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Why winter may be a good time to build a pool!

Why winter may be a good time to build a pool!

Dreaming Of Swimming? Winter Is Pool Planning Season Written by Anne Reagan article found on Porch.com Even though it is the dead of winter, this is the best time to plan for a pool installation. Who would have thought the winter months would be the best time to think about pools? Here are a few reasons you should start researching and contacting pool contractors today. 1. It’s Off- Season Everyone wants a pool as soon as the summer heat rolls around, and that is when pool contractors get extremely busy. If you wait to plan for your pool until summer, you run […]

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3 must-do’s to get the right Woodlands pool builder.

3 must-do’s to get the right Woodlands pool builder.

With all the horror stories going around about pool builders and poor quality pools, I felt it may be helpful to give some tips on what to look for. This has really been weighing on both my self and Roy Burden. (owner of Pools by Design)

There are good, trustworthy pool builders in The Woodlands. How to find them…

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Winter Is Pool Planning Season

Winter Is Pool Planning Season

Even though it is the dead of winter, this is the best time to plan for a pool installation. Who would have thought the winter months would be the best time to think about pools? Here are a few reasons you should start researching and contacting pool contractors today.

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Get Rid of Mustard Algae in a Pool

Get Rid of Mustard Algae in a Pool

This blog is straight from http://www.swimuniversity.com/  brought to you by Pools by Design How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae in a Pool Mustard or yellow algae is a rare form of pool algae that is more common in warmer southern areas, but that doesn’t mean your pool won’t be infected. It’s important, that if you spot signs of mustard algae, to act quickly and get rid of it. What is Mustard Algae? Mustard algae is rare and often mistaken for sand, dirt, or a stain in your pool.It’s not slimy like regular green algae, but it likes to attach itself […]

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The Supreme Sales Advantage of a Family Business Is the Family Story

The Supreme Sales Advantage of a Family Business Is the Family Story

Selling your products or services is the lifeblood of any business. The biggest mistake I made in the startup phase of my family business was not making the investment to get trained to sell. I hid in my home office following an online marketing plan. After failing hard, I got the message. I love selling now. I like making money. Sales is my opportunity to share solutions that will make a difference in peoples’ lives. When I solve problems, I get paid.

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Conquering Fear of Water

Conquering Fear of Water

Being a teacher beholden to no one but your students is a glorious thing. With no rules to follow except the one in your heart—“Help People Learn”—you can innovate without restraint until all problems are solved.

In 1983, w

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Eating Before Swimming: Fact or Myth?

Eating Before Swimming: Fact or Myth?

When I was much younger and my family would go swimming in my best friend’s above ground pool, we would break around 1pm for lunch. Back then, lunch was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crust cut off

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5 Low cost fire pits!

5 Low cost fire pits!

After a summer spent out in the Great Wide Open, we hate to retreat indoors, but in most parts of the country, it’s only a matter of time before bitterly cold winter temperatures set in. For now, though, you can extend patio season and enjoy the

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6 Smart Ways to Bring Shade to Your Outdoor Spac

6 Smart Ways to Bring Shade to Your Outdoor Spac

Outdoor areas don’t have to be all about soaking in the sun. Sometimes it’s nice to relax in a shady spot, shielded from the harsh rays. There are many ways to bring shade to an outdoor space. You can build a new freestanding structure or enhance an existing patio or pergola through the addition of a shade screen.

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8 Ways to Embrace the Wonder of Fall

8 Ways to Embrace the Wonder of Fall

There is something about the change in the weather, the calm before the holiday chaos and the clear night skies that makes fall the perfect time to take stock of where you’ve been and what the coming months may bring. This season take pleasure in the small, simple things, like collecting acorns, pressing oak leaves and wrapping up in warm blankets to count the stars overhead. These suggestions will help you feather and enjoy your nest.

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