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Plan & Prep for the Most Memorable Mother’s Day!

Plan & Prep for the Most Memorable Mother’s Day!

Now that you’ve found the perfect gift for mom, start prepping & planning for a stress-free Mother’s Day. Because for everything they do, every mom needs a break.  Let this day be a time to celebrate all the strong women in your life-mom, grandmother, sisters, aunts, friends, and any woman who has influenced your life in the most positive way. Make her feel truly loved & appreciated-beyond the daily reminder. Today: Begin by planning. What does mom love doing the…

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Prep Your Indoor & Outdoor Living Space for Your Most Memorable Spring Yet!

Prep Your Indoor & Outdoor Living Space for Your Most Memorable Spring Yet!

We’ve had an incredibly long winter here in the Pacific Northwest, but with a few recent sunny days it reminds us that we live in a beautiful state! It also reminds us, that we need to prep our indoor & outdoor living space for the most memorable spring yet! With all the excitement surrounding sharing meals with family & friends outdoors or the kids playing “Marco Polo” in the pool, or loved ones relaxing in a hot tub – some…

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Water Safety Facts You Need to Know

Water Safety Facts You Need to Know

May is National Water Safety Month! The sun has broken free from its wintry prison and summer is making its way around the mountain. Since you’ve already begun to think about re-opening your pool for the summer, now’s the perfect time to study up on Water Safety in order to protect your children from the dangers of the water. Among unintentional injuries, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. Most of these deaths occur in a…

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How Hot Tubs Can Ease Your Arthritis Pain

How Hot Tubs Can Ease Your Arthritis Pain

Have your joints stopped moving as smoothly as they used to? Creaky joints are inconvenient and frustrating. Put that WD-40 down and relax in a hot tub instead. Hot water and strong jets provide optimal relief for your whole body. One, thirty-minute soak in a hot tub can substantially reduce the tension in your bad knees, achy elbows, and cracking fingers and toes. Hot water benefits your health and well-being Warm temperatures release everyday tension in your muscles, and while you’re…

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How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

The summer might be winding down, but with football season starting, there is still plenty of grilling left to do! Here are a few tips to make grill cleaning easy, keeping your BBQ in the best condition so it will last you and your family a long time. Regular Maintenance 1. Brush the grill grates When you’re finished cooking, take your grill brush and scrub off any excess food from the gas or charcoal grill grates while the grill is still hot….

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10 Ways to Clean a Green Swimming Pool

10 Ways to Clean a Green Swimming Pool

By now, you’ve probably seen this picture circling the internet: This last week in Rio, the Olympic dive pool turned murky green over night, and it didn’t take long for the water polo pool adjacent to it to begin it’s new color transformation as well. Green swimming pools are a common problem, and the likelihood is that if you have a pool, you’ve witnessed something similar. We’re taking this opportunity to let you know the top 10 reasons why your pool might be off-colored,…

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9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

Of all the things to cook up on a grill, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Burgers. And why not? Burgers are delicious. Especially if they are made the right way. So, your friends here at Aqua Quip did some digging to figure out the best tips for grilling the perfect burger. No need to thank us. 1. Don’t buy pre-formed wannabe burger patties You want to be in total control of the outcome of your burger, right? You can’t leave anything…

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Back to (Old) School

Back to (Old) School

Parents! It’s that time again! September is just around the corner, and you know what that means: Back to school (AKA spending all sorts of money on new crayons and markers that your kids insist they “need”–trust me. Been there, done that). But instead of stressing about back-to-school errands, just remember there are still a few days left before school starts, and you still have time for one last hurrah! Now’s your chance to throw one last pool party for you…

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Use your Noodle!

Use your Noodle!

If you’re anything like me, you love golf, but your golf swing looks a little like this. But not all hope is lost! We found a fun new way to better your golf swing by using something that anyone with a pool already has floating in his or her backyard: a pool noodle. PGA senior instructor Greg Greksa has added “fixing your golf swing” to the extensive list of things you can do with a pool noodle. All you need is a pool noodle…

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START YOUR SUMMER WITH A SIZZLE AND A BANG

START YOUR SUMMER WITH A SIZZLE AND A BANG

The 4th of July is just around the corner and our Summer Sizzle Sale is already in full swing! From swimming pools to grills, here at Aqua Quip you can find anything and everything you need to throw the perfect Independence Day party—and it’s on sale! To skip to our delicious recipes, click here ↓ Poolside Dip Fruit Kabobs Bacon-Wrapped, Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dog WHAT DO WE DO? WE SWIM. Picture this: the clouds part to reveal clear, blue skies. The sun…

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