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A Guide to Keeping Your Hot Tub Sparkling Clean

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Owning a Marquis® hot tub from Aqua Pools is about more than just luxury. It’s about embracing a lifestyle of relaxation and wellness. To ensure that every moment spent in your spa is as perfect as the first, maintaining its cleanliness and functionality is essential. This comprehensive guide aims to provide you with all the […]

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Health Advantages of Using a Swim Spa

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At Aqua Pools, we’re more than just a company — we’re a community of wellness advocates dedicated to enhancing your health and lifestyle through innovative aquatic solutions. Among our prized offerings are the Marquis® ATV (Aquatic Training Vessels) swim spas, designed for those who seek the perfect blend of fitness and relaxation in the comfort […]

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8 Things You Need for a Romantic Night in Your Hot Tub

A couple sitting together in a Marquis hot tub.

At Aqua Pools, we understand that creating the perfect romantic ambiance is key to a memorable night. With our Marquis® hot tubs, we offer more than just a luxury product. We invite you to become part of the Aqua Pools family, where excellence in service and the joy of creating unforgettable moments are at the […]

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Planning for a New Pool in 2024? Aqua Pools can Help

An inground pool in a backyard setting

As we step into 2024, the dream of having your very own backyard oasis is more achievable than ever before. At Aqua Pools, we understand the importance of family and making memories that last a lifetime. That’s why we take great pride in not just building pools but in creating environments where families can come […]

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Why You Should Plan Your In Ground Pool Now

A rectangular in ground pool in a backyard.

As the winter months wrap up soon, the allure of sunnier days becomes more pronounced. It’s the perfect time to consider how you can make the most of the upcoming summer. At Aqua Pools, we know that adding an in ground pool to your home isn’t just a purchase — it’s an investment in a […]

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Hot Tub or Swim Spa: Which is Better for My Needs?

A woman relaxing in a hot tub on the left and a woman exercising in the swim spa on the right. There is a question mark in the middle of the image.

Welcome to Aqua Pools, where we understand that relaxation and fitness are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle. As proud suppliers of Marquis® hot tubs and Marquis ATVTM swim spas, we often get asked by our customers, “Should I choose a hot tub or a swim spa?” The answer depends on your personal needs, space, […]

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Unlocking the Secrets of Perfectly Balanced Hot Tub Water

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Hot tubs are an alluring addition to any home, providing relaxation and enhanced wellness. But to maintain the blissful experience, it’s important to keep the water as perfectly balanced as possible. At Aqua Pools, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the best hot tub experience by guiding you through the secrets of perfectly balanced […]

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Swim Spa Fitness for a New Year and a New You

A man is using a Marquis ATV swim spa to swim.

Welcome to 2024, a year brimming with possibilities and opportunities for personal growth and health! At Aqua Pools, we’re excited to guide you into a fitness-focused new year with our Marquis® ATV (Aquatic Training Vessels) swim spas. These aren’t just any swim spas — they’re your gateway to a new era of fitness and wellness, […]

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Your Complete Guide to Hosting a Hot Tub Holiday Party

A hot tub holiday party is the best way to start the season!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by turning your backyard into a winter wonderland with a hot tub holiday party? Aqua Pools introduces Marquis® hot tubs — the epitome of luxury and relaxation. Get ready to discover the magic of hosting a holiday hot tub bash that your […]

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One Holiday Gift for the Whole Family: A Hot Tub!

Bring home a hot tub for the holidays!

Illinois might be known for its chilly winters, but who says you can’t turn up the heat in your own backyard? This holiday season, Aqua Pools brings you the perfect gift that will warm not just your body but also your heart – a Marquis® hot tub!  Imagine stepping into a steaming oasis on a […]

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Cooking Christmas Dinner? Do It on the Big Green Egg!

A big green egg. The lid is open and there is food cooking on the grill.

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to turn our attention to the heart of every Christmas celebration — the feast! And what better way to elevate your culinary game than with the Big Green Egg? Your favorite model is the ultimate game-changer in the world of outdoor cooking. At Aqua Pools, we’re not just […]

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Your Complete List of Hot Tub Dos and Don’ts for Wintertime

A Marquis hot tub in a winter background setting. There is a man soaking in the water.

As the chilly winds embrace us and winter settles in, there’s nothing quite like a relaxing soak in your hot tub to keep the frosty blues at bay. To ensure your winter spa experience is as delightful as the season itself, come discover a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts, with Aqua Pools at your […]

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How Much Is a Swim Spa Installed in 2023?

A Marquis ATV swim spa installed in a backyard.

Welcome to Aqua Pools, your go-to destination for transforming your backyard into a haven of relaxation and fitness. If you’ve been contemplating the addition of a swim spa to your home, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll dive into the details of how much it costs to install a Marquis® ATV™ swim spa […]

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Your Easy Guide to Starting Your Hot Tub Up for Fall and Winter!

