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The Benefits of UV Protective Swimwear

  Families with swimming pools spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, which naturally means a lot of time in the sun.  Here in the USA the sun’s rays are the strongest in the summer so the danger … Continue reading

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Summer Entertaining Ideas

A backyard is the perfect place for a summer get together with family or friends, especially one with a swimming pool.  As an above ground or in ground pool owner, it’s unlikely you are a stranger to hosting outdoor gatherings … Continue reading

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Three Items For Maximizing Summer Living

The hot summer days are upon us.  People are worn down by the heat, feel like they’ve run out of fun activities for their family, and are beginning to look towards the Fall.  Don’t let summer’s elements wear you down!  … Continue reading

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Tips for Styling Outdoor Parties

Invest in shatter-resistant dishes and glassware.  When doing your shopping, look for patterns and styles that are versatile.  This will enable you to combine the pieces in different ways, also enabling you to save money with less expensive pieces where … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for Selecting and Working with a Landscape Professional

1. If the company is installing plant material, check to make sure they have a nursery inspection certificate from your state’s Department of Agriculture.  This ensures that the plant material they are providing has been grown in a nursery and … Continue reading

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Summer Safety Precautions for Swimming Pool Owners

  With the 4th of July comes the celebration of Independence Day, and with that, celebratory fireworks all across the USA.  Fireworks are fun and beautiful but they can also be extremely dangerous. Fireworks should be handled or supervised by … Continue reading

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Addressing a Common Myth Regarding Solar Pool Heating Panel Placement

When most people think about solar panels they picture them on top of a roof. They are likely to get the most direct sunlight up there, so that’s where they go, right? The short answer is “it depends”, but the … Continue reading

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Ideas for Eliminating or Diminishing the Costs Associated with Maintaining Your Swimming Pool

Let’s begin with the obvious: there is no magical way to eliminate the cost of maintaining a swimming pool. Outside of filling it in and “boarding it up”, having a swimming pool means bearing some ongoing costs. The size of … Continue reading

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Drinks by the Pool

For some people, one of the joys of owning an above ground or in ground swimming pool involves the ability to relax in it or next to it with a cold adult beverage. There is something idyllic about it on … Continue reading

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ECOSCAPING IS A GROWING TREND

“Ecoscaping”, also known as “naturescaping”, is a growing trend among homeowners who want to take care of their lawns and landscapes but want to do so in a way that’s environmentally friendly. Integrating both landscape architecture and spatial planning with … Continue reading

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