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Graduation Celebration in Your Backyard

Cap and diploma for a graduation celebration in a backyard

After years of hard work and thousands of assignments, many high school and college students are proud graduates. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, however, they received bad news: their graduation ceremonies were canceled. While they will still earn their degrees, gone is the option to wear the cap and gown with their fellow […]

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Is a Saltwater Hot Tub Right for You?

saltwater hot tub

You’ve heard of saltwater pools, but do you know about saltwater hot tubs? While both traditional and saltwater spas provide the same relaxing soak, there are a few key differences. Not only in the way the hot tubs operate, but also in how you care for them. In this blog, we’ll run through the basics […]

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Hot Tub!

spring cleaning, don't forget your hot tub!

Spring has officially sprung and you know what that means: spring cleaning! From deep cleaning to reorganizing, spring is the perfect time to tackle tasks you’ve been putting off. If you are starting to make plans for spring cleaning, don’t forget your hot tub! Hot Tub Cleaning Schedule Keeping your hot tub clean is one […]

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Can A Hot Tub Overheat?

Can a Hot Tub Overheat?

You love sinking into the warm waters of your hot tub, especially when the weather’s cool. But now that the days are warming up, maybe you’ve noticed that your hot tub seems a bit warmer than usual. Now you’re wondering, can a hot tub overheat? Like anything with a mechanical motor, a hot tub could […]

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May is National Water Safety Month

Mother and daughter swimming safely in pool water

May is National Water Safety Month! At Aqua Pools, we celebrate all things pools, including water safety. We want you to have the best summer staycation in your backyard, and that’s why we strive to design and construct our award-winning pools. To help ensure that your family has nothing but a good time in your […]

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Keep your pool clean in a crisis

Chemicals that will keep your pool clean

Liquid sodium hypochlorite – otherwise known as liquid chlorine – is a compound of chemicals that’s easy to obtain and use, and really good at sanitizing your pool water and keeping it from growing algae. But during this time, liquid chlorine has risen to be a bit of an unsung hero. It disinfects bacteria and […]

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Do You Have to Have a Fence Around Your Pool?

Once you’ve chosen the perfect pool to complete your backyard, it’s important to understand the laws and restrictions that come with being a responsible pool owner. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve owned a pool your whole life, you may be wondering if you have to have a fence around your pool. The short […]

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Hot Tub or Swim Spa?

Just like with any big purchase, you’re spending a considerable amount of time shopping through all your options before investing in a hot tub or swim spa. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily, but they do serve different purposes so it’s important to understand the difference. Let’s dive in and take a look […]

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Longing for a Staycation? Let Us Help!

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Crowded beachy vibes, amusement park entertainment, or cruising with the multitudes across the deep blue sea might have been on your list of vacation excursions this year. But what do you do when travel plans get cancelled or delayed? You plan the staycation of a lifetime, that’s what you do! How, you ask? By bringing […]

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What Are My Financing Options?

pool floats

As you’re walking through the showroom aisles, shopping for that perfect hot tub, pool, or swim spa, you may feel a bit overwhelmed at the price tags. At Aqua Pools, we believe that buying a hot tub should be as stress-free as the relaxing soak you plan to take when you get home. That’s why […]

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Can a Hot Tub Have Too Many Jets?

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You walk down the showroom aisles of your local warehouse store and browse their selection of hot tubs, searching for the perfect one to bring home. They look nice, the prices are low, and they each have a bounty of jets. It makes you wonder if more is always a good thing. What makes a […]

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Heat Up Your Workout with a Hot Tub

Is a workout part of your regular routine? Then a hot tub soak should be too! Not only will hot-tubbing be a blissful addition to your routine, but a spa session brings hydrotherapy benefits that will amp up your athletic training. There are, however, a few dos and don’ts when it comes to relaxing in […]

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Your Guide to G-Rated Hot Tub Games

Something that you’ll notice when you have a hot tub of your very own is that your home suddenly becomes a magnet of activity. Family members will start to visit more often. Neighbors will offer to bring food and desserts to you. And an unexpected bonus is that your family will suddenly want to spend […]

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4 Ways to a Better Day with a Hot Tub

The first few minutes of your morning make a huge difference for the rest of your day. Walking out the door in a great mood means little inconveniences, like the wrong coffee order at Starbucks, don’t bother you as much. Your positive attitude will have a domino effect, helping everyone around you to feel just […]

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Hot Tub Safety Basics

Your hot tub is easily one of your favorite possessions. For many people it is the most used asset on their property. It’s relaxing, fun, and it can make family time take on a whole new meaning. If you have children then you know how important it is to keep them safe, even though they […]

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If Clark Griswold Can Get a Pool, You Can Too!

National Lampoon Christmas Vacation Clark Griswold pool meme

If you haven’t seen the classic Christmas comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, here’s the breakdown: Clark Griswold wants to have the best Christmas holiday celebration ever. And, of course, everything goes awry. From getting covered in sap by their perfect Christmas tree to getting surprise visits from his quirky, annoying relatives and creating a power […]

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Busted! 3 Hot Tub Myths (& the Truth!)

hot tub myths

Buying a hot tub is a big deal. Owning one changes your life! Once you’re able to get home and immediately relax in true comfort you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner. You’ve been thinking about getting a hot tub for a while. But you’ve heard a few things from friends and you’ve seen […]

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What is Hydrotherapy and How Can a Spa Help?

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Hydrotherapy Promotes Healing Naturally Since ancient times, people have known that hydrotherapy promotes healing. Even in ancient Greece and Rome, people used warm springs and bubbling pools to alleviate aches and pains. Modern science backs up what we already knew about water’s healing powers. Hydrotherapy uses water as a natural tool to help the body […]

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When are the Best Times to Enjoy Your Hot Tub?

Spoiler alert: The best time to enjoy your hot tub is anytime, but here is some inspiration. Enjoy Your Hot Tub in the Morning Imagine yourself enjoying your hot tub while the sