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  1. 5 Steps To Protect Your Hair & Skin From The Damaging Effects of Chlorine

    Everybody loves to swim, especially when it's hot out! It is one of the most popular summer activities for all ages. There are so many things you can do in the pool, whether it’s for a quick dip, playing some pool games or even swimming some laps. The one thing that’s not great about the pool is the damaging effects of chlorine.

    Namco also offers the Salt & Swim ABG, a salt water system that will produce soft, silky water without the harsh effects of chlorine. The Salt & Swim ABG will produce the equivalent of 155lbs of chlorine over it’s lifespan and will save you up to 50% on your seasonal chlorine costs. CLICK HERE to learn more.

    Steps to Limit the Damaging Effects of Chlorine

    Chlorine is used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in your pool. Not only does this kill all of the germs

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  2. 5 Tips to Throwing a Great Pool Party

    A pool party is the perfect way to cool off during the hot summer months. With Memorial Day approaching, it’s a great time to celebrate with friends and family by the pool. Pool parties can be fun, but slightly overwhelming because there are so many details involved. Here are 5 ways that you can host a better pool party, without any of the hassle.

    1. Make Sure Your Pool is in Perfect Shape

    A week or so before your party, test everything pool related, such as lights, jets, and the filter. Ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are adjusted and keep in mind that a chlorine residual of 3.0 is perfect. The morning of the party, skim the pool to get rid of excess debris. Plus, take a look around the pool for possible trip hazards like excess patio/furniture, which should be moved from the pool deck to allow easy access to the pool.

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  3. 5 Ways to Mark the Start of Summer

    As the sunlight continues to linger later each day, we are thankful that summer is on the horizon. The official start of summer is not until the summer solstice on June 21, but we all know that our favorite season really gets under way with some other tell-tale signs.

    How do we know?

    First and foremost, we mark our calendars for Memorial Day weekend every year to signal that summer is here. Afterall, following Memorial Day, we start to count down the numbers of days left in school and our personal calendars start to fill up graduation parties, family cookouts and get-togethers that will keep our summers busy.

    What are the other tell-tale signs that mark the start of summer?

    # 1 Fire Up the Grill

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  4. 7 Fun Activities to Get Kids Off the Couch

    April showers may bring May flowers, but what else do they bring? If you live in Connecticut, then they bring UConn Lady Huskies National Championships. Watching March Madness has been an excellent way to enjoy some down time, but now that it's over, we're ready to get moving with some fun family activities for spring and summer.

    If you have or care for children, then it's Spring Break season! That is great if you are a kid, but can be worrisome if you need to find kids activities to keep them active and entertained. April vacation and summer have a few things in common. One, nobody wants to go to school. Two, finding kids activities is tough. Kids are precious and engaging. But, they also get bored. At NAMCO, we th

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  5. 7 Habits for Healthy Kids

    As the sunlight continues to linger later each day, we are thankful that summer is on the horizon. The official start of summer is not until the summer solstice on June 21, but we all know that our favorite season really gets under way with some other tell-tale signs.

    How do we know?

    First and foremost, we mark our calendars for Memorial Day weekend every year to signal that summer is here. Afterall, following Memorial Day, we start to count down the numbers of days left in school and our personal calendars start to fill up graduation parties, family cookouts and get-togethers that will keep our summers busy.

    What are the other tell-tale signs that mark the start of summer?

    # 1 Fire Up the Grill

    grilling

    Grills

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  6. 7 Kids Songs for the Summer

    As the summer rolls on, friends and families are gathering for all sorts of events. Stories and memories are being made over family dinners and outdoor barbeques. Friends discuss times gone by and plans for the rest of the summer. All the while, music is playing in background. If the radio is playing, then there are probably some standard summer hits (for an interesting listen, then NPR produced the Manufacturing the Song of the Summer). Radio songs are generally family friendly, but not kid songs. So what about kids songs? Where are the summer hits for kids? Summer music tends to turn all fans into music lovers where everyone starts to sing-along to their favorite songs. For some parents, choosing the best songs

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  7. 7 Pool Party Ideas You Never Thought Of

    Here at Namco, we're all about at-home fun! A backyard pool gives you and your family endless hours of entertainment, all summer long. But you can also utilize your outdoor poolscape to entertain friends, throw kid's parties, or enjoy a romantic evening with your spouse. Adding a few simple decorations and party favors can take your at-home party from drab to fab in no time. Here are 7 unique ideas you can use to make your next party simply... unforgettable!

    1. Faires in a Jar

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  8. 7 Steps to a Great Hot Tub Party

    What is better than sitting back and relaxing outdoors with friends and family? Doing so in a hot tub! Whether you are looking to host a family BBQ or a party for your friends and neighbors, here are some tips to ensure your hot tub party is one to remember: The Guest List While spending time in the hot tub can be a lot of fun, you need to make sure that you invite people who will click well with each other. A hot tub is a small, confined space so you do not want to risk inviting too many people or people who won’t enjoy each other’s company. Remember, children and anyone with high blood pressure or heart disease should generally limit their time in a hot tub. Prepare Your Hot Tub There is nothing worse than feeling stressed out trying to get things ready when your guests are there. The point of a hot tub party is to enjoy visiting with your friends or family and get some much-needed relaxation. Make sure you do any cleaning well in advance and tim

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  9. 7 Tips for Designing Your Ultimate Pool Staycation

    Wondering what to do with the kids this summer, or what vacation to plan? You can make a big splash this year by creating your own custom fit Staycation - right in the comfort of your own backyard. Plus, you can have it fully setup and operational within a matter of weeks!

    It's an exciting time in the pool and outdoor living industry.

    With the recent advances in above-ground pool and patio technology, creating an outdoor oasis with a 5-star resort feel is not only within your reach - it's affordable too. There is a growing array of above-ground pool and patio styles to fit every budget and lifestyle. Owning an above-ground pool is an investment in your family, friends, property, and health.

    Tips for designing your backyard oasis

    There are considerations to take into account when deciding on the right poolscape scenario. It's important to do your research and work with a reputable supplier. Don't swim with the sharks! Here at NAMCO

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  10. 8 Trends for Outdoor Living in 2018

    Outdoor living spaces are coming into their own. This year’s trends have homeowners paying the same care and attention when furnishing their decks and patios as they do with their living rooms and kitchens. The summer of 2018 is the year of the “outdoor room” and here are eight trends for outdoor entertainers: 1. Fire Pits A fire pit is a natural gathering place that brings people together outdoors. As a hot day turns to a cold night, the warmth and glow of a fire creates a comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Fire pits can also extend your patio season into the early autumn and late spring. Fire pits are available to fit any budget and they come in a variety of models to fit with rustic, or modern designs. 2. Pillows Larger, cozier, cushions worthy of the living room are making their way outside. The added comfort that pillows bring help create an outdoor space that you can l

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