Summer Tips

  1. Patio Umbrella Stain Guide

    patio umbrella In most cases, cleaning the fabric of your patio umbrella or canopy can be done with a simple solution of water and mild soap. For tough stains, however, it may take a bit more of an effort. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common stubborn stains and what it will take to get your umbrella or canopy fabric looking good as new again. Bird Droppings – 1 gallon of water mixed with ¼ cup dishwashing liquid. Tree Sap – 100% turpentine, followed by 1 gallon of water mixed with ¼ cup dishwashing liquid Berries – 1 gallon of water mixed with ¼ up dishwashing liquid and 1 cup ammonia
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  2. 14 Tips for Kickass Outdoor Entertaining Year Round

    14 Tips for Kickass Outdoor Entertaining Year Round

    The thermometer may indicate otherwise, but the time to start planning for your outdoor entertaining is now. The more you prepare ahead of time, the smoother everything will go once the weather is warm enough to start venturing outside again. If your goal is to become the place to be when it comes to hosting family and friends in your backyard, pool or patio area (not to mention the envy of the neighborhood), here are 14 helpful tips to get you started.

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    Think practical. Imagine how you’d plan a dinner party or other type of get together indoors and then translate that vision to your outdoor space. You want your guests to enjoy themselves, so provide them with ample places to sit, relax, converse and mingle. Outdoor furniture, such as tables, chairs, l

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  3. Dangers of Extreme Heat and How You Can Protect Yourself

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    For most people, summer represents the chance to gather with family and friends for some outdoor fun. If you’re not careful, however, the heat and high humidity that comes along with summer weather can actually cause physical harm to yourself and your guests. Let’s take a look at what overheating can do to you as well as some helpful tips for keeping out of harm’s way.

    What happens to the body in extreme heat?

    Overheating can present itself a number of ways. It typically starts with excessive sweating and the feeli

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  4. 20 Party Themes for Your Outdoor Cabana Party

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    If you think you couldn’t use an outdoor cabana at your home or event venue, think again! Use the cabana as you would indoor space, for families, friends, business, and other gatherings. Get creative with your outdoor space and you will be using it all the time!

    Here are 20 party themes for your outdoor cabana party:

    1. Birthday
    2. Tea party
    3. Thanksgiving
    4. Christmas gift exchange
    5. New Year’s
    6. Retirement
    7. Costume
    8. Luau
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  5. Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

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    While you’re grabbing blankets and warm socks, sipping hot drinks, the team at Cool-Off is already thinking about what how we can help you in the thaw of springtime. We like to be ready before we have to be and we want the same for our valued customers.

    Before it’s too late to enjoy your patio, test the misters. If you know which parts need replacing whether from loss or use, you can watch our website for sales on parts and new misting systems while you’re sipping hot chocolate this winter. You’ll be ready for the summer while your friends are scrambling to identify problems and find solutions.

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  6. 5 Ways to Make Your Summer Party Memorable

    Summertime brings time with family and friends. It’s important to understand your guests and provide a little something for everyone. As the summer is coming to a close, host an end of summer party using these tips for making your summer party memorable

    1. Hydrate your guests especially in the summer. Even if you’re offering adult beverages, it is important to also offer water and sports drinks. Being outdoors depletes the body of much need water and salt.
    2. Keep guests cool with our misting fans and other Cool-Off products such as sun shades. Create a cool, summer environment right in your own backyard!
    3. Ask guests to bring their favorite dish to the barbecue so you can share your favorites – and so you don’t have to provide all of the party food.
    4. Have a contest or tasting. Salsa or barbecue sauce are two summer favorites. Have guests taste the samples and vote for the win
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  7. Tips for Staying Cool & Hydrated in the Heat

    At Cool-Off we want our customers to stay cool especially in the heat of the summer.
    When the temperature is above 70 degrees we are at increased risk of dehydration. Being hydrated helps your body maintain its functions, keeping you focused and ready to take on your day.

    We offer a variety of outdoor misting systems and the following tips for Staying Cool & Hydrated in the heat:

    1. Understand the Signs: You are likely already dehydrated if you are thirsty. If you’ve spent time in the heat, you may be experiencing other signs of dehydration which include muscle aches, headaches, lightheaded and lack of energy.
    2. Grab some water: Many of us people mistake being dehydrated for being hungry. When in doubt, have a glass of water and assess if you still feel hungry.
    3. Carry a Water Bottle: Bring a water bottle with y
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