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Three Items to Make your Pool More Enjoyable for your Dog!

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Three Items to Make your Pool More Enjoyable for your Dog!

Some dogs are natural swimmers and love playing and splashing in the pool. Other dogs are may be hesitant and don’t enjoy the water or have a difficult time swimming. Some dogs love the water but are may not be the best swimmers. Before allowing your dog to swim in the pool, it is extremely important to know what your dog’s capabilities are to ensure that they are safe in the water. It is...

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Five Ways to Transform your Pool and Lanai for the Perfect Florida Fall Thanksgiving Feast

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Five Ways to Transform your Pool and Lanai for the Perfect Florida Fall Thanksgiving Feast

Fall in Central Florida is very different from Fall in other parts of the country. Often, temperatures are still in the mid-to-low eighties with a misty morning or cool day peppered in here and there. Very few trees have leaves that change colors and most people aren’t cozying up in a blanket by a fire. Fall in Florida is different but that’s part of what makes it special! There are plenty...

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The Top Five Reasons Swimming is the Perfect Exercise

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The Top Five Reasons Swimming is the Perfect Exercise

With the holidays fast approaching, many folks are looking to avoid the notorious holiday weight-gain that can come with lavish feasts and holiday treats. For pool owners, they need look no further than the backyard pool—swimming is a fantastic exercise that can help ward off holiday gains. Here are five ways that swimming can be a great form of exercise!  Swimming is both cardio training and...

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Anti-Entrapment Devices that Should be in Every Pool

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Anti-Entrapment Devices that Should be in Every Pool

Pool safety is a HUGELY important issue for all pool owners. In 2007, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (“VGBA”) became law. This Federal law mandates that all suction ports and drains in a pool must have approved anti-entrapment covers that meet the standards established by law. The objective of the VGBA was to improve the safety of private and public pools—specifically to...

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The Pros and Cons of Adding Special Features to your Pool

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The Pros and Cons of Adding Special Features to your Pool

Over the years, pool trends too have come and gone. Certain features are now rising in popularity, while others have fallen by the wayside. How do you decide what features to add to your pool, if any when you are remodeling your swimming pool? Here are three of the major pool trends from the past several decades through present and the pros and cons of adding each of them to your...

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Does your dog enjoy your pool too?

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Does your dog enjoy your pool too?

Is your pool well loved by all the members of your family? Even the four-legged ones? Some dogs are natural swimmers and L-O-V-E getting in the pool. Dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundland Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Golden Retrievers even have webbed feet which help them be more proficient swimmers. Cat lovers—you may already know this, but...

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Seeing Your Pool and Spa in a Whole New Light

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Seeing Your Pool and Spa in a Whole New Light

Swimming pools and spas are often the focal point of your backyard. More and more, residential swimming pools and spas are being used as a visual feature to enhance the overall aesthetics of the outdoor living area. One way to have a major visual impact and enhance the aesthetics of your outdoor area is to add LED (light emitting diode) lighting to your pool or spa. Over the last decade there has...

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Our Most Valuable Assets: our employees

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Our Most Valuable Assets: our employees

Fortunately, in recent years, pool and construction companies have had plenty of work. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to keep enough employees and laborers to get the job done as quickly as they would like. This labor shortage has become a major point of discussion in the pool industry. An article from the June 2019 issue of Aqua magazine discussed this labor shortage in-depth. Aqua’s...

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Swimming Pools and Property Values

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Swimming Pools and Property Values

Have you ever wondered how your swimming pool effects your real estate value? The real estate company, Redfin, conducted a study recently, to try to find the answer. Redfin looked at the average value of homes per square foot in major metropolitan areas, along with the average value that swimming pools added to homes, and the percentage of homes sold with pools. The study focused data from...

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Caring for your Residential Pool Verses Caring for your Residential Spa

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Caring for your Residential Pool Verses Caring for your Residential Spa

From time to time people think that the maintenance and water treatment programs for spas and hot tubs (hereinafter “spas”) is the same as water treatment and maintenance for swimming pools. However, swimming pools and spas are very different bodies of water and their maintenance must be approached in different ways. The difference in size and temperature between residential pools and spas...

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