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How to Plan the Perfect Stay-cation This Summer

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If you’re over the idea of spending hours in the car or on a plane to reach a relaxing destination, then a stay-cation will be just what the doctor ordered. Staying home on your vacation time has many benefits. Aside from removing the hassle of planning and traveling from your shoulders, perhaps the biggest benefit of all is saving money to invest in something long-term. And what could be a better investment than your home. By turning your back yard into a space you can enjoy, your money will truly be well-spent. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can create a perfect stay-cation this year.

Landscaping Ideas for Your Swimming Pool or Spa This Spring

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Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to start thinking about how you can spruce up your outdoor living space.

Two areas that are often overlooked are the swimming pool and the hot tub. If you’d like to give some TLC to your pool or hot tub installation this year, read on for some great tips on how you can take your space from dull to dazzling.

Stock Up on Pool Supplies with This Helpful Checklist

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With warmer weather just around the corner, spring is the ideal time to stock up on your pool supplies. Start by making a list of the chemicals and supplies you’ll need to keep your pool clean and head over to your local pool supply store to make your purchases. Need a little refresher course on what to buy? Our handy list will ensure you and your pool are ready for summer.

Getting Your Pool and Backyard Ready for Spring

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Springtime is coming quick, and you’re probably already planning how you’ll be enjoying the warm weather. While thinking about all the time you’re going to spend on the beach or at social gatherings, don’t forget about your swimming pool! If you wintered your pool last season, it’s probably going to need a little TLC to get up to swimming quality. During the off-season, most pool water will grow bacteria and a little algae. Preparing your pool for spring will mean you can spend less time worrying about your water conditions and more time swimming.

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Reduce your Stress

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We all have stress, and you may be thinking about how the right New Year’s resolution could help to reduce yours. If you want to reduce your stress, there are several ways to do so. Gary Pools & Leisure is here to give some suggestions to melt away your stress in the New Year!

4 of the Best Hot Tub Models

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Are you looking to become a hot tub owner? Investing in a hot tub may seem like a daunting task with all of the different varieties and what can feel like an endless supply of information when it comes to hot tubs. However, with the expert help of Gary Pools & Leisure, you’ll find the perfect hot tub for your home in no time!

In this article, we take a closer look at 5 of the best hot tubs. From the J-225 and J-215 to the J-475 and J-575, read on for more information.

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard This Winter

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When winter rolls around, many people think it’s time to bundle up and sit around the fireplace. People who love to be outside often state their sadness because of the cold weather. Many people think that after the good weather is gone, they can’t go back outside to enjoy themselves until the spring. However, this isn’t the case. While many around the world loath the idea of it being cold, it’s possible to still enjoy the outdoors with the right planning.

Closing Your Pool for the Winter Season

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Many people dread closing their pool for the winter because of the hassle. However, with the proper preparation, you’ll be able to close your pool with ease. The first thing to think about when closing your pool is your location. For locations that reach freezing temperature, extra precautions must be taken so your pool’s pump and filter don’t become damaged. However, it’s still important to close your pool for winter, even if you don’t live in a particularly cold climate. Closing your pool while not in use allows your pool to be protected while it sits dormant.

Create a Backyard Retreat with Help from Your Hot Tub

Create a Backyard Retreat with Help from Your Hot Tub

There is no worse thing than having something new, but never getting the chance to use it. When you invest in a hot tub it’s essential that you include it within your backyard in the best way possible. That includes creating a hot tub installation that meets your needs. In this article, we’re going to walk you through the benefits of owning a hot tub and just how you can create your very own backyard retreat with the installation of one.

Everything You Need to Know About Hot Tub Yoga

Outdoor hot tub installation on a patio in the spring.

When people talk about doing yoga, for many it calls to mind the images of uncomfortable stretches, peculiar poses, and the possibility of getting stuck in some unfamiliar position. The benefits of yoga, however, are undeniable, as it has been recognized for centuries as an alternative means of stabilizing body weight, reducing stress, and improving your overall physical health. For some, it can seem an unlikely activity that they would ever want to consider regardless of the good that can come from it. However, with the use of a good spa, especially one of the well-known Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs available at Gary Pools & Leisure, yoga can be done by anyone regardless of their level of experience.

Top 10 Swimming Pool Accessories

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Do you love swimming and playing in the pool? If you do, you need to have the best swimming pool accessories to make your time in the water more fun. Here are ten of these accessories that every pool owner needs to have.

Transform Your Above-Ground Pool Installation this Spring

Above-ground pool installation.

Having an above-ground swimming pool often makes your backyard the ultimate hangout spot during the warmer months, especially if you have kids. But these pools also tend to all look the same, and sometimes, they can become eyesores. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways you can transform your above-ground pool installation to make it look absolutely amazing. Once you’re finished, your pool will have its own unique look that is sure to impress people.

The Life-Changing Health Benefits of Swimming

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No matter your fitness level, if you’re looking for a total body-strengthening and cardiovascular workout, there’s no need to look any further than swimming. Using swimming as your primary source of exercise can provide the following benefits.

Ways to Spend More Time with Your Family

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With today’s busy lifestyle, many families end up pushing aside family time to fulfill other responsibilities such as school or work. It can be easy to lose sight of the importance of sticking together as a family. And, it’s not really known how much family time can affect a growing child’s emotional health and well-being, or their overall development.

With that said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that spending time with our close family members is integral to healthy home life. Here are four easy ways to achieve this.

Things to Do When You Get Snowed in This Winter

Things to Do When You Get Snowed in This Winter

Winter storms don’t have to be a downer. You can enjoy hours of entertainment at home — but only if you are prepared. Indoor game tables are the perfect way to combat the winter blues and offer hours of entertainment with family and friends. To help you decide which game is right for you, here is our list of the three best ways to have fun indoors this winter. Read on for more!

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