Hurricane Damage: What to Look for in Your Swimming Pool

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The weather has been destructive lately with devastating hurricanes and tropical storms. Lives have been lost. Homes have been destroyed. Families are suffering.  Our prayers are with all of the families affected by these tragedies. As communities come together to help re-build our neighborhoods; the love and support of one another and the generosity of strangers helping strangers humbles us.  It is sometimes in great tragedy, that we are reminded that strangers we actually aren’t, but rather one loving nation truly helping each other.  This beautiful act of kindness should not go un-noticed during this time of tragedy. 

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Although many homes have been completely demolished, others received only minor damage or simply need a big clean up.  We, at California Pools, would like to remind those of you with swimming pools what to do with your hurricane damaged backyard. Once your family is safe and well and your home is back in order, your backyard will most likely need some cleaning up, possibly needing some repairs as well. Your swimming pool may have been damaged and your pool equipment might not be functioning properly. California Pools would like to emphasize the importance of consulting with an industry expert before you begin to work on re-building and repairing your backyard and swimming pool.  There could be damage beyond what is visible and we strongly encourage you to bring in a qualified inspector to check the structure of your swimming pool and the safety of your equipment.  It is crucial to have the Gas Company check the gas line to your pool equipment in order to ensure a safe backyard environment.  Have a sight inspection done and discuss the options available for your backyard prior to commencing any repairs or cleaning. This will ensure your family and backyard swimming pool are safe and swimming in a clean environment.  Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of your family. So, as you begin the process of cleaning up after these destructive weather patterns, please remember to take these necessary steps to ensure a safe and healthy swimming pool. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call California Pools.  We want to help you get your swimming pool cleaned up and running safely and properly once again. We have been helping our communities since 1952 and will continue to be a front-runner in servicing the needs of all swimming pool owners. 

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Let's Celebrate The Fall 2017 Season

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There are so many wonderful times of the year to celebrate, but there is always something a little extra special when the fall season arrives. The trees begin to change from different shades of green to a gorgeous variety of reds, yellows and browns. The leaves begin to fall off the trees and the weather begins to cool. We pull out our warm sweaters and colorful scarves and get excited for a hot pumpkin spiced latte warming our hands. We cheer on our teams at a chilly Friday night high school football game with good friends.  The smell of a warm stew brewing all day and an apple pie baking in the oven for our family is extra sweet.  This is why we celebrate fall! This is the start of a fun filled kick off to the holiday seasons.  The fall signifies all of these delightful things, but what they all have in common is celebrating wonderful moments with amazing friends, family and loved ones. 

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What does this have to do with California Pools? It’s really very simple.  We build the perfect backyard oasis for you to gather and celebrate these magical fall moments in.  We create a special place in your backyard to sit amongst your friends and family warming up around a cozy fire-pit.  We completely understand the importance of your outdoor kitchen.  Your built in BBQ is crucial when you need an extra turkey cooked for a large gathering.  We get it. Outdoor living has become enormously popular.  Homeowners truly understand the quality of life you get when you have a space at home to gather.  When you can get together in your backyard around a roaring fireplace, it does more than warm your feet and melt your marshmallows.  It warms your heart.  Finding moments to treasure is what makes life count.

Imagine having a home where your kids can invite their friends over on a crispy fall evening. They could warm up in your spa and share stories about pumpkin patches, hayrides and apple picking! They could share stories of weekend soccer games and fall festivities.  The laughter would be welcomed and cherished as televisions and electronics are ignored.  Your kids would make real life memories in the great outdoors of your own backyard.  This is fall. This is why we love doing our job. We enjoy building an extension to your home that creates magical moments and a lifetime of memories for you and your family. So go ahead and grab a few extra haystacks this year and set them out in your backyard. Put out some extra pumpkins and firewood and buy a large container of hot chocolate. Decorate your yard with scarecrows and fall leaves because if you have a California Pools backyard, it is to be used all year long. Fall is here and it is to be cherished. Have fun in your pool. Warm up in your spa. Chat amongst your friends at the fire-pit and enjoy the feasts of the season.  Enjoy your life!

…Wait, what? You don’t have a pool yet? What are you waiting for? Contact us! You do not want to let life pass you by without moments like this!

