July 4th Pool Party Planning Ideas
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…ays of winter are long gone and have given way to sunflowers, shady trees, sunshine and YES, Swimming Pools. Swimming is one of the most enjoyable summer activities and the fun explodes when we invite friends and family to a pool party on Independence Day. 4th of July is mainly associated with lavish BBQ’s and fireworks but a pool side 4th of July party is the perfect start to a great Holiday, before the grill and fireworks are lit. Here…

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Children’s Swimming Pool Party Games
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Children love swimming pools and love to play games – and it’s easy to combine both. Whether it’s a birthday party or a family gathering, pool party games will keep little ones entertained and amused for a long time and you’ll never hear “I’m bored”. Your pool party games can be as creative as your imagination, and you can match the games and rules based on the ages and skills of your swimmers. Here’s some pool

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Winterize your In Ground Swimming Pool

…w to winterize an in ground swimming pool. Winterizing an in ground swimming pool is not much different from closing an above ground pool; there are only a few additional steps we must take to to properly close your inground pool. Pool Leaks: In ground pools can sometimes be susceptible to leaks, and a leak during winter can cause problems, so first and foremost – find any fix any suspected leaks in the shell of the pool. A leak in the…

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Halloween Swimming Pool Party Ideas
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…ery year you and your neighbor take turns out-doing each others decorations, but it’s finally time you stepped up and knocked this Halloween out of the ballpark! “How do I do this?” you may ask yourself. Three words: Haunted Pool Party. Follow this guide to make your Halloween pool party safe, fun and unforgettable! Halloween Pool Party Ingredients In-ground or above-ground swimming pool Decorations – spider webs, mummies/zombies, skeletons,…

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Swimming Pool Stains Removal Guide
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…ir pool stain removal products to try out on the stain before you purchase a a particular stain remover. Another option is to take a sample of your water to be tested for trace metals that may help identify the stain in your pool. Organic Pool Stains A super simple way to get rid of organic pool stains is to shock the pool and give your pool a little TLC with a good brushing. Generally this removes most organic stains in your pool. Pouring a…

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Mid-Winter Pool Cover Disaster
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…covers to rip in a straight line, making home repairs simple. A rip in the cover larger than 12 inches may not be possible to repair permanently, but you may be able to make it through the winter before having to replace the pool cover. Pool Cover Problem Prevention For inground pool covers with water bags, keep your cover tight with a good supply of double water bags . Never use bricks to hold down the pool cover or heavy objects. Periodically…

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Favorite 25 Fun Things To Do With A Pool Noodle
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…there you have it! Cute little napkin rings! (Especially if you use the type of pool noodles that look like flowers!) More ideas at Sew Many Ways     Pool noodle goal post. This one’s really easy, and only requires pool noodles, pool noodle connectors, and a dowel rod! With just a bit of work, you’ll be ready to play tons of sports games with your homemade goal posts. Get the full details how to make it at My Frugal Adventures  …

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Favorite Painting the Pool vs. Plastering the Pool
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…rush the pool twice daily for two weeks, or until the plaster dust is eliminated. Ding! Round 4 was won on points – by pool paint. If for no other reason than it’s DIY, and pool owner friendly. Anyone can paint a pool. Pool plastering is not something that you should try at home, kids. Appearance Factor: Both new plaster and new paint are looking good! Pool paint is shiny and reflective, and new plaster has a deep luster, like an…

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Convert your Pool Light to Color LED Pool Lighting
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…voltage from 120V down to 12 volts, to power low voltage, 12V pool lights. If you have this already, because your area requires 12V pool lights, then you’re all set! Installing a Pool Light Transformer If your current pool light is a 120V pool light, then you’ll need to have an electrician install a transformer in between the power source and the junction box. The Junction Box, or J-Box as it’s sometimes called, is the point…

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How to Plan a Cool Pool Party
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…’s not always easy planning a pool party. If you’re a pool fanatic, chances are you’ve either hosted or been invited to numerous amounts of gatherings in the past. And when that’s the case, it’s hard to come up with a unique pool party idea. But have no worries! Here’s a simple guide to help you create a pool party for kids or adults that won’t soon be forgotten. 1. Don’t forget the invitations. Receiving an invitation in the mail is so much…

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