of the ASPCA Animal Hospital. Also, leaving pets unattended in cars in extreme weather is illegal in several states.

Make a Safe Splash
Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool-not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that could cause stomach upset.

Screen Test
"During warmer months, the ASPCA sees an increase in injured animals as a result of High-Rise Syndrome, which occurs when pets-mostly cats-fall out of windows or doors and are seriously or fatally injured," says Dr. Murray. "Pet owners need to know that this is completely preventable if they take simple precautions." Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured.
Summer Style
Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs' coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.

Street Smarts
When the temperature is very high, don't let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close the ground, your pooch's body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.

Avoid Chemicals
Commonly used flea and tick products, rodenticides (mouse and rat baits), and lawn and garden insecticides can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested, so keep them out of reach. When walking your dog, steer clear of areas that you suspect have been sprayed with insecticides or other chemicals. Keep citronella candles, oil products and insect coils out of pets' reach as well. Call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 if you suspect your animal has ingested a poisonous substance.

Party Animals
Taking Fido to a backyard barbeque or party? Remember that the food and drink offered to guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, as they can cause intoxication, depression and comas. Similarly, remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends should not be a treat for your pet; any change of diet, even for one meal, may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol.

Fireworks Aren't Very Pet-riotic
Please leave pets at home when you head out to Fourth of July celebrations, and never use fireworks around pets. Exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns or trauma to curious pets, and even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Many types of fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as potassium nitrate, copper, chlorates, arsenic and other heavy metals.
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NO COST TIPS ON STOPPING HAIR LOSS.....<br /><br />Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp.<br /><br />Comb or brush your hair and scalp gently with about 50 - 100 strokes in the morning and at night. This helps break up hardened sebum that is clogging your hair follicles. Doing this alone will help in growing new hair.<br /><br />When using hair dryers, always keep the heat a good distance from your scalp and hair. Avoid heating the scalp and hair excessively.<br /><br />Avoid getting hair creams, lotions, styling gels and sprays directly on the scalp as this will clog up your hair follicles. Use a light hold spray if you want.<br /><br />After swimming in a pool, shampoo your hair as soon as possible to remove any chlorine residue. Chlorine is extremely damaging to the hair and scalp.<br /><br />Avoid over-exposing your hair and scalp to the wind and sun.<br /><br />Avoid tight hats and caps as they contribute to poor circulation, depriving the hair of proper nutrition. Sweat, dirt and grime around the rim inhibit follicle health and contribute to build-up.<br /><br />Always consult your health care provider for extreme fallout and thinning. A medical condition or medication could be causing hair loss side effects.<br /><br />Strive for balance and harmony in both your personal and professional lifestyle. High stress factors can cause our body to react by fluctuating hormone levels. This in turn causes excessive oil secretion (sebum) which results in hair loss.<br /><br />Pregnancy, nursing, menopause even birth control medication cause constant changing factors on your nutritional needs and hormonal levels which contribute to hair loss and fallout.<br /><br />Avoid
Activists have posted videos similar, though on a far smaller scale, to those from last August's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds of people and nearly triggered U.S. airstrikes against Syria. The new footage depicts pale-faced men, women and children coughing and gasping at field hospitals.
The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday. Council members expressed "grave concern" over the allegations, said Nigeria's U.N. Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu, council president.
It's an accusation that carries high stakes, and the Syrian opposition has an interest in pushing such claims in hopes of spurring the world to take stern action against Assad, who has been locked in a civil war for three years and faces a Sunday deadline for handing over all his chemical weapons for destruction.
Chlorine is a potentially lethal chemical with a multitude of ordinary civilian uses, including laundry bleach and swimming-pool disinfectant. In high concentrations, it can attack the lungs and asphyxiate victims.
While chlorine was first deployed on the battlefield in World War I, it is no longer officially considered a warfare agent and is not among the chemicals declared by Syria. It is not as effective at killing as sarin — the nerve agent that was apparently used last summer — and experts say it is difficult to achieve high concentrations of chlorine by dropping it from the air.
Still, any toxic chemical is considered to be a chemical weapon if used for military purposes. Consequently, Syria's use of chlorine-filled bombs, if confirmed, would be a violation of the chemical weapons treaty that Assad's government signed last year as part of a deal to hand over its stockpile.
On Wednesday, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said his government categorically denied the use of chlorine gas. Ja'afari further disputed that chlorine gas could be categorized as a chemical weapon, saying "it is a mundane substance used for bleaching clothes in the laundry or disinfecting swimming pools."
