Mobile Om at Hays Bridge in San Antonio, TX

At California Pools, we value me-time.  But sometimes it's hard to make time to take care of yourself.  But in San Antonio, TX, there's a way to give you and your body a little something special at the Hays Street Bridge: "Mobile Om."

Mobile Om is an outdoor yoga experience worth visiting - and maybe even worth following!  According to blogger 20 Something SA, Mobile Om's founder Cassandra Fauss had the inspiration to bring yoga to the people rather than persuade people to come to yoga.

Even if yoga isn't your preferred form of me-time Mobile Om terrifically demonstrates how important it is to take time for yourself - to take a few moments here and there to slow down and really enjoy what's around you.  Maybe you can even do this in your own backyard!

With a swimming pool from California Pools, you can take advantage of the relaxing paradise just right outside your home.  Have some me-time after work with an evening rest in the hot tub.  Or spend a few days a week swimming laps in your swimming pool to build up your cardio and get a great workout.  Or if Mobile Om inspires you, you can even bring yoga to your own backyard and practice poolside.

We at California Pools want to challenge you to bring something healthy and inspiring to yourself, rather than chasing after it.  Whether it's a yoga session or a good swim, whether it's the Hays Street Bridge or your own custom backyard living space, take care of yourself!

If you think California Pools can help to bring a little more me-time into your life, give us a call at (800) 282-7665.  You can also contact us anytime online, and we'd love to have a free in-home consultation with you soon.  Take care of yourself, San Antonio!

California Pools in the Weihnachts Parade 2015

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If you were near Boerne, Texas during this last weekend, we hope you visited the Weihnachts Parade on Saturday, December 5th!  Ruben Rosa of our California Pools office in San Antonio, Texas had his own California Pools truck in this year's 29th anniversary of this Boerne Christmas tradition. With nearly 100 lit floats and vehicles, the parade introduced the Christmas spirit to the Main Street of Boerne from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M with its "Christmas Stories" theme.  See the photo for a glimpse of Ruben and his crew aboard the California Pools truck, featuring some Charlie Brown Christmas elements!

Think you'd like to work with the California Pools | San Antonio, TX office? You can reach us at (800) 282-7665 or contact us anytime online to schedule a free in-home consultation. Feel free to continue to browse our website to learn more.

2015 Boerne Wild Game Dinner

Join the Greater Boerne Texas Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber's 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner!  It costs $20 per person to attend, and this fantastic even will take place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road, Boerne, Texas 78006.  You can purchase tickets online, or feel free to contact Mary Sue Hurdt for all your Boerne Wild Game Dinner inquiries! Check out this video for more information!

If you'd like to learn more about California Pools and our story, feel free to continue to browse our website. You can reach us at (800) 282-7665 if you have questions, or contact us anytime online to schedule a free in-home consultation with a California Pools representative near you!  Let us turn your backyard dream into a reality.

NFL Week 4 Dallas Cowboys Against New Orleans Saints

Catch the Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints this upcoming Sunday, October 4th at 8:30 P.M. on NBC!  Here are our Top 6 Reasons to tune in to see the Dallas Cowboys play this weekend:

With Tony Romo out, Brandon Weeden will start for the second week in a row and try to get his first win of the season - is he up to the challenge?

With star wide receiver Dez Bryant still out with a broken foot, the Dallas Cowboys will travel to New Orleans and take on the winless Saints.

After missing last week with a shoulder injury, the saints' quarterback Drew Brees practiced this week and will start against the Cowboys.

Tony Romo was placed on injury reserve and will be out at least until November 22nd after suffering a broken collarbone. see how this will impact the cowboys' gameplay.

The New Orleans Saints are on a surprising 0-3 start to what is a disappointing season

This week, the new orleans Saints sent defensive end Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui in the hopes to spark their offense and break the three-game skid.

Tune in this Sunday at 8:30 P.M. on NBC to see how the Dallas Cowboys' fight against the New Orleans Saints will turn out!  If you think you'd like to learn more about California Pools, feel free to continue to browse our website.  You can reach us at (800) 282-7665 if you have questions, or you can contact us anytime online to schedule a free in-home consultation with a California Pools representative near you.  Help us turn your swimming pool backyard dream into a reality!

29th Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show

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It's that time again for the Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show.  This year's show promises to be better than ever.  Do you have projects that need to be solved?  Do you need ideas on how to turn your back yard into your dream staycation? Do you want to build a swimming pool that will make you the envy on your neighborhood?  With thousands of square feet of exhibits, the Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show is that place to be this weekend September 18-20.  Make sure to visit us at booth #440 & #442!

