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11 Fun and Effective Pool Exercises

With the rising temperatures, it makes it nearly impossible to resist the perfectly cool water in your pool! Take a dip in the water to relax, or even use a couple of these moves to burn some extra calories and tone up everywhere. You don’t even have to swim to get these results. Here are […]

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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 […]

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Pool Essentials: 10 Simple Steps to Opening Your Pool

As the temperature starts to rise, it’s about that time to shed your covers…pool covers that is! Now is the time to start thinking about opening your pool. As you plan to open your pool for the summer, there are a few tips and tricks that will streamline the process so you can enjoy your […]

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The Top 10 Summer Essentials for Families

 As we patiently wait for the weather to warm up, we look forward to summer while planning our trips, parties and other summer essentials. Every year, we eagerly anticipate the holiday barbeques and friends-and-family gatherings for cookouts and outdoor summer activities like hiking and swimming. To make the most of summer, it takes a little […]

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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 www.namcopool.com 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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Mom with cancer gets special gift from Namco

ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) – When Milford mom, Karen O’Neil was diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer last year, she knew she wanted to focus on having fun with her family. O’Neil had a dream of having her own pool so her family could have some joy and relaxation during her chemotherapy sessions. So she took […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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11 Life Lessons We Learned from Dog Days of Summer Movies

If the Dog Days of Summer teach us anything, then they teach us about staying cool. As the summer rolls along families enjoy vacation time together and create some lasting memories. At the same time, friends begin to gather and share their summer stories. All while trying to beat the heat. To continue the #RelaxPlaySwim […]

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How to Host the Perfect Backyard Movie Night

There is something magical about sitting under the stars while watching some stars. As the heat and humidity fade along with the sun, the summer nights start to shine. Watching a movie outside in the backyard is a great way to #RelaxPlaySwim and enjoy time with friends and family. Backyard movie nights are fairly easy […]

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18 Classic Movies that Make Summer Special

Movies and summer bring out the kids in all of us! As families bond over summer vacations, parents get to relive previous trips during their youth. Kids begin to gather stories that they will share for years to come. Brothers and sisters grow closer in packed cars and road trips to National Parks and amusement […]

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5 Steps to Create a DIY Outdoor Speaker System

Summer means a lot of things. For some it means summer vacation. For others it means summer hours at the office. It also means summer projects. A great summer project that combines friends, family and fun is installing an outdoor speaker system. We all know that summer music provides some great memories, so add to […]

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23 Things To Do During A Heat Wave

During the summer, mother nature makes a mark with a special mix of hazy, hot and humid conditions. Particularly in the Northeast, and down the Eastern seaboard, this summer mix creates some difficult conditions. At times it is difficult to figure out things to do and stay cool. Of course, pools are great ways to […]

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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 […]

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Survey Says Summer Music Memories

Summer is exciting. Summer is fun. Summer is the season of memories. Think about your childhood and growing up. How many of your favorite stories happen during the summer? If you are like us, then many of your cherished childhood memories happen during the summer. The summer is about freedom and independence, after all, there […]

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The Best Ways To Enjoy Summer Music

It’s time to celebrate. Let’s celebrate summer and celebrate Independence Day. As the 4th of July holiday weekend is upon us, this is a great time to sit back and relax with friends and family. The 4th is one of those classic summer weekends, complete with BBQs and cookouts that lead to stories and memories […]

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5 Fun Games to Play with Water this Summer

If you #RelaxPlaySwim to the fullest this summer, then you may consider some fun outdoor playtime in the water with your family and friends to celebrate the warm weather. Thanks to Linda from Rain or Shine Mamma for working with us and providing some great ideas to make the most of your summer. This is a sponsored […]

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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 […]

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10 Unique and Easy Grilling Ideas

Father’s Day is around the corner, which means one thing. The #RelaxPlaySwim summer is in full gear. And you may be in need of some last minute gift and party planning ideas. Well, grills, grilling and grilled food go together with fathers like baseball and apple pie go together with summer. The best part is […]

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5 Perfect Picnic Ideas

If you #RelaxPlaySwim to the fullest this summer, then you may consider a picnic with your family and friends to celebrate the season. Thanks to Emma from CTBites for working with us and providing some great tips and tricks to make the most of your next picnic experience. This is a sponsored post from NAMCO. Summer […]

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7 Habits for Healthy Kids

Habits are hard to break. The older we get, the more we get set in our ways and it is difficult to change course. We also want our children to lead long lasting and impactful lives. If we can instill healthy habits in our kids when they are young, like eating right, exercise and treating […]

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Poolside Dip + Other Healthy Snacks for Kids

If you #RelaxPlaySwim to the fullest this summer, then you and your family will get pretty hungry. Thanks to Blair Lonergan and The Seasoned Mom for working with us and providing some great family friendly and healthy snacks that are great poolside. This is a sponsored post from NAMCO. When school is out and the […]

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25 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

The summer is a great time to get outside and explore the surrounding area. Parks are a safe way to remain active, allow kids to play outside and interact with their peers. Unfortunately, it rains. Check out these activities that let kids remain creative and active…especially during a rainy day. Arts and Crafts When it […]

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13 Fun Graduation Party Ideas

Summer is getting in gear, which means school is getting out and graduation season begins. Whether your kids, friends or family members are graduating from high school or college, there are some great ways to keep the atmosphere fun and feastive. From setting the ambiance and decor to providing foods and desserts for all ages, […]

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