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Sun Shelves: a Comfortable Aesthetic

Trends typically come and go with the seasons and then there are the ones that stick throughout the years. Why? Well, some trends just make sense to everyone; and sun shelves are one of them. Pool trends that are featured at your favorite spa resort are probably not on your budget-friendly wish-list or even appear attainable. However, now with Waterscapes Pools & Spas, you no

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Six Pool Maintenance Tips for the New Year

In addition to your personal resolutions, the new year is a fantastic time to tackle the ever-growing to-do list.  More likely than not, pool maintenance is on that list.  So, here are 6 resolution-worthy tips that will keep your pool healthy throughout the year. 1. Plan out a monthly maintenance routine for the upcoming year. Monthly pool maintenance is essential to your pool’s health. Reviewing

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Four Healthy Spa Benefits for Mind and Body

Since ancient times, humans have been immersing themselves in hot water for its healing properties.  In modern times, we call this hydrotherapy.  To paraphrase the North American Journal of Medical Studies, hydrotherapy is use of water in various ways at various temperatures to treat a variety of illnesses.  Illnesses treated in a hot tub or spa can range from hypertension to psychiatric disorders, and the

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Four Haunted Pools in the United States

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a list of four haunted pools sure to send a chill down your spine! The Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA Completed in 1936, The Queen Mary was once a luxury ship until it was converted into a war ship in 1939.  She continued to serve military purposes until the 1960s, when she was converted back into a luxury

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Theraputic Benefits of Swimming Pools

Your Waterscapes Pools swimming pool may seem like only a luxury, something to enjoy on weekends, a place to relax. But your pool also offers therapeutic benefits, which can be especially helpful as you or a family member ages, during and after pregnancy, or when recovering from an injury. Pools are a fantastic way for people with disabilities to experience movement that would be impossible on

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Transitioning Kids to a Back-to-School Schedule

The start of a new school year is upon us. With much to do in preparation for this momentous occasion — shopping, meal planning, scheduling overdue lunch dates with girlfriends! — you may not have given much thought about transitioning your child to a more structured schedule. Oops! Don’t worry, you can make up for lost time. For younger children, experts recommend easing into a

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Nutritious Bag Lunches Your Kids Will Eat

Planning nutritious lunches is only half the battle. Getting your child to eat them is the bigger challenge. Young palates don’t always crave what adults know is good for them. So consider these tips and your child might actually prefer a bag lunch to cafeteria fare. Presentation is Everything The lunchbox has to be awesome. The PlanetBox — part bento box, part TV dinner tray — is

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The Value a Pool Can Add to Your House

Ask pool owners to describe the value a swimming pool has added to their house, and they’re more likely to talk about quality of life than property value. Sure, it can increase property value, but it’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on enjoyment! A pool’s greatest value is that it enhances the luxury of your home. Not only does it beautify the backyard,

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Getting your Pool Ready for Football Season

Football season means a lot of time spent on the couch. And no matter how small, every get-together is centered around the TV because no one wants to miss a second of the game! If you’re a football fan and a pool owner, you can enjoy both at the same time with just a few tweaks to your exterior. Instead of the laborious (and risky) process of

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Decorate your Pool for Halloween

Have you noticed that more homeowners than ever are getting into the Halloween spirit? Entire neighborhoods are coming to life as families decorate their yards, walkways and porches with imaginative and haunting displays. It sure makes the month of October a fun time to get out and about! While you’re shrouding shrubs in cobwebs and creeping out your home’s curb appeal, why not carry the

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