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Memorial Day Weekend. A time of laughter or a time of sadness. It’s your choice

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Memorial Day Boating Parties With Memorial Day just around the corner, it reminds me of the importance of being smart and responsible. Memorial Day weekend is often a time of laughter and fun but also of sadness. The numerous reports every year of devastating accidents quickly flood in after just a few hours of the commencement of this great holiday. A time in which we should be celebrating love, family, friends, our children and amazing food, it is often replaced with accidental pool and river drowning’s, DUI’s, drunk driving accidents, injuries from fights that break out from those who are   … Read »

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PRICE over QUALITY- The New Way people spend

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014

Price over quality is the new way people spend their hard earned dollars today. But is it the best way to spend your money? I had owned and operated a service based business for over 20 years during the years 1996-2006. During this time, the economy was booming and people had cash to spend on quality work. The service industry, in whole, got PAID FOR WHAT THEY WERE WORTH! If the service based company did not perform at that level, they did not get the job no matter their cost. “People wanted quality over price”. Times have changed. After the 2008 recession hit, peoples wallets locked   … Read »

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Baby deaths by drowning.-Simple steps to keep them safe

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. But water also can be dangerous for kids if you don’t take the proper precautions. Nearly 1,000 kids die each year by drowning. And most drownings occur in home swimming pools. It is the second leading cause of accidental death for people between the ages of 5 and 24. The good news is there are many ways to keep your kids safe in the water and make sure that they take the right precautions when they’re on their own. Keeping Kids Safe Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is   … Read »

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Drought of 2014 – Could it last for more than 100 years?

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014

  COULD CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT LAST FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS? Ocean trends According to a recent National Geographic article written in their Daily News, the California 2014 drought which ultimately began roughly 3 years ago has caused Californian residents to be alarmed and many believe, with false hope, to be peeking it’s head this year. But not according to B.Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist out of Berkeley, Ca. She states that according to climate trends, we could be at the beginning of a 200 year long drought.  Our climate goes through trends that typically span over the course   … Read »

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WATER ON THE BRAIN? Its not all bad…

Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Recent studies by Australia’s Griffith University reported by Aquatics International found that  nearly 7,000 learning swimmers under the age of 5 — including samples from the United States — to determine when their kids were reaching major physical, cognitive and emotional milestones……The study yielded some surprising findings: Not only did child swimmers achieve physical feats faster, but they were more cognitively advanced. Test results found that these kids are months, even years, ahead intellectually. They’re able to read, write, count and use building blocks better   … Read »

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Variable Drive Pumps and Title 20 Working Together to Save You Money

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Are you one of the over a million swimming pool owners in California who has been getting years of enjoyment from your pool? I know that my family and I enjoy our pool a lot, especially during those extremely hot summer days that the Greater Sacramento area brings! But boy oh boy, I could sure live without the high electricity bill. Couldn’t you? This is Jerry by the way, and while I know you’re accustomed to hearing from Chris on our blog, I thought it was time, as the owner of Leisure Time Pools, to write an article of my own. This particular topic is very important to me because it has   … Read »

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Advantages to using your spa – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Hi all! The Summer season never seems to end! This week is still in the mid 90’s and won’t drop down until the end of the weekend. However, after that, it should get a little cooler out! Here at Leisure Time, we are have been experiencing a HUGE number of calls about spa service, spa startups, and spa repair. We covered some of those topics in our last blog, so we thought it would be a great idea to write about the advantages of using your spa, called Hydrotherapy! Below are some reasons you should get your spa ready for the winter asap! 1. Stress Warm water massages and stimulates   … Read »

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Spa and Hot Tub Start Ups for Fall and Winter – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hey all! So even though the weather in Sacramento is still keeping steady in the high 80’s and low 90’s, the temperature is decreasing fast at night and will soon overall decrease in the coming weeks going into October and November. This means out of the po0l and into the hot tub! Here at Leisure Time we know that this is the way of the world and have been receiving many calls about spa start up issues. So, here are a few basic things to do in order to get your spa up in running in no time! A. There are many products out there for cleaning the spa surface like Leisure Time’s Spa Fast   … Read »

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Grillin’ Tips – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Monday, August 06, 2012

Hey everybody! This weeks has been in the 90’s and looking sunny! Its the perfect weather for pool parties and grilling! With your kids or grandkids in the pool, us adults can get kinda bored just watching them. Well, break out the tongs and meat and get grilling! Grilling Tips Safety First – Don’t grill in an enclosed area; use baking soda to control grease fires, not water; place grill on stable ground; make sure food is properly cooked and handled to avoid food-borne illness. Keep it Hot – Preheat your grill to prevent food from sticking. You’ll be able to hold your hand five inches   … Read »

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