Summertime Sadness

A National Lifeguard Shortage Is Forcing Local Pools to Reduce Their Hours

Due to the pandemic and rising living costs, Sarasota is experiencing a lifeguard shortage.

06/16/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Pool season

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around the Water This Summer

One of the owners of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools shares four simple tips to keep in mind.

05/18/2022 By Samantha Lane

killer pools

Lucas Lagoons Dominated the Florida Swimming Pool Association's 2022 Design Awards

Local pool design company Lucas Lagoons earned 10 awards for its pools in the statewide competition.

03/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Vote

South Gate Association May Sell Historic Victor Lundy House

Association members are invited to attend an information session on June 22.

06/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Hello, Summer

Four Hot Trends for Cool Pools

Two industry experts share the latest pool trends and how adding one to your home may positively impact its resale value.

05/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

These Homes Will Make You Feel Like You Do Not Want to Leave

Why our lifestyle is so appealing right now.

05/12/2020

Sponsored Content

Find Iconic Modern Design in This Cherokee Park Home

Peek inside this near-perfect compound in the heart of Sarasota.

04/21/2020

Sponsored Content

School’s Out and Pools Are in Session

These three backyard retreats made the grade.

04/15/2020

Safety

Swimming Pool Association Wants to Reduce the Number of Childhood Drownings

The organization is asking for $200,000 in state funding to make swimming lessons accessible to all kids.

12/20/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Just Add Water

Dive Into These Three Prize-Winning Swimming Pools

Thinking about building a backyard swimming pool? Before you take the plunge, take inspiration from these three Sarasota-area pools that took home awards at the 2019 Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards.

07/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Construction

Builder Completes Nonprofit's New Aquatic Therapy Facility

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a new aquatic amenity for The Haven, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Most Amazing Pool in Town?

Famed golf instructor David Leadbetter puts his fabulous pool home on the market.

11/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

One Cool Pool

A New Anna Maria Home Makes a Splash

Trust us, you don't want to miss this pool.

09/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

Five Cool Local Pools

Longing for a dip, but no pool of your own? Read on.

07/26/2017 By Emma Burke

New hires

Pool, Spa Company Hires Two

Waterscapes Pools & Spas, a residential pool builder and a subsidiary company of Neal Communities, recently hired Rob LaGasse and Kari Osnes as pool designers.

06/17/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Pool and Spa Company Reports 43 Percent Growth in 2015

Waterscapes Pools & Spas sold 459 pools in 2015, compared to 320 in 2014.

04/13/2016 Research by staff

Article

A Day in the Life of Lucas Congdon of Lucas Lagoons

Follow Lucas Lagoons owner Lucas Congdon as he films season two of his Animal Planet series "Insane Pools: Off the Deep End."

09/30/2015 By Pam Daniel