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Ten Haunted Pools in America

When you think of pools, they probably bring up many beloved summer memories. Sitting outside, enjoying poolside drinks, lounging on pool floats and plunging into the refreshing water are just a few common thoughts pool owners have. As October arrives, many Floridians opt to keep their pools open, inviting friendly ghosts for a dip! When it comes to the spooky season, many forget that pools

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After the Rain: Managing Cloudy Pool Water

At any time of the year in Florida, a crystal-clear pool entices owners to jump in and take the edge off of a hot day. However, owners might be reluctant to do so when they see cloudy pool water, a concerning issue that often comes about after a heavy rainstorm. Many Floridians also find this issue often happens during the state’s rainy season. While cloudy

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Combating Pool Algae

Proper pool maintenance is important to enjoy crystal-clear pool water year-round. However, many pool owners occasionally face a problem that can literally happen overnight. The name for this common issue is algae, and it can certainly put a damper on a refreshing swim or pool day with friends and family. While experienced pool owners know how to tackle the issue immediately, first-time owners can be

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The Truth About Blue Pool Water

Everyone finds clear blue pool water inviting them to take a relaxing dip. Before diving in, this makes pool owners ask themselves “why is the water blue?” This has many wondering how pool water can match the color of an ocean or sea. The crystal-clear truth behind this mystery is more complex, yet simple to solve. If you want to know what causes this blue

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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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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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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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