Winter Care for Florida Pools

In Southwest Florida, “winter care for Florida pools” seems like an oxymoron. However, there are misconceptions about pool care during the winter months that can lead to disaster.  The truth is that winter care for Florida pools is very similar to what we do all year round, and it is just as important. This article […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Facts about Natural Sunscreen

Fun in the sun can sometimes be a burden on your skin.  For those of us who love to spend time around our pools, at the beach, or in our gardens, we know that escaping the sun’s effects is not easy.  The sun can damage our skin, lead to cancer, and age us prematurely.  By […]

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Busting the Great Chlorine Myth

Everything you think you know about pools is about to get turned upside down, and it’s all thanks to two common myths about chlorine in swimming pools. We all know summer is the time when your pool changes from a luxury to a necessity, especially in the summer heat that plagues Florida. Whether it’s lounging […]

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The Stay-at-Home Picnic

Stay at Home Picnic Valentine’s Day may be over, but that’s no excuse to end the romance. It’s easy to blame the kids, the busy work schedule, or even school. One quick, do-it-yourself option is the stay-at-home picnic by your garden or pool. The key to making this a success is preparation. Don’t break the […]

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The Best Springtime Activity in Florida

Springtime in Florida Spring has officially landed here in Florida, and our residents couldn’t be happier. Our winters may be mild, but that doesn’t change the impact of spring. Warmer weather, the bright colors and aroma of blooming flowers, and the chirping of newly hatched birds are all part of what makes the spring in […]

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No Fall in Florida? Think Again.

By the end of October, Floridians usually start to accept the fact that summer is over and fall is coming. The mosquitoes are slowing, the pool toys are put away, and the rainy season is usually getting replaced by blue skies and drier weather. It’s during this time that a popular joke starts floating around […]

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