September 30th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Jerral Wayne Jones Sr, commonly known as Jerry Jones, was born on October 13, 1942 and is an accomplished American businessman. He was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas, as a child. He was a star running back at North Little Rock High School and attended college at the University of Arkansas. There, he was also a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team and an all-Southwest Conference offensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, and a teammate of Jimmy Johnson. Jones is one of very few NFL owners who earned a significant level of success as a football player. He was hired as an executive vice president at Modern Security Life in Springfield, Missouri, after he graduated from college in 1965. After receiving his Masters degree in business in 1970, he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas called Jones Oil and Land Lease, which still does natural resource prospecting.
On February 25, 1989, Jerry Jones purchased NFL’s Dallas Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright for $140 million. He was also an inspiration for the character Baxter Cain in the 1998 film BASEketball, as well as appearing in a commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX and Papa John’s. Jones is married to Gene Jones and they have three children—Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry, Jr. Stephen is the Cowboys’ chief operating officer/executive vice president/director of player personnel. Charlotte serves as the Cowboys’ executive vice president and chief brand officer. Jerry, Jr. is the Cowboys’ chief sales and marketing officer/vice president. Needless to say, the Dallas Cowboys are run by a family with Jerry Jones at the head and because of his polite and friendly nature, he often gets visits from the stars such as Lebron James, Kenny Chesney, Hulk Hogan, George Bush, and many, many more. The stadium is not only a home to the Jones family, but it is a home to all who come to see it.
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September 27th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Swimming lessons are extremely important for your child. They give the child a sense of security, safety, and confidence, as well as helping to prepare the child for those scary ‘what if’ incidents. Frisco Swim is a swim school located in Frisco, TX, that offers swimming lessons for your child. They use their creativity as well as their energy to help your child build confidence as a swimmer and learn the main skills needed to be successful in the pool. They have small classes to ensure that each child gets the attention they need, and boast their experienced and passionate teachers. It is definitely a win-win situation if you are in the Frisco area and looking to help your child learn how to swim and be confident in the water!
For more information, visit http://www.friscoswim.com/.
September 25th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Kyle Pogue, CEO of poguepoolspa.com, and I were lucky enough to get to go see the opening game at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against the New York Giants. We made sure to get there early to park and get inside, and boy are we glad we did! The game kicked off with a bang, literally with fireworks around the stadium to get everyone—inside the stadium and outside the stadium—geared up for the game. It was definitely not your typical starting game either; there was a different feeling this year. No pressure. Just some great men ready to play some great football. Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys were incredibly friendly during their run through and Jones even stopped to shake some hands in the tunnel! There were also some famous faces in the crowd. Lebron James came through turning heads, followed by Hulk Hogan, who insisted on having Jones pose with him. The crowd was full of smiles from beginning to end, as the Cowboys took the win against the Giants with a final score of 36-31. Hopefully we see more great games this season and our Cowboys continue to leave us with a smile!
September 24th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Frisco Aquatics offers swimming lessons for youth, adults, and seniors. They also offer private lessons, water safety instructor lessons, water park lifeguard training courses, and a stroke clinic. They have age restrictions for each class and even host birthday parties!
Youth lessons can include parent and child or child only. For parent and child lessons, the classes prepare young children to become comfortable in the water. It includes helpful techniques and water safety education and a responsible adult must be present for these courses. The other classes go from preschool (ages 3-5) all the way up to level 6 (ages 6-12). By using the level system, you are able to place your child exactly where they need to be based on their skills, their age, and their confidence.
The adult and senior classes are also based on skill level, as well as having each person start with a goal in mind so the instructors are able to work with them and help them grow. They also offer private and semi-private lessons for swimmers of all levels and ages 3 and up. Lessons consist of 4-30 minute lessons once a week. Get started today!
September 23rd, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Everything else is getting smart. Smart Cars, smart phones, so why not your pool. With the Jandy iAqualink Control System, you are in control of your pool and spa anytime, anywhere with your smart phone.
You can control your pool pump, pool lights, and everything that is hooked up to the control system with the iAqualink app that is available, for free at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, you only need to sign up for a free account.
The Jandy iAqualink Control System can control your lights, pump, water features, heater, and even the filter, all remotely with the touch of a button.
