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2013 BACKYARD TRENDS Make your space picture perfect

ENTERTAINING WITH FLARE Try our tasty recipes and fun pool party ideas



WHY CHOOSE A LEISURESCAPES DEALER More than just craftsmanship, experience and expertise.

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BACKYARD AUTOMATION Work less, play more!


READY, SET, SWIM Dive into a healthy routine.


2013 BACKYARD TRENDS Make your space picture perfect.


POOL RETROFIT How to make what was old, new again.

WHY CHOOSE A LEISURESCAPES DEALER More than just craftsmanship, experience and expertise.


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RINTOUL’S - RELAX & ENJOY The Rintoul’s Management and Staff at both of our locations, always strive to offer you, our customers, excellent service and products to improve your backyard experience. We are honoured to have been recognized for our efforts, and we are dedicated to continuing these efforts to better serve you. Rintoul’s has been in business since 1970, and over the years we have received awards for excellence in creating backyard living spaces that are a step above the rest. Let us make the backyard of your dreams a reality! At Rintoul’s, we offer many services that make owning a Pool or Spa much more enjoyable. You can have peace of mind by letting Rintoul’s take care of your pool opening and closing needs this year. If you prepay, you save! We also offer both pool and spa year round maintenance. Don't forget about our free in store water testing and professional chemical product advice. We have a great selection of quality products that will exceed expectations and give you the backyard of your dreams. From top quality In-ground and Aboveground Pools, to 100% Canadian made Spas, we have the products to transform your backyard into your very own paradise! Get started today on creating memories for a lifetime! Stop into our showroom, give us a call or drop us an email! Owen Sound, ON 689 10th St W P.O. Box 276 N4K 5P5 Ph: 519-376-5858 Fax: 519-376-5887

Port Elgin, ON 371 Goderich St. N0H 2C1 Ph/Fax: 519-832-5858

Summer Hours: Monday – Friday - 9am – 6pm Saturday - 9am – 5pm Sunday - Closed Winter Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9am –5:30 pm Saturday - 9 am – 5 pm Wednesday, Sunday - Closed

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For centuries, people have flocked to natural springs to take advantage of the ‘curative’ properties of bathing in its hot water. Today, people around the world continue to agree that nothing seems to soothe the aches and pains of a hard day’s work like a hot soak. While natural hot springs are tough to find, modern homeowners can easily bring this experience to their backyards with a hot tub. Buying one, however, can be overwhelming. But if you do your homework, you can ensure you’ll buy the hot tub that best suits your needs. There are five basic things to consider when buying a hot tub: 1. Comfort and Design 2. Reputation 3. Insulation 4. Massage Capabilities 5. Ease of Maintenance

COMFORT AND DESIGN Above all else, you want your hot tub to be comfortable. Check to see if the hot tub seats are ergonomically designed to fit your body’s natural curves. You need to make sure you fit comfortably into the seats in order to get the best possible soaking and massage experience. Don’t be afraid to climb in and test out the seats. If a seat is not comfortable when it’s dry, odds are it won’t be any more comfortable when it is wet. You should also take a close look at other design features of the hot tub. For example, is there multi-level seating, does the hot tub have a large enough foot well to accommodate multiple bathers and are there safety steps to enter the hot tub? Even minor features should be studied. For instance, if the hot tub comes with pillows, ensure they are comfortable and easy to remove and clean. Check to see if there is a place to put an ice bucket or place drinks. No detail is too insignificant. 6 | Backyard escapes Spring/Summer 2013

REPUTATION Look for hot tub manufacturers that have been in business for a while and have a proven record of reliability. Visiting your local LeisureScapes dealer for advise is a good place to start. You can also ask friends or family members with hot tubs about their experiences with particular brands. Also, investigate whether the products they offer are covered by a reasonable warranty. A good warranty would consist of a 10 year structural warranty, 5 year acrylic surface and 3 year parts and labour warranty.