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that officials were still trying to determine what happened. On Sunday, French President Francois Hollande told Europe 1 radio station there were "elements" suggesting recent use of chemical weapons, but no proof.
Both countries bluntly accused the Syrian government of using sarin against civilian areas in the August attack near Damascus.
"I can understand the reluctance to undertake any firm action right now because the big priority is to get the other chemicals out of the country," said Jean Pascal Zanders, an independent chemical weapons consultant and disarmament expert. "Once these are out of the country, we can probably see a completely different dynamic with regards to Syria emerge. People will be less deferential to the Assad regime."
Zanders, who remains skeptical about the claims emerging from Syria pending more proof, said nobody wanted to upset the Assad government to the point that it would cease all cooperation, particularly with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia strained because of the Ukraine crisis.
Russia was a main sponsor of the deal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. Syria has shipped out 86 percent of its declared stockpile so far, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the watchdog agency overseeing the process.
Syrian opposition forces have accused the government of using small amounts of poisonous gas over the past few months in several incidents affecting more than 100 people.
The Violation Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, issued a detailed report last week in which it claimed to have documented the use of chemicals in 15 instances since the beginning of the year in suburbs of Damascus, in Hama and in Idlib. The main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, said it identified at least nine cases in recent months where the government used poison gas.
The most serious episode appears to have occurred in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus.
Three activists and a medic gave similar accounts of how several bombs containing a chlorine-smelling gas were dropped on the village of some 20,000 people starting on April 11, triggering severe coughing, muscle contractions and choking.
"It smelt like eggs, then after a while it became like chlorine," Muaz Abu Mahdi, a Kfar Zeita activist who filmed a falling bomb, said in a Skype interview. He said it killed a girl and an elderly man.
He said he saw dozens of stricken people at a field hospital.
"They were lying on the ground of the clinic. ... Most of them had fainted. Others were shaking, and they couldn't flex their muscles. Others woke up dizzy. Others were coughing blood," Abu Mahdi said.
Adham Raadoun, a journalist working for a Syria-based opposition news network who lives on the edge of Kfar Zeita, said the bombs were dropped on residential areas. He said they released a yellowish smoke and smelled like chlorine cleanser.
Videos posted by activists showed rooms full of men, women and children who appeared to have serious breathing problems and were being fed oxygen by medics. One man lay on the floor, choking, as a medic rubbed his chest.
The videos corresponded with AP reporting on the incident in Kfar Zeita, although it could not be established what caused the symptoms.
Four activists near Damascus said Syrian forces had also used small amounts of poison gas in at least four incidents in clashes in rebel-held towns around the capital since December. They said it was typically packed in grenade-style weapons that could be hurled into rebel hideouts.
Syria's government accused the al-Qaida rebel group called the Nusra Front of releasing the chlorine gas in Kfar Zeita.
But some experts said Assad's forces are most likely responsible, because of the reports of canisters dropped from helicopters. The rebels are not known to have military aircraft.
"You can never be certain, but it's pretty close to certain that it was the Syrian military," said Paul Walker, who works for Green Cross International on chemical weapons disarmament. He added, however, that chlorine is easily obtained and easy to use.
"You can just open it and leave it blowing in the right direction," he said.
Zanders said very high concentrations would be needed to kill, something not easily achievable through barrel bombs dropped from helicopters. He said chlorine as such would not have a major effect on the battlefield but could be used to terrorize the population.
OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan said the watchdog group could not get into verifying the claims without a formal request from a government entity with credible information.
"So far, no state party has asked for an investigation," he said">Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks                                          BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.<br />Syria flatly denied the allegations, and they have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid President Bashar Assad's government of its chemical weapons.<br />Witnesses near Damascus and in a central rebel-held village told the AP of dozens of cases of choking, fainting and other afflictions from inhaling fumes that some said were yellowish and smelled like chlorine cleanser. Some of those interviewed said they believe the gas was responsible for at least two deaths.<br />They said the fumes came from hand grenades and helicopter-dropped Activists have posted videos similar, though on a far smaller scale, to those from last August's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds of people and nearly triggered U.S. airstrikes against Syria. The new footage depicts pale-faced men, women and children coughing and gasping at field hospitals.
The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday. Council members expressed "grave concern" over the allegations, said Nigeria's U.N. Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu, council president.
It's an accusation that carries high stakes, and the Syrian opposition has an interest in pushing such claims in hopes of spurring the world to take stern action against Assad, who has been locked in a civil war for three years and faces a Sunday deadline for handing over all his chemical weapons for destruction.
Chlorine is a potentially lethal chemical with a multitude of ordinary civilian uses, including laundry bleach and swimming-pool disinfectant. In high concentrations, it can attack the lungs and asphyxiate victims.
