Thongs beside a swimming pool

Beautiful Landscape… Unhealthy Pool?

Every pool owner knows that a green pool is a symptom of an unhealthy pool. Proper upkeep of pool chemical levels can usually prevent this, but one common cause is often overlooked.  What you don’t know… In Florida, pools are often part of a beautiful landscape design and a perfectly manicured lawn. Despite the state’s optimal growing […]

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pets

Pool Safety, Pets, and You

Pool safety for your pets is just as important as pool safety for children. With many factors, and many specific concerns, the basics are usually the best place to start. Many common concerns regarding pool safety and pets have to do with pool chemicals and animal behavior around pools. This brief overview of pool safety […]

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Pool Deck Pavers

Pool Deck Pavers vs. Wood Decking

When designing the environment around a pool, it often comes down to question of pool deck pavers versus wood decking. Wood decking and wood-based patios have a specific look and feel that is not easy to copy. Pool deck pavers, on the other hand, offer versatility through a wide selection of colors, textures, and patterns.  […]

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is More than a Tradition

Spring cleaning is more than a tradition; it is an essential part of transitioning between the seasons. While we typically think of spring cleaning as something that happens inside the house, those of us with pools, patios, and outdoor gardens know that it’s time to break out the gloves and sunscreen. In Florida, it also […]

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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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