INSULATION This factor is significant because of its link to energy efficiency, an important consideration for any home-owner. First and foremost, look for a hot tub that is approved by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Investigate how long it takes for the hot tub to pump out and filter 100 percent of its water. The less time this takes the more energy-efficient the hot tub will be. Look for models that use lowamperage filtration pumps. A good hardcover can also provide added insulation and energy efficiency. MASSAGE CAPABILITIES Likely the most appealing element of a hot tub is its massage capabilities. When added to the soothing feel of hot water, it can truly make or break your hot tub experience. Though it may be tempting to go for the model with the most jets, more is not always better. Instead, look for jets that are strategically placed in the most optimal spots. For example, foot jets are often overlooked, even though they can provide one of best possible massages. Customization is also a much sought-after feature when it comes to jets. A model with optimized hydraulics will ensure an even flow of water is sent to each jet for a smooth, comfortable massage. EASE OF MAINTENANCE No matter what hot tub you choose, you need to make sure it is easy to service. When it comes to hot tub maintenance, there are two primary factors you need to address - filtration and disinfection. Filtration. In a hot tub, dirt can only do two things. It is either light enough to float on the surface or heavy enough to drop to the bottom. When assessing a hot tub’s filtration capabilities, but sure to ask how long it takes to filter 100 percent of the water. Also check to ensure the skimmer is sufficient. Does it provide enough filtration to remove debris and does it have a floating door to skim the surface of the water? Also ask the salesperson whether the hot tub has a suction side filter or pressure side filter. The suction side filter offers less expensive filtration, but is not as effective; it will only filter 50 percent of the hot tub water. Conversely, pressure side filters are more expensive, but since 100 percent of the water passes through the filter, all of it can be cleaned. Disinfection. To keep your hot tub safe and pleasant to use, you will also need to disinfect the water regularly. Ideally, look for a hot tub that has an in-line chemical feeder as opposed to a floating dispenser. If you choose to use an ozone system, which is designed to reduce your overall chemical requirements, look for a model that uses an injection system. If you opt for a saltwater bromine system ask your local dealer to help you set it up properly to best suit your needs. Once you understand the system, it will be easy to use and makes a for a very pleasant soaking experience. GO FORTH AND SHOP Although looking for a hot tub can be confusing at times, you can make the process less complicated by narrowing down your search criteria to the five areas above. With a little preparation ahead of time, your hot tub buying experience will be a stress-free, enjoyable experience...the way it should be.

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CREATE YOUR DREAM BACKYARD As a LeisureScapes dealer with a history dating back to 1970, Rintoul’s Pools & Hot Tubs is a member of one of Canada’s largest professional network of Independent Pool, Spa and Outdoor Leisure retailers and suppliers. Owner, Phil Rintoul and the staff maintain the goal of helping customers to create the ultimate leisure space – the outdoor living room in your own backyard. Whether it is the design and custom installation of a swimming pool for any landscape orientation and budget, or maintenance and supplies for an existing pool or spa, Rintoul’s LeisureScapes can cover your needs. The sky is the limit when it comes creating your dream backyard! If you want to soak away the days stress or spend quality time with the family, a RotoSpa or Canadiana hot tub from Rintoul’s LeisureScapes is an affordable luxury that provides the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy, combining heat, natural buoyancy, and water massage. We have some of the industries most talented and creative landscapers working with us. Whether updating your backyard or starting from scratch we can help you make it happen. Dreams that we can make come true for you: • • •

Stamped Concrete Fencing - Iron, Wooden, Chain link, Ornamental, Decorative Metal Interlocking Stone

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From free water analysis and expert water management advice to supplies, Rintoul’s LeisureScapes provides everything you should need, including BIOGUARD and DAZZLE specialty chemicals at competitive prices, salt water systems, solar heating, and UV Sterlizers. Leak detection, liner replacement and repair can be arranged, in addition to weekly pool cleaning and maintenance services, pool openings and closings and hot tub and pool repairs. Create a little paradise in your own yard - visit Rintoul’s Leisurescapes and make your dream happen this year! 8 | Backyard escapes Spring/Summer 2013

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It’s amazing what a little automation can do to enhance your backyard experience! With today’s technology we have automated virtually everything from building cars and packaging food, to having our morning coffee ready to start the day. Why not bring the luxury of automation to your backyard retreat? If you are a proud swimming pool or hot tub owner, or have owned one in the past, you know that it’s a great place to have fun and enjoy time with family and friends. However, owning one is not a task to be taken lightly.

