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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 at your own pool or going to a public pool

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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 mood by having to run inside for supplies that you

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Allergy Alert! Why are allergies so bad right now?

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows the drill. Flowers start blooming and the air begins to thicken with pollen. Warm spring air gently caresses us and paints our cars all the same shade of yellow. The weather service starts promoting its newest “pollen alert” banner, and we can’t help but watch it as closely as we watch the weather. All-in-all, spring can mean a major

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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 Florida memorable. So, it is no surprise that many Floridians

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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 means that we’re racing to stay ahead of the pollen.

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Pools, Plants, and Pebbles: Pool Landscaping Choices

A pool that is cluttered with debris can be a nuisance. A plain pool can be a bore. So when it comes to pool landscaping, it is very important that you strike the right balance. Consider choosing the right plants, choosing the right bedding or mulch, and methods to keep the plants and pool from cross contaminating. The best type of plants for pool landscaping will have

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Alternative Fitness Exercise Programs in the Tampa Bay Area

Are you looking for a new, alternative fitness exercise program in the Tampa Bay Area?  Do you want to get fit or lose a few pounds? Are you, like many, not a big fan of the gym? Well, there’s good news. Fitness doesn’t always happen inside a gym. While the Tampa Bay area and many other parts of Florida are teeming with “big box” gym options, the

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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 mild, they are still not ideal for swimming. Your pool

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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 been one of the most advanced cities of its time,

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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 Beach Balls. The ball is clear, revealing a brightly colored

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