Pool Safety for Children

Pool Safety for Children

We all know there’s no substitute for a parent’s watchful eye when it comes to safety in and around the pool. But kids can get into mischief even when you’re home. In fact, the majority of pool-related accidents happen under supervision by one or more adults. So what can you do to ensure the swimming […]

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Inground Versus Above Ground Pools

Inground Versus Above Ground Pools

You’re about to take the plunge and invest in the ultimate luxury: a swimming pool. But should you invest in an in-ground pool or choose an above-ground option? The answer depends on where you live, your budget, and the look you want to achieve. If you live in a continental climate where the pool won’t […]

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Hot Trends

Hot Trends in Pool Features

Beach Entry There used to be three ways to enter a pool: steps, ladders or “Cannon ball!” Times have changed. Do you like the feeling of wading into the ocean? A beach entry creates that experience with a gradual slope from the deck into the water. Because no steps are involved, it’s ideal for children, […]

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Quiz: Which Animals Can Swim?

Many animals are natural swimmers, while others must be taught, and some can’t even float to save their life, much less paddle.Animals inhabit a wide range of ecosystems, some arid, like the desert; some wet, like swamps, and everything in between. Mountains, grasslands and rainforests are home to thousands of species that may or may […]

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Hurricane Pool Preparation

We’re Watching the Atlantic It’s September and we’ve already seen Hurricane Harvey barrel through the southern part of the United States. With Irma targeting Florida, we’re all keeping an eye on the Atlantic. Now is the time to plan evacuation routes, prepare for loss of power and water, and, yes, prepare your pool for the […]

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Homeowner Praise for Waterscapes Pools & Spas

Cecil and Tammy Banhan wanted a pool that would reflect their family’s lifestyle. For the Preserve at Fishhawk Ranch couple and their two children, 14-year-old Trinity and 8-year-old Aidan, that meant a beautiful, non-traditional space that not only fit their home’s Spanish Mediterranean design but also afforded them plenty of space to actively entertain family […]

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Healthy Pool

Keep a Healthy Pool in Summer

For most Floridians, the ultimate summer fantasy is picturesque.  It includes warm summer skies, a crystal clear healthy pool, and pristine beaches. While our soaring summer temperatures can be uncomfortable, nothing is better than escaping this heat by diving into the cool, blue water of your indoor or outdoor pool.   With a healthy pool, you can do this at virtually any time.  In the past, we’ve talked about rainwater and how […]

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Building a Pool – Without Making Waves!

When asked why Martin Koetters and his wife Jacquelyn decided to live in Florida, it all boils down to one word: climate. After living in several states and finally settling down in a Neal Communities home in Florida, they decided to move into another community – Woodland Trace – and build their second Neal Communities home with […]

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Glass Tile: Florida Pools That Shimmer

Are you considering installing an in-ground pool or even revamping your existing pool?  If so, pay close attention.  This spring, glass pool tile is one of the hottest trends in Florida pools.  Is it right for you? In-ground pools are a popular option for many Florida homeowners. These days, more and more in-ground pools are […]

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