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Is this a mean April Fools joke?

It has been such a long winter this year in Ontario. Was it really snowing on my drive into work today? A little humour for the start of April as we wait for warmer temperatures. Spring weather is on it’s way. Book your pool and/or spa opening now! Let’s say good-bye to the snow and hello to the sun!

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Getting your backyard ready for bbq season

Spring is going to be here before we know it. Here are some tips and ideas to help you get your yard and grill ready for those backyard bbq‘s. -Start by tidying up. Clear the yard of all excess clutter. Put away the frost rags that you used to protect your plants and bushes from the freezing temperatures and pull up all the dead plants that were lost during the winter months. Now is the perfect time to start trimming the hedges and trees in your yard. -Start shopping around for some good potted plants and other shrubs to … Read More

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Earth Hour 2011 Activities

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. In 2008, more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour. In 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour and then in 2010 … Read More

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Warm pools, Hydrotherapy and Arthritis

In the March 2011 issue of Hospital News, the benefits of warm pools and hydrotherapy is discussed. At BonaVista, we educate people every day about the healing properties of water. Read how hydrotherapy benefits people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. Warm-pools and hydrotherapy (physiotherapy conducted in a warm pool) have long been used to help individuals manage the pain, joint stiffness and immobility that may be associated with arthritis. For those with limited mobility or whose arthritic condition impedes function, water exercise provides a safe, soothing environment to gently exercise joints and muscles. Water acts as resistance … Read More

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BonaVista on Facebook

BonaVista is on Facebook. You can stay connected with our updates, special offers and sales on hot tubs, patio furniture, outdoor decor and entertaining. ‘Like’ing us on Facebook gives you the inside scoop on new custom pools that are under construction and a gallery of photos from finished backyards. It’s a great way to keep in touch. We want to hear from you too!

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Spring cleaning for your hot tub

Time to Change Your Hot Tub Water! We are now rounding the four month mark from November and that means it’s time to fresh fill your spa again! Like a glass of water that you continually stir sugar into until the sugar will not dissolve any longer; your spa has a total saturation limit for the chemicals you put in weekly. Usually happening around the three to four month mark, a complete drain and refill of your tub will be neccesary depending on your weekly bather load as well as maintenance. Because we are still in the midst of … Read More

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An Irish BBQ – Corned beef on the grill

Corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish dish, it is a traditional Irish-American dish, however on St. Patrick Day, it has become the meal of choice around the world. The secret to grilling a corned beef is to make sure you’ve soaked it well to lift out the salt before you put it on the grill. A good way to add an extra kick to a corned beef brisket is to smoke it. After smoking, the resulting flavor is something similar to pastrami. Prep Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 8 hours Yield: Serves … Read More

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Book your pool opening

At BonaVista we have been caring for our clients pools for as long as we have been building them. With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to start thinking about opening your swimming pool. Your pool is meant to be a source of simple relaxation and stress relief. Allow us to help you maximize your investment by opening your pool for you. If you are a new customer to BonaVista, please call our service office at 905.475.6980 and speak to Donna or Sarah. For returning customers, please view our Spring Service Brochure and then book your pool opening … Read More

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This just in! – Fatboy Knapsack

Create an instant picnic area on the sunny grass, beach or stylish curb walk. Eye catching. Easy use. Easy maintenance. The Fatboy red parachute fabric bottom weighs almost nothing. It is water and dirt resistant, surprisingly strong and totally washable! It’s all in the Knäpsäck!

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Fitness in the swimming pool

Need another reason to own a pool? A recent article in the Globe and Mail suggests that swimming may be the way of fitness in the future. A growing pile of evidence supports the idea that water-based exercise is a good approach for people with joint pain or poor balance, offering some unique benefits that can’t be replicated on land. But new research also suggests that, to get the full benefits, you need a well-designed program that emphasizes the links between your movements in the water and functional movements on land. Fitness in the water allows you to not … Read More

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