While chlorine was first deployed on the battlefield in World War I, it is no longer officially considered a warfare agent and is not among the chemicals declared by Syria. It is not as effective at killing as sarin — the nerve agent that was apparently used last summer — and experts say it is difficult to achieve high concentrations of chlorine by dropping it from the air.
Still, any toxic chemical is considered to be a chemical weapon if used for military purposes. Consequently, Syria's use of chlorine-filled bombs, if confirmed, would be a violation of the chemical weapons treaty that Assad's government signed last year as part of a deal to hand over its stockpile.
On Wednesday, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said his government categorically denied the use of chlorine gas. Ja'afari further disputed that chlorine gas could be categorized as a chemical weapon, saying "it is a mundane substance used for bleaching clothes in the laundry or disinfecting swimming pools."
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that officials were still trying to determine what happened. On Sunday, French President Francois Hollande told Europe 1 radio station there were "elements" suggesting recent use of chemical weapons, but no proof.
Both countries bluntly accused the Syrian government of using sarin against civilian areas in the August attack near Damascus.
"I can understand the reluctance to undertake any firm action right now because the big priority is to get the other chemicals out of the country," said Jean Pascal Zanders, an independent chemical weapons consultant and disarmament expert. "Once these are out of the country, we can probably see a completely different dynamic with regards to Syria emerge. People will be less deferential to the Assad regime."
Zanders, who remains skeptical about the claims emerging from Syria pending more proof, said nobody wanted to upset the Assad government to the point that it would cease all cooperation, particularly with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia strained because of the Ukraine crisis.
Russia was a main sponsor of the deal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. Syria has shipped out 86 percent of its declared stockpile so far, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the watchdog agency overseeing the process.
Syrian opposition forces have accused the government of using small amounts of poisonous gas over the past few months in several incidents affecting more than 100 people.
The Violation Documentation Center, a Syrian group that tracks human rights violations, issued a detailed report last week in which it claimed to have documented the use of chemicals in 15 instances since the beginning of the year in suburbs of Damascus, in Hama and in Idlib. The main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, said it identified at least nine cases in recent months where the government used poison gas.
The most serious episode appears to have occurred in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus.
Three activists and a medic gave similar accounts of how several bombs containing a chlorine-smelling gas were dropped on the village of some 20,000 people starting on April 11, triggering severe coughing, muscle contractions and choking.
"It smelt like eggs, then after a while it became like chlorine," Muaz Abu Mahdi, a Kfar Zeita activist who filmed a falling bomb, said in a Skype interview. He said it killed a girl and an elderly man.
He said he saw dozens of stricken people at a field hospital.
"They were lying on the ground of the clinic. ... Most of them had fainted. Others were shaking, and they couldn't flex their muscles. Others woke up dizzy. Others were coughing blood," Abu Mahdi said.
Adham Raadoun, a journalist working for a Syria-based opposition news network who lives on the edge of Kfar Zeita, said the bombs were dropped on residential areas. He said they released a yellowish smoke and smelled like chlorine cleanser.
Videos posted by activists showed rooms full of men, women and children who appeared to have serious breathing problems and were being fed oxygen by medics. One man lay on the floor, choking, as a medic rubbed his chest.
The videos corresponded with AP reporting on the incident in Kfar Zeita, although it could not be established what caused the symptoms.
Four activists near Damascus said Syrian forces had also used small amounts of poison gas in at least four incidents in clashes in rebel-held towns around the capital since December. They said it was typically packed in grenade-style weapons that could be hurled into rebel hideouts.
Syria's government accused the al-Qaida rebel group called the Nusra Front of releasing the chlorine gas in Kfar Zeita.
But some experts said Assad's forces are most likely responsible, because of the reports of canisters dropped from helicopters. The rebels are not known to have military aircraft.
"You can never be certain, but it's pretty close to certain that it was the Syrian military," said Paul Walker, who works for Green Cross International on chemical weapons disarmament. He added, however, that chlorine is easily obtained and easy to use.
"You can just open it and leave it blowing in the right direction," he said.
Zanders said very high concentrations would be needed to kill, something not easily achievable through barrel bombs dropped from helicopters. He said chlorine as such would not have a major effect on the battlefield but could be used to terrorize the population.
OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan said the watchdog group could not get into verifying the claims without a formal request from a government entity with credible information.