Automating tasks like adding an energy-efficient variable speed pump can save you up to 75% on energy costs every year. It will also reduce your chemical usage and can even be timed to operate on off-peak hydro hours.

From scooping out leaves and vacuuming, to water tests, chemical balancing, and keeping the equipment in good shape, your LeisureScapes dealer can automate these features in your backyard. They will reduce the time you spend looking after your pool and increase the time you spend enjoying it. Create the perfect backyard environment with the simple touch of a button. As your LeisureScapes dealer will tell you, there are all sorts of tasks that can be automated. You can control the temperature, water level, lighting and filtering of your pool and spa as well as turn on or off of your automatic sprinklers and decorative fountains. Before you head home from work, turn up the heat and fire up the jets on your hot tub for a relaxing evening. Warm up your pool for a last minute pool party after soccer practice or set the mood and dim the lighting for a romantic evening with your spouse. You can control these features from inside your home, from your cell phone or from any web-enabled device. Simply program your desired settings and watch the magic happen.

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Robotic pool cleaners have become a favorite among pool owners. Many options on the market will calculate the size of the pool and program itself for the most time and energy efficient cleaning path. Several have suction technology that allows them to climb and clean the walls and the stairs of your pool without losing suction and cleaning the filter is as simple as a quick shake and rinse with your garden hose.

Properly sanitized and balanced water is important for swimmer comfort and safety. It also dramatically extends the life of your pool, its materials and your equipment. Controlling your chlorinating system with an automatic sanitizer can keep your water perfectly balanced at all times and bring you softer, silkier and sparkling water. Evaporation can be one of the largest sources of energy loss in any pool or hot tub. Adding an automatic cover will help reduce evaporation and loss of heat and will keep debris to a minimum when your pool is not in use. As well as controlling heat loss, your automatic cover will save you the hassle of winterizing your pool and keep it clean for spring. Whether you opt for a single remote control unit or even units that operate independently of one another, your LeisureScapes dealer can walk you through the benefits, set up and installation. You can also get an app for your smart phone, which gives you complete control of your backyard with the touch of a button. How do you know which automation package is right for you? Your best bet is to visit your local LeisureScapes dealer. They will help to determine which types of automation will best suit your lifestyle and your needs. LeisureScapes dealers want to give you more time to enjoy what matters most - your backyard retreat, and spending time with your family.

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Save up to $540* per year

Saving money haS never been So peaceful.

With the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump you can now enjoy near silence and ultra energy-efficiency. With energy savings of up to 90 percent, it can also save you up to $540* compared to traditional units. Get superior performance from the pump that started it all—IntelliFlo. Find a dealer at Savings based on variable speed pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day at an average of $0.16 per kWh in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on local utility rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulic factors. © 2013 Pentair Aquatic Systems. All rights reserved. *


READY, SET, SWIM! by Dr. Greg Gannon, PhD Founder & Head Coach, S2 Training Systems

THE MAGIC OF WATER Water has a density greater than our bodies. Water literally “pushes” back against us, providing buoyancy (we float) and a natural resistance to movement. These special properties of water create a perfect environment for practicing non-weight bearing (low-impact) exercise that is also resistive in nature. Swimming is the most obvious form of low-impact waterbased exercise, but shallow and deep water walking/running, dynamic movement exercises, yoga, stretching, etc. can also be practiced in water. Your pool is your personal gym - start your membership today! DO MORE WITH LESS Swimming offers something that most land-based activities don’t - the ability to work your body without the harsh impact on joints, ligaments and connective tissues associated with typical land-based movement. The low-impact environment of water is thus ideal for those who are managing osteoporosis or arthritis, rehabilitating injuries, recovering lost functional capacity or in need of recovery from high-impact exercise training.

