Pool Parties

Pool Parties: Not Just for Summer

When we think about pool parties, children’s games, barbeques, and summer birthdays often come to mind. However, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate all year round. Don’t let a chill in the air stop you from throwing a party that showcases your beautiful pool. While most of the cooler months in Florida are […]

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History

A Brief History of Swimming Pools

We think of swimming pools as a modern-day luxury, but they have a long and intriguing history. Archaeologists discovered one that dates back as early as the 3rd millennium BC. The “Great Bath,” discovered in the Pakistani settlement of Mohenjo-daro, is considered the earliest public tank. Now a World Heritage Site, Mohenjo-daro is said to have […]

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Innovative Swimming Pool Toys

Innovative Swimming Pool Toys

Want to have even more fun in your pool this summer? Pool toys add variety and make it safe and exciting to spend time in the water. We’ve rounded up some unique offerings for kids and adults — at all price ranges. Let’s go shopping! Beach balls aren’t just for the beach! We love these Aquarium […]

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Poolside Grilling

Mastering Poolside Grilling

You’ve mastered the breaststroke, skimming and pH testing. But have you mastered poolside grilling? The topic really should have its own chapter in every Pool Owner Manual because, as you’ve probably discovered, the swimming pool lifestyle and grilling go hand in hand. Who wants to cook inside when the weather and scenery are enticing you […]

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Good Time to Build Your Pool

Why Now Is a Good Time to Build Your Pool

Here in Southwest Florida, the “season” doesn’t start until Fall with many visitors coming down from colder climates in the North to the warm weather of Florida. Wouldn’t it be nice to kick off the season with a pool party in your own backyard? There’s no time like the present to get started. While timeframes […]

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Pool Tile Design

Choosing a Pool Tile Design

An in-ground pool can feature as much tile work as you like — or your budget allows. From a unique waterline to a waterfall backdrop or an elaborate raised spa, tile sets the tone and becomes the focal point of your pool, It’s a lavish way to introduce color and visual texture, to complement the […]

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Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

You probably have fond memories of carving pumpkins as a kid. But every year at this time, emergency room physicians and hand surgeons see a rise in injuries related to this Halloween tradition. So we complied some tips to help keep this activity safe for the whole family. Gather the right tools for the job. Pumpkin-carving […]

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Understanding UV Ratings and Index

Understanding UV Ratings and Index

We hear the phrase “UV ratings” all the time — more often in summer months when we’re reminded to slather on the sunscreen — but how many of us really know what that means?  UV is short for ultraviolet radiation, which comes from the sun. Hence the association of UV rays with sunburns and skin cancer. […]

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Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day Party Menu Ideas

Though summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of or the season — and a mighty fine reason to throw a party. Whether you’re the type to go all-out when entertaining or prefer to keep things simple, kick off summer with a spread that leaves guest satiated and impressed. […]

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How to Conserve Pool Water

How to Conserve Pool Water

Conserving water is not only good for the planet, it also helps keep pool expenses down. An average-size pool can loose an inch of water per week, which translates to roughly 7000 gallons a year for an 18’ x 36’ pool. Even more water is lost through leaks, backwashing and splash out. No wonder your […]

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