Sug­ges­tions For More Fun In The Sun

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(NAPSA)-You may find you can have more time and money for life’s de­lights when you heed th­ese 10 hints on warm-weather fun: 1. Stay safe at pool­side. Keep each child within arm’s length at all times; des­ig­nate an adult as wa­ter watcher; en­sure that the pool’s fence is al­ways locked; and in­stall both gate and pool alarms. 2. Liven up the land­scape. Use shrubs for form, flow­er­ing plants for color and peren­ni­als for cheery blooms with lit­tle tend­ing. 3. Beau­tify your back­yard fur­nish­ings. If mildew ap­pears on out­side chairs and ta­bles, wash the fab­ric and dry it in the sun. Then mix to­gether equal parts le­mon juice and salt; spread this on the stain. Dry the fab­ric in the sun again and rinse thor­oughly. 4. Keep toys and tools neat. Two sim­ple rules for avoid­ing back­yard clut­ter: Air out wet things by stor­ing them in big mesh bags or open-weave crates. Toss all the lit­tle bits into a clear plas­tic shoe or­ga_nizer hung on a fence or nearby wall. 5. Ex­er­cise your right to a wa­ter work­out. Ac­cord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Control and Preven­tion, just 21 min­utes a day of ex­er­cis­ing in a pool can cut your risk of chronic dis­ease. Strength, en­durance and bal­ance are all ben­e­fits of us­ing wa­ter as the re­sis­tance. A typ­i­cal wa­ter ex­er­cise ses­sion of 40 to 50 min­utes can burn up to 600 calo­ries. 6. Keep pool main­te­nance sim­ple. You can have a pool that’s sparkling clear and invit­ing with just three sim­ple steps. A new prod­uct called SmartPAK from BioGuard pro­vides the three-step care sys­tem in one sim­ple kit. It in­cludes chlo­rine, shock and al­gi­cide along with easy-to-read dosage charts to en­sure that busy pool own­ers have the items they need. 7. En­joy your spe­cial spa time. Place flame­less LED can­dles around the edge of the spa. Take tunes into the spa with a float­ing speaker that con­nects wire­lessly to an MP3 player. Add a sooth­ing scent to the wa­ter with sin­gle-use aro­mather­apy packs. 8. Pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment. Al­ways keep your pool wa­ter bal­anced with the right com­bi­na­tion of chem­i­cals. Over­worked fil­ters and mo­tors waste en­ergy and hike util­ity bills. 9. Keep pets safe. Be­fore you let a dog jump in, make sure he can get out without dam­ag­ing the pool or hurt­ing him­self. Also check with the vet. Swimming in a pool should be ap­pro­pri­ate for the breed. Mon­i­tor the wa­ter. A typ­i­cal dog can be the equiv­a­lent of about 50 swim­mers in the pool, mean­ing ex­tra vig­i­lance is needed to main­tain the chem­i­cal bal­ance. 10. Keep things clean. A good pool care strat­egy in­volves cir­cu­la­tion, fil­tra­tion, clean­ing, test­ing and chem­istry. A BioGuard dealer can pro­vide com­put­er­ized wa­ter test­ing and rec­om­mend the best care sys­tem for your pool.

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