1. The Summer Sun Shines on Joy

    We feel very fortunate at NAMCO. Founded in 1962, our little family-run company has grown over the last 50 years, however, we remain focused on serving the families and communities where we operate. In May, we received a letter from a fellow summer lover that truly captured our hearts and attention.

    Karen O’Neil and her husband Sean grew up loving the water. When you have a pool in the backyard, it is easy to find some affection for the water. Growing up, their family vacations revolved around bodies of water, and now, they look to do the same for their twin 12 year-old girls, Zoe and Clea. To the O’Neil Family, summer memories means trips to the Jersey Shore or Nantucket, along with visits to family near the Housatonic River.

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  2. The Ultimate Guide to Throwing Pool Parties

     The sun is shining. The humidity is rising. The temperatures are occasionally overwhelming. Summer is in full swing. To enjoy the #RelaxPlaySwim mindset over the summer and upcoming 4th of July, it might be time for a pool party.

    Leading up to the summer season, we looked into interesting ideas that help throw celebrations that embody family and fun. If you have a pool, then you’ll probably have a lot of friends as the summer goes on and people seek a refuge from the heat. Pool owners that want to embrace their pool and engage friends, family and neighbors may want to host a pool party.

    Inspired by some great words of wisdom from SheKnows on pool party planning basics, please find a

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  3. 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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  4. Retro game room brings the ’50s to vivid life

    We're loving this awesome retro game room design! How would you design your perfect ‪#‎family‬ ‪#‎gameroom‬?

    Visit today to outfit your family room with a pool table, bar, and more! Click here to view this retro game room.

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  5. Tips for Maintaining Your Pool

    Pools are a glorious place to cool off during the hot summer season, and with the right pool routine you can spend more of your time enjoying the pool and less time cleaning it! Our helpful tips are designed to simplify your pool maintenance routine and leave you with more time to enjoy your summer:

    Skim for Debris Regularly

    It may seem like a pain to skim for debris a few times a day, but it will save you time in the long run. If your pool is near trees or gardens then a fair amount of debris will probably end up in your pool water and ultimately in your filter. Take turns with your family members a couple of times a day to enjoy a few minutes of sunshine and skim the pool.

    Vacuum Often

    You should vacuum your pool at least once a week to ensure that it is properly cared for. Regular vacuuming will ensure your pool is clean whenever you are ready to go for a swim. Set some time aside to thoroughly vacuum

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  6. 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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  7. 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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    • 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.

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      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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    • 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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