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Is your backyard ready for the holiday season?

When was the last time you were able to throw a beautiful get-together in your backyard? Is it time that you give your pool & patio a facelift? With the holiday season right around the corner, it is important to start thinking about what improvements you can make before the whole family comes to visit this year and the future holiday seasons to come. A good renovation is beneficial not just for the aesthetic of your pool/patio, but for its overall health. A pool and/or patio renovation can stop any leaks or cracks from starting or getting worse. We take

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Debunking a Thanksgiving Myth!

With Thanksgiving dinner rolling around, the question of the century pops up again: Do you really have to wait 30 minutes before swimming after you eat? For ages we have all been told that so much blood is needed to power your digestive system that we won’t have enough blood or energy to power our limbs in order to swim. Mom may have been right about most things she told us, but definitely not this one! It is actually healthy for you to eat something before exercising, says Elisabetta Politi, RD, Director of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. As

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Should You Cover Your Pool Even in South Florida?

Even though winter isn’t as cold in Florida as it is in more northern states, pool owners in South Florida should still use a cover when the pool is not in use. Read on to learn how a pool cover can lower your pool maintenance costs and save you hassle in the long run. Reduced Evaporation In southern parts of Florida like Palm Beach County, the average pool loses up to 0.25 inches of water each day from evaporation. This problem may solve itself if your area gets plenty of rain. If it doesn’t, however, you’ll need to refill the

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Post Hurricane Irma Pool Clean-Up Tips

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Many pools in Florida have been affected by Hurricane Irma. The effects may range from excess leaves to black and debris-ridden swamps. Your clean-up plans should be started promptly to ensure both your safety and insect control. If you have power, do not run your equipment until it is safe to do so. The excess debris could clog your system and cause a mechanical failure. Follow the tips below to begin: Remove debris with a quality pool pole and large leaf net immediately. The leaves, mulch, and twigs will deplete your chlorine content and start to bio-degrade. Add liquid chlorine

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3 Most Helpful Pool Maintenance Tools

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Regular maintenance is important for keeping your pool clean, safe, and just as beautiful as the day you got it. With so many maintenance tools on the market, you may not know which ones are essential — especially if you’re a new pool owner. Read this checklist before you go shopping so you’ll know what items to look for. 1. Telescoping Pole With Vacuum Attachments Even if you use a pool cover, leaves and dirt will eventually make their way into the water. A telescoping pole makes cleanup easy. It attaches to a vacuum head and hose, which then attaches

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Prepare Your Pool For A Hurricane

With the recent update on Hurricane Irma as a Stage 5 storm, it’s time to take safety precautions for your family and for your home. As most Floridians know, there is more to hurricanes than shuttering your house and gassing up the car. Follow these tips to ensure your family and home’s safety: For your Family Basic Supplies Kit Water Food Battery-powered radio Flashlight First aid Kit Extra batteries Manual can opener for food Backup phone chargers For your Pool Ensure proper drainage. Heavy rains are to be expected with a hurricane and that means drainage is very important. Pool

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Do You Have the Right Pump Size?

Many pool owners find that the task of selecting a pool pump is overwhelming and confusing. The size you choose can impact the cleanliness and temperature of your pool. When considering the pump size, it’s important to take two major elements into account: flow rate and head. Flow Rate and Head The flow rate refers to the amount of water that can flow through the pump in a set amount of time. The measure for the flow rate in pool pumps is gallons per minute, or GPM. When choosing a pool pump, you’ll need to calculate the necessary flow rate,

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4 Signs There’s Something Wrong with Your Pool

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When the temperature outside starts to climb, many people enjoy cooling off in their swimming pools. But walking out to the pool, only to find that something doesn’t look right is a frustrating experience. These signs indicate a problem with your swimming pool. Strange Color If the pool water is anything other than blue, it’s a clear sign that something is awry. Green water can indicate algae growth, which often happens when the filter or pump is broken, while brown water might indicate a more serious problem. When your pool is surrounding by large trees or bushes, these plants might

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Hot Tub Safety Tips For You & Your Family

Hot Tub Safety Tips For You & Your Family - 305-893-4036

As a hot tub owner, in order to ensure a relaxing and fun environment while using your hot tub, it’s important to ensure that hot tub safety is a priority. The overall goal is to prevent problems before they arise.  Below are a few tips for keeping you and your family safe around your hot tub. Overheating Be careful not to get overheated when you use your spa. Normal factory settings of most hot tubs do not exceed 104 degrees; however, that might be too high for some people, especially expectant mothers and young children. Limit spa sessions to 10

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How Clean Is Your Florida Pool?

How clean is your Florida pool

A strong smell of chlorine doesn’t necessarily mean your pool is clean. With pool related illness on the rise in Florida, here are some helpful tips to make sure your pool stays clean this summer. How Heat Affects Your Florida Pool As hot weather continues, pool owners may go outside one morning to find their pool covered with algae blooms. Algae damages your pool’s equipment by clogging up sanitation pathways and pores in the filter. Chlorine is the best defense against algae and your local Florida pool care professional can help you chose the right chlorine for your pool. Humidity It’s important

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