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Water-based movement is a great way to increase muscular tone and strength. Every kick and every arm movement in the water becomes a resistance exercise. However, unlike the weight room - where the load is equal to the amount of weight you hold - the load in the water is equivalent to the number of reps you perform. Therefore, the longer you move in the water the more you benefit! Aim for 30 minutes per day!

When it comes to preventing and managing diabetes, there are few prescriptions as powerful as aerobic exercise. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, diabetics should strive for a minimum of 150 minutes or aerobic activity per week to improve and maintain healthy glycemic control. Swimming and other water-based movements are an essential component of any long-term aerobic fitness plan.



Swimming puts the body through a broad range of motion, especially at the shoulders. The act of moving a joint through its full range of motion helps to increase and maintain the mobility and strength of the joint. Any joint of the body can be exercised in the water in a safe non-weight bearing way. Try taking some of your favorite stretches to the water! A HEALTHIER HEART

A release of natural endorphins is one of the most pleasant side effects of swimming. In addition to the endorphin high, swimming can also evoke a relaxation response. This is similar to the way yoga works on the body through rhythmic contraction and stretching of your muscles underpinned by deep rhythmic breathing. Swimming is also a meditative exercise supported through the rhythmic sound of your own breathing and the splash of water as a mantra of sorts.

Because swimming is an aerobic exercise, it serves to strengthen the heart and to make it a more efficient pump - which leads to better blood flow throughout your body.

Aside from the metaphysical benefits of swimming, research shows that it can change the brain for the better through a process known as hippocampal neurogenesis, whereby the brain replaces cells lost through stress.



Swimming is an immense calorie burner. To boost the calorie-burning effect of swimming, consider using intervals in which you work to increase your intensity for short bursts and then recover with slower swimming or rest and then repeat.

Given all these wonderful benefits of swimming, along with the fact that better health leads to a longer life, why not dive in and get started to a lifetime of good living? Start slowly, have fun and enjoy the magic of water by swimming as part of your healthy lifestyle today.

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3. Polaris™ P94 Robotic Cleaner 1. Solar Eclipse by DEL Ozone 2. Natural Chemistry Residential Pool Sanitation in the Chemical-free, natural solutions takes Polaris robotic cleaners to for your Backyard Oasis 21st Century! the next level. Pool Perfect + PHOSfree is a weekly maintenance product that reduces phosphates and non-living organic waste in pool water. Use it to make your water feel soft and silky while preventing problems such as; waterline rings, non-living organic staining, surface oils, and phosphate build Solar Eclipse is an innovative, powerful and practical design. It will substantially alter and up. improve residential pool sanitation programs, The breakthrough Solar Eclipse from DEL Ozone builds on the capabilities of ozone and germicidal UV technologies. Taken separately, both of these approaches to sanitation are powerful, but taken together they produce

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Can a pool cleaner be sexy? This is as close as it comes... Features: • 4-Wheel Drive tackles any pool terrain including steep slopes & safety ledges) • Climbs over obstacles and won’t get stuck. • Aggressively cleans tile line, wall, steps

• Patented Vortex vacuum technology problems fast... guaranteed! Pool First Aid • ActivMotion Sensor™ automatically will clean water of dead algae, pollen, oil/fuel senses position and adapts leaks, spills, anti-freeze residue, paint, cleaning path for optimized cleaning and vandalism, and other forms of non-living prevents cord from getting tangled. organic water contamination. • Delivers a perfectly clean pool in as little as 1.5 hours. • Clean & Perfect is a unique blend of natural • Comes with alloy caddy enzymes and surfactants making it the perfect indoor/outdoor cleaner. It cleans Very excited about this cleaner - fast, light, even the toughest grease, dirt, and grime and easy to maneuver in and out of the pool. with ease, yet won’t harm any surface. Great This cleaner also comes with a $150 mail-in for liners, covers, and even BBQ’s!! consumer rebate. Find out more at Natural Chemistry has a full line of Pool & Spa Bring on the dirt! care products - we just picked some of our favourites. Find out more at

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A neutral planting of ferns and greenery can define a space just like the interior walls of your home. Bring in planters to place colourful flowers in just the right place and they can be used effectively to direct traffic around an area.

