How To Open Your Pool In The Spring

Posted by Jim Riggs on Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We've sprung our clocks forward. The sun is staying up later and shining brighter. The kids have their new swimsuits. And you reached your summer body goal a month early! Okay, maybe not that last one.

Nevertheless, spring is here, and one thing you are ready for is to finally let your pool see the light of day.

But wait... How does this pool opening process work again?

We're glad you asked!

The last thing you want to do is rush into opening your pool without a clear grasp on the process. Lucky for you, we've created a step-by-step guide for a smooth pool opening this spring.

Let's get started!

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Topics: Maintenance

Salt Water Pools Vs. Chlorine Pools: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

"Should I get a salt water pool or a chlorine pool?"

If you're asking yourself this question, the first thing you should know is that salt water pools do technically contain chlorine. The main difference between the two pool types is the process by which chlorine is added to the water. We'll explain this more later.

For now, you can keep asking yourself the salt water pools vs. chlorine pools question because we want to answer it.

However, since we can't honestly say one pool is better than the other on every level, we'll break down this dilemma with some pros and cons for both the salt water pool and the chlorine pool.

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Topics: Maintenance

4 Original Pool Party Themes To Try This Summer

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A pool party is a just pool party, right? Who needs a theme? Wrong.

Just because people go from one pool party to the next all summer doesn't mean your party can't stand out. In fact, it means yours SHOULD stand out.

Instead of settling for common themes like the Hawaiian luau, try something original. Here are four pool party themes we're pretty sure your friends haven't used—you don't even have to tell them we gave you the idea!

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Topics: Fun & Games

Plan A Top-Notch Hot Tub Party

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As much as you love having your solo hot tub time, sometimes you want to share your spa with your friends. That sounds like a good reason for a hot tub party.

But where do you start? What's the best way to pull this party off? If you're hosting a hot tub party, the hot tub should take center stage, influencing who you invite and how you plan.

Here are some tips to help you pick a theme, prepare additional entertainment, plan a menu, and cultivate an all-around relaxing atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression:


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Topics: Fun & Games, Spas (Hot Tubs)

Start Your Day With A Soak In Your Spa

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone has their ideal lazy morning routine -- reading a good book in bed, sipping coffee while scanning the newpaper, making pancakes while the kids watch cartoons. Can you think of a better way to spend your morning? We can.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

How Long Can I Soak In My Hot Tub?

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You have this beautiful hot tub that has been one of your more significant investments over the years. Naturally, you want to make your purchase worthwhile by using the spa as much as possible -- as often and as long as you can.

But how long is too long when you're soaking in a hot tub? While some may be content after a 15-minute soak, others may want to sit longer. Maybe 30 minutes? An hour? Can you overdo it? The answer to that question depends on varrious factors. 

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Topics: Safety, Spas (Hot Tubs)

How To Keep Your Hot Tub's Water Clean

Posted by Jim Riggs on Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Your hot tub is just like any other part of your home: it needs cleaning in order to sustain its life for many years. When it comes to cleaning your hot tub and the water inside it, you don't just need to clean it, but you need to sanitize it. Spa water is like bath water, except you don't reuse your bath water over and over. Let's look at how you can keep your hot tub's water healthy and sanitized so you can soak time and time again.

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Finding The Best Hot Tub Jets That Benefit Your Body

Posted by Jim Riggs on Feb 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you think of hot tubs, odds are good you're thinking about something just for fun. The truth is, hot tubs also provide great health benefits! Even Hot Spring's Pools & Spas original founder fell in love with this industry because of how well his spa alleviated the pain he was suffering as a side effect of his diabetes.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

Why Is My Hot Tub Foamy?

Posted by Jim Riggs on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever finished up with your spa, turned off the jets, and find foam circling its way around your spa? While this is common, most customers don't realize it's not some cool feature that came along with the purchase. Bubbles are fine, but actual white foam? Not so much. Here's what we know:

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

Get The Most Out Of Your Hot Tub With These 9 Accessories

Posted by Jim Riggs on Feb 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Have you been busy enjoying your backyard oasis, but you still feel like there's something... missing?

You already have the spa. What more could you need?

We're here to let you in on nine of the coolest and most helpful hot tub accessories you need to get the maximum potential out of your spa.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)