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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Safety Pool Covers

We've got you covered 

Pool owners are a disciplined bunch.  They spend all summer cleaning and protecting their pool so that family and friends can enjoy the benefits.  They labor in the hot sun to make sure chemicals are balanced.  They rack up countless hours keeping a watchful and protective eye on children and pets to make sure they don't fall into the pool unexpectedly.  After putting in all those hours during the summer months, it is only natural to want to take a break once fall arrives to usher in winter.
But don't put your feet up just yet!  Is your pool properly winterized and covered with one of our Arctic Armor Safety Covers?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Closing Your In-Ground Pool

Ten steps to close down swim season

It’s tough to imagine, but with Labor Day upon us and temperatures beginning to drop, pool owners everywhere have to start thinking about closing their pool for winter.  And while the project isn’t that tough of an assignment, doing it incorrectly or failing to do it at all is a nearly foolproof way to create a lot of extra work and repair when spring rolls back around.

To help you out we’ve put together a quick checklist that many of our customers find to be helpful.  Give it a read – we think it is helpful.  And let us suggest that while you’re reading through it that you run a mental checklist to make sure you’ve got the necessary products on hand before you get going.  If you’re running low or don’t have something you think you’ll need, visit our winterizing accessories page to get in stock.  

Warm Your Pool; Selecting a Pool Heater

Heat it up 

Extending your pool season is always a good idea.  Not only will the kids get to splash into the fall season, everyone will get the benefit of a warm pool to continue their work out regimen, gain physical activity hours and add more quality family time.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ping Pong; Unleash Indoor Fun


Did you know that table tennis has been in existence for more than 125 years?  Its first competitive games being played in England in the 1880’s, the game, known to many as Ping Pong, is one of the few games universally played and understood by so many people in so many countries.  Not only is table tennis popular because of the simple rules, it's played a role in diplomatic discussions, recreational league tournaments and, beginning in 1988, was added to the Olympics. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Game On With a Game Table

Is it time for a game table?

Fewer hours of sunshine often translates to more time spent inside.  But indoor time doesn’t have to translate into screen time.  In recent years, families have invested in gaming tables for their home, allowing them to gather together for hours of competitive fun and memory making.  In the past, gaming tables like air hockey, tabletop pool, soccer and foosball carried a heavy price tag and required a great deal of open space, or even a dedicated room in a home.  But while the price of gas, energy and food may have increased in recent years, the cost of family fun has become much more affordable.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Closing Your Above Ground Pool

Seven steps to close down swim season

I hate to bring this up, but someone has to.  It’s nearly time to take action.  Yep, it is almost time to shut down your pool for the winter.  People who do it properly can tell you how enjoyable it makes opening the pool back up in the spring.  For those of us who have done it wrong, we likely won’t make that mistake again.  Shutting down your pool the right way for the winter translates into a much quicker and smooth opening in the spring.  Check out these basics steps below as you prepare to shut things down:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pool Workouts

Get fit in the ease and comfort of a pool

Before starting any workout routine, a visit to your regular doctor is always a good idea.  
Also, If you don't know how to swim, please start with swimming lessons before venturing into a water fitness program.  Classes are offered regularly at recreational centers and health clubs with a choice of individual, or group lessons.  If you've already mastered the life-saving skill of swimming, please prepare yourself with the proper basic equipment necessary to begin.