Gone are the days of a traditional gazebo — sure they still exist and are a great addition to the backyard, but now you have options. Between pergolas and wrought-iron gazebos, these classic pieces have a new spin that will add a traditional yet modern element to your poolscape. Gazebos can be elaborate or simple,

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Rain plays an ugly hand in keeping pool water clean, and understanding how it affects the water will help you be better at keeping your chemistry in check. Since the chemicals are in balance based on the amount of water you already have in your pool, additional rain water will through that off and dilute

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Even though the holidays are just around the corner, it is never too late or early to think about building a pool.  Maybe you can surprise your family this holiday with a plan to build a new pool in the spring. When thinking of building a pool, think outside the box…literally. Gone are the days

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When someone is thinking of putting a pool in their backyard, the 1st question that comes up is “How much does a pool cost?”  Inground swimming pools start at around $35,000.00, but there are several factors to consider when thinking of building a swimming pool. The materials used:  There are many different material choices such

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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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