1. Lengthen Your Resort's High Season with Patio Umbrellas & Cabanas

    Lengthen Your Resort's High Season with Patio Umbrellas & Cabanas

    Resorts in warm, sunny climates are the perfect place to spend the winter, but tourists are always looking for exciting destinations all year round. For many resort owners in winter destinations, summer means lower crowds and limited use of your stunning resort grounds. Fortunately, it's easy to extend your high season with patio umbrellas and cabanas. Make your resort a cool, shady retreat all year long with Cool-off's patio umbrellas and cabanas. Specifically designed for commercial use, these are a luxurious addition to your beautiful resort. Get more visitors in the low season with this fantastic solution.

    Improve resort occupancy Although high season brings lots of visitors, low season leaves lots of room for improvement. For example, Scottsdale, AZ's lodging report stated, "Hotels in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Market area experienced an occupancy

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  2. Using Misting Fans to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy This Winter

    Using Misting Fans to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy This Winter

    For many people, houseplants are almost pets. You worry about them when you go on vacation, ask your friends to look in on them, and sometimes spend hours on the internet looking up a possible wilting condition. Of course, in most cases, all your houseplant needs is a reasonable amount of light, soil nutrition, water, and ambient humidity. Unfortunately, even if you stick to a strict watering and sunlight schedule, the inside of a winter home when the heater kicks on is often much drier than is healthy for the leaves of a houseplant. Most plants require not only water through their roots but also a reasonable amount of humidity in the air. Otherwise, they will lose moisture through their leaves which can cause brown spots and wilting. This is why many gardeners swear by misting, the act of spraying a light mist of water on your home, office, and green houseplants in order to keep their leaves moist and the air around them a little more humid. Of course, here at Cool Off,

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  3. How to Enhance Your RV Vacations with a Misting Fan

    How to Enhance Your RV Vacations with a Misting Fan

    Going on a loner, couple's, or family vacation in your RV can be one of the freest experiences imaginable. Because you have everything you need inside, there's no need to worry about hotels, schedules, or even arrival times. You can always pull over and take a very comfortable nap, keep yourself clean, avoid questionable gas station bathrooms, and cook from real groceries instead of relying on unhealthy travel food. Whether you're going on an extended camping trip, want to work remotely in the woods for a while, or will be using the RV to visit family without needing a guest bedroom, RV life is a luxury. But it can get hot. Anyone who's gone RV camping before already understands the unique challenges involved in keeping your RV at the perfect comfortable temperatures. Even if your RV is well-insulated against the weather outside, they tend to build up heat inside the cabin. Cooking is a particularly serious challenge, as heat from the stove and oven can become intense in the small cabin

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  4. 5 Uses For Misting Fans To Keep Your Summer Cool

    5 Uses For Misting Fans To Keep Your Summer Cool

    We've all seen misting fans before. These simple devices use tiny nozzles, high-pressure water, and basic science to create localized areas of cool air, which can help you beat the heat during even the more unreasonable temperatures. But while we see them on the patios at high-end restaurants, or on the sidelines during professional sports games, that doesn't mean these fans are only for the rich and famous. In fact, there are all sorts of uses you could put them to this summer.

    #1: Making Your Porch Bearable

    If you've got a porch or a patio, then the natural urge is to use it to enjoy some of that fresh air you're entitled to. But when the mercury rises, even sitting and reading a book can become a stifling, impossible activity. The idea of doing anything active, much less hosting a get-together with friends and neighbors, is ridiculous if you
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  5. 3 Reasons to Install a Misting Fan in Your Garage Workshop

    3 Reasons to Install a Misting Fan in Your Garage Workshop

    The hobbies and skills we choose to work on at home are often incredibly revealing about a person. Many people transform their kitchens into a semi-professional workspace for recreational cooking, others establish an office stacked to the ceiling with screens and computer parts but the one hobby that is perhaps the most popular and can be found in almost every garage in America is amateur mechanics and engineering. Whether you've been building working on the car or teaching yourself to carve wooden furniture, millions of people spend a few hours in their garage workshop almost every evening and sometimes work on projects through solid weekends. Of course, while it makes perfect sense to keep the power tools, gas lawn mower, and automotive gear out in the garage, it does mean that your workshop is less likely to be temperature controlled compared to the rest of the house.

