According to the American Lung Association, a person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Imagine having trouble taking in any one of those 20,000 breaths. Swimming is a great way to improve your body’s oxygen use and increase your lung function so you won’t have trouble breathing. Since the human body has a fixed lung size,

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If you have an outdoor spa, there are a few maintenance rules to follow to make sure you keep it running at its best.  Much like when you own a pool, your aps requires the same kind of maintenance and care. The following maintenance should be completed on a daily basis for your spa: Make

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In need of some creative pool party ideas that kids and adults are sure to enjoy? Look no further. If you’re a movie buff, the pool is the perfect place to host a movie night. After all, who says you have to enjoy the pool only in the day time? Projectors are easy to come

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There are two types of rock you can bring into your backyard poolscape — natural boulders and artificial rock. Incorporating rock work into the backyard creates a three dimensional look to the pool, adding an adventurous feel to the pool. Natural boulders are incorporated in the pool in a variety of ways. They can be

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With the cooler fall weather, the backyard is getting a lot of play lately as the place to hang out, so it’s important to make it as functional as possible, and that includes investing in an outdoor sound system. If you’re wondering the purpose behind adding speakers outside it’s relatively simple — a portable boom box

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While owning a pool is a lot of fun, it is a big responsibility. There are a few things you can do on a daily and weekly basis to keep the pool running at it’s best and to prevent future issues. Daily Maintenance Test pH and free chlorine levels Run the pool filter at least

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Age is nothing but a number, yet a lot of us will say, “Tell that to our bodies!” It is important to remember that the longer you remain active and in shape, the longer your body will, for lack of a better term, agree with you. So why should seniors incorporate swimming into their daily

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Cocktail pools are the answer for those who love to entertain outdoors, don’t want the upkeep of a large pool and for those who don’t have a large backyard space to work with. Cocktail pools are small and shallow, typically no more than 23-by-14 feet and 3 to 5 feet deep, and create the feeling

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Custom designed spas are great additions to the backyard pool. Not only do they add another source of excitement to the backyard, but they offer a different kind of enjoyment than the pool can. Spas have made great strides since they first came on the market and continue to advance each year. These days a

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Think of the pool filter like a filter in a vacuum, if it’s all clogged and dirty, efficiency will go down and things won’t get sucked up. But unlike a vacuum, this is a more costly fix should something not work, so keeping the pool filter clean is one of the most effective ways that

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