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Abdul Ghani<br /><br /><br /><br />Age:<br />45<br /><br /><br /><br />Religion:<br />Islam<br /><br /><br /><br />Resident:<br />Karachi, Pakistan<br /><br /><br /><br />Abdul Ghani is 45 years old and has been working at the Karachi American School as a pool attendant and electrician for the last 20 years of his life. Earlier in his time at KAS, he worked as a pool attendant and a lifeguard for 18 years, but for the past 2 years, he has been training and working as an electrician on campus. While he was a pool attendant and lifeguard, Abdul Ghani would help maintain the daily sanitization of the pool; attending to the often overlooked details such as chlorine and heat levels. As well as keeping the pool safe and clean, Abdul spent much of his time giving swimming classes to younger students who wished to learn. As an electrician, Abdul says he enjoys his work and is always trying to learn all he can from his peers and through experience, never hesitating to have a new experience that will help him in his work.<br /><br />Around campus Abdul helps with lighting, air-conditioning and any other general electrical problem on campus. He says that the school has given him a lot; he learnt to read and write Urdu in this school and also learnt enough English to have a rudimentary conversation. Abdul supports his wife and three children by working at KAS and works hard all day to be able to provide them with all they have. I admire Abdul as he has the right attitude towards his work. He can be seen around campus with a cheery smile on his face as he does his job and always greets me with a warm smile and a cheerful salam. I think we can all learn from Abdul and others like him that though we may not have everything we would like to, if you work hard, life can still be enjoyable.
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Dear Pool Guy;<br />What exactly is Black Algae?  What does it look like and how do I get rid of it?<br />Signed,<br />Black and Blue<br />Dear Black and Blue;<br />Black algae (actually blue-green algae) is one of the most difficult varieties of algae to control and eliminate. This algae can appear as a blackish discoloration or a tar-like deposit on your pool surface.<br />Usually, it forms in cracks on pool surfaces especially plaster finishes.  It has “roots” or “skeletal growths” that grow down through the crack to the gunite layer of the pool making it hard to remove and impervious to chlorine at normal pool levels. Usually, black algae will grow in poorly maintained pools.<br />There are actually different schools of thought on how to treat.  Black algae must be treated, though, or it will only continue to grow.<br />First, what not to do.<br />Do not scrub the pool with muriatic acid.  This will do nothing other than burn plaster.  It may only make the Algae temporarily disappear. If you have your pool re-plastered make sure that the plasterer cuts away the spots were the algae was. I have seen pools that had Black algae before being re-plastered and soon after new plaster was applied it came back. Sometimes you have to remove the gunite as well.<br />Finally, note that the usual algaecides will not work on Black Algae.<br />Black Algae can be treated without draining the pool, but it will be unusable for at least two weeks and emits harmful fumes during the process.  We don’t recommend this approach since it can harm your pool finish, especially darker finishes.  If you still wish to handle without draining the pool, here is the procedure:<br />1.       Close the pool for two weeks.  Do not let anyone swim or animals drink from the pool.<br />2.       Lower pH to around 7.0.<br />3.       Add 8 gallons of chlorine to the pool.<br />4.       Turn on filter pump let run for 24 hours at least.<br />5.       Now you have to add the Ammonia Hydroxide. When you do this make sure that no one hangs around the pool for a few hours (there are some gasses from the mixture of chemicals).<br />6.       Let your system run as normal after the 24 hours.<br />7.       Brush pool with stainless steel brush as often as possible.<br />8.       May have to add more chlorine after week one depending on the amount of Black Algae.<br />9.       Once this is done there may be etching in the plaster from where the Black Algae was, to help with this get a sanding block from your local pool store or professional, and sand the areas were the BA was to make the plaster more uniform<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The preferred method, however, is to drain your pool.  Before draining, though, check with your pool builder or remodeler’s contract based on whoever refinished the pool last.  You will probably find that, in order to maintain warranty, they must be informed prior to draining the pool or spa.  Once given permission you may drain the pool.  Don’t forget to turn off all pool equipment.<br />Then follow these steps:<br />If Black Algae is on the bottom of the pool:<br />1.       Wear gloves and eye goggles<br />2.       Brush algae with stainless steel brush.  Be careful not to harm the pool surface as much as possible.  It will be very difficult not to harm a dark-finished pool, though.  Be forewarned<br />3.       Pour Trichlor on top of the algae<br />4.       Let sit for 2 to 3 days<br />5.       Brush again<br /><br />If Black Algae is on the walls of the pool, add silver based liquid algaecide instead as per manufacturer’s recommendations.  This is more suited to a vertical surface.<br />To prevent Black Algae from returning, the pool must be maintained more diligently.<br /><br />#poolremodeling #poolplastering  
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Private Idaho Analysis - B-52's<br /><br />In the 7th grade everyone wanted me to date either Julie Bush or Trisha Juarez, I think that was her name, anyway.  Trish introduced me to the B-52's and those silly songs are all stored in the back of my head and somehow have all returned with new meaning.<br />Some guy on the Internet said not to put too much into their lyrics, it's all just silly non-sense.  I'll have to disagree.  C'mon, they're from Athens... they MUST be relevant to my current situation.<br /><br />Athens, GA... but it's still 404 area code.  Like HTTP error code 404 = Not found!  LOL.  You can understand a lot from HTTP error codes, but that's another topic.<br /><br />For lyrics and music, search YouTube for
PRIVATE IDAHO
The title says a lot.  Idaho is the 43rd state.  In my "made-up" MK-Math theory, 43 would be like hell since 43 is opposite of 34, since 33 is the highest number you can achieve on earth, then 34 would have to be "above" and that would be heaven.  The inverse of heaven is hell.  Next, the state code is "ID".  Freud's most important theory of ego is 'id'.

