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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 on the autumn wind. To paraphrase, the joke goes something

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Halloween Pool Party

Halloween Pool Party? October is a time when the weather starts to cool, goblins and ghouls come out to trick or treat, and pool parties may seem like less of a good time than they would in the summer months. However, in parts of Florida, the weather isn’t always too chilly for the pool. In fact, even if the weather is cooling off too much

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Inground Pool & Rain

Rain Water and your Inground Pool In the final segment of our summer pool health series, we would like to address a common issue for many parts of Florida: heavy rains and inground pools. Heavy rains are a common occurrence in many parts of Florida. Rainfall can create problems for gardens, lawns, and even homes. Heavy rains are also a problem for inground pools. Many

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Mosquito Control and Pools

Mosquito control almost always comes down to prevention. If you live in Florida, you are very familiar with the nuisance of mosquitoes. Many have joked that the state bird of Florida should actually be the mosquito. Joking aside, mosquitoes are a nearly year round problem for many parts of the state. They are more than just a nuisance. Mosquitoes have the potential to be a

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Understanding UV Ratings and Index

We hear the phrase “UV ratings” all the time — more often in summer months when we’re reminded to slather on the sunscreen — but how many of us really know what that means?  UV is short for ultraviolet radiation, which comes from the sun. Hence the association of UV rays with sunburns and skin cancer. But there’s so much more! The health consequences of too much

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Memorial Day Party Menu Ideas

Though summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of or the season — and a mighty fine reason to throw a party. Whether you’re the type to go all-out when entertaining or prefer to keep things simple, kick off summer with a spread that leaves guest satiated and impressed. Easier said than done? Not if you put a twist

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How to Conserve Pool Water

Conserving water is not only good for the planet, it also helps keep pool expenses down. An average-size pool can loose an inch of water per week, which translates to roughly 7000 gallons a year for an 18’ x 36’ pool. Even more water is lost through leaks, backwashing and splash out. No wonder your parents warned you to quite splashing so much as a

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How to Keep Your Pool Clean During Rainy Summer Months

Green is good when it comes to currency, gemstones and veggies, but not so much as it pertains to your swimming pool. And yet, many pool owners will battle the green invasion at some point. We’re talking about algae — those pesky spores most commonly introduced through rain, wind and debris. There are actually several types of algae that pose risk to pools: green, yellow,

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