What can you find at this year's Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show?

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Landscape lighting
  • Decks and fencing
  • Kitchen and baths
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Custom swimming pools
  • Custom spas
  • Windows, doors and roofing
  • And much, much more...

The San Antonio Alamodome is located at...

100 Montana St
San Antonio, TX 78203

Parking is $10.

Contact California Pools - San Antonio for a free quote today!

San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb 2015

To honor this 14th Anniversary of that tragic September 11th attack on New York, we thought we'd recommend an event for local San Antonio, TX residents to participate in!  The San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb is taking place this September 11th, 2015 at The Tower of the Americas.  You can start checking in between 6:00 A.M. and 7:30 A.M. at 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Here's some more information from the event webpage:

San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb is a very specific type of 9/11 memorial. There is a reason it is not a 5K, a bike ride, or any other type of event. There is a reason it is specifically a climb: to pay tribute to the climb that our 343 fallen firefighter brothers made on September 11th, 2001. On 9/11/2015, we will again gather here in our great city of San Antonio, Texas to pay our respects once again. We will climb the represented 110 floors of the World Trade Center to complete the climbs for, and pay tribute to, our brothers who perished that day. We climb to complete their climb in honor of them, in tribute to them, and for them.

343 tags will be carried for each of our fallen firefighter brothers up the stairs of the Tower of the Americas. There will also be 71 tags for the fallen Law Enforcement Officers and 9 for EMS personnel. We will climb these stairs twice to reach (and actually exceed) the 110 floors of the World Trade Center to pay tribute to each. We will complete these climbs for them and their accountability tag will be placed on an accountability board at the top. There are many other symbolic moments and events represented in this event as well to pay respect and honor the lost lives of our brothers of 9/11.


For more information about this event, feel free to visit the websites linked above.  If you'd like to learn more about California Pools, browse our website.  You can call us at (800) 282-7665 if you have questions or contact us anytime online.

Brazilian Steakhouse & Churrascaria Texas de Brazil

Looking for a new place to try out some delicious steak near you!  Our very own Ruben Rosa tried out this place, located at 313 E Houston St, San Antonio, Texas 78205.  Texas de Brazil is a great spot, and who knows, maybe you'll even run into Ruben when you visit!

For more info on the Brazilian Steakhouse & Churrascaria Texas de Brazil, check out their website!  If you'd like to know more about California Pools, feel free to browse our website as well, and you can learn about the California Pools story, our office locations nationwide, and General Manager Ruben Rosa himself!  Contact us online anytime or call (800) 282-7665!

San Antonio's 5th Annual Food Truck Throwdown

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Consider this your formal invitation to San Antonio, Texas' 5th Annual Food Truck Throwdown.  With 15 delicious food trucks competing for your appetite over one weekend, you're sure to be impressed.  Come to Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247 the weekend of July 24th-26th to enjoy good food and a great time with the San Antonio, TX community!

With free admission and free parking to this event, there's no reason to stay at home and eat the same food your family eats every other day.  The following food trucks will be ready to serve Friday 6:00PM - 11:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM - 11:00PM, and Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM: Treats on Streets, Gracie's Kitchen, Chilito's Express, Latin Fusion Kitchen, Philly's Phamous G Bros., Chicago Style Pizza, Jimbo's Slice of Heaven, Smoke, The Truck, Gilbo's Grill, Mr. Fish, Ain't Ya Momma's Pie, Squares Food Truck, and Sir-Wacha.

This Food Truck Throwdown will have fun for all ages with soda and adult beverages served all day, live music and DJ on Friday and Saturday, along with a moon bounce, playscape, arcade, and more fun activities to entertain the kids!  Attendees are even encouraged to bring and donate any non-perishable foods for the San Antonio, Texas Food Bank.

For more information on San Antonio's 5th Annual Food Truck Throwdown, browse online or just go explore for yourself!  To learn more about California Pools and our story, please feel free to browse our website or give us a call at (800) 282-7665.  And of course, if you'd like to schedule an in-home consultation with a California Pools office near you, contact us anytime online.

 

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Free Fun Summer Activities in San Antonio, TX

Looking for fun, inexpensive ways to make the most of your summer in the San Antonio, Texas area?  We've got a few ideas for you:

1.  Alamo

If you haven't gone to see the Alamo yet, it is worth most definitely worth visiting!  In addition to being an important historical landmark, The Alamo is a grand piece of beautiful architecture.  Check it out at 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205!

