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SUMMER DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS FOR SWIMMING POOL OWNERS

Fix Small Tears or Holes In A Vinyl Pool Liner.  If your swimming pool liner has a rip or hole, don’t tear out your hair or your liner.  You can fix it!  Using a clear vinyl liner repair sealant like … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Sunscreen

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with sunscreen.  It’s allows us to be out in the warmth of the sun for hours on end enjoying the pool, running around in the yard, or whatever outdoor activity strikes our fancy.  … Continue reading

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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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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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“Guess The Score” Giveaway

PcPools is giving away the popular “Air Flyer” inflatable snow tube.  Visit the Air Flyer “Guess The Score” Giveaway page and follow the instructions to enter to win.  The basics are this: “Like” PcPools and enter a guess for the … Continue reading

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Go Sledding This Winter

Wintertime is a challenge for many swimming pool owners.  It’s cold outside, the days seem short, and there are no parties to attend wearing your favorite swimsuit + sandals combination.  What to do, what to do? Don’t let Old Man … Continue reading

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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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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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