3 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Snowball

This time of year can be challenging. It seems so easy in the winter months, especially after the holidays are over, to “hibernate.” We become less active and often times set aside our fitness routines. But spring will return and here are 3 great ideas for keeping your body & mind springing forward!

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Hot Tub Or Spa?

JHSpaphoto

Hot Tub or Spa? For as long as I have been in the industry we have debated what the proper term should be for this appliance. When I hear spa I think of either a nail salon/massage parlor or one of those giant vessels located in a bathroom. I believe that the term Hot Tub is more definitively associated with those stand-alone boxes that are installed in our back yards. I am a firm believer in hot tub use for medical benefits and it has been my life long mission to help others discover the benefits of owning a hot tub.

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How Hydro-Massage Therapy and Hot Tubs Changed My Life

Hot Tubs

I am grateful to the pool industry for improving my quality of life. Still to this day, I soak in my tub for pain relief. I still soak for sleeping aid. I now have a family and they too enjoy our hot tub. My wife and I have spent many nights mapping out the week ahead from the internal warmth of our hot tub.

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How To Grill Fresh Summer Fruits And Vegetables

grilled pineapple

One of the things we love most about summer is diving into the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available.  But, many grill masters are not aware of how easy it is to prepare these favorites on the grill?  Grilling enhances the summertime flavors of fruits and vegetables caremelizing their natural sugars and quite often convinces a picky eater to try a sample or two.

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Yoga Poolside, Practice A Sun Salutation

Yoga Poolside

The area around your swimming pool can be the perfect place to relax, unwind and practice yoga.  The calming sounds of running water, the tranquil reflection of light off the surface all compliment the process of stress relief.

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What Is A Beach Entry Swimming Pool?

Symphony Pools Beach Entry

What is a swimming pool with a beach entry? This swimming pool design incorporates a gently sloping transition from the deck into the water. The slope is very similar to a real beach. Beach entry is a popular option that replaces the top step with a gentle slope. The depth starts out at zero and slowly slopes to a depth of one foot.

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Use Basil As A Natural Insect Repellant

Basil as an Insect Repellent

Basil is one of the many herbs you can use to make a natural insect repellent so your summer fun isn’t bothered by pesky insects. Basil insect repellent not only works well to keep stinging bugs away, but it has a pleasant aroma and can be grown easily and inexpensively.

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What Is A Gunite Pool?

Creative Master Pools

There are many options available to today’s consumer when selecting materials for a swimming pool. Gunite has long been a popular choice because it is highly durable and it can be used to create a swimming pool in practically any shape. Gunite pools utilize a rebar framework sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. This method is preferable over traditional poured concrete that uses a wooden framework to hold the shape of the basin. Gunite is exceedingly durable ensuring that swimming pools made of this substance are built to last. The versatility added to swimming pool design is a major benefit as it provides designers with the ability to create an unlimited array of shapes.

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How Do I Know How Much Water Is In My Pool?

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Pool season has arrived in many places and along with opening your pool, pool care becomes part of those wonderful days of summer!

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The Secret About Lap Pools

Alka Lap Pool

The true definiton of a lap pool is “a swimming pool designed specifically for the purpose of swimming laps.”   We love a good lap pool design & we love taking the traditional definition & alterning it a bit, so it fits the wants/needs of our clients!

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