2013 BACKYARD TRENDS Planning your outdoor retreat should have the same architectural and design considerations as the interior spaces of your home. A well planned outdoor room can extend your family living space with exciting new trends in outdoor furniture and decorating options. Well chosen architectural elements give outdoor rooms presence and can be defined with an array of options from covered gazebos and wrought iron fences to archways and water features. Explore your backyard and accent the landscape that already exists. 16 | Backyard escapes Spring/Summer 2013

DECK OR PATIO UMBRELLAS Shade is an important consideration when spending a day in the sun. Explore your options for size and color to match any style or budget.

Accent pillows are a great way to pull in colour and patterns while adding design elements to existing outdoor seating that can be grouped on a patio or tucked away for intimate conversation. Don’t be afraid to mix colours, just keep them in the same family for cohesive design.

It’s easy to create a casual comfortable space with a relaxing resort feel. Start by updating your patio furniture with wicker resin, it has the charm of traditional wicker without the maintenance. Then add a selection of easy care colourful and weather resistant decorative pieces to personalize your outdoor space.

Mixing bright summer colours with the calm soothing colours of the Caribbean can evoke the feeling of a private retreat. Cool things down with lush tropical greenery and carve out a slightly secluded conversation area. Lantern lighting and torches illuminate the evening under summer stars.

PATIO HEATERS Extend the use of your patio, deck, or dining area during those cooler evenings with a patio heater. Available in a variety of styles and colours to match any decor.

GALVANIZED WATERING CANS These are great accent pieces that are available everywhere. They can add colour and playfulness to your backyard, while being a very useful tool in your garden.

AREA RUGS A palette of neutral colors can make the greenery of your yard the perfect frame for a conversation area. Add personality with an area rug with bold patterns.

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LeisureScapes dealers are your neighborhood backyard specialists. Our commitment is to bring to you the best value and customer service in the industry. LeisureScapes also offers a comprehensive product line including chemicals, cleaning devices, equipment, parts, recreational and safety products as well as many unique items for your backyard and patio. With many locations across Canada, click on the dealers tab to find a LeisureScapes dealer near you. THE LEISURESCAPES NAME Your home is one of the single most important assets you have, not only financially but as a place to create lasting memories with family and friends. LeisureScapes is a member-owned organization of backyard professionals with hundreds of combined years of industry experience. You can trust our high standards and dependability to deliver a premium product that will serve your family for years to come. In fact, you can count on us to help you get the most out of your backyard oasis! LEISURESCAPES MEMBER SELECTION PROCESS LeisureScapes prides itself on inviting only the most experienced and knowledgeable pool building, retailing and servicing professionals to be part of our organization. As a LeisureScapes dealer, we demand continuous training, proven performance, and the highest quality of work from our members. LOCAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS LeisureScapes is not a franchise or a chain of big box stores. We are independent business professionals that are committed to each and every customer with exceptional service and quality. We are your neighborhood swimming pool specialists, providing excellence in backyard escapes. Each LeisureScapes dealer is a community minded professional giving time and resources to support their community. 18 | Backyard escapes Spring/Summer 2013

CARE What sets a LeisureScapes builder apart from the rest? WE CARE. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service and the highest quality products on the market. We are dedicated to fulfilling your design and building project expectations with personal attention through every step of the installation. CRAFTSMANSHIP Our members hold each other accountable to the highest level of work ethics and ongoing professional training. Your backyard pool or leisure project will not only meet all of your expectations, it will exceed them! That’s because our builders have the ability and expertise to customize any challenging landscape and push design elements to create a backyard oasis you will be proud of. ENDLESS CHOICES Everyone has their own personal ideas and design thoughts. Our builders have been in the industry for many years and you can draw on their experience and expertise to make your backyard dreams become a reality. They can help you decide the shape and size, amenities and features that accent your lifestyle and family needs. With a wealth of knowledge, you’re in good hands with a LeisureScapes dealer. VALUE As with any purchase, value is important when considering your pool or backyard project. We guarantee you’ll receive the best value possible when you choose one of our reputable dealers. At LeisureScapes, we stand behind our products, recommending only the finest materials that provide you with competitive pricing and peace of mind knowing you have chosen an industry leader. THE ULTIMATE BACKYARD OASIS Getting the perfect pool, spa and backyard oasis involves many factors, the most important of which is whom you choose to build it. LeisureScapes dealers have proven themselves in your community. Let them prove themselves to you.

