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Posted On: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

http://www.ocean-city.com/ocean-city-maryland-eventsCelebrate the start to summer in Ocean City, MD

 

Social painting, a free movie in the park, a ghost walk, arts & crafts and a Wild West show are just some of the events happening in and around Ocean City, MD this Memorial Day Weekend.  Check out what's happening, and then call Hileman Real Estate to book your vacation rental!

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Posted by rpadmin in Resort Blog
Posted On: Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Hot tubs are fun and safe when used correctly.
 
 
A relaxing soak in the hot tub is a great way to relax and wind down the day, but hot tubs are not without risk. Use 
these tips to help keep yourself and and your family safe. 
 
1. Avoid alcohol
 
Alcohol is a vasodilator--it causes blood vessels to expand, which results in a dip in blood pressure. Soaking in hot water has the same effect. Mixing hot tub use and alcohol exacerbates low blood pressure and can lead to fainting, and ultimately drowning. In fact, Seattle PI reports that up to 70 percent of adult hot tub drownings involve alcohol.
 
2. Determine whether you're at high risk
 
The typical 104-degree hot tub water temperatures can cause hyperthermia, or excessively high body temperature. This 
condition is particularly dangerous for children under five; pregnant women, especially during the first trimester; 
and those with untreated high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease, or who take vasodilating drugs for their 
conditions. These individuals should avoid hot tub use without a doctor's OK, or reduce water temperature to 98 degrees or below and limit exposure to a few minutes. Adequate hydration before, during and after hot tub use also helps to prevent 
complications from hyperthermia. 
 
3. Test water chemistry.
 
The germs that flourish in hot tub water can lead to recreational water illnesses such as diarrhea and 
bacterial infections. Sufficient chlorine or bromine levels are crucial for disinfecting the water, but too much can 
cause irritation to skin, eyes and the respiratory system. Keep chlorine levels at 2-3 ppm and bromine levels at 2-4 
ppm. A pH between 7.2 and 7.8 is essential for proper water sanitization and to prevent clouding and scale 
formation. Test water twice daily. 
 
4. Use the buddy system
 
Having a friend or family member on hand to provide immediate assistance can mean the difference between life and death if a swimmer experiences a complication.
 
Photo credit: Katja Hasselkus
Posted by rpadmin in Resort Blog
Posted On: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Visit Ocean City and Ocean Pines this Spring.
 
 
If you've never vacationed in Ocean City or Ocean Pines during the Spring, you're missing quite a treat. Area towns, businesses and tourism agencies have worked hard to extend vacation season, and as a result, there's more reason than ever to book a Spring getaway at the beach.

 

1. Low Rates and Large Selections

Although rock-bottom winter prices increase gradually beginning in April for most properties, you'll save up to 50 percent on peak-season rates by booking an early-mid May vacation. And because demand is lower this time of year, you'll also find wide availability, even for last-minute reservations, and a larger selection of properties that allow miniweek bookings. 

 

2. Uncrowded Beaches and Attractions

You'll see plenty of people around, especially downtown and on the Boardwalk and in restaurants, but all in all, crowds are light compared to peak season. You might even have the beach to yourself during the week, particularly in North Ocean City.

 

3. Ocean City is Open for Business

The first wave of seasonal businesses opens for Valentine's Day weekend. By Easter, the vast majority of businesses are open on weekends, and by early-mid May they're operating full time. However, some Boardwalk amusements are open only on weekends until Memorial Day weekend.

 

4. Special Events

May brings a host of special events to Ocean City and the surrounding area. Springfest, Cruisin' events in Ocean City and Berlin, the Beachfest Volleyball Festival, and the Berlin Jazz & Blues Bash are just a few of the events that warrant a spot on your calendar. 
 
Ready to plan your Spring getaway? Book online or call us at 1-855-337-7368 (RENT).
 
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