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Pool Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

Pool fitness has long been a growing trend for all ages. Can you make it part of your fitness resolution get fit and healthy? According to Nielsen, the top new year’s resolutions of 2015 were to stay fit and healthy, lose weight, and enjoy life to the fullest. When you think about it, having a pool can help you achieve all of these resolutions! Here’s why. Pool

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Winter Care for Florida Pools

In Southwest Florida, “winter care for Florida pools” seems like an oxymoron. However, there are misconceptions about pool care during the winter months that can lead to disaster.  The truth is that winter care for Florida pools is very similar to what we do all year round, and it is just as important. This article will address the two main misconceptions that will ultimately save

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Facts about Natural Sunscreen

Fun in the sun can sometimes be a burden on your skin.  For those of us who love to spend time around our pools, at the beach, or in our gardens, we know that escaping the sun’s effects is not easy.  The sun can damage our skin, lead to cancer, and age us prematurely.  By avoiding the sun, we can also do harm to our

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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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El Niño 2016: How to Prepare your Pool

El Niño 2016: Bad News for Florida? In October, 2015, forecasters warned that this year’s El Niño event has the potential to spawn a higher than average amount of tornadoes from November – April. While central and south Florida is not a stranger to severe weather events, winter storms of this nature are not normal. In light of the tornado-spawning storms of the past few weeks,

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