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  1. Commercial & Personal Uses for Misting Fans: Keep Children Safe And Playgrounds Cool

    Commercial & Personal Uses for Misting Fans: Keep Children Safe And Playgrounds Cool

    As the weather warms up, kids spend more time outside. Even in this age of tablets and smartphones, with adults constantly shaking their heads about how much time kids spend staring at screens, playgrounds tend to be swarming with kids once springtime hits. However, when spring gives way to summer, and the temperatures soar, that can lead to some rather serious problems. How serious? Well, as Peaceful Playgrounds points out, kids tend to absorb more heat than adults do, and they sweat less in the process. So if a kid is out running around in the heat, climbing stairs, swinging on swings, and throwing themselves down a slide, they're going to heat up a lot faster than they would if they were a decade or so older. As a result, kids are much more prone to cramps, heat stroke, and other negative effects of high heat. Playground equipment can reach temperatures of more than 120 degrees during particularly

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  2. 3 Reasons To Have Misting Fans At Your Next Fair

    3 Reasons To Have Misting Fans At Your Next Fair

    Fairs are the time for having fun and making memories that will stay with you for years to come. Whether it's singing along with the band playing the center stage on opening night, riding the rides, testing yourself with the games of skill and chance, or just eating delicious food that you know you'll regret tomorrow, there's something for everyone to enjoy at fairs. However, since they tend to happen during the summer months (to take advantage of warm weather and since kids are off of school), fairs also have to contend with dust, soaring temperatures, and a dozen other environmental issues. If you've been beaten by the heat before, here are three reasons you should consider having misting fans at your next fair.

    Reason #1: They Keep Things Cool

    A misting system uses a basic scientific principle called evaporation cooling in order to help fight soaring temperatures.
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  3. Clubs, Resorts In Any Climate Benefit From Patio Umbrellas, Cabanas

    Clubs, Resorts In Any Climate Benefit From Patio Umbrellas, Cabanas

    When you think of big, colorful umbrellas and cabanas, hot days, cold drinks and the need to hide from the sun usually come to mind. But clubs and resorts in tropical climates are not the only beneficiaries of such shady amenities; ski resorts and other cold-weather locations will find just as much use for them. If your resort operates year-round, and your packing those patio umbrellas and cabanas away when ski season arrives, here's why it's time to rethink that idea:

    Why sun protection matters in a cold climate

    The sun's rays don't go away just because it's winter, with its overcast skies and shorter days. The sun's UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and contribute to skin cancer,

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  4. Stay Cool Dallas/Fort Worth, Cool-Off has Arrived

    Stay Cool Dallas/Fort Worth, Cool-Off has Arrived

    After many years in Houston, TX, we’ve moved our offices to the beautiful Dallas/Fort Worth area and have been creating great success with and for local businesses and residents alike. From helping hospitality businesses like the Sisu Boutique and Marisco’s Seafood Shack capitalize by keeping their patios open in otherwise preventative weather conditions to keeping the permanent and daily guests of the Dallas Zoo cool and comfortable, we’re proud to have the relationships we’ve had for years and look forward to meeting and working with more businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We’re excited to be in Dallas/Fort Worth and look forward to continuing to help businesses and residents of all sizes and from all backgrounds enjoy their outdoor space year round without having to “take the party inside” because of a little e

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  5. How to Get the Most Out of Your Misting System

    5 Reasons to Get a Patio Umbrella

    When it comes to keeping cool in the midst of the sweltering summer heat, perhaps nothing is more effective than a misting system. When shade simply isn’t enough to ward off the climbing temps, a misting system can cool the air and provide instant, soothing relief to everyone nearby. If you’ve recently invested in one of these incredible products or you’re considering doing so, here are a few tips to help you really get the most bang for your buck.

    First, let’s understand exactly how a misting system works. It’s based on a theory known as “thermal dynamics.” This theory holds that water requires energy to change from liquid to vap

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  6. Shade Sail Installation Tips


    When the summer sun begins to take its toll, shade sails offer a solution that is aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and completely practical. You can place one or more shade sails just about anywhere there are spots to anchor it, and can use them for providing shelter in your residential back yard or at your commercial facility. If you recently made or ordered one of these great products and plan on installing it as soon as the weather breaks, here are a few tips to help you get it right the first time.

    Determine your design and layout. One of the coolest things about shade sails is their versatility. You can hang them a variety of ways. The typical designs

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  7. What to Consider When Planning for Shade Sails

    file_2_29 In a recent post, we talked about the many benefits shade sails offer for enjoying the outdoor summer weather safely and comfortably. If you’re in the process of considering investing in a shade sail, there are a number of things you must take into consideration to ensure that the process goes smoothly and you end up with the result you’re looking for. The more you plan ahead, the fewer headaches you’ll have to deal with in the end. That said, here are some tips for planning for your new shade sails.

    First, you’ll need to decide which type of shade sail would best suit your needs. This will help you determine how much work will go into getting it set up. For instance, if you’re just looking

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  8. 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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  9. Tips for a Relaxing Backyard Barbecue

    backyard barbeque Having friends and family over for a relaxing backyard barbecue can be cause for a bit of stress for you as host. There is food preparation as well as grill and backyard preparation before guests arrive. To alleviate stress, ask guests to help. For example, they can provide games for the yard or pool. Here are tips for a relaxing backyard barbecue:
    1. Prepare food ahead of time: Slice the vegetables, marinate the meat and get the grill ready before guests arrive. You will be able to spend more time relaxing with guests.
    2. Have all the grill tools near the grill. Nothing worse than walking away for a peppermill or pair of tongs leaving the meat to burn.
    3. Games for all ages always make for a relaxing backyard barbecue. If you have a pool, provide games or ask guests
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  10. 20 Places to Use Cool-Off Commercial Cooling Products

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    Our commercial cooling products including commercial fogging kits can be used at a variety of venues. From music festivals to landfills, these products provide dual purpose. They keep the crowd cool and can help cut down on dust and odors.

    Our fog risers and fog nozzles provide cooling and

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