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From the monthly archives: July, 2015

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Add an Outdoor Kitchen Near Your Pool To Dial Up the Fun Factor This Summer

The star attraction at any backyard gathering is the pool and spa, but outdoor rooms of every kind—kitchens with a pizza over, dining areas, rooms with a fire pit for late-night gatherings, and quiet garden structures—are winning accolades from pool owners and appreciative party guests alike.

“It’s not just about the pool anymore, but rather about the entire backyard,” said John C. Migliaccio, CPO, CBP, president of the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA). “When you add an outdoor room to the pool setting — especially an outdoor kitchen with bar – you create a focal point — a natural gathering place for food, fun and refreshment. The outdoor kitchen is the place to entertain friends, and it is also the perfect setting for a quiet evening with the family or a romantic alfresco dinner for two.”

The outdoor room can enhance the value of a home, it is the perfect gathering place and it is just plain fun, noted Scott Cohen, a garden designer and author of Patio Covers, Pergolas, and PavilionsThe Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook; and other books. “In some areas of the country, the outdoor kitchen has become an expected amenity for a comfortable home. In still others, an outdoor kitchen is a standout feature, offering a valuable edge in any housing market.”

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What’s your type? Inground pools come in all shapes and sizes

There are three broad types of inground pools including the concrete pool, the vinyl liner pool and the fiberglass pool. Find the one that is right for you!

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Experts Clear the Water on the Colorful Myths Associated With Peeing in the Pool

Mythical pee detecting dye? Nope. Chlorine causes red eye? Nope. But “red eyes” is a colorful indicator that someone might have peed in the pool. As the swimming season kicks off, health experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have teamed up to launch a campaign to stop people from peeing in the pool. To do so, they are busting a couple of colorful myths associated with this clandestine activity.

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