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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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Four Tips about Pool Safety for Dogs

The Dog Days of Summer: Tips about Pool Safety for Dogs Let’s face it.  Summer in Florida is hot.  Luckily, all it takes is one dip in the sparkling blue water of a swimming pool to drive away the heat.  But what about our furry friends?  Can our canine companions escape the dog days of summer by jumping in the pool?  The answer may surprise

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What Turns Pool Water Blue?

When it comes to above-ground and in-ground pools, there are a lot of frequently asked questions about pool health and upkeep. But did you know that one of the most common questions about pools is, “Why are pools blue?”  There are many myths regarding what turns pool water blue.  Let’s look at a few of these myths and get to the bottom of the pool

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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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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 pool remains a safe and happy zone? Layer the protection.

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In-ground 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 be used year round, an above-ground pool can meet your

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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 for these pool features. 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, seniors and anyone with special needs.

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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 not have occasion to swim. And yet there’s evidence that

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