Pool Closing Seminar - August 25, 2016
To help our customers prepare for fall and winter, Pool World has their annual Pool Closing Seminar Thursday September 22nd at 7:00 pm. The class will be held at the Central Store located at 5701 E Sprague Ave.
New or experienced pool owners are welcome to join us at this event to learn more about their swimming pool and how to prepare for winter. If you attend this event you will have the pleasure of being taught by our BioGuard representative who has years of expertise in the pool industry. It’s an ideal time to come and ask questions about normal pool operation, water chemistry and pool closing. Come enjoy refreshments and take advantage of special savings.
Pool World’s annual Pool Closing Seminar is Thursday September 22nd @ 7:00 pm at our Central store located at 5701 E Sprague Ave.
Fire Season - August 24, 2016
Summer has been a little abnormal this year which has helped to delay the 2016 fire season. Last year the fire season started months early and left more devastation than anyone could of prepared for.
Every year Mother Nature decides to provide with something a little different than years prior and this year she did just that! We had cooler temperatures, wetter spring and fire season started abnormally late. No matter what type of year or weather conditions Mother Nature sends our way, there are a few things that you can do to help protect your property and home.
Protect your home Year Around:
Maintain a 100-foot clear zone around your home. It’s recommended to have a minimum of 30 feet. If you have the ability to have more, create a larger buffer.
Keep landscape pruned and off the ground. If possible cut all vegetation to be 10 feet above the ground. Remove any dead or dying trees.
Add a wildfire sprinkler system
Update old roofs to shingles with asphalt composite or a metal roof.
Keep your drive ways or pathways covered with gravel, rock, brick, or other nonflammable substances.
Move and keep woodpiles at least 100 feet away from your home. If on a hillside, keep the piles on the uphill side.
Mow grass and fields regularly, and keep it trimmed about 4 inches in height.
Remove any access debris from or below decks and porches.
Enclose all eaves and overhangs.
Make your address visible from the road. This will help firefighters and crews in case of an emergency.
Protect your home when a Wildfire is in the area:
Move all items that will burn away from your home. Put them in storage or outside of your defensible area. (Items: lawn furniture, barbecues, tarp coverings, etc.)
Shut off all natural gas, propane or fuel oil supplies at the source.
Remove debris from rain gutters and roof.
Remove any dead or dying trees and if possible, trim other trees and vegetation up to 10 feet above the ground.
Clear vegetation around fire hydrants, cisterns, propane tanks, etc.
Relocate all animals from the property to safe housing until the threat has passed.
Connect garden hoses. Fill any pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, tubs or other large containers for water.
Disconnect any automatic garage door openers but keep maintaining them for manual operation.
Place lawn sprinklers on the roof, around the property and keep any vegetation around the home wet.
Crate and pack up any “non-replaceable” items such as photos and important documents into a quick grab box.
Delicious New Recipe - August 16, 2016
Some days it’s just too hot to cook inside. Today is one of those days if you don’t have air conditioning! This means it’s the ideal time to use your barbecue and not heat up your house more. Here is a delicious new recipe to try tonight.
It’s sweet, tangy, sticky and has a little bit of spice. It’s Chipotle Honey Chicken Wings
2 lbs chicken wings, separated into flats and drumettes
3 cans chipotles in adobo
1 tbsp honey
4 tbsp butter, unsalted
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub (As Needed)
Traeger Sweet Rub (As Needed)
When you're ready to start cooking, start the Traeger on Smoke for about 5 minutes. Keep the lid open and this will allow the fire to be established. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat with the lid close for about 15 minutes.
Spread the chicken flats and drumettes out on a baking sheet and season them lightly on both sides with a combination of the Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub and the Sweet Rub.
Place the chicken wings on the grill grate and cook for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the butter and chipotles into a saucepan and melt the butter over low heat.
After the butter has melted, puree the mixture in a blender or using an immersion blender. Whisk in the honey and lime juice.
Once the wings are cooked-through, transfer them to a bowl and toss with the chipotle honey-lime glaze.
If you are interested in learning more about the barbecues available for purchase, please visit our Grills / Barbecue page.