So you’re throwing a pool party and it’s going to be the splash hit of the summer. You’ve created a playlist of music specifically for the party, you’ve dug out your old bathing suit from the back of the closet (praying it still fits), and you have enough pool noodles for the entire neighbourhood. But do you know what snacks you’re going to serve to solidify your reputation as summer royalty? Well if the answer is no, you've come to the right place! Here are some of the fabulous things you can serve:
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The good news: of the over 3,000 species of mosquitoes, only a couple hundred bite us.
The bad news: the human-biting kinds of mosquitoes are everywhere.
Mosquitoes are a huge nuisance; always have been, always will be. This is why most of us have heard of folksy ways of repelling them, such as eating garlic or wearing light colours. You might have also heard that mosquitoes are especially attracted to pregnant women or certain blood types. None of this is true.
If you follow good water care practices, your pool should stay algae-free; but, you know, “this ointment should clear up that rash” and “it should stay sunny all afternoon,” so don’t put too much blind faith in “should”. Algae loves all kinds of water conditions and will seize any opportunity to bloom. Keeping algae out of your pool is like playing Whack-A-Mole; you can’t look away for even a second if you want to win.
Backyard pools can provide many hours of fun, especially for their kids. These are simple steps that families can follow to keep their backyard pools safe.
When summer arrives, the hot tub is sometimes the last place people feel like spending their time. We are here to let you know that it can actually be a really cool place to spend your time!