July 4th Pool Party Planning Ideas
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…and dark days 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 li…

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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 part…

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Winterize your In Ground Swimming Pool

In my last post, I explained how to winterize your above ground swimming pool; today we cover how 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 a…

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Halloween Swimming Pool Party Ideas
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…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, etc. Jack-O-Lanterns and other fun accent lighting Halloween Costumes or Spooky Swimsuits Red or Green Pool Light bu…

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Swimming Pool Stains Removal Guide
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Pool stains – yuck! Everyone wants their pool to be without stains. But sometimes those hard-to-remove spots and stains can take a bit more than just brushing. Here’s how you can treat and prevent unsightly swimming pool stains. The first step to getting rid of those eyesore spots is to diagnose the stain type. Swimming pool stains can be caused by metals in the pool water, rust coming through the wall or by any organic material. Th…

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Mid-Winter Pool Cover Disaster
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Spring pool opening goes more smoothly when you have a proper winter pool closing – the most important part being that the pool cover is tightly put onto your swimming pool. A tightly put winter pool cover protects the water from debris and winter conditions, but you can defeat the purpose if the pool cover comes loose and nothing is done about it for many winter months. Allowing for debris build-up inside the pool, stains and algae are the res…

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Favorite Painting the Pool vs. Plastering the Pool
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One day you must make a decision. The pool plaster has been looking worse every season. Delaminations, stains, cracks, and generally dull and lifeless. You’ve read of the new types of pool plaster options available (in my previous post), and had started looking into prices for resurfacing your plaster pool – when it hits you – what if I painted the pool? Painting pools has been an option even before pool plastering came around….

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Convert your Pool Light to Color LED Pool Lighting
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Pool lighting ain’t what it used to be. 500 watt R-40 flood lamps? History. Modern pools use high-intensity, low energy LEDs. Not only are LED pool lights brighter, but they can save 80% of pool lighting costs. But wait, there’s more! LED pool lights create deep, rich colors, in thousands of combinations – and can be synchronized and choreographed for a rock-n-roll style pool light show!  Benefits of LED Pool Lighting LED lamp…

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How to Plan a Cool Pool Party
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It’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 m…

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Smart Savings on Pool Heating Costs
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On hot summer days a refreshing dip in the pool sounds heavenly, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate and what could be a refreshing pool day, might be a tad chilly. Heating a swimming pool is a must for those who want to get more out of their pools – but it’s not free. The cost to run a gas heater can be hefty, if you’re not careful. Don’t be discouraged by a cool pool, you spent all the time and money installing it…

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