8 Tips for Hosting a Safe Pool Party for Children

Posted by in Safety Tips | March 10, 2012
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8 Tips for Hosting a Safe Pool Party for Children


Hosting a swimming party for kids is a great way to cool off and have fun. But making sure your party is safe should be your number one priority.

Ask Parents to Accompany Their Child:
First of all, your invitations should be very clear that this is a swimming party. And this is not the kind of party where you can drop off your kids. A responsible adult or parent needs to stay with their child.

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Today’s Backyard Recipe!

Posted by in Recipes | March 09, 2012
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Sweet-Tea Ribs with Lemony Potato Salad

6 bags black tea (any kind)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 orange
2 racks baby back ribs (about 2 pounds)
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 lemon

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Beach Ball Balance Race

Posted by in Pool Game Ideas | February 27, 2012
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Beach Ball

Here’s a fun game idea for your upcoming swimming season!

Required: Beach balls and swimming pool

Players: Small to medium groups

Each player will need one beach ball or you could play this game as teams with each team given a beach ball. All players will be in the water at one end of the pool. They are to balance their bodies on top of the beach ball by hugging the beach ball. On go they are to race to the other side of the pool and then back while in this position. They cannot loose their balance or unlock their arms. The first player back to the starting point is the winner. The game takes great balance and leg strength and is wonderful exercise for a hot summer day. Make sure that all players know how to swim to play this game. To be played as a team relay, the next player in line will be waiting in the water to take the beach ball once it touches the wall. All the other players will be outside of the pool in a line. The first team done is the winner.

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We make pools look GOOD

Posted by in Pool Remodeling | April 29, 2011
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At Petri Pools, we don’t just take care of pools… we make them look good. Anyone who’s ever been in a pool knows there’s a huge difference between taking a dip in the local watering hole and taking a dip at the Bellagio. Updating your pool isn’t as daunting as one might suspect; just think of it as interior decorating – for your pool!

We do coping, tile, and plaster – everything you need to make your pool the talk of the neighborhood.

Photo by Miles Gehm (CC BY 2.0)

Photo by Miles Gehm (CC BY 2.0)

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How to increase the life of your pool plaster

Posted by in Pool Maintenance, Pool Remodeling | March 22, 2011
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So you’ve got some brand new pool plaster and your pool is the envy of the neighborhood… GREAT! (No? Maybe you should check out our Designer Plaster Series from Noble Tile)

Swimming Boy by Mark Evans, Attribution 2.0 Generic

Swimming Boy by Mark Evans, Attribution 2.0 Generic

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Taking care of you and your pool – in Coppell, Plano, North Dallas….

Posted by in Pool Maintenance | March 10, 2011
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Since 2000, Petri Pools has been making backyard swimming pools in Coppell, Plano, Lewisville, Addison, Carrollton, North Dallas, Flower Mound, and the surrounding areas more fun and less burden for the owners. It takes dedication to keep the back yard the summer destination for your family, and we’re up for the job. We’ve got the weekly cleaning ritual down to a science – literally.


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About Petri Pools

Posted by in About Us | February 08, 2011
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About Petri Pools

Petri Pools opened its doors in Lewisville, Texas in 2000. Justin Petri built Petri Pools from the ground up; it has been family owned and operated for the past 11 years and will continue to be in the future.

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