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Mira Recreation Series

We have been carrying the Mira line of spas for about 10 years now. They have always been a popular sellers because of their tremendous value. Mira has widened their product lines extensively over the years and they have gotten … Continue reading

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How Do You Recover From Your Hobbies?

Recently for my 52nd birthday my wife bought me a propane forge. I have developed an interest in blacksmithing. After a short time trying my hand at my new hobby I realized I’m not as young as I used to … Continue reading

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The Nature Show Continues

A while back, I wrote about a family of hawks who have lived in my neighborhood the past two years (or maybe longer) and what a thrill it has been to watch them raise a family both years. Their nature … Continue reading

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Giving Tough News

In most cases, installing a swimming pool is making a family’s dreams come true. And that is a fun part of being in this business. What isn’t so fun is going out to install the pool only to find out … Continue reading

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Spas Are Not Miniature Pools

Pool water. Spa water. Pretty much the same thing, right? Wrong! Spa water is a lot different than pool water and there are several reasons why. Number one is the water temperature. A pool generally will be kept somewhere from … Continue reading

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Swim And A Show

Recently my wife and I were lazily floating in the pool on our water noodles when we were treated to a nature show in the treetops of our backyard. For the past two years, there has been a pair of … Continue reading

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Who Dey!!

As many know from some of my previous blogs and those that I work with, I am a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan and a season ticket holder.  I have taken my soon to be two year old son to more … Continue reading

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Coaching The Young

This past year I had the pleasure of coaching an AAU league basketball team with my best friend Sam, and his dad Rick. We had an 8th grade team that finished with 12 wins out of 40 total games, and … Continue reading

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The Problem With Social Media

When you see the included photo, do you see three, that’s three rocks? Neither do I which is good. Means my yearly eye appointments are keeping my vision acceptable or it means I learned to count at some point. Or … Continue reading

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This date in Reds History! July 22nd, 2012

On July 22nd of 2012 one of the best Cincinnati Reds players was inducted to Major League Baseball’s Hall of fame.  During his entire 19 year career he only played for the Reds. He was a 12 time All Star, … Continue reading

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Yes, It is important.

So, your pool water is perfectly clear. Is it really necessary to check the water balance and adjust it as needed? After all, the water looks great, how can there be anything wrong with it? YES, it is necessary!!!! And … Continue reading

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Help! My Pool Is Green!

It happens. No one means for it to happen, but it does. You go on vacation and the pool sitter doesn’t “sit” the pool. Life just happens and you have a million other things vying for your attention. The weather … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain!

I am not one of those people that has my nose in my phone or computer screen all day, though I certainly know the type well, and I admit to still getting most of my news the old fashioned way, … Continue reading

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Pothole Season

No one is ever excited to think of this ongoing menace of the roads, but if you think about it it is a good sign. The freeze and thaw cycles that open these kidney rattling asphalt craters are a sign … Continue reading

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Mother Nature

The calendar still says winter and Mother Nature seems to be playing along with this script, but anyone that has been around Cincinnati any time at all knows that with a seeming flip of the switch spring can be here. … Continue reading

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