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Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

Nothing can ruin the holiday spirit faster than becoming a victim of crime. Unfortunately, the holiday season is a time of opportunity for thieves to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards and gifts. As we make plans to spend … Continue reading

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A…unique…way of emptying an above ground pool

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Ways To Use Solar Energy In Your Home

If you are thinking “green”, the Houston CBS affiliate has some good ideas for you in a May 16th article titled “Think Green Thursday: Ways To Use Solar Energy In Your Home.”  Here’s PcPools’ favorite part: “1.Heating Your Pool With Solar … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day from PcPools!

Today is Earth Day, a day for awareness and action on behalf of Earth!  Swimming pools, whether an in ground or above ground version, are a wonderful addition to a home’s backyard.  But they also impact the environment; they require … Continue reading

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Top 5 Non-Traditional Ways To Use Swimming Pool Noodles

Play Games. Pool noodles can be used or made into a variety of fun things, especially with the help of a child’s imagination!  Here are a few specific ideas: Is croquet not fun or too hard for your kids?  Get … Continue reading

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Interesting water facts…why are humans so drawn to water???

Enjoy your swimming pool but don’t take water for granted. Water has always been an important part of human existence and is only going to become more important. For example: If your neighbor had plenty of water but you hadn’t … Continue reading

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Being Green.

Kermit the Frog used to say “It Ain’t Easy Being Green.”  We disagree.  For swimmers and bathers there are natural pool products and natural spa products.  But that’s not the only way to be green with water.  Here are some … Continue reading

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Pool Maintenance Tips: How To Shock Your Swimming Pool

Matt from Swim University teaches you how to shock your swimming pool the right way by pre-dissolving each pound of pool shock in a bucket of water before adding it to the water. Tweet

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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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