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Pool Closing Checklist

With the summer winding down for many of us in colder climates, pool season is coming to a close. Labor Day is usually the last hurrah for swimmers before the kids are back in school and the pool starts to sit empty. If you need to winterize your swimming pool to prepare for the winter months, […]

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2014 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge: Day 2

The 2014 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is over, but we have interviews with stand up’s top racers including Annabel Anderson, Connor Baxter, and Fiona Wylde. Annabel Anderson, 1st Place – Women’s Elite, Double Downwinder, and Overall Women’s Champion Annabel Anderson Annabel wasted no time this weekend, leading every race from the front of the […]

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2014 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge: Day 1

We are here at the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge on the Hood River, Oregon. This awesome stand up paddle race has gathered most of the biggest names in professional men’s and women’s stand up paddling like: Connor Baxter, Kai Lenny, Slater Trout, Danny Ching, Kody Kerbox, Annabel Anderson, Lina Augaitis, Candice Appleby, Fiona Wylde, […]

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Remove Pool Rust Stains

For many owners, cosmetic appeal is one of the major charms of having a swimming pool. The aesthetics of your pool can be quickly blighted by unsightly rusting that can mark the plaster or vinyl. If you’re looking to remove pool rust stains, here are a few quick fixes that can help restore your pool surface […]

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Utah’s $2 Million Dollar Pool

A pool built in Springville, Utah—now known as the $2 million dollar pool—is about as monstrous as exorbitant as it gets. The pool was featured in a segment on Animal Planet’s popular show “The Pool Master” that follows host and renowned natural pool-builder Anthony Archer-Wills. Archer-Wills gushes about the Utah pool that’s named “The Mountain” […]

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11 Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles

As we edge more towards the end of summer and the beginning of the school year, you may be thinking about what you’re going to do with all the excess pool toys crowding your yard. While you can deflate the lounge chairs and fold up the volleyball set, you may find yourself with more pool […]

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2014 Summer Outdoor Retailer: BIC & Naish SUP

This past week, we were able to go down to the 2014 summer Outdoor Retailer show to visit with some of our vendors and hear about new products. The SUP community is always well-represented at OR and this year was no exception. Lucky for me, Naish and BIC both had employees willing to chat with me […]

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Speedo Nemesis Fin & SMAO Paddle

The 2014 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show is one of the most anticipated events in the outdoor recreation and sport community. Every year, Salt Lake City is flooded by hundreds of enthusiastic vendors who are excited to show off their new products. We were lucky enough to get to chat for a moment with Barry McGeough, […]

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Hot Tub Aromatherapy

Fragrance is a powerful tool. It has the ability to calm us down, to wake us up, or to put us to sleep. It’s so closely tied to memory and emotions that it has the influence to render us happy or sad and affect us in a way that is unlike any other sense. Using […]

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Swim Nutrition: Antioxidants for Swimmers

An oft-asked question by swimmers evaluating their nutrition is whether or not certain foods will help them perform better in the water and/or recover faster. Nutrition is an important part of any athlete’s routine, but it’s important to know that it’s more about diet than just loading up on supplements. According to Chris Rosenbloom PhD, […]

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