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The despair that comes with crippling heat can cloud your reason, and your summertime activity is reduced to laying in front of a fan or sticking your head in the refrigerator every 15 minutes.

How cool would it be if, when temps soared, you could just mosey into the backyard and dive into your own pool?

Well, you can purchase pools, so what are you waiting for?

In fact, you don’t have to stop at just a pool. At Aquascape Pools (2001 E. Britton; 478-7665), you can get an entire outdoor haven. Its staff creates custom designs and remodels old pools, and can even hook you up with a waterfall. Because who doesn’t want to own a waterfall?

Aquascape can build a fish pond, too, as well as service it when necessary. Having a party and need your outdoors to look top-notch? Aquaspace will come and weed, mulch, add rocks or gravel and replace plants and any lights that have gone out around that aforementioned pond.

Tropical Pools (1119 N.W. 92nd; 840-9140) is another place to consider for your pool needs. Tropical’s focus is on pools, but can install a spa if you’re already thinking ahead to the chilly winter months.

No matter what kind of pool or spa you choose, the man-made body of water will need regular care.

Pleasant Pools (9324 S. Shields Blvd.; 799-9133) stocks all those goods, ranging from chlorine to salt generators. If you’d rather leave it to the experts, Pleasant Pools will come out for weekly pool maintenance. Of course, its staff also can install a pool or spa, as well as remodel existing ones.

If buying a pool is out of the budget, but you plan on staying in Oklahoma and braving many more summers, you might make a custom-built pool or spa a goal. Because summers around here aren’t gonna be getting any cooler.

Until then, pool crash as much as possible, and always wear sunscreen. Let’s shop, OKC!

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