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Florida Villa Pool Heating

If you have booked a Florida villa to rent from October to April with pool heating and want to have a nice warm pool we recommend you put the pool cover on when ever you are not swimming.

When ever the air temperature is below the temperature of the pool (85F on average) you are losing heat so it’s essential you put the pool cover on especially in January and February when the average day temp is 65F-70F and at night is can get in to the 30’s.

Most pool pumps run from 8-9am until 5-6pm and the pool heater will only run when the pump is on so over night the pool blanket is the only thing to stop you losing all the heat and it normally does a pretty good job but make sure it’s on properly.

One other thing to note is that most pool heaters are electric and not gas so they don’t have a flame. They take heat from the air outside (also known as heat exchangers) so if it’s very cold outside (below 50F) they may not produce any heat even if it runs all day.

So on cold days it’s even more important to keep the pool blanket/cover on when ever you are not swimming.

For Orlando Villas with a spa the process is the same so if you are trying to use it on a cold day/night it may take a long time to get hot if at all.

Fantasy Surf Kissimmee, Florida – Indoor Surfing on the Ultimate Wave

Fantasy Surf in Kissimmee, Florida is an adrenaline filled water ride and what a change from the theme parks? This week I went over to Fantasy Surf in Kissimmee  for some aquatic adventure fun and I really enjoyed it! Fantasy Surf hosts a great indoor water sport activity termed flowriding – fun for all ages you can slide, ride and surf the ultimate waves –  and its a safe and controlled environment so good for those new to surfing and want to try it out – but also great for practising tricks if you’re an accomplished surfer.

The impressive indoor FlowRider surf system is a real experience – like surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding rolled into one – set up on an artificial beach setting, the machine size is 32 ft wide and 49 ft in length and can allows 25-30 riders each hour. There are cushioned surfaces all around for safety and for those in your group opting out it’s still a lot of fun watching others develop their new or expert surfing skills!

Whilst you’re there you can visit ‘The Lull’ cafe for casual dining and shop for surf-style retail at the ‘Offshore’ store.

Fantasy Surf offers 30 minute sessions on the FlowRider waves for adults and children – minimum height requirements are 42″ – for bodyboard, 52″ for Flowboard. Its $25 for one adult session and $20 for one child session – but there are multiple session savings so check out Fantasy Surf – Ticket Prices for more details.

You’ll find Fantasy Surf located off Poinciana Boulevard between US HWY 192 and State HWY 535, open 7 days a week – Venue and cafe open from 7:30am and FlowRider from 9am – all closing 10pm

If you’re thinking about booking your vacation in Orlando – we have over 570 Orlando Villas available to rent for your perfect holiday – many with 360 degree virtual tours and all homes 15-20 minutes away from Disney and the main Orlando attractions. You can also keep up to date on Things To Do in Orlando here on this blog.

Universal Studios Summer Concert Series in June / July

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One of Orlando’s most popular summer events is back – Universal Studios’ Summer Concert Series, bringing some big names in music to entertain you on weekends over the summer.  Every Saturday, live concerts at the Universal Music Plaza stage commence at 9pm with legendary performances from great artists. First gig was Saturday 11 June and they are running until 16 July.

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Ridgewood Lakes Vacation Rentals in Davenport Florida

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Ridgewood Lakes is located on HWY27 in Davenport Florida which is only 15 minutes from Disney World. This 24Hr a day gated community offers luxury Ridgewood Lakes vacation rentals in Orlando Florida and features a championship golf course, tennis courts plus much more. Continue reading “Ridgewood Lakes Vacation Rentals in Davenport Florida”