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Standard pool liners present visible lines on the pool floor at the seams, which ultimately detract from the beauty of your pool. Our innovative technology elevates our liners to an entirely new category. This exclusive process makes floor seams stronger and virtually invisible, so there’s nothing that gets in the way of the picture perfect beauty of your pool! Now standard on every Latham liner. For more information, ask your dealer about

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POOL RETROFIT Each year as spring approaches we are inundated with advertisements and flyers that entice us to explore the latest trends in home improvement and interior design. But don’t forget about your outdoor living space. There are many things you can do to upgrade your swimming pool area to create your own backyard retreat that won’t break the bank.

TURN UP THE HEAT Many pool owners allow the sun to heat their pool, but if you are interested in extending your swim time then perhaps a heating system is something to consider. There are many options such as heat pumps or solar heating set ups that are very effective for the energy conscious consumer.

A NEW LINER VARIABLE SPEED PUMPS In-ground pools offer many benefits, but if they're poorly maintained they may not last as long as you'd expect. You can retrofit your pool with a new liner or cover existing steel steps to look like new without having to sink an enormous amount of money into the project. SWITCH TO SALT WATER Perhaps you want to change your traditional water to salt water. This can be achieved with the installation of a specially-designed converter connected to the control unit by a simple plug-in cord, and plumbed into the filter pump’s return line to the pool. As water is pushed through the cell, an extremely safe low-voltage electrical charge turns the salt previously added to the water into fresh, sanitizing chlorine which is then dispersed evenly throughout the pool via the return jets.

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These are the most important energy-saving innovations in the last few years. With a variable speed pump you are now able to customize your pool to turn over only the amount of water necessary yet still have your heater and chlorine generator activate. The end result is not using any more energy than is absolutely necessary. For most pools a variable speed pump will cut operating costs by 80%! WATER AND LIGHTING FEATURES Water features can be a show stopper and add a focal point to any backyard. And don’t forget about lighting. With the proper balance of lighting, both in the pool and out, you can transform your wide open space to a tranquil relaxing nighttime retreat.

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Custom Galvanized Steel Panels - No pool is standard, we build the panels to the pool size & shape you are looking for. Invisiseal Vinyl Liners - Virtually undetectable welds, a smooth, refined look to finish your backyard masterpiece. Coping - Including ProForm cantilevered concrete coping, we have a profile to suit any need. In-Wall Stairs - Available in an extensive variety of sizes, shapes, and colours.

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BACKYARD ENTERTAINING WITH FLARE Entertaining poolside is always enjoyable, but there is a special appreciation for the quiet conversation with good friends and great wine. Few things are more intimate than a warm summer evening gathered around your pool with the perfect balance of friends and food. Backyard entertaining can be simple and elegant. But you don’t have to stress over the preparations. Remember, you should be able to enjoy the evening as well. Here are a few tips to make your backyard entertaining extra special. 22 | Backyard escapes Spring/Summer 2013

Adding some white linen to your everyday décor adds elegance without a lot of fuss. Cover a few tables with white pressed linen tablecloths. Add some tall vases with limes or pears for added greenery and place a candle in each for subdued lighting. Melamine is back in fashion with colours to match any décor, but white is always a winner. Let your food be the inspiration for the infusion of summer fresh yellows, vibrant reds and luscious pinks. And if you plan your menu right, cutlery is unnecessary.

