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Upcoming Shows & Events

Novi, Michigan Home & Garden Show

Novi, Michigan Home & Garden Show

March 27 - 29, 2015, the Pool Netr™ will be at the Home & Garden Show in Novi, Michigan

April 18 - 19, 2015, we'll be at the Chicagoland Home Show in Oak Lawn, Illinois

May 7 - 9, 2015 we'll be at the Auburn Spring Car Show in Auburn, Indiana.

July 15 - 18, 2015, the Pool Netr™ will be at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

September 2 - 6, 2015, we'll be back to Auburn for the Fall Car Show in Auburn, Indiana.

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The Pool Netr Is Being Used in South Australia!

These pictures turned out fantastic, and we're so happy our friend allowed us to share them with you. They were shot in South Australia, and our friend, Dunken Bliths, is using our original Pool Netr.

Click on the picture above to scroll through other images.

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The Bowling Ball Test: Dropping a 16lb. Bowling Ball on the Netr™ from 9.5'!

Last Friday, we took some video of our Plant Manager, Dave, Weirich, standing on the top of a tall ladder and dropping a 16-pound bowling ball onto our net from about 9.5 feet high. This same net had already been pounded with the 6' tests multiple times. It slightly tore on the edge of the 2 x 4 it was resting on, so we're going to film this again soon with a new net and show that our pool skimmer is definitely up for the height challenge and shouldn't tear at all, due to the strength of the stainless-steel mesh netting. 

Even when it does tear (which takes a lot) it still works perfectly and does not tear along the frame edges. Made in the USA, and made to last!

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More Interesting Swimming Pool Blogs

As we roll into 2015, here's another look at some more interesting blogs focusing on swimming pool owners, swimming pool associations, pool construction, the industry, and the personalities.

National Swimming Pool FoundationWe believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed.  We just happen to sell books, training programs, online courses, and organize conferences.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers.

Hayward Poolside Blog - It focuses mainly on Hayward products and some articles on the pool owners' lifestyle.

Swim University - The Ultimate Guide to Pool & Hot Tub Care - Matt Giovanisci founded SwimUniversity.com , where consumers can learn all about pool and spa care through blog posts, e-books, infographics and yes, the occasional music video. Topics range from landscaping to robotic cleaners. He relies on his 17 years of industry knowledge to upload information almost daily.


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Outdoor Living - Winter 2015 Edition - Volume 6

Funny, minutes after writing our last blog post, I see that we, indeed, are in the Winter edition of Outdoor Living Magazine! It's a nice write-up for us under their Cool Stuff page! We love to see this and we're very thankful to Outdoor Living for being included in such esteemed company. Seeing this was a nice way to end 2014. 


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Perfect Last Minute Christmas Ideas - Our Pool Netr's!

Looking for a last minute Christmas idea for the pool or spa lover in your life? Look no further! Our Pool Netr™ comes in four colors - Arctic White, Midnight Black, Swimming Pool Blue, and Seafoam Green and each is only $29.95! (That includes free UPS Ground shipping, up until December 24th!) Call today to place your order -- or order easily online!

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Our stainless-steel screens are powerful with cleaning!

I talked with many store owners and pool service professionals at the PSP Expo in Orlando, and I let them know that our stainless-steel screens were powerful when it came to picking up even the tiniest gnats and detriment in pools. These pictures show what we pulled out of our plant water tank in a single day. We shot these this morning. Very, very small insects and debris were picked up with ease --- that's how well the pool netr's do at cleaning!

If you have tough pool cleaning jobs and need a net that will always be reliable and that will always take on the tough jobs - we've got you covered with all of our nets!

 

(click on the picture to see two other close-up images as well...)

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The Step Into Swim Program by the National Swimming Pool Foundations (NSPF) - A great cause!

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Did you know swimming can improve the lives of people of all ages, races and health status?  The National Swimming Pool Foundations [NSPF] Step Into Swim Program is investing in the next generation of swimmers: for fun, for fitness, for family safety. 

The Step Into Swim™ Campaign is a 10-year initiative to create 1 million more swimmers. Organized by non-profit, 501(C)(3) National Swimming Pool Foundation®, the campaign raises funds that are directly given to leading learn-to-swim organizations. The Foundation has matched dollar for dollar every donation given in 2012. Supporters of the campaign believe that investing in the next generation of swimmers – for fun, for fitness, for family safety – and teaching people of all ages and ethnicities, is a necessary investment and will improve the health and future of our nation.

Make a donation here.

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Hot Off the Presses! Our new Aquamarine and Blue Pool Netrs™!

Brand new! We have created two new colors of Netrs™ - the aquamarine version and the cobalt-blue version. They're so cool and the colors are spectacular! They'll go well with any pool and with UV-protection, these colors won't fade! We're taking these to Orlando for the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo and after their debut, we'll offer them for sale on this  website!

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Weekly Roundup of Interesting Swimming Pool Blogs and How-To Articles

Each week, we will take a look at interesting blogs and articles that show some of the most interesting pool and spa designs and have some great How-To advice for pool owners. 

