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Bring cheer and show your gratitude to friends and relatives who own swimming pools this Christmas using Backyard Ocean’s wonderful gift guide! Here are several add-ons and accessories that pool lovers will appreciate this holiday season.

a clean and pristine pool

Friends with pools will appreciate any of these gift ideas this Christmas season


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Summer has finally come to a close. One of the mistakes that pool owners make at the end of summer is that they completely ignore the needs of their pools during the change of season. What they don’t know is that the cold months ahead can cause significant damage to their units and accessories. Make sure your in-ground or above-ground pool is safe this fall with this quick and no-fuss guide from Backyard Ocean:

Autumn and Your Pool
Photo by Amy Altheia Cahill via flickr. CC-BY-ND-2.0.


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A swimming pool float is a great accessory to have on a warm summer’s day by the pool. Whether you want to relax, have fun, or teach your young ones how to float, there’s always one that is perfect for your needs. Here’s our guide to help you select the ideal one for your pool.

NT140-2 Sunchaser

1. For personal use

Classic single pool floats are perfect for lying back and relaxing on a quiet summer’s day. These floats are available in a variety of dimensions to accommodate any user, both large and small. Some floats are long and wide to allow you to completely stretch out to soak up the sun. Others, such the Backyard Ocean Aqua Hammock, are designed to suspend most of your body while keeping your arms and legs submerged in the cool, refreshing water.

Personal floats are manufactured in different configurations. Many models are flat and have a built-in headrest – perfect for taking short naps and easy storage. Pool loungers are floats with an inclined back which allows you to sit upright while reading a book or enjoying a drink. This Backyard Ocean Sunchaser Padded Pool Lounge is fully padded and has molded armrests with built-in cup holders on each side for ultimate comfort and convenience.


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Prepare your pool for hours of refreshing summer fun with Backyard Ocean’s Poolside Stories. This series from our specialist, Clint Borrill, provides you with useful tips to expand your knowledge about pools and to help keep yours in excellent condition.

Properly maintaining your pool pump yields a number of benefits. Primarily, it ensures that your unit consistently has the right water levels and that it is always sanitized. Learn how to take care of your pool pump with these five easy tips from Backyard Ocean:

Photo by Brad Knowles via Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Photo by Brad Knowles via flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0.


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Some people prefer to have a heated pool as opposed to cold pools. This is especially true for individuals who use their units for therapeutic purposes as well as those from the Northern States, where the summers are relatively cooler. Here are several surefire ways to keep your waters at a higher temperature:

1.)    Trim Your Trees

Photo by bennylin0724 via Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.
Photo by bennylin0724 via flickr. CC-BY-NC-2.0

By trimming your trees, you’re minimizing the shade around your pool side and letting the sun shine directly on your pool. Heating your pool naturally with the sun’s rays is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to raise the water temperature.


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