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Video Tutorial for the Perfect Hatch Marks on Grilled Food

Have you ever tried to get your home-grilled food to look like how it is served in a restaurant? Watch this brief video from bon appetit to learn how to achieve the perfect hatch marks on your food.

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Building Natural Swimming Pools

Does the idea of a natural swimming pool appeal to you? By definition, it is a body of water that does not rely on the use of chemicals to disinfect or sterilize, rather through the use biological filters and plants … Continue reading

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September 28 is World Heart Day… Learn how a Swim in the Pool can help

September 28, 2011 is worldwide World Heart Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization and the World Heart Federation. According to WHO, “cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year. Risk factors include raised blood … Continue reading

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Choose the Right Safety/Winter Cover for your Pool

There are a variety of pool covers on the market, so which one is right for you, especially as you prepare to close the pool for winter? This article from Pool Life magazine, an online publication for pool and spa … Continue reading

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Close the Hot Tub Correctly for the Season

If you’re not one to keep the hot tub up and running during the winter months, then it’s important to shut it down correctly for the season. This do-it-yourself article offers some sound advice about how to close the tub … Continue reading

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How Long Can you Hold your Breath Under Water?

On July 10, 2009, Karoline Mariechen Meyer of Brazil voluntarily held her breath under water for 18 minutes 32.59 seconds, breaking the Guinness World Record. So, how long can you hold your breath underwater for?

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Kid-friendly Pool Game Called Beach Ball Bumper Pool

The concept is easy — Each player is given a beach ball to balance on by keeping their arms locked and hugging the ball. On go, the players swim around in this position trying to knock off other players or … Continue reading

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