A shot of Red Velvet Cupcakes - easy to make and everyone loves them. Here is an elegant twist that makes guests think you had a private caterer. Use a red velvet cake mix and bake the cake on 2 deep sided cookie sheets so it doesn’t over flow and that the final baked layer is about 1 inch thick. It will bake faster, about half the time, so toothpick test it often. Once cooled remove from pan onto parchment paper and put a layer of frosting over the entire surface of one. Trim the second layer so its even thickness and place the second cake layer, bottom side up, on top of the frosting. Take a shot glass size cutter and cut your the cake into individual servings, add small dot of frosting to the top to complete your dessert. Serve on a paper doily for bite size elegance, add shaved chocolate on top for added brilliance. Water cooler chicken You can never go wrong with chicken being a party favorite and it’s an easy dish to make but it can be cumbersome to eat on a stick. Prepare your favorite chicken dish, just cut it in cubes rather than long strips and serve it in paper water cooler cups for easy finger food.

Fruit, always in season and ready to serve. Meatloaf has never been more sophisticated Watermelon and apple, pear or melon cut into rectangles sprinkled with sweet toasted coconut and chopped pistachios and drizzled with a really good balsamic vinegar blended with a bit of honey make for a very tasty and elegant fruit salad that you can eat without a fork.

Using a pound of extra lean ground pork and a box of stove top stuffing, rolled to a fine crumb, mix together and add finely chopped baby spinach. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes in shallow pan with meatloaf no deeper than 2 inch depth. Cut in 1 inch round shapes with cookie cutter and served on a bed of baby spinach leaf with a slice of cherry tomato. Arrange on white platter and sprinkle with fresh basil for colour and aroma.

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Don’t forget the simplicity of a cutting board. Use it as your serving platter for cheese, vegetables and cured meats. It will look great and keep you moving among your guests.



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In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, then add the orange slices, diced pineapple, and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.

20-30 fresh mint leaves 2 lemons 2 tbsp sugar 400 ml of Sprite/Soda (If using Soda, double the amount of sugar) • Chop up the fresh mint leaves. • Slice the lemons down into thin wedges, removing all the seeds. • Drop the mint leaves and wedges into your jar/ glass. • Add in the sugar. • Using a spoon/muddler, mash up everything. Ensure if everything is combined. • Pour in the Sprite/Soda. • Pour yourself a glass and enjoy! leisure landscape_Mise en page 1 13-02-19 13:29 Page1

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3 tablespoon(s) sugar 1 cup(s) pomegranate juice 2 bottle(s) (750-milliliter) sparkling wine, chilled 3/4 cup(s) late-harvest white wine, such as lateharvest Riesling chilled 2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise 1 cup(s) diced fresh pineapple, 1/2 inch dice 1/4 cup(s) pomegranate seeds Ice cubes, for serving

Tilestone Wall

7” (17.78 cm) galvanized steel top seat Resin seat cap Galvanized steel top track


8’, 12’, 15’, 18’, 21’, 24’, 27’, 30’ and 33’ Oval


A-Brace 10’ x 16’ 10’ x 21’ 12’ x 18’ 12’ x 21’ 12’ x 24’ 16’ x 26’ 16’ x 32’ 18’ x 33’ 18’ x 38’ 18’ x 44’

6" (15.24 cm) galvanized steel upright 52" (1.32 m) corrugated steel wall Injected resin bottom connector / foot collar combination Galvanized steel bottom track Visible steel A-Brace System for oval pools NBS system for oval pools

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Hayward ® Soars Above The Competition In Energy Saving, Variable Speed Technology.

Hayward’s variable speed EcoStar ® is the most energy efficient pump at any speed. With EcoStar’s family of pumps, money flows back into pool owners’ pockets with a savings of up to $1,500 in energy costs year after year. EcoStar comes with an integral, digital interface that rotates in any direction or mounts on the wall for user convenience and can match pump flow to a pool’s needs, versus running at full power 100% of the time. Our SVRS model provides an added layer of protection from suction entrapment, without additional devices, plumbing or wiring. To take a closer look at Hayward products, go to or call 1-888-238-7665. Hayward, Hayward Energy Solutions and EcoStar are registered trademarks of Hayward Industries, Inc. © 2013 Hayward Industries, Inc.