The edge of a hot tub is pictured with two water fountains and a candle

As the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisp, it’s time to cozy up in your hot tub and embrace the magic of fall and winter. At Aqua Pools, we know the importance of keeping your spa in top-notch condition all year round, especially during the cooler seasons. So, let’s dive into your […]

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Getting The Most Out Of Fall: 6 Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Living Longer

A family of four enjoying outdoor living in the fall leaves.

As the vibrant colors of autumn emerge and temperatures begin to dip, there’s no reason to bid farewell to outdoor living. At Aqua Pools, we believe that every season should be enjoyed outside. With a few strategic additions, you can transform your backyard into an oasis of warmth and relaxation, allowing you to enjoy the […]

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Cook Your Entire Thanksgiving Meal on the Big Green Egg! Here’s How

A turkey is cooking over a beer can surrounded by vegetables on a Big Green Egg

As we gear up for the season of gratitude, what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a feast that’s not only delicious but also a true backyard phenomenon? Get ready to elevate your culinary game and make a splash this holiday season by cooking your entire Thanksgiving meal on your Big Green Egg®! Set […]

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What’s the Best Swim Spa for the Money?

A Marquis ATV swim spa with a deck surrounding it on two sides.

Are you in the market for a swim spa that combines fitness, relaxation, and affordability? Look no further than Aqua Pools, your trusted source for premium swim spas. We proudly carry the Marquis®️ ATVTM swim spa series, offering a range of spas designed to cater to your specific needs and budget. In this blog, we’ll […]

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How Old Do My Kids Need to Be When I Get an In Ground Swimming Pool?

A young girl is playing in an inground swimming pool with a pool float.

At Aqua Pools, we understand that installing an in ground swimming pool is an exciting decision for any family. It brings joy, relaxation, and countless memories to your home. However, as responsible pool professionals, we also recognize the importance of safety, especially when it comes to children. One common question we often hear from parents […]

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9 Brilliant Tips for Enjoying a Hot Tub All Fall and Winter

A man and a woman sitting in a hot tub under the stars.

Fall and winter bring cozy vibes, and what better way to embrace the chilly seasons than by soaking in a warm, inviting hot tub? At Aqua Pools, we’re passionate about helping you make the most of your hot tub experience, no matter the weather. In this blog, we’ll share nine brilliant tips to keep you […]

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Sunscreen Tips to Protect Your Pool Liner

Vinyl pool liner damage can be seen along the water line of a pool.

Welcome to Aqua Pools, your trusted source for all things pool related! We understand that maintaining the beauty and longevity of your vinyl pool liner is a top priority for our valued customers. While sunscreen is an essential part of your poolside routine, it’s important to be aware that some sunscreen chemicals can have adverse […]

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How is Cooking on a Kamado Grill Different from a Regular Barbecue Grill?

A kamado grill cooking on the ledge of a patio.

Hey there, grill masters and barbecue enthusiasts of Homer Glen, Illinois! If you’re a seasoned grill aficionado or a cooking enthusiast looking to up your grilling game, you might have come across the term kamado grill at some point. But what exactly sets this unique culinary contraption apart from the regular barbecue grill we all […]

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Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Invest in Outdoor Furniture

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As the scorching summer sun gradually fades and the crisp, cool breeze of fall gently sweeps across Homer Glen, Illinois, an opportunity to transform your outdoor space arises. While most people believe that investing in outdoor furniture is solely for the summer months, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s explore the captivating reasons […]

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Can I Use a Swim Spa All Year Long in Northern Illinois?

A beautiful Marquis ATV Swim Spa on a patio surrounded by a wooden fence.

At Aqua Pools, we often get asked by our customers, “Can I use a swim spa all year long in Northern Illinois?” The short answer is a resounding YES! With a Marquis® swim spa, you can enjoy the benefits of a year-round aquatic oasis right in your own backyard, regardless of the weather outside. Let […]

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What Pool Accessories Can You Add to an Existing Inground Pool?

A beautiful inground pool and spa combo with plenty of opportunities to add pool accessories.

Having an inground pool is a fantastic addition to any home, providing endless hours of enjoyment and relaxation. However, if you’re looking to enhance your pool experience, there are numerous accessories available that can take your pool to the next level. What pool accessories can you add to an existing pool? Almost anything! Here are […]

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How to Hide Pool Equipment So Your Pool Looks Gorgeous!

A setup of pool equipment outside, surrounded by shrubbery.

Having a beautiful pool is a dream for many homeowners. However, the pool equipment and machinery necessary for its proper functioning can sometimes be an eyesore. Fortunately, there are creative ways to hide pool equipment and maintain the aesthetic appeal of your pool area. Here are some various strategies and ideas on how to hide […]

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How Long Do Pool Chemicals Last in Storage?

A display of brandless pool chemicals sitting beside a swimming pool.

Pool owners across the nation know that high-quality pool chemicals are a must-have and that they don’t last forever in storage. But before you go through your collection and toss everything you’ve had since last summer, check out our list to learn more about their shelf life.  Chlorine-Based Chemicals Chlorine is one of the most […]

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Is an Automatic Pool Cover Worth the Cost in 2023?

A smiling child plays with his dog atop an automatic pool cover, displaying the safety a pool cover provides pool owners.

