How To Throw the Perfect Memorial Day Pool Party

Posted by Jim Riggs on May 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's one week until Memorial Day weekend, and if you have a pool, it's quite possible your friends are hoping you'll decide to throw a party.

So why not indulge them?

We realize party planning isn't necessarily everyone's passion or talent. That's why we're going to try to make this very easy for you.

From invitations to party favors, our how-to guide will help you throw such a successful Memorial Day pool party that your guests will leave asking how soon they can come back.

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Topics: Fun & Games

How To Use Your Swimming Pool Like A Gym This Summer

Posted by Jim Riggs on May 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

While the pool is a great place to relax, it's also the perfect place to exercise. Water creates resistance that adds a healthy challenge to simple exercises, which means you'll burn more calories! Another benefit of a water workout is that it's gentle on your joints and great for toning your muscles.

While you can always swim laps, why not take a more fun approach with exercises that will strengthen and body and get your heart pumping? We've picked some of our favorites for you to try.

For a full workout, pick 3 or more exercises from our list, and do at least 10 reps of each. Repeat the rotation 3 times or more.

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4 Original Pool Party Themes To Try This Summer

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A pool party is a just pool party, right? Who needs a theme? Wrong.

Just because people go from one pool party to the next all summer doesn't mean your party can't stand out. In fact, it means yours SHOULD stand out.

Instead of settling for common themes like the Hawaiian luau, try something original. Here are four pool party themes we're pretty sure your friends haven't used—you don't even have to tell them we gave you the idea!

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Plan A Top-Notch Hot Tub Party

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As much as you love having your solo hot tub time, sometimes you want to share your spa with your friends. That sounds like a good reason for a hot tub party.

But where do you start? What's the best way to pull this party off? If you're hosting a hot tub party, the hot tub should take center stage, influencing who you invite and how you plan.

Here are some tips to help you pick a theme, prepare additional entertainment, plan a menu, and cultivate an all-around relaxing atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression:


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Topics: Fun & Games, Spas (Hot Tubs)

4 Ways to Make Your Pool Fun & Safe for Those Who Can't Swim

Posted by Jim Riggs on Aug 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that about half of the population doesn't know how to swim? While that number may be a little lower here in the south where swimming pools are a summertime staple, there's still a a pretty good chance that at least one person you invite to your pool party won't be able to dive in with everyone else.

To make sure everyone has fun and stays safe, here are some ideas that'll help make your pool fun for people who can't swim:

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Topics: Safety, Fun & Games

7 Easy Ways to Create the Perfect Staycation

Posted by Jim Riggs on Jul 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you aren't able to break away for a vacation this summer don't sweat it. You can still relax and spend time with your family right in your own home if you plan the perfect staycation.

We've compiled this list of tips and suggestions that can be enjoyed right at home, whether you have young children, teens, or it's just you and your partner. Try them all in a weekend, or even just one every day for a week; either way, you're in for a great staycation!

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6 Fun Pool Games for Families

Posted by Jim Riggs on Jun 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Why bother having a pool if you aren't going to use it for fun? We've already shared with you all of the pool accessories you need to have a great time, so here are even more ideas on how you can use those those toys to have the best summer ever; there are even some suggestions in our list that don't need any accessory other than your friends or family members.

Here are 6 fun pool games for families that are sure to kickstart some laughs, inspire a few memories, and spark a little healthy competition.

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5 Swimming Exercises to Try in Your Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The great thing about swimming is how versatile of an activity it is: it's fun, it's relaxing, and it's even great exercise!

Swimming is a great workout because the density of water makes every movement a mini resistance-workout, but without the joint stress since the water also neutralizes gravity!

Since you probably know how to have fun and relax in the pool, we're here to share 5 fun and easy swimming exercises you can try next time you take a dip:

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10 Must-Have Pool Accessories for an Extra Fun Summer

Posted by Jim Riggs on Jun 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Pools are already loads of fun on their own, but of course it never hurts to add a little more of a wow factor with a water feature, or a little more fun with some hot new pool accessories, toys, and games.

So whether this is your first summer with a pool or your 15th, these 10 pool accessories are a great way to personalize and reinvent your family's pool experience:

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Topics: Fun & Games