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Should I Get an In Ground Lap Pool in My Backyard?

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California Pools wants you to know how awesome lap swimming is! We want you to love it just as much as we do.  Not only is it a fun way to exercise, it’s cool and refreshing and offers a low-impact option to stay fit.  When you invest in a beautiful California Pools swimming pool in your backyard, you also are investing in your health because you will have the ability to walk into your backyard and dive into your fitness routine at any time of day.  What a fabulous benefit to being a swimming pool owner! Not only are pools fun for the family, they are beneficial for you health and well-being! It’s a win-win!

Lap swimming is the perfect form of fitness for all ages. It provides a great low-impact aerobic workout and counts as both strength training and cardio. It is a great workout for those with injuries or joint issues.  Mom, Dad, and kids as well, can benefit from jumping into a pool and swimming your favorite stroke.  Swimming is even a great form of exercise for your fur-baby! Let your whole family benefit from this fun form of fitness.  Swimming will strengthen your muscles and burn calories at the same time.  Your body learns to use oxygen more efficiently, which in turn is great for your lungs and very beneficial to your health. Swimming laps is also a huge stress reliever. Believe it or not, your body actually craves physical activity.  Once you exercise, your brain releases chemicals such as: serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine.  Swimming makes you feel good, reduces stress, and gives you energy to be productive.  Don’t forget, it also tones and strengthens your body and provides a little bit of much needed vitamin D. Not only will you feel wonderful after a good swim, the rest of your day will be productive and that in it self, makes for a really great day!

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According to Fitness Magazine, swimming also turns back the clock. “Regular swimmers are biologically 20 years younger than their driver's licenses say they are, according to research from Indiana University. Scientists say that, even up until your 70th birthday, swimming affects blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system health, cognitive functioning, muscle mass, and blood chemistry to be much more similar to that of your younger self.”

Wow! Those are some pretty amazing health benefits to you if you take up swimming as a regular form of fitness in your life.  Go do it!

Whether you build a California Pools swimming pool in your backyard, or go to the local community pool, the benefits of lap swimming are endless.  We at California Pools strongly recommend incorporating a good swim into your daily routine and want to remind you to take care of you! Throw on a swimsuit, grab some goggles, and go for that swim! You deserve it!

Email or call us if you have any questions at all regarding your existing swimming pool or the dream pool you are ready to build! We are always here for you and the entire swimming pool industry.

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Do The 2017 NLF Season by The Swimming Pool

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As we celebrate this time of year with pumpkin spice lattes, warm cozy sweaters, and split pea soup in the crock-pot, don’t forget just how fantastic the NFL football season is! For many football fans, this is the most celebrated time of year. Fans have been waiting for game time to arrive for months. It is now finally here and we at California Pools are ready and excited for the big kickoff to the NFL football season!

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As we enter this new season with excitement, it is the perfect time to make sure that our backyards are fall ready as well. The first thing we recommend is to contact a local service professional to check your filter and be sure it is clean of any debris and that it is running at its maximum potential. This will allow your swimming pool to operate smoothly through the upcoming cooler months. You should also clean out your skimmer and make sure those falling leaves are removed from the skimmer basket.  Another thing to check on before winter kicks in is your pool heater. It might need to be serviced, so fire it up and check it out before those cooler nights arrive.  And finally, give that BBQ a really good cleaning. Grab a wire grill brush and put a little elbow grease into it.  You will want that BBQ squeaky clean and ready for game days as you serve your family and friends a plate full of moist brisket and delicious barbeque chicken.

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California Pools has been designing and constructing backyards with football games in mind for years. You see, we will not only build your gorgeous swimming pool and spa but we will also will be sure to incorporate a wonderful outdoor living space. You can hang with your buddies, watch the big games, grill some jalapeño poppers, and make some pretty awesome memories. Look at your calendars and decide which games you want to host a backyard football party for. Once your backyard is Fall ready, call your friends and invite them over for some pretty spectacular game days at your house! Nothing beats a Sunday afternoon watching several of your favorite teams playing football in the comfort of your own backyard with a sweet California Pools swimming pool, spa, and out-door kitchen. This is an entertainers dream come true!

 

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