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  1. 9 Earth Day Activities for Kids

    The amount of eco-friendly and do-it-yourself (DIY) activities there are to enjoy is as limitless as your imagination. The world is filled with adventure, and it starts in your own backyard. As Albert Einstein said,

    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

    In honor of Earth Day, here are our 9 favorite kid-friendly, eco-friendly activities that will spur the imagination of children everywhere...regardless of your actual age. 1. Make Homemade Art Supplies: There are very simple ways to keep the creative juices flowing throughout the summer that also help the environment. Many art supplies, which are typically purchased at the store, can be made in the kitchen. This helps teach children about recycling and also saves some money. Ever wonder what to do with all those leftover

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  2. 9 Simple Last Minute Memorial Day Ideas to Kick Off Summer

    Summer is finally here and we think it will be worth the wait. After enduring a lackluster spring season, Memorial Day weekend is finally here, which means...summer!

    From the annual family vacation to relaxing in the yard, every family has their own list of summer essentials. However, the one common summer essential we all share is the desire to relax!

    As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming barbeques and gatherings, we want to make the most out of summer. So get started this weekend and take advantage of the Memorial Day holiday!

    Memorial Day Party Planning Tips

    Did summer sneak up on you this year?

    Don’t worry because it’s never too late to gather your friends and family in order to throw a quick Memorial Day party. Keep it simple, fire up the grill and take advantage of a few party planning tips that will make your guests think you’ve been planning all year!

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    • Above Ground Pools v Inground Pools: The Benefits of Each Pool

      As they say, it's the summer and and the living is easy. Well, for people that own pools (or have close friends or family that are pool owners) that is true. For those of us that do not own pools, there may be many questions. From above ground pools to inground pools, there are questions about cost, comfort, cleaning among many others potential concerns.

      To help with the decision making process, we have provided some general information, benefits and concerns about owning a pool (whether an above ground pool or inground pool). From the natural benefits like exercise to some understandable concerns like pool maintenance and pool care, we hope the following information provides a guide that will enable you to make the best decision for your family.

      Benefits of Owning a Pool

      From increased family time and a sure fire way to provide some fun, pools offer many benefits. In addition to the fun and family,

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    • Behind the Scenes at the NAMCO Commercial Video Shoot

      We kicked off the season with a brand new TV commercial on NAMCO's new line of pool accessories, patio sets, filters and pumps, and more! The kids on set had a great time playing foosball and ping pong in the NAMCO game room, but were slightly disappointed at not being able to take a dip! Next time you need to get your water tested or stock up on chemicals - bring the kids! [gallery link="none" columns="2" ids="2280,2281,2282,2283"]

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    • Exotic hot tubs from around the world!

      Need some inspiration for your dream home ‪#‎spa‬? You don't need to travel to experience this kind of relaxation and luxury. Check out these exotic hot tubs from around the world and visit www.namcopool.com/us/spas to start your ‪#‎staycation‬ today! Click here to view spas from around the world.

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    • Get Your Outdoor Patio Ready for Fall!

      The summer may be winding to an end, but time spent outdoors doesn’t have to. For many, the New England Fall season is a favorite time for outdoor relaxing because it means less humidity and less bugs! Autumn colors make your outdoor space naturally beautiful, and you can add to that beauty with complimentary colors, furniture, and accessories. With our design tips, you can set up an outdoor space prime for relaxing and entertaining - all the way into Thanksgiving!

      Design Basics

      If you have a deck, patio or backyard - you can create an outdoor room.

      found at www.houzz.com

      The key to defining an outdoor room is creating ‘structure.’ Using structural elements like

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    • Gifts Ideas to Help You Enjoy Father’s Day by the Pool

      It’s mid June and the sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and you still haven’t picked up something for Father’s Day! Well, with the right gift you and your father can enjoy the outdoors this weekend and every weekend for months and years to come. We’ve put together some suggestions for fun and functional gifts that will give your father more quality time in the backyard with family and friends. Polaris Pool Cleaners Is your dad the “pool cleaner”? If so, it’s time to look at an automatic pool cleaner instead! Whether you’re purchasing a new cleaner, or looking for an upgrade, your pool cleaner is the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Not only will automatic pool cleaners improve water quality, they do so in a matter of hours. They also reduce long term maintenance by preventing the build up of dirt and debris, which protects your pool’s filtration system. Polaris offers a range of cleaners like the Polaris 280 pressure si

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    • Guide to Opening Your Pool

      It’s mid June and the sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and you still haven’t picked up something for Father’s Day! Well, with the right gift you and your father can enjoy the outdoors this weekend and every weekend for months and years to come. We’ve put together some suggestions for fun and functional gifts that will give your father more quality time in the backyard with family and friends. Polaris Pool Cleaners Is your dad the “pool cleaner”? If so, it’s time to look at an automatic pool cleaner instead! Whether you’re purchasing a new cleaner, or looking for an upgrade, your pool cleaner is the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Not only will automatic pool cleaners improve water quality, they do so in a matter of hours. They also reduce long term maintenance by preventing the build up of dirt and debris, which protects your pool’s filtration system. Polaris offers a range of cleaners like the Polaris 280 pressure si

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    • Hosting an Amazing Fourth of July Pool Party

      The Fourth of July is a time when people get together with their friends and family and celebrate the long weekend! Because of the beautiful weather this is often done outside. If you have a pool you may wish to host a pool party for your friends to enjoy the nice weather. Whether you want to relax by the pool, or play games and have fun, a Fourth of July pool party is a great way to get together and catch up with friends and family. Consider Your Guest List The first step when planning any party is to consider your guest list. Think about how many people you would like to invite. Consider factors such as how much space you have on your pool deck, the size of your pool, available seating, and your budget. As well, think about the dynamic you are hoping for, whether you would like children there or just adults; friends or only family. Hire a Lifeguard While a pool party is a lot of fun, the number one priority is to keep everyone safe. Consider hiring

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    • How to Beat the Heat and Get in Shape

      The summer heat takes its toll. Occasionally, the heat causes us to be slightly lethargic and it is tough to get going. It is difficult to get motivated and stick to our exercise plans. During the summer heat, it is easy to stay inside and simply stay cool. Heck, we even recommended some ideas to beat the heat. However, to maintain the #RelaxPlaySwim mindset, then finding ways to get off the couch and remain active is an important component to living a well-balanced life. Just keep in mind a few helpful tips to prevent heat-related sickness because heat exhaustion is serious. The CDC provides some general tips to stay safe while exercising

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