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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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Why Now Is a Good Time to Build Your Pool

Here in Southwest Florida, the “season” doesn’t start until Fall with many visitors coming down from colder climates in the North to the warm weather of Florida. Wouldn’t it be nice to kick off the season with a pool party in your own backyard? There’s no time like the present to get started. While timeframes vary depending on the size and complexity of each pool

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Choosing a Pool Tile Design

An in-ground pool can feature as much tile work as you like — or your budget allows. From a unique waterline to a waterfall backdrop or an elaborate raised spa, tile sets the tone and becomes the focal point of your pool, It’s a lavish way to introduce color and visual texture, to complement the home’s architecture, or to create an oasis with a mood

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Ways to Use Your Pool for Fitness

You look at your pool as a thing of beauty. A serene setting meant for rest and relaxation, entertaining and good times. What your pool builder didn’t tell you is that it’s really a gym disguised as a watery oasis. We’re only half kidding. The pool does, in fact, provide everything you need for a complete workout. It’s called water. Any movement in water is

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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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