"Private" is just that... personal.  The initials are "P.I." for the song, private investigator (me) or 'pi' 3.14, which seems to represent infinity since 3.14 keeps going on forever 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555...


POOL

The "pool" mentioned in the song may refer to a couple of things.

1.) The gene pool.  This would assume that the B-52's were in some way against racial impurity, which I have no record of, and I hope that's not the case.

2.) Water.

3.) The number 22.

In my made-up MK-Math theory, "pool" and "water" both add up to 22.  "Water" seems to be a persistent "message" I've been receiving.  So I must pursue this clue further.

The 22nd letter of alphabet is "V".  That would look like a down arrow, to hell or could be a "5" Roman numeral.  I'm thinking it's the down arrow.

Periodic table entry for "22" is Titanium.  Let's just say a very strong substance.  "Beware of the Pool".  So beware of getting mixed up in the gene pool or getting mixed up with "22"?

Or drowning in the "flood" of water that the Christians might be expecting as the next Noah's arc cleansing, aka Armageddon?

GATE

Another lyric is "gate".  "...it leads you straight right through the gate that opens up the pool."  Gate has been coming up so many times in my life.  I got rear ended and the truck gate was totaled, the last vehicle to see my friend Steve was described as a white truck with a "V" dent in the tail GATE.  John Brandon across the street just had four new gates installed, he never upgrades his house, hmmm.  He's the one with the TV antennae pointing down forming three V's!  Wish he'd fix that.  Our other truck had no gate at all and the two homes at the end of our cul-de-sac have the most unusual gates that are on the "wrong" side.  AND our new kitten found behind the Rouge, keeps "tail-gating".  Tail-gating is the act of sneaking through a security checkpoint behind another car/person.  She does this when our dog or any of us opens the door, she's right behind you.