The only thing that is needed is an iAquaLink device, and an AquaLink RS or AquaLink PDA Pool/Spa control system, and you are good to go. There are no more wires, no more wall panels, or charging bases.
For more information on the Jandy iAqualink Control System, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.
September 20th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Richardson, TX, has a YMCA that is great for your child. They offer many different extracurricular activities for your kids to keep them active and happy all summer long. They have been named “America’s Favorite Swim Instructor” for over 100 years and teach kids not only how to swim, but also teach them how to be confident in the water and learn the keys to swim safety. They even offer free swim assessments to see where your child is and which class would be the best fit for them. Their early childhood swim lessons serve as a great avenue to build character and teach your child safety around the water, as well as drowning preventative strategies. For your little water lover, they have the Richardson Rapids Swim Team. This is for boys and girls ages 5-17 that have mastered their strokes and are ready to have some big kid fun! They compete with other YMCAs in the surrounds area that contains about 20 other groups! They vary from beginning to competitive levels so everyone can join in!
September 19th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
After the long winter season, it always feels like such a hassle to get your pool and spa up and running. You want to enjoy the beautiful water and the sun, but you don’t want to have to do the start up maintenance necessary to make your pool useable.
Natural Chemistry created a unique blend of enzymes that eliminate and permanently prevent non-living contaminant buildup. This SmartZyme technology binds to non-living organic contaminants and reduces them to smaller and smaller parts until they are oxidized by the sanitizer or reduced to water and air.
They have created a great product called Purge that actually purges or rids your pool of problem causing non-living organic build-up. It is the perfect product for getting your season started on the right foot and it cleans where you can’t!
For more information on Natural Chemistry Purge, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.
September 18th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
The Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona, is a 5 star resort that is near the Grand Canyon and combines the tranquility of a pristine environment with the luxury of a sophisticated vacation experiences. It is set on 70 acres of panoramic natural terrain and stands at the doorway of the secluded Boynton Canyon—surrounded by red-rock formations that are known to inspire the mind, body and spirit. The resort is filled with Native American culture and even has a camp for the kids called Camp Coyote, which is designed to educate and entertain children from ages 4-12. They have a variety of different rooms that embrace ‘casual sophistication.’ The interior of the rooms are Arizona inspires with rich, earthy tones and a warm welcome. While enjoying the beautiful scenery, you are still able to enjoy state-of-the-art technologies and new furniture, linens, décor, and outdoor furniture. Not only is the resort as a whole amazing, they also have a GORGEOUS outdoor pool and whirlpool spa. So what are you waiting for?!
For more information on this resort and other popular resorts, check out PoguePoolSpa.com.
September 17th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
Fort Worth Aquatics holds swimming lessons for school-aged children throughout the summer at Marine Park Aquatics Center and Forest Park Pool. Swimming lessons are a great way to ensure safety and confidence in your child and help prepare them for those terrible, ‘what if’ situations.
Each session of lessons in Fort Worth consists of 8 classes that focus on the fundamentals of swimming based on the participants’ ability and experience. They require a minimum of 5 participants per class and a maximum of 10. The classes are held Tuesday through Friday mornings, as long as the weather agrees! The times are 9-9:50 am, 10-10:50 am, and 11-11:50 am.
For more information on the swimming lessons, go to http://fortworthtexas.gov/athletics/aquatics/swimminglessons/.
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September 16th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton
There is a new sheriff in town against the fight with algae. Its name is SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover. This product is a Copper Based 90 Day algaecide that kills and prevents blue-green, green, yellow, and black algae from forming or existing. It is a great tool to use in your pool and spa because it will not leave unsightly stains nor will it cause your water to foam up. SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover uses a 11.8% Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate formula to stop algae in its tracks and prevent new algae from forming. If you have severe algae, SeaKlear recommends that you use 32 oz. of the SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover per 10,000 gallons of pool water. Otherwise only 16 oz. of the product every three months per 10,000 gallons.
To use simply add the product directly into the deep end of the pool in front of a water return, and make sure that you dilute the product in a bucket of water when you are adding it to a pool with a plaster finish. As with all chemicals, use it as the manufacturer specifies.
For more information on SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.