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Adult Games You Can Play in the Hot Tub or Pool

Pools and hot tubs can be great fun for you and your friends, but they can be even more fun when you are playing games. Consider spicing up your pool or hot tub time with an adult game or two to exponentially increase your fun. You may want to keep things easy and less intimidating at first, so maybe you …

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Why Diving Boards Are Not a Good Idea for Smaller Pools

Cannonballs, belly flops, pike dives and, for the more adventurous, backflips…Diving boards can certainly take the level of swimming pool enjoyment up a notch. However, many residential pools are not large enough for diving boards, making diving dangerous. If you are considering adding a diving board to your pool, make sure your pool is large enough for diving safely. If …

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How to Keep Critters from Drowning in Your Pool

Nobody likes to swim along, minding your own business and run straight into an enormous palmetto bug that has seen better days or, worse yet, a belly-up lizard. And we certainly don’t love finding the occasional deceased toad in our swimming pool filters. You really want to try to prevent critters, especially larger ones, from getting into your pool. They …

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Why Does Regular Pool Maintenance Save You Money?

If your pool is not properly maintained, algae can build-up, pool surfaces can become stained, and filters, pipes and pumps can end up damaged. Inconsistent pool maintenance and/or unbalanced water are hard on pool equipment, and can even create health risks for your family. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you! Regular pool maintenance can keep you healthy AND save …

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Pool Tiles Can Make Your Pool Brighter and More Colorful

Looking to add some pizzazz to your pool area? Well, look no further! Tiles can make your pool brighter and more colorful. They come in serene blues and greens, tropical fish and turtle motifs and vibrant mosaics. Certain tiles can be used create the illusion of depth, and lighter colors make water look more bright and clear, while the use …

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Why Infinity Pools Are Popular Worldwide

An infinity edge pool visually extends a property to its horizon, focusing on and blending in with the beautiful scenery – brilliantly showcasing a home’s surroundings. It’s a pool where the water flows over one or more of the edges, seemingly knowing no boundary. Infinity pools have been popular at posh resorts world-wide for quite some time, but are becoming …

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Pool Lights at Night Make Swimming More Enjoyable

Pool lighting at night can add a wonderful ambience to a backyard barbeque, pool party or a romantic evening. It’s also a wonderfully inexpensive way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. Add some zing to you backyard barbeque with colorful floating pool lights. Soft, low white pool lighting can be the perfect accoutrement to a romantic evening. Imagine …

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Cold Water vs. Temperature Controlled Pools

Some of us crave that shocking, refreshing rush we get from jumping into a cool pool when the weather outside is stifling hot. Others prefer a relaxing dip in a less frigid pool to easing our way into a cold pool until we have goosebumps on every portion of our body. Even in Florida, pool water can become chilly at …

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Practicing Swimming Skills in the Pool Can Save Your Life

Did you know that practicing your swimming skills in the pool can actually save your life? It’s true! Swimming is great exercise and the more you swim, the stronger you get. You also become more comfortable with the water and maneuvering within it. Hopefully it would never happen, but if you did have to tread water for a long period …

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Heating Lamps by the Pool during the Cooler Months

Here’s a hot tip…heating lamps can keep you cozy by the pool long after the sun sets. And you can purchase any type you like to nicely accent your pool and patio area. There are freestanding units, wall mounts and table top heaters. They come in colors including bronze, wicker, gun metal, copper plated, stainless, mocha and more! You also …