Total System: Pumps I Filters I Heating I Cleaners I Sanitization I Automation I Lighting I Safety I White Goods

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Super Pump VS Universal ColorLogic

Making Waves With New Products & Pool Owner Favourites

Universal H-Series

Hayward’s making waves with a combination of new products and pool owner favourites. All feature advanced technology that performs reliably, saves pool owners money and gives them more leisure time. Universal ColorLogic LED Lighting: Specifically designed to deliver spectacular colour to most existing pools with a single light, these lights drench a pool in rich, saturated colours like you’ve never seen before and are cUL listed for safe installation in virtually any niche.

Universal H-Series Heater: This heater combines advanced technology with universal-fit flexibility, making it a smart choice for virtually any new installation or upgrade. Delivering state-of the-industry performance and can save up to 18% on energy costs.

Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump: Hayward’s best selling Super Pump just got even better! The new variable-speed Super Pump VS takes efficiency to the next level with up to 80% energy cost savings over traditional single-speed pumps. Energy Savings You Control.

To take a closer look at Hayward products, go to or call 1-888-238-7665. Hayward is a registered trademark of Hayward Industries, Inc. © 2013 Hayward Industries, Inc.

Total System: Pumps | Filters | Heating | Cleaners | Sanitization | Automation | Lighting | Safety


Angry Egg™ a unique event-based care system featuring

ANGRY EGG™ HATES CLOUDY WATER! Simply drop it in your pool to clean and clear cloudy pools with just one application! You have to SEE it to believe it.

Goodbye DRY!

an exclusive pool water softener designed to greatly enhance swimmer comfort during and long after pool use

GoodBye DRY! Makes water silky smooth, eliminates tangled hair and prevents dry, itchy skin for sensational comfort. You have to FEEL it to believe it.






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The Award Winning Canadian-built hot tub


Delivery & set-up Chemical kit & floater 2 year parts & labour warranty

689–10th St. West Owen Sound, ON


GUARANTEE a SUMMER to REMEMBER Has algae ever prevented you from enjoying your pool? That won’t happen again with the Algae-Free Guarantee from BioGuard®. It’s our promise that if you follow one of our BioGuard Pool Care Systems, algae will not grow in your pool. Visit with one of our experts who can give you all the details on how to get sparkling-clear, algae-free water that ensures your family won’t miss a single poolside memory. See your BioGuard Platinum Dealer for full program support.

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You Could

WIN 5 Person Hot Tub, *

Premium Quality Grill, Robotic Pool Cleaner, or Variable Speed Pool Pump!

Achieve Complete Relaxation in Your Very Own Backyard Oasis.

Entering to win is easy. Go to: for entry form and details. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Skill testing question required to win. Contest only applies to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec). For full contest rules including conditions applicable to the use of the prize, visit

Proven in lab testing to be the world’s best-built safety swimming pool covers!

Protect your family today! To find a dealer, visit or call 877-576-7498. For more information, scan our QR code.

*Never allow children around an unsupervised pool. Covers must be properly installed and operated and manufacturer’s care and maintenance guidlines followed to provide effective protection. Canadian Head Office: 1-877-576-7498 • Canadian Eastern Office: 416-231-2385 • © Latham Pool Products, Inc. 2013. All rights reserved.


Dolphin Fiberglass Pools manufactures the best quality fiberglass pools for you & your family right here in Canada in Trenton, Ontario and distributed through independent dealers across Canada.

Fiberglass pools are the cost effective, environmentally friendly pool choice, great for your family and the environment.

Inground and Onground Pools & Vinyl Liners


42" and 48" Panels Continuous angle encapsulated by safety bend, used to hold panels to true radius Gusset channel stiffener at a maximum of 2’ Corrosion resistant visible welds covered with zinc based paint 14 Gauge, G235 Galvanized ASTM 526 Steel 2”x2” A-Frame stiffening system

InvisiSeal reduces visible weld lines, bar marks and seam separations in vinyl liners. This revolutionary RF (Radio Frequency) welding technique creates seams that do not tend to collect dirt and has much smoother corners and transitions. InvisiSeal is offered exclusively by Highbury Pools made in Arva, Ontario Canada.

Owen Sound, ON 519-376-5858 Port Elgin, ON 519-832-5858

Rintoul's Backyard Escapes 2013  

Our annual pool, hot tub and backyard magazine.