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3 Ideas for Creating a Festive Halloween Pool Party!

3 Ideas for Creating a Festive Halloween Pool Party!

Tags: Kids, Lighting, Pool Favorites, Pool Party, Pool Recipes

When fall rolls around, many pool owners might get discouraged because they realize they may have to soon close their pool. For those lucky enough to live in a warmer climate or those who have installed pool heaters, the backyard festivities continue year round. However, if you have closed your pool you can still celebrate many holidays poolside – and one of our favorites is Halloween!...

11 Ways to Cozy Up Your Backyard for Autumn

11 Ways to Cozy Up Your Backyard for Autumn

Tags: Home Improvement, Landscaping

Fall has arrived and it’s time to bring the indoors out with cozy features. Your backyard is a continuation of your home which showcases your style and personality. Why should that end with summer? Extend your time in the fresh air with outdoor seating areas that feel as cozy as your couch.  Destination Design Traveling to Paris for decadent desserts or a wine tasting in...

Swimming Pool: Battle of the Hues

Swimming Pool: Battle of the Hues

Tags: Home Improvement, Pool Finishes, Pool Remodel

Your pool design should directly reflect your personal style and home architecture. This can be achieved through shape, size, features, and color of the pool. Selecting the perfect hue may be difficult when you have endless options, so let us help you narrow it down! Warm tones create an inviting environment while highlighting lighter areas such as a beach entry. Design a refreshing, clean...

13 Dogs That Can Pool Better Than You

13 Dogs That Can Pool Better Than You

Tags: Pool Favorites

The dog days of summer have reached new heights. From rocking a new pair of shades to soaking up the sun, we can all take a few tips from these dogs that understand the true meaning of a pool day. Good Day Sunshine Here comes the sun do do do dooo.   A photo posted by Kiah Day (@kiahthestaffy) on May 18, 2015 at 2:45pm PDT   I'm On A Float I got my...

The ABC’s of Pool Care

The ABC’s of Pool Care

Tags: Algae, Maintenance, Spas and Hot Tubs

As students prepare to head back to school this fall, we thought it would be a great time to brush up on the ABC’s…the ABC’s of Pool Care, that is. We’ve put together this list to help you brush up on common pool care terms to help keep your pool sparkling clean - even as you dive back into the routine of the school year. A – Alkalinity – Water balance is...

Family in swimming pool

Back to School Giveaway

Tags: Pool Favorites

Congratulations to Sue Berg Weisensee, winner of our Back to School giveaway! If you enjoy family time as much as our winner, visit our pool games for fun pool activities for the family. Happy Friday! What better way to get back into the school year than a giveaway? That's right! We are giving away a SwimmingPool.com prize pack to a lucky follower. Will it be you? To enter, just answer the...

Poolside Jams Playlist

Poolside Jams Playlist

Tags: Pool Favorites, Pool Party, Staycation

What is your perfect pool day? Grabbing your pool floats for lounging in the pool? Reading your favorite book while soaking up the sun? What about just jumping in for a cool swim? Whichever you choose, enjoy your pool time a little more this summer with our poolside jams playlist for the perfect day in the sun.

16 Summer Reads for the Pool

16 Summer Reads for the Pool

Tags: Pool Favorites, Staycation

Pools aren’t just for swimming. Sometimes, they are the perfect escape from your hectic life. Do you really need an excuse to have some “me time?” Never! So grab your favorite summer read and get lost in a book while lying poolside. To get your perfect pool day started, we gathered our top picks for your summertime reading. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins For fans...

12 Pool Floats We Love

12 Pool Floats We Love

Tags: Kids, Pool Favorites, Pool Party

Inflatable pool floats have taken swimming pools by storm! Summer 2015 has been filled with giant swans, food, and interactive kid floats and we’re ready to jump on board with the help of our friends from Swimline and Big Mouth, Inc. With summer season reaching its peak, it’s not too late to grab your float for your next pool party, Instagram picture, or a relaxing day soaking up the...

Red, White, and Blue BBQ

Red, White, and Blue BBQ

Tags: Kids, Pool Party, Pool Recipes, Sun Exposure

Happy 239th birthday, America! I love to throw a 4th of July celebration with my family and friends every year. Our party involves barbequing, swimming, and a parade around the pool to patriotic music – yes, that actually happens. Whether your celebration is as cheesy as ours or not, make sure to enjoy time with your loved ones. To make this the best summer yet, we have all your red, white...

Dream Pool on a Dime

Dream Pool on a Dime

Tags: Home Improvement

The unofficial start to summer is just around the corner. Just the thought of packing up the swimsuits, water wings, sunscreen, towels, change of clothes and loading the kids in the car to drive to the local pool or beach makes me want to find an alternative to beating the heat. Wouldn’t it be nice to skip all of that hassle, open the back door and enjoy your own backyard paradise? Many...

The Grass isn't Always Greener

The Grass Isn't Always Greener

Tags: Home Improvement, Landscaping, Water Features

Grass is in the past! A beautiful, well-kept yard doesn’t need to have grass as a foundation. Whether it’s due to its inability to grow, maintenance, or for design purposes, the absence of a lawn doesn’t mean your yard needs to suffer. Elegance, beauty, and serenity can be achieved with or without grass. Dig in and learn how to turn your bare backyard into something amazing!...

Landscaping: The Cutting Edge

Landscaping: The Cutting Edge

Tags: Home Improvement, Landscaping

Your backyard is so much more than just your swimming pool. It’s your escape on a long day and your retreat when there are sunny skies. Enjoy everything your backyard has to offer by adding a personalized poolscape. Poolscape is the environment surrounding your pool. Landscaping can have astronomical benefits for your backyard and your check book while also providing aesthetic enhancements...

Woman Lounging by Swimming Pool

Create the Perfect Staycation

Tags: Pool Party, Pool Recipes, Staycation

Nothing is greater than when you feel the warmth of the sun’s rays radiating on your skin. A cool breeze sweeps by, and the sound of the water puts you in a meditative state. No, I’m not describing a tropical paradise; I’m describing your backyard. Have you ever needed a vacation from your vacation? I have countless times – constantly on the move, taking care of the kids,...

Fiberglass Pool with Landscaping

The Beginner's Guide to Fiberglass Pools

Tags: Home Improvement, Maintenance, Pool Remodel

Spring is here and it’s time to start soaking up the sun! Fiberglass pools are a great option for homeowners who want to spend more time enjoying their pool and less time cleaning it. The smooth surface of fiberglass pools practically maintain themselves, and the pool can be installed in days! This is the most costly inground pool option, but you will see the lowest lifetime cost –...

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