 

SwimmingPool.com - The Ultimate Swimming Pool Resource

HealthyPools.org - Helping you and your family stay healthy while swimming

Poolcenter.com - Community.  With over 20,000 posts and 5,000 registered users - our POOL TALK lays claim to being the largest pool discussion group, covering all topics around operating a swimming pool. Join our pool owners, pool techs, lifeguards and anyone trying to figure out how to fix and maintain a backyard pool. Browse and read, or sign up and post your own pool questions

Everything You Need to Know Before Installing an Above-Ground Pool by BobVila.com

Top Trends in Pool and Spa Design by Kimberlee Courtney

Swimming Pools 101: Plan Now For Next Summer by Mark Boone, via Zillow

5,885 Modern Pool Design Photos via Houzz

20 Tips to Know Before You Buy a Swimming Pool via Pool & Spa Outdoor

 

That's it for this week! More tips and links coming your way next week!

 

 

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Protect Your Pool Over the Cold Winter Season

Getting Your Pool Ready for Winter: Advice From SwimmingPool.com

As cold weather approaches, you will want to start thinking about winterizing the swimming pool. The main purpose in winterizing your swimming pool is to protect it from damage due to freezing water. Another reason to close the pool correctly is to keep it as clean as possible for the next season. Closing your swim pool properly can save you a lot of work when it comes time to open the swimming pool for the summer. Here are a few steps to follow that will make your pool as safe as possible for the winter and low maintenance to open when warm weather returns in the spring.

Read the full story here:

Do you have some winterizing questions you need answered? Maybe we can help! Longtime swimming pool owners Steve and Kerri Goltare (owners of the Pool Netr™) have years of experience with closing up pools each season, and they can help! Visit our FORUM and post your questions!

Getting your pool ready for the cold months ahead: winterizing.

Getting your pool ready for the cold months ahead: winterizing.

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Pools, Spas & Patios Magazine (Canada) Will Hopefully Be Featuring Us on their HOT PRODUCTS Page

(Click on the image to see two other photos)

Well, we're working on this, and so far I have a soft commitment, but I'm going to make sure we make this a done deal. Our product will look great in their magazine! Pools, Spas & Patios Magazine is part of the Kenilworth Publishing is one of Canada's leading publishers of quality trade magazines and is, in turn, owned my multinational conglomerate Forum Media Group. I think we will be featured in their HOT PRODUCTS section! I'm sending them hi-res photos of our Pool Netr™ in action and including a great write-up.

The best part of all of this? They have national distribution across all of Canada and their popular magazines are available at Lowe's, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart! This is going to be great for us!

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The Pool Netr Will Be Featured in TWO National Magazines!

Wow! Not only were we chosen to be in the SPLASH section of AQUA Magazine The Business Magazine For Spa & Pool Professionals, but we also were just added to the winter issue of Outdoor Living magazine! We are excited and thrilled for the recognition!

We are avidly seeking to work with national publications and we'll be talking to many more in Orlando at the PSP Expo in November!

 

You can view flip issues of AQUA here.

You can download the free AQUA Magazine app for the iPad here.

 

You can download the free OUTDOOR LIVING Magazine app for the iPad here:

You can download the free OUTDOOR LIVING Magazine app for Android here:

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Visiting Orlando in November? Here's a Special Invite Just For You!

If you are going to Orlando, we're happy to offer you a 100% savings on the cost of an Expo Pass to the International Pool | Spa | Patio show. Your cost will be ZERO! Click here and we'll see you at the show!

This is the Special Invite to receive a 100% discount off of entry into the 2014 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Orlando, Florida on November 5-7, 2014. Click on the REGISTER button to receive your FREE PASS!

This is the Special Invite to receive a 100% discount off of entry into the 2014 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Orlando, Florida on November 5-7, 2014. Click on the REGISTER button to receive your FREE PASS!




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We've Created New Products to Bring to the Auburn Show

Today, we've added FOUR NEW PRODUCTS to our product line!

Today, we've added FOUR NEW PRODUCTS to our product line!

POOL CLIPR™ is used to connect your pole to your swimming pool net. It holds it in place (commonly called Butterfly Clips).. Bag of 3 is $1.99. Bag of 25 is $4.99.

TAG HANGR™. These hangers allow stores and merchandisers to display their merchandise off of hooks. We make these to fit almost any size display. Bag of 25 is $4.99. Ask about quantity discounts for 100, 500, 1000 or more.

PEGR HOOKS™. These hooks are commonly known as "J" Hooks and they allow you to hang merchandise on a pegboard usually. These also will let you display hanging merchandise from tents or anywhere where you have an edge to hang this hook on. Bag of 25 is $7.50. Ask about quantity discounts for 100, 500, 1000 or more.

ANIMAL NETR™ is a miniature 5" x 8" version of our POOL NETR™ (it was our original prototype)! This small net is great for maintaining animal cages, especially with reptiles like snakes and lizards. It will make cleaning out cages much easier for you. (net with 8" handle not shown). Each $4.99. Ask about quantity discounts.

We're excited about all of these and we hope you'll like what we have to offer!

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