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Fun Fact Friday: History of the Diving Board

Diving boards have been residential pool staples for almost as long as outdoor pools have been popular. That got me thinking: where did the modern diving board originate? With that in mind, I did a little research in order to come up with today’s fun fact Friday: the history of the diving board. The sport […]

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Hot Tub Water Conservation: 10 Simple Tips

Hot tubs can help you be healthy, happy, and more relaxed. However, some spa owners worry about the impact they have on the environment, trying to make sure they aren’t negatively impacting prevalent droughts or ensure they’re not being wasteful. Your desire to be environmentally conscious does not have to be at odds with hot […]

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Pool Vs. Lawn: Which Uses More Water?

  This has been a dry summer for many across the US. California is currently experiencing the worst drought since its founding in 1850. While California cities are concerned with the three-year drought that has led many city councils to set restrictions on the filling of pools, studies have shown that pools use less water than lawns. […]

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How to Replace a Hot Tub Light

Lights are an important part of your hot tub setup—they give light for safety when used in the dark and can create an important ambiance that is conducive to ultimate relaxation. When a light burns out, it can be a major inconvenience that leaves most spa owners unsure of how to replace it. If you’re […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pool Solar Covers

There are a lot of covers you can choose from when deciding the best way to protect your swimming pool. Some of them are extra safe for children, others are super durable—all have their benefits. If you’re looking to keep your pool extra energy efficient and save yourself some money, a solar cover for your […]

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Fun Fact Friday: World’s Deepest Pool

This summer has marked an impressive advancement in indoor dive pools. Opening in May of this year, the pool known as “Y-40” became the world’s deepest pool at 131 feet deep. Today’s fun fact Friday is all about Y-40—a true feat of engineering. The world’s deepest pool is located in a small commune called Montegrotto Terme […]

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2014 Round the Rock SUP Race

September 7th 2014 marked the 6th annual Round the Rock stand up paddleboarding competition held at Seward, Park just outside of Seattle, Washington. Though smaller in size than some of the paddleboarding competitions Sunplay has attended recently (like the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and the Carolina Cup), it was easy to see why it’s had the […]

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2014 Round the Rock SUP Race: Winner Interviews

Be sure to read our full summary and catch the great video highlights of the 2014 Round the Rock race! The 2014 Round the Rock stand up paddleboarding race took place last weekend at Seward Park just outside of Seattle, Washington. The premiere race and namesake of the event is a paddleboard course that circles Mercer […]

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Installing a Pool Safety Cover

If you’re planning on closing your pool soon as fall and winter inch nearer, you could be considering what the best choice is for you for a pool cover. Many pool owners have decided that safety covers are the right choice because they come in so many customizable sizes and are an affordable yet durable […]

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How To Replace a Hot Tub Pump Shaft Seal

The hot tub pump may often seem like a tricky and dangerous little bit of machinery. We know that it needs to work properly, but we may not often know everything we should do to help it run the right way. One of the basic things we can do as hot tub owners is to maintain […]

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