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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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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 conditions, many homeowners rely on fertilizers to keep plants looking lush

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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 kits are your best bet. They typically include small saws

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Splash Away Summer Blues: Fun Activities for Kids

Every child looks forward to summer, but when temperatures soar, even happy kids can start to feel oppressed by the heat and humidity. Boredom sets in. Their physical activity levels decline as TV and computer time goes up. Break that cycle and splash away the blues with fun and games in the pool! We scoured the Internet for exciting pool games and chose 10 that

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Why It’s Important to get the Right Balance

It may seem complex — all the testing and measuring to get the swimming pool water balance just right — but anyone can do it. Besides, it’s not optional. It’s crucial to the safety, enjoyment and longevity of your Waterscapes pool. Don’t rely on your senses to tell you the balance is out of whack. Who wants to experience burning eyes or skin, or that

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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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