Whether you’re a first-time pool buyer still in your designing phase, or you’re looking to upgrade to an automatic pool cover this year, you may be asking yourself if the cost is worth it. Our award-winning team at Aqua Pools believes that you simply can’t beat the peace of mind that comes with having an […]

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What Are the Power Supply Requirements for a Swim Spa?

what are the power supply requirements for a swim spa?

Congratulations, you’ve decided to invest in a swim spa! You’ve decided how much you want to spend, you’ve chosen the best size spa for your needs, and you’ve researched what to expect as far as maintenance goes. But before you sign on the dotted line, you have just thought of one more important question. What […]

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How to Know if the Pool Supplies You Buy Online Are Good Quality

A swimming pool that has been well maintained with good quality pool supplies.

When it comes to maintaining a clean and enjoyable swimming pool, having reliable and high-quality pool supplies is crucial. With the convenience of online shopping, many pool owners are turning to the internet to purchase their pool supplies. However, the challenge lies in ensuring that the products you buy online are of good quality. As […]

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5 Swimming Pool Water Care Supplies to Keep on Hand

A beautiful backyard pool that has been maintained with quality pool water care supplies.

Owning a swimming pool is a fantastic way to beat the heat and enjoy outdoor activities during the summer months. However, maintaining the water quality is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for everyone. To achieve this, it’s crucial to keep a stock of essential swimming pool water care supplies on hand. […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Pool Inspection in Northern Illinois?

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While a pool inspection might not sound as exciting as doing a cannonball into crystal-clear water, it’s essential for all pool owners — especially for home buyers. Let’s take a closer look at how much it costs to get a pool inspection in the beautiful region of Northern Illinois. So grab your towel, toss in […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Gross Stuff Out of Your Pool 

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As an in-ground pool owner, we’re sure you’re on board with the saying “A clean pool is a happy pool.” However, we all know that sometimes our pools encounter some unwelcome visitors — leaves, bugs, and other gross stuff that can turn your oasis into a murky mess. But fear not! In this ultimate guide, […]

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Pool Water Test: How Often Should I Get Professional Computerized Testing?

An in-ground swimming pool set in a backyard needs a professional pool water test every now and then.

To maintain a safe and healthy swimming environment, it is crucial to conduct a pool water test regularly. While there are various methods of testing pool water, professional computerized water tests are considered the best option for testing your chemical balance due to their high level of accuracy and ease of use. By testing your […]

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Who Do I Call for Automatic Pool Cover Service in Homer Glen, IL?

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As a pool owner, you know the importance of keeping your pool and pool equipment in good condition to lengthen its lifespan and avoid costly repairs. The same principle applies to your automatic pool cover. Regular maintenance and upkeep are crucial to keep your pool cover functioning properly and avoid potential issues. If your automatic […]

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Who Can I Call for Automatic Pool Cover Repair in Will County, Illinois?

An automatic pool cover is half-way over an inground pool. The pool is located behind a brick house that has a covered seating area and lounge chairs.

Having an automatic pool cover provides additional safety and convenience for the pool owner, so it’s no wonder why they are such popular products. By covering your pool when it’s not in use, an automatic pool cover can keep debris and unwanted critters out of the water. This helps keep the water clean and maintains […]

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How Much Should I Budget For Pool Furniture In 2023?

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When budgeting for pool furniture in 2023, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost can vary widely depending on the type, style, quality, and size of the pieces you choose. The average cost for pool furniture can range from $500 to $10,000 or more, depending on the quality and how many pieces you […]

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When is the Best Time of Year to Buy New Patio Furniture?

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Patio furniture is a great way to enhance your outdoor living space and create a comfortable and inviting area for relaxation, entertainment, and dining. Whether you have a small balcony, a spacious deck, or a sprawling backyard, there are outdoor furniture options available to suit your needs and budget. From elegant dining sets and cozy […]

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Why are Eggcessories Such Popular Grill Accessories?

Eggcessories for a Big Green Egg

Eggcessories are quickly becoming the go-to choice for any grilling enthusiast looking for a convenient and efficient way to create delicious meals — particularly with their Big Green Egg. When it comes to eggcessories, there is something for everyone. From grill cleaning products to cookbooks, there are sure to be some eggcessories that will spice […]

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The Top 6 Most Popular Big Green Egg Recipes, Revisited for 2023!

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As one of the most popular outdoor cooking appliances on the market, the Big Green Egg has a loyal following of fans who swear by its ability to smoke, grill, and bake food to perfection. With the new year upon us, it’s time to revisit the top Big Green Egg recipes and see which ones […]

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How Often Do I Need to Drain and Fill My Hot Tub?

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How often you need to drain and fill your hot tub will come down to the size of your spa, your usage habits, and your maintenance routine. Unlike a pool, it is important to completely drain and refill your hot tub several times throughout the year – particularly if you use it year-round.  The process […]

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Latham Liner Visualizer

Aqua Pools Online is proud to showcase the Latham Liner Visualizer by Latham Pools.  Now you can visualize an assortment of vinyl liners for your swimming pool.

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