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Poolside Thanksgiving Barbeque

The turkey is the most iconic meal of this holiday. So, that’s where we will begin. First, prepare your grill for a medium heat. You don’t want to dry this bird out, and this is an important step. Each grill has its own “personality.” You will want to look into your own specific grill’s preparation techniques. Once the grill is prepared, rinse and prepare the turkey

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Halloween Fun in Sarasota & Bradenton

It’s October in Florida!  The license plates are changing colors; the weather is turning mild; pumpkin decorations are popping up everywhere; and we’re reluctantly leaving our pool-side lifestyles behind for the mild Florida winter.  While it’s still warm enough to spend some quality time at the pool, October is such an exciting time that our pools may just start to feel neglected.  Here’s a list

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Heavy Rain and Your Pool

In the Suncoast, heavy rain is a fact of life.  It’s as much a part of life as the crystal blue pools we lounge around during the hottest months of a Florida summer.  While a gentle summer rain is a great thing for our plants, did you know that rain can also wreak havoc on your pool?  Here are some important tips to save your

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Can Toxic Algae Grow in my Pool?

Many parts of the Unites States are currently experiencing higher than normal amounts of algae growth. These toxic algae blooms are prominent in many water bodies around the coasts of Florida. They are a threat to human life, animal life, and even local economies. With toxic algae blooms on the rise, many are worried about their pools. Why? Well, in Florida, the warm weather and

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Florida Holidays: Experiences to Remember

We Floridians love our inground pools and beaches. We bring friends over to enjoy the water and sun; we craft parties around our pools, using them as decorative centerpieces. When the weather starts to cool, we sometimes find ourselves looking for something else to do. This holiday season, don’t let the cool weather ruin your good time. There are plenty of things to do! If

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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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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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