Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

What is your favorite type of pizza?

I’m sure your preferred type comes to mind, but we are here to spice things up a bit! The crew at Swimrite has been testing out several different types of pizza this summer on our Fontana Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. From “plain jane” pizzas like cheese or pepperoni, to more complex pizzas like supreme, Hawaiian, and bbq chicken. The classics taste excellent with the wood fired taste. But how about a completely random kind?

We made pizza dough by hand and got some very interesting toppings…which is a crew favorite right now! We added just a little bit of pizza sauce to top the dough and added wild rice as a base topping. On top of that we added slices of spicy italian sausage, black olives, and cranberries!

My mouth is watering just thinking about it (or because it’s lunch time) either way, NUM! By far one of the best pizzas we have made in the pizza oven. Make this a fun activity for your friends and family. Who can beat this time efficient, flavor intensifying, and energy saving Fontana Wood-Fired Pizza Oven?


20 Seconds of Just Embarrassing Bravery

Have you ever been watching a movie with your kids and you see a clip and it just HITS you? We were watching We Bought a Zoo, the “tear jerker” movie about a husband who loses his wife and decides to make a change, so he moves his two children to a home in the middle of nowhere which turns out to be a zoo.

Along with the many trials we all endure during life while raising children, there are good times. Times when our children teach us something a bit more about life than we even know. This clip from the movie couldn’t be more true, and it is something that all parents should tell their children. Go get whatever your heart desires and don’t give up. Matt Damon says it and truly makes you believe it. So, whatever obstacles you’re currently battling, all it takes is twenty seconds. Twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. You can do it.



Water And Technology Do Not Mix Well

Our world is so dependent on technology these days, we are constantly on the go and wanting instant gratification. What even is family time? Let’s face it, it usually consists of everyone sitting around the television or dinner table all while on tablets or smartphones. That’s where Swimrite comes in. We strive to provide products that bring families and friends together without the distraction of mobile devices.  Enjoy a relaxing night in the spa, under the stars, with your entire family and actually have a face to face conversation. Catch up on your children’s lives and find out that you really do enjoy each others company. It’s un-forced and fun for everyone and the reality is, it’s pretty hard to use your phone in the hot tub. night spa

Keeping your pool pristine in the summer

Going for a relaxing swim after a long day at the office, escaping the scorching temperatures that Wisconsin is known for in August, and hosting the party that everyone wants to come to in the summer; these are some of the benefits that you are now experiencing with your new pool! We hate to be the fun police, but the fun can only keep going with proper maintenance. A pool isn’t simply a large container that efficiently holds water and has plenty of space for activities. It’s a host to living things, you the water and other things in that water!

Shock therapy!

Have you ever heard the term “shock your pool”? It’s not quite as literal as it sounds. It is the process of adding chlorine to the water in a ratio that will destroy any algae blooms, combined chlorine (which is chlorine that has combined with contaminants in the water and its sanitizing characteristics have become less effective), and finally the residue from people being in the water. With increasing temperatures comes a more favorable environment for bacteria to grow and thus the frequency of shocking your pool will have to increase as well. We’ve got a great selection of the chemicals you’ll need to keep your pool in check!

Back to the basics

Shocking your pool isn’t the only maintenance required to keep it from turning an unfavorable shade of greepoolthingn. Cleaning the filter every other week and raking the water’s surface free of debris can drastically keep the bacteria and overall appearance in check. After all, you wouldn’t want to show up to a pool party and have it feel like you’re swimming in a dirty lake. Vacuuming your pool is just what it sounds like; a hose attached to a cleaning head that draws in the water and organics from the bottom of the pool to keep algae from forming. One thing to note, if you are in the process of vacuuming your pool and the hose beings to float, that is typically an indicator of the filter being full or a hole in the line that is allowing air to enter. If manually vacuuming your pool takes too much time, try going to an automated version that you can simply setup and let it run its course while you check off other items on your list. We can help you with this decision!
Keeping your pool clean does not require as much work or time as you might think. As with anything, the better you maintain it, the longer it will last! So keep those good times flowing by preventing that algae from growing!

It’s Not What You Can Do for Your Pool, it’s What Your Pool Can Do for You!

Each year millions of people kick around the idea of adding a pool to their home. Sure, it’s a big decision and certainly one that you shouldn’t dive in to without doing your research or stopping in and talking to us. After mulling it over, many people give up on the idea only to have it come right back when the snow melts and the temperatures get a bit too warm. By the time they decide they want to go through with it the ground has already frozen, forcing them to go through the entire process again next year.

There are many benefits that come along with the addition of a pool to your home. Let’s go over a few! (more…)

Backyard Summer Fun

It’s the time of year all parents fear and children dream about! Summer; the days of hearing “I’m bored” constantly despite having plenty of things they COULD be doing in the backyard! We don’t know why kids get bored despite the toys and games they have or the pool they could swim in. It’s just what summer is all about for them. So, here are 10 great ideas we found to get the kids to stop bothering you and making dents on the couch inside. (more…)