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Poolside Thanksgiving Barbeque

The turkey is the most iconic meal of this holiday. So, that’s where we will begin. First, prepare your grill for a medium heat. You don’t want to dry this bird out, and this is an important step. Each grill has its own “personality.” You will want to look into your own specific grill’s preparation techniques. Once the grill is prepared, rinse and prepare the turkey

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Halloween Fun in Sarasota & Bradenton

It’s October in Florida!  The license plates are changing colors; the weather is turning mild; pumpkin decorations are popping up everywhere; and we’re reluctantly leaving our pool-side lifestyles behind for the mild Florida winter.  While it’s still warm enough to spend some quality time at the pool, October is such an exciting time that our pools may just start to feel neglected.  Here’s a list

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Heavy Rain and Your Pool

In the Suncoast, heavy rain is a fact of life.  It’s as much a part of life as the crystal blue pools we lounge around during the hottest months of a Florida summer.  While a gentle summer rain is a great thing for our plants, did you know that rain can also wreak havoc on your pool?  Here are some important tips to save your

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Can Toxic Algae Grow in my Pool?

Many parts of the Unites States are currently experiencing higher than normal amounts of algae growth. These toxic algae blooms are prominent in many water bodies around the coasts of Florida. They are a threat to human life, animal life, and even local economies. With toxic algae blooms on the rise, many are worried about their pools. Why? Well, in Florida, the warm weather and

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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 been one of the most advanced cities of its time,

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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 Beach Balls. The ball is clear, revealing a brightly colored

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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 outside? Becoming a grill master doesn’t necessarily involve getting fancy

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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 vary depending on the size and complexity of each pool

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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 home’s architecture, or to create an oasis with a mood

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Ways to Use Your Pool for Fitness

You look at your pool as a thing of beauty. A serene setting meant for rest and relaxation, entertaining and good times. What your pool builder didn’t tell you is that it’s really a gym disguised as a watery oasis. We’re only half kidding. The pool does, in fact, provide everything you need for a complete workout. It’s called water. Any movement in water is

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