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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gather around your outdoor fire

When the sun starts to set, gather around your outdoor fire and relax well into the night. Fire creates atmosphere, beauty and warmth. The perfect addition to our outdoor living space. We carry a variety of stunning outdoor fire features by Solus Decor, Napoleon, Planika and Develpro. Check out our outdoor fire page for more information.

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Swim Spa Donation to Canadian Military Family

Today, along with 9 other Hydropool dealers across Canada, BonaVista is donating and installing a Hydropool swim spa to a Canadian military family for the purpose of rehabilitation. From the media: ‘A therapeutic swim spa will be installed at the home of Master Corporal Will Wells in Deep River near CFB Petawawa, at no cost, thanks to the efforts of 10 Hydropool retailers recruited by Brady, owner of Cobra Pools & Spas. Brady said the swim spa will help both Wells, 36, who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan, and his wife Suzy, 39, a corporal in the forces … Read More

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Easter dinner on the bbq

Bbq‘ing on a long weekend is always the best. With Easter upon us, here is a quick and easy Spring recipe for the grill. You may want to double this one as you are going to want seconds! Grilled Lamb with Brown Sugar Glaze Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp dried tarragon 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 lamb chops Directions: In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, ginger, tarragon, cinnamon, pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Rub lamb chops with the seasonings, … Read More

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A ‘green’ pool is good for the environment

Usually when we think of swimming pools, we see the color blue. However, a ‘green’ pool is becoming increasingly popular…. green being environmentally-friendly, not green in color. With Earth Day upon us tomorrow, it’s important to consider in all ways of your life that you can be greener. For many people that means consciously choosing ‘green’ routines to make your homes, lives and the environment a safer place. At BonaVista we pride ourselves on leading the local pool market in energy saving initiatives, and eco-friendly pool options. One area of growing interest is the variable speed pump. This ePump … Read More

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Where is our Spring hot tub weather?

INSTALLING SPRING… ————————-44% DONE. Install delayed….please wait. Installation failed. Please try again. 404 error: Season not found. Season cannot be located. The season you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please try again. The snow falling over the weekend in Ontario was not a good sign. What happened to our Spring weather? Last week we could enjoy the hot tub without having to make a made dash to the door…. these past few days have made me want to go back to wearing a tuque in the hot tub. Please … Read More

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Hot tubs – your personal backyard oasis

BonaVista was featured in an article by Leaside Today magazine on having a hot tub as part of your own personal backyard oasis. Jennifer Gannon, proprietor of our store BonaVista LeisureScapes, was quoted in the article several times discussing the benefits of putting in a hot tub at your home. From the article: ‘…. increasing the property value of the home is one reason, (Jennifer) Gannon offers, for people putting tubs in. Logistically too, a hot tub can accommodate the range of lot sizes, whether large or tiny, long or thin, garage or no garage. “It seems people in … Read More

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Solus Firebowls – This Just In!

New in outdoor fire: The Solus Firebowl! There are few better ways to create atmosphere and warmth in an outdoor space than with the flickering glow of fire. The Solus Firebowl Hemi 36 is a stunning focal point to any outdoor space. This 36″ diameter hemispherical fire pit is both substantial and restrained in design. At 16.5″ tall, the Firebowl creates an instant gathering place for family and friends. The Firebowl Hemi 36 is available with a certified outdoor natural gas burner that produces a substantial 75,000 btu flame. It has a simple key valve and is manually lit. … Read More

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Lynx Professional Grills – now showcasing at BonaVista

Lynx Professional Grills are now showcasing in our bbq section of our retail store in Toronto. Lynx is the premier manufacturer of luxury, stainless steel outdoor kitchen products and bbq’s. Built exclusively for outdoor use. Known for its continuous innovation, quality products and custom touches, the Lynx collection offers consumers durability, superior performance and a great cooking experience year-round. Lynx. Everything for the outdoor kitchen.

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Spring ‘to-do’ list – opening the swimming pool!

With warm weather and sunny skies for most of the weekend, we got one of our spring projects crossed off the list…. opening the swimming pool! My 3 year old daughter exclaimed – “the water came back!”.. which then prompted her to ask “where does water come from?”. I’m sure this won’t be the end of many questions that will require a much bigger answer than she is prepared to get. Smile. It is so nice to hear the trickling of water again…. reminding me that yes, Spring is indeed here. You can book your swimming pool opening with … Read More

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Aquaovo water filtration – A spring of beauty

Aquaovo water filters featured in the Globe & Mail Report on Business. With their stunning design and environmentally-friendly concept, these egg shaped vessels filter water through four layers of filtration. Who knew water could taste so good? From the article: Aquaovo’s water filters are Montreal’s answer to the ubiquitous spring water bottle. The gleaming white porcelain eggs (“aqua ovo” means water egg in Latin) look more sculptural than practical, balancing on their translucent acrylic stands. The concept was inspired by the notion that when liquid is stored in an egg-like vessel, it encourages the water molecules to move. When … Read More

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