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FAMILIES CHOOSE AT-HOME ACTIVITIES FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

 FAMILIES CHOOSE AT-HOME ACTIVITIES FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND
 ATLANTA, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday falls on


a Saturday this year, and many people will be facing a three-day weekend in the midst of summer heat and higher gasoline prices.
 As a result, many families will be choosing to spend the holiday closer to home, taking advantage of the day off by entertaining family and friends.
 "Backyard cookouts and hometown celebrations often mark the Fourth of July holiday," said Barry Driks, senior marketing manager of BioGuard, the country's leading pool and spa product line. "We certainly see increased activity of people using their pools during a holiday weekend."
 According to the National Spa and Pool Institute, the number of backyard swimming pools in the continental United States has grown to 6.2 million.
 "We can attribute a large part of the growth in the pool and spa industry to the trend of families spending more 'at-home' quality time together," he said. "Families are finding that backyard pools are becoming a more affordable choice for recreation and for maintaining a healthy lifestyle."
 These pools will become the center of holiday entertaining as people stay closer to home this Fourth of July, with more families attending neighborhood gatherings and events, Driks predicted.
 "The rising gasoline prices will probably affect travel plans, and what better way to enjoy the summertime than in your own backyard, next to your own swimming pool?"
 Driks offered some tips for enjoying poolside entertainment:
 -- Create a theme for your pool party that offers fun and entertainment for swimmers and non-swimmers.
 -- Prepare foods that are easy to eat without utensils and that don't become soggy around the water.
 -- Provide a wide selection of refreshments, including plenty of drinking water and some of the standard summertime favorites like lemonade and iced tea.
 -- Make sure your pool is outfitted with the proper safety equipment: shepherd's hook, ring buoy and pole.
 -- Check your pool's pH balance and chlorine levels before guests arrive. (You can check the levels yourself, or call the BioGuard authorized dealer in your area, who can perform a computerized water analysis for you free of charge.)
 -- Properly treat and maintain your pool to prevent algae and bacteria and to keep your pool sparkling clean.
 "The best way to have an enjoyable party by the pool is to plan ahead," Driks said. "Keep your guests in mind, both from an entertainment standpoint and from a safety standpoint, and you'll be sure that your party will be the hit of the holiday."
 For nearly 30 years, BioGuard has served as the industry's model for customer service by educating consumers about the benefits of pool and spa products and safety.
 BioGuard products are distributed internationally through more than 1,500 authorized dealers in the United States, Canada and Australia.
 BioGuard, a full line of swimming pool and spa products, is manufactured by BioLab Inc. of Decatur, Ga.
 For more information about BioGuard and the effective use of pool water products, please contact your local BioGuard authorized dealer or call BioGuard at 800-669-9666, ext. 334.
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 /CONTACT: Rebecca Tulloch-Bowman or Barbara Alba of Alba Communication Associates, 404-977-7330, for BioGuard/ CO: BioGuard; BioLab Inc. ST: Georgia IN: SU:


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