Tips and Information
Monday, February 8, 2021
Quick Tips to Get Your Florida Pool in Shape This Spring
Spring means the snow has finally all melted for most of the country, and the flowers are only a matter of a few weeks away from blooming. In terms of swimming pools, though, Spring means dusting off old pool equipment and opening your pool for the upcoming warmer months.
For those of us in Central...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 47 seconds
Monday, November 23, 2020
What Kind of Pool Maintenance Needs to Be Done in a Florida Winter?
If you are a pool owner in Florida, you are lucky to use your pool more than most Americans throughout the year. Unless your pool is heated, you probably have to hang your swimsuit up for the winter months. Caring for your pool is essential even when you are not using it, and maintenance is a little...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Florida Grilling Debate - Charcoal or Propane
Backyard chefs have been debating this topic since the beginning of time, and there is still no clear cut winner. Grilling is an art form, and the tools can vary depending on the culinary masterpiece you are trying to create. So which is better? A charcoal grill or propane?
It all comes down to...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 24 seconds
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Pool Light Safety Tips
Taking a relaxing dip in a pool is a fantastic way to cool off and enjoy time with friends and family. Safety is an extreme concern when it comes to enjoying your swimming pool, especially here in Florida. Each year thousands of people are injured or lose their lives in a residential or neighborhood...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 30 seconds
Monday, June 22, 2020
Preparing Your Pool for a Hot Florida Summer
Summer is just about here and is the ideal time to enjoy spending time relaxing and splashing in the pool. There are only a few things that should be done to start enjoying and relaxing in your pool. If your pool is not maintained correctly, it could turn green very quickly and can be very unpleasant...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 52 seconds
Monday, May 11, 2020
Pool Care with Pets
Have you ever had your dog swim in your pool? Do you want to include them in the family fun? Sure, it can be enjoyable to swim with your dog, but is it safe? As long as you keep your pool clean so you can still have fun with your dog!
Dogs naturally produce oils, dirt, and fecal matter. That stays on...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 27 seconds
Monday, March 30, 2020
Florida Swimming Pool Tile Ideas
With pool tile choices ranging from vibrant colors and textures of natural desert vistas to shining jeweled tones reminiscent of the South Seas, it is easy to transform your pool from average and ordinary to the paradise oasis you seek.
When deciding which possibilities and options work best for your...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Florida Swimming Pool Trends for 2020
In Florida, pools are popular for many reasons. Who wouldn't want a refreshing paradise in their backyard? Every year brings new trends to the swimming pool and spa industry. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new pool, update your existing one, or just window shopping, it is always a good...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Benefits of Having a Pool Heater in Florida
One of the best benefits of living in Florida is that even during the winter months, there's a good chance you can still go swimming! This is especially true if you own a pool at your Florida home since the type of care isn't as involved as some northern states. If you plan on being one who uses their...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 47 seconds
Friday, November 8, 2019
A Guide To Florida Winter Pool Maintenance
While winterizing a pool in the south is quite different than closing it for the season up north, we still have to take a few necessary steps to ensure our pools stay in great shape through the chilly months.
Remove pool accessories.
Remove floats and pool toys from the water....
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 42 seconds
Thursday, September 26, 2019
New Hot Tub and Spa Technologies
Hot tubs and home spas can bring back waves of nostalgia for those that grew up in their heyday decades ago. They were a huge success and have remained in modern times. The best part about hot tubs and spas remaining relevant is that they've adapted with the future and all the new technological discoveries...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 51 seconds
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Misting Fans and Outdoor Patio Cooling Systems
The weather is too hot to enjoy your lanai, and the ceiling fan just isn't cutting it. Rather than spend the entire season in air conditioning, get back outside with a misting fan, which significantly decreases temperatures in a given area. Flash evaporation lowers the temperature by as much as 20 degrees!
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 28 seconds
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Keep Your Kids Safe Around the Pool
It's starting to look a lot like summertime. Schools are beginning to let out for the season, and the temperatures are rising. If you have kids, that means you're probably going to take the crew out to the local pool or even enjoy the pool in your backyard often. Whether you own the pool or you're just...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 46 seconds
Monday, May 6, 2019
How To Prepare Your Pool For Florida Hurricane Season.
As it starts to get hotter in Florida, the weather starts to get a little crazier. Pretty soon we'll be welcoming in hurricane season with bated breath, and a couple of boxes of supplies, like we Floridians, do every year. But what about those of us who own a pool? What is the best way to prep your...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
Monday, April 1, 2019
3 Reasons to Have a Summer Kitchen.
Getting family and friends together during the summer for a cookout is a lot of fun. There's always work that goes into it but it always ends up being worth it and everyone usually still has a great time. But what's better than grilling on the patio? Having your own summer, or outdoor, kitchen! Here...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 33 seconds
Monday, February 25, 2019
Prepare Your Pool for a the warmer months in Florida.
Spring is almost here, and Florida is recovering from the deep freeze of Winter. Well not really. But unless you have a heated pool, your pool has probably not been used for many months. Summer will be here before you know it, but for most Floridians pool season starts when the weather warms up in the...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 48 seconds
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Do I need a pool cover in Winter?
Winter brings dropping temperatures, freezing rain/snow, ice, and whatever else Mother Nature can think up during these few cold months. So during Winter, it's not really an ideal time to go for a swim, even in Florida. Most people with pools consider their pool to be out of commission during the cold...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 3 seconds
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The benefits of LED pool lighting
Just as there are few things as refreshing as a dip in the pool during a hot day, the atmosphere, aura, and ambiance of a superbly lit, night time pool are unbeatable. Proper pool lighting is also an essential factor in providing safety.
The future of pool lighting is...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 49 seconds
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Makeover Spa for Winter
Have a hot tub and don't plan on getting a whole lot of use out of is this winter? Well, winter is coming! Fall will be over before we know it and with colder temperatures comes preparing for it. Whether you're a snowbird who leaves the cold for warmer spots, or you stay put and brave through the cold...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 54 seconds
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Keep mosquitoes away while enjoying your pool.
One thing there's no shortage in Florida is the mosquito. So, how can you beat the mosquitos back and enjoy relaxing by the pool? Here are some tips from the pros:
Purchase a waterproof mosquito repellent and apply it to your skin before swimming. Long-lasting formulas containing DEET or picaridin...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 20 seconds
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Go beyond Summer BBQ with a Summer kitchen!
Going far beyond a run of the mill grill or even built-in patio barbecues, today’s Summer kitchens are elaborate and gaining popularity very quickly. Summer kitchens of today commonly include state of the art appliances, wood-fired pizza ovens, and granite or tile countertops. Summer kitchens...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 7 seconds
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Some fun pool tile options for 2018!
Your pool or spa has brought you a lot of joy and relaxation over the years. However, it's always fun to get a new look and create a new enchanting backyard space. Re-tiling can make it feel as if you just put in a brand new pool. The sky is the limit when it comes to tile trend of 2018! ...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 8 seconds