Tips For Planning A Halloween Hot Tub Party

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Halloween is coming coming up fast, which means in addition to nailing down your costume (or your kids' costumes) and collecting enough candy to put Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory to shame, you probably also have a Halloween party or two to attend.

If you're like us and starting to feel like pretty much every Halloween party is the same, then we have an idea.

Throw your own Halloween party, and make your hot tub the main event! Since not everyone has a hot tub, this is the perfect way to make your party stand out and show your guests a great time!

Here are our tips for planning and executing a frightfully successful Halloween hot tub party.

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Topics: Fun & Games

3 Ways To Use An Endless Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you look at an Endless Pool and don't see endless advantages, then it's about time you got to know these impressive swimming and soaking machines! Named for their function of offering endless distance workouts to swimmers, Endless Pools are anything but limiting. In addition, the relatively small size of an Endless Pool allows owners to put them just about anywhere -- backyards, decks, patios, garages, and even basements! 

While we don't claim that an Endless Pool offers an endless number of activities for you and your family, it does provide several options. Here are three of our favorite ways to use an Endless Pool. 

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Topics: Fun & Games, Spas (Hot Tubs)

Understanding Misunderstood Swimming Pool Terms

Posted by Jim Riggs on Sep 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you recently had your first pool installed, then you're probably somewhat new to the world of pool owners. (Yes, there's a whole world of them.) And if you're new to this world, then chances are you've run across some words that were unfamiliar to you, (Thank goodness for Google!)

Words like bromine and choramines don't typically come up in conversation unless you're discussing pool water or perhaps if you're a chemist. That's why we want to introduce you some of the commonly used (and misunderstood) pool terms. Consider this your pool glossary!

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Topics: Insider

Questions To Consider Before Buying A Hot Tub Or Spa

Posted by Jim Riggs on Sep 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Who doesn't want a hot tub? Whether you're a parent, a single homeowner, or a retiree, there are plenty of reasons you could benefit from a hot tub. Kids driving you crazy? Simmer down in your hot tub. Work got you stressed? Soak it off. Stiff joints? Take a dip.

But before you dive right into buying a hot tub or spa, you should definitely ask yourself a few questions to make sure the timing of your purchase and the product you select are good choices.

Here are 5 questions to consider when you're shopping around for a hot tub or spa.

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Topics: Spas (Hot Tubs)

How To Safely Dive In A Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on Sep 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're learning to dive or you consider yourself experienced in the activity, one of the most important things you can learn while doing it is safety.

A 2016 report claims that 70% of swimming pool injuries were related to the head and neck -- a result of diving.

Of course this doesn't mean you should give up diving altogether. It just means you should take a safe approach. Let's find out how.

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Topics: Safety

How To Care For Your Vinyl Pool Liner

Posted by Jim Riggs on Sep 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For the most part, pool maintenance is straightforward. However, like most things in life, there are exceptions.

For every type of pool, there's a slightly different set of guidelines. While you can care for your vinyl pool just like you learned to care for your parents' gunite pool, the reality is, your vinyl pool will last longer if you care for it like...well, a vinyl pool. (No surprise there.)

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Topics: Maintenance

4 Grill Recipes You Can Enjoy By Your Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on Sep 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With Labor Day weekend upon us, there's no better time to fire up the grill and enjoy great food by the pool.

So, what's on the menu? In case you're fresh out of ideas, we've found a few tasty recipes we thought you'd enjoy. Take a look at these appetizers and entrees, and wow your family and friends with your chef-level grill skills.

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Topics: Fun & Games

Renovation, Resurface, Or Repair? How To Know What Your Pool Needs

Posted by Jim Riggs on Aug 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There's a difference between knowing your pool needs attention and knowing what kind of attention your pool needs.

A renovation, a resurfacing project, or a simple repair all look very different and affect your bank account very differently. You don't want to pay for a complete renovation if all you need is a repair.

On the other hand, you don't want to throw down money for multiple repairs when what you really need is a renovation.

Today, we'll help you take a good look at your pool and decide if you need a repair, a new surface, or a complete renovation. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Pool Design

The Art Of Shocking Your Pool: Why, When, and How

Posted by Jim Riggs on Aug 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You know that shocking your pool is a necessary part of pool maintenance, but how many times have you done it without really understanding what's happening during the procedure?

Let's take a quick look at the why, when, and how of shocking your pool. Having a better understanding of the process will help you do a better job with it, which means better results at your pool!

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Topics: Maintenance

Why An Inground Swimming Pool Is Better Than A Pool Above Ground

Posted by Jim Riggs on Aug 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you love the idea of going for a swim anytime you want, then you're probably ready for a pool of your own. Now the question is: what kind of pool? Do you want an above-ground pool or an inground pool?

Certainly, inground pools come with higher price tags, but they also come with arguably more perks. Let's take a look at some of the major reasons people prefer inground pools to above-ground pools.

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Topics: Pool Design