    Workshops Always Get Hot

    When your workshop is in the garage or even a separate detached
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  6. Patio Umbrellas & Cabanas for Your Resort: Using Them Year-Round

    Patio Umbrellas & Cabanas for Your Resort: Using Them Year-Round

    While tourists usually waver by seasons, your resort needs to keep going year-round to keep yourself profitable. Part of this should include improving your resort's aesthetics, especially when people spend time outdoors. Fall and winter are soon upon us, but your resort might reside in a place where you still receive sunshine. Have you thought about using patio umbrellas and cabanas to keep your guests protected? You might find several scenarios where they help protect your visitors from the sun. They also work the other way around if you happen to run your resort in rainy climates. Take a look at the types of patio umbrellas and cabanas you can buy, with many found at Cool-Off.

    Covering Open Areas

    Some parts of your resort may have wide open spaces where the sun poses a big problem. Everyone knows about sun dangers, even if some people may not worry about it when on vacation. Others may

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  7. 10 Steps to Choosing a Patio Umbrella that Will Enhance Your Resort or Outdoor Club

    10 Steps to Choosing a Patio Umbrella that Will Enhance Your Resort or Outdoor Club

    Patio umbrellas provide more than dependable protection from the sun's damaging rays. They also enhance the ambiance of your resort or outdoor club. With such an extensive selection of patio umbrellas available, it is helpful to have an organized approach to the shopping process. Below are ten steps to follow to ensure that you choose the perfect patio umbrella for your resort or outdoor club.

    1) Select the style of patio umbrella that best complements your outdoor environment.

    As you begin the shopping process, consider the layout of your resort's patio. Key factors to consider include the number of tables you wish to cover, the formality of your environment, and your budget. Once you have an idea of the style you wish to convey, you can begin browsing popular umbrella brands such as FIM, Shademaker, Jardinico, and Treasure Garden.

    2) Choose the canopy diameter

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  8. Cool Outdoor Play for Summer Daycare Programs

    Cool Outdoor Play for Summer Daycare Programs

    Just because the school districts have released children from their daily lessons for a few months doesn't mean their parents get time off at the same time. Daycares have been helping out busy parents for centuries by providing a safe and fun summer programs for their kids. While activities and outings are often separated by age, there's one thing all kids have in common: they love to play outside. In fact, they need the space and freedom to run in order to get enough exercise and burn enough energy not to bounce off the walls during quieter indoors activities. Unfortunately, in hot climates where outdoor temperatures can soar well above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it's not always safe to let kids play out in the heat as much as they'd like to. Keeping them hydrated and preventing them from overheating becomes a serious concern, but we have the solution. All you need to do is provide healthy thirst quenching beverages and a practical outdoor

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  9. Do Your Resort Patio Umbrellas Have Star Quality?

    Do Your Resort Patio Umbrellas Have Star Quality?

    Guests love to treat themselves to some al fresco time by the pool or enjoy a few holes on the green. These are unquestionably some of the most favorite choices for vacation relaxation and fun. Although fun in the sun has its pleasures, eventually guests will want to beat the heat with a bit of shade. Offering guests a luxury, star quality experience, resort cabanas and patio umbrellas simply must be constructed of the finest materials. Do your shady spaces measure up?

    Special Treatments:

    Luxury resort patio umbrellas and cabanas are designed to withstand the rigors of exposure to the elements. The finest patio umbrellas have sturdy frameworks of non-rust aluminum paired with high-quality fabrics featuring special treatments. Leaders in the luxury outdoor furniture industry use double powder coated paint to compliment the natural rust-resistance of aluminum.
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  10. Misting Fans Add a Spooky Chill to Your Haunted House

    Misting Fans Add a Spooky Chill to Your Haunted House

    The haunted house crowd is a notoriously creative group of Halloween set and performance artists. The sheer number of haunted houses that pop up all over the country every year should stand as a testament to our dedication to all things spooky, thrilling, and delightfully pretend. Millions of people come together in costume to spook or get spooked every year in these barns, homes, and transformed community centers turned professional haunted house. Every year the haunted house teams come together to make an even scarier and better-designed tour than last year, incorporating new techniques on old set pieces, new horrifying acts with the same actors behind the masks.

    Make it Chilling This Year

    One thing that's somewhat incongruous with the holiday is that many haunted houses heat up significantly with all the equipment, focused lights, and people getting scared under one roof. Scary experiences should be cold, chilling in fact. You want your customers shivering in
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