Gate seems to symbolize a gateway to another plane of existence. In my made-up theory of MK-Math (MK=mark) the word "gate" adds to "15".  15 could be composed of 5+5+5.  It's also inverse of 51 or opposite of "45" on the clock.  "3" or "9"?  Three being trinity or nine being the end of single digits?  In commonly accepted gematria  gate equals "113" or "33".  Also interesting is that "15" is numerically "God" in Hebrew.

CHLORINE

"Don't let the chlorine in your eyes blind you to the awful surprise..."
Chlorine is "CL" on the periodic table.  MK-Math that equals 17 which is the letter Q.  Q symbolizes "Queen".  The Queen of Diamonds is the symbol that hypnotizes the Manchurian Candidate.  In order words "beware of the mind control" that will blind you to what's really going on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchurian_Candidate  (1959) Movie released the year before JFK assassination, hmmmm.

PATIO

One more interesting lyric (actually, they're all fascinating), but this one is "Don't go on the patio".
In common gematria patio is 220 or 366 or 61. My full name is 220 in simple gematria, hmmm.  "366" indicates a leap year.  I was born on a leap year.  Pati-O reminds me of leprechauns, so Irish Mason's?  I think we have a bit of Irish in us, not sure.  61 is inverse of 16 which is "hex".

DRIVEWAY

Another interesting lyric is "... beware of hidden driveway".  In MK-Math "driveway" equals "44".  The only reason I know this is because the Meat Puppets (punk band that lives behind us) tore out their driveway and replaced it with rocks!  Meat Puppets used to play the MASON Jar on Indian School.  Yeah, the same one that closed suddenly and reopened as a gay bar.  That's another story.

Anyway,  I always wondered WHY would you remove a perfectly good driveway and replace it with ROCKS?  Driveway is "44" and "44" is bad.  I'm still trying to figure out WHY 44 is bad, but it is.  Recall  404 not found!  Check page 44 of your cell phone manual.  Probably trouble shooting instructions!

STRANGER

"It's a pool full of strangers"
MK-Math "stranger" equals 58. Someone born in '58 at bottom of pool?  Stranger could also refer to McDowell road which means "Dark Stranger" which means dark haired Irishman.  Not redheaded.  McDowell is 1600 North, 16 = Sulfur, 16 = Hex, 16 = Letter P.  McDowell is also the point at which 7th Avenue begins its gradual lean to the left.  The lean to the left is very slight, it is corrected just above Indian School Rd., about 4400 North 7th Avenue at Montecito.  Montecito = "Quote from the Mountain" street.  Check the map if you don't believe me.  The curve, or lean is corrected by the time it gets to the Grand Canal and crosses over Campbell.  Campbell @ 7th Avenue is where that Taco Shop used to be.  MK-Math on Taco Shop equals 43!  (I made myself a MK-Math calculator in Google spreadsheets, really helps in the calculations, if I knew coding I'd build an app for my cellphone!)

WILD POTATO

".. underground like a wild potato."  To me, this lyric says something about being in a group by blood, but being raised "wild".  In other words, like someone who might have the blood of a certain group but wasn't raised in the beliefs of that group, they were raised outside of that group.  You're in the dark, normally would have been cultured in their belief systems, raised, farmed.  But you're wild, untrained, etc.

STATE

"Get out of the state, get outta the state you're in!"   There's a few options here:

1.)  Duh... get out of the United States state you're in.
2.) Get out of the mental state you're in, which is that of being oblivious to what's going on around you.
3.) In MK-Math, "state" equals 20. 20 is the letter T.  T could symbolize tea party, taxes?  OR perhaps T-Rex?  Nah... what about the cross?  Christianity?  Christianity and the belief that God is coming to save us... or them?  Maybe that's it.


My conclusion... Well, I'll let you draw your own conclusions.  Strange how the B-52's may have been trying to teach me something all those years ago and I totally assumed the lyrics were just silly words applied to a beat.

RIVER

I almost forgot the lyric about the rolling river.  Is that linked to the River Phoenix death at the Viper Club or is it "Room"... on SUNSET.. it  seems relevant somehow.  River Phoenix did play the part of the  guy who slept through his life because of narcolepsy, right?  We're all sleeping through what's going on here?  "V"iper Club?  "River" "Phoenix"?  Can't help but think of my friend Steve Rivard's murder/drowning death and recently Joan Rivers and my third job, Palm Springs Riviera.  Hmmmmm." width="100"/>

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The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." width="100"/>

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