2.  San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The name is a mouthful, but The Mission Trail is in fact "a great walking, biking or driving experience. Explore centuries of the history and culture when you visit" all 5 missions!  You can find it at 2202 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210.

3.  River Walk

The River Walk awaits your enjoyment of this beautiful blend of historical and modern cultural elements.  From architecture to food to shopping, you can almost any piece of a great vacation here at Paseo Del Rio.


 

For more information or more ideas of exploring the culture of San Antonio, Texas for free, visit their website dedicated to providing fun ideas for experiencing San Antonio.  Please continue to browse our website as well and learn about the California Pools story.  You can reach us at (800) 282-7665 if you have questions, or contact us online anytime to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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Local San Antonio, TX Swimming Pool Builder

As the year heats up, find a way to cool off poolside.  Our local office in San Antonio, TX is prepared to turn your backyard living area dream into a reality.  With innovative technology and water-wise custom elements, Ruben Rosa and his team of swimming pool experts will create a unique outdoor space that feels like an extension of your home.  Below is a 3-D design rendering of a recently completed project by the California Pools local San Antonio, TX team.

This large freeform swimming pool features an adjoined swim spa and small waterfall.  Surrounding the swimming pool itself is custom decking, high-end patio furniture, and quality landscaping all completed by your local San Antonio, TX office.  With the finishing touch of a pristine outdoor kitchen, this backyard living area is begging for this family to enjoy staycating this summer.

If you think you want your outdoor living space to have similar high-quality design and construction, contact California Pools today at (800) 282-7665.  You can also submit online to schedule a free in-home consultation with your local California Pools swimming pool contractor.  To learn more about the California Pools story and values, feel free to browse our website.

San Antonio, TX "Some Bunny Adopt Me" Campaign

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Easter may be over, but San Antonio Pets Alive! is keeping the Easter bunny's spirit alive.  The SA Pets Alive! mission is to eliminate the killing of innocent animals that are simply in need of tender love, care, and homes.  They provide a network for people in the San Antonio, TX to connect to the community through volunteering, philanthropy, animal fostering, and animal adoption.

For the entire month of April, SA Pets Alive! is launching a month-long event called "Some Bunny Adopt Me" to encourage owners to adopt dogs and cats through their program.  According to www.news4sanantonio.com, "during the month of April, you can adopt small, adult dogs that are under 20 pounds for a reduced adoption fee of $25. It's the perfect opportunity for anyone with apartment or leasing restrictions on pets of a certain weight to find the perfect pint-sized companion."  Not to mention, these small, furry friends are terrific poolside companions!

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For more information on SA Pets Alive! or their "Some Bunny Adopt Me" campaign, click one of the above links.  Also, feel free to continue to browse our website, learn about the California Pools story, or contact us today for a free in-home consultation!

Water and Hot Tub Therapeutic Benefits

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The therapeutic benefits of water and hot tubs have been well documented for hundreds of years.  With today's technology and designs the benefits to your health are incredible.

Hydrotherapy consists of three elements - buoyancy, heat and massage. Your body is only about one tenth of its weight in water, therefore muscles and ligaments can relax because they are not supporting your normal weight. The heat and massage effect stimulate blood circulation which brings increased oxygen and nutrients to soothe tired, aching muscles.

The jets in a spa or hot tub are designed in different positions in each seat, this is to provide a more complete all round therapy as the user moves from seat to seat.

All spas or hot tubs require maintenance and upkeep of their water in order for it to remain safe to use. You should test the spa water at least once per week if the spa is used for approximately one hour per day, rising to two to three times per week during heavier use periods. You are checking to see that the water has enough chlorine or bromine in it to control bacteria, and that the PH levels are within the recommended scale to allow the chlorine or bromine to work efficiently.

Many spas nowadays have an automatic dosing system called a 'Spafrog' which is a cylindrical unit, placed into the spa and automatically releases the correct amount of minerals and chlorine or bromine into the spa water. This takes much of the worry and complexity out of caring for the water, all you need to do is replace the 'Spafrog' cartridge when necessary and let it do the rest.

It is useful to familiarize yourself with the manual which comes with your hot tub before you use it, just to make sure you are aware of any safety aspects that may need to be taken into consideration.

Most spas or hot tubs though, are easy to maintain once you become accustomed to the routine checks and precautions.

Spas or hot tubs can personalized, from initially choosing a favourite colour or finish, they can then be enhanced with aromatherapy systems, allowing you to infuse scents into your spa, music systems and spa lights help create the perfect setting for unwinding.

The water temperature is adjustable thereby allowing a spa to be used and enjoyed all year round, by the whole family.