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Jul 21, 2016
THE PERFECT ESCAPE
FROM THE GROUND UPPlenty of reasons to add a fence to your property
Creating a backyard oasis
SPRING/SUMMER 2015Sunshine Pools & Spas
ON THE MOVE LIFETIME OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE BACKYARD IDEA GALLERY REASONS TO PARTNER
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innovative features that cant be found in any other brand. With 24 unique models, there is a hot tub to suit every family.
We hope you are looking for-ward to another amazing year in the Okanagan as much as we are, and we look especially forward to serving you.
Happy swimming and tubbing!
Change is good, and well keep on changing. Last spring we opened in our new location at Springfield and Spall, and wow, what a new world it was. With much more product in the store to showcase and lots of room to grow into, we had a very, very busy season. Our staff increased to an amazing 28 people last summer, all dedicat-ed to your backyard paradise.
This year we plan to make
OUR NEW LOCATION After almost 30 years Sunshine Pools and Spas has moved to a bigger location to serve you better.
We are now located at: 123-1889 Springfield Rd., Springfield Centre(Formerly the Womans Place Gym)
Pop by and say hello and check out some of our new product lines.
123-1889 Springfield Rd.,
things even better. Our emphasis has always been on making pool and hot tub ownership EASY, and we will continue to make sure our customers are LOVING their backyards. With more tools and technology at our fingertips, well strive to make life simpler for you with great advice and new solutions.
This past year we have received more and more requests for fibreglass and concrete pools,
and we are proud to be able to design and build the backyard of your dreams, no matter what your budget and tastes allow for. Automation of pool functions is gaining popularity as well, which makes it even easier to monitor and adjust your pool via smartphone or computer.
HotSpring hot tubs continue to lead the industry with bril-liant new eye catching design, new standards for quality, and
VISIT OUR NEW LOCATIONExpanded product range,
same great staff and servicePhoto: James Young/Young Media
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10% OFFSunshine Pools and Spas
Closing/Opening Pool Combo Package
Sunshine Holiday MaintenanceSPECIAL OFFER
regular Vacation Maintenance rates with this coupon.
Let Sunshine take care of your pool or spa while you are away on holidays!
ITS WHATS INSIDE THAT COUNTS
A peek inside our new location
Photos: James Young/Young Media
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REASONS TO PARTNER WITH SUNSHINE POOLS
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Relaxing Made Easy
Long-term, established relationships: Almost 30 years in Kelowna. You know were here for the long run.
Full-service dealer with construction, service, maintenance and retail divisions. We make sure your investment is well maintained for years to come.
Desire to earn your business: Large enough to take care of you, small enough to stay personal in our approach.
We make owning pools and spas easy: Upfront pricing, exceptional service and responsiveness, ongoing education.
Experienced resources that understand all aspects of pool building, pool and spa service and maintenance and water chemistry.
Quality of construction: Exceeding building code standards.
Environmentally conscious: We can recommend ways to make your pool more energy efficient.
Automatic Pool Cover ServicingAs with any mechanical component
where there are moving parts, it is very im-portant to service your automatic cover on a yearly basis to ensure optimal performance and extend the life of your investment. A mechanical inspection to ensure your motor is running smoothly, along with a rope inspec-tion/adjustment, cleaning the tracks and cleaning the fabric will ensure you get a long healthy lifespan out of the automatic cover.
Preventative Pool Heater ServiceMuch like your home furnace, a yearly
inspection and cleaning of your heating appliance is in the best interest of the unit to ensure a long healthy lifespan. From clean-ing the orifices, to venting checks, this is an
essential service to ensure optimal perfor-mance and efficiency for your pool heater.
Yearly Filter Media CleaningIt is important to ensure your filter
media is clean to start the pool season. If you have cartridge filters, a yearly cleaning and soaking in a special formula solution is imperative to ensure the pool is circulating properly. If you have a sand filter, a cleaning solution should be applied to the sand each season to ensure the same. Remember to change your sand every 5 to 7 years.
Seasonal Equipment CheckSunshine Pools staff can assess your
pools equipment to let you know how your equipment is performing.
Safety conscious: Throughout construc-tion and finished product, we design and build with safety in mind.
Accident protection: Should the unthink-able happen, we are fully covered with both workers compensation and liability
insurance. You are insulated from potential costs.
Financing available to make your ownership decision simpler.
We accept Visa and MasterCard payments as a deposit to protect your investment.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Sunshine Pools Services:
www.bioguard.ca The most trusted name in Water Care products
www.hotspring.comWorlds best selling hot tubs.
Hot Spring, Limelight, Hot Spot and Free Flow Spas.
www.hayward-pool.ca Hayward Pool Products.
www.hydropoolshottubs.comIndustry leader in swim spas.
The original firepit table
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XIV ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS
For some pool aficionados, only a heated pool will do, even in the dog days of summer.
XVI AN OASIS FOR ENTERTAINING
Canadians clamouring for backyard kitchens.
XX MASON JAR ENTERTAINING
The Mason Jar has long held more than jams and preserves.
II THE PERFECT BACKYARD ESCAPE
Creating a backyard oasis.
VIII THE FINISHING TOUCHES
A well-planned selection of plants can be versatile and practical to suit your lifestyle and maximize your enjoyment of your backyard oasis.
X FROM THE GROUND UP There are plenty of reasons why
you should consider adding a fence to your property.
XII PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Great ideas to help enjoy
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With utility costs reaching record highs, with no relief in sight, more Canadians are opting out of buying a second home in favour of a new vacation destination their own backyard.
Coined staycations, this trend of creat-ing a backyard oasis continues to resonate with homeowners. And why wouldnt it? Avoiding the traffic after a long week at work is reason enough. Pair that with increasing property taxes and decreasing availability, and you see many Canadians are choosing to stay home instead.
There are a few other factors adding to this trend that might surprise you. The biggest reason homeowners, specifically Generation Xers (the 30 to 40 somethings), are investing in these backyard escapes is money. Accord-ing to the experts, investing in the outdoors has one of the biggest returns of any home renovation. Remodeling Magazine even listed the backyard deck in their top three in 2014 for return-on-investment improvements. Savvy homeowners have realized they can have beautiful outdoor escapes in their backyard with a resort feel, and when they are ready to sell their homes, recoup their investment.
So what are the must-haves for these personal paradises? Heres my top three list, starting with number three.
THE PERFECT BACKYARD ESCAPE
Creating a backyard oasisBY
Photos: Courtesy BonaVista Pools
Photo: Jeff McNeill McNeill Photography 2014
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Useable spaceDecks and patios are defi nitely important
for creating the perfect backyard. Larger patio furniture, fi replaces, even outdoor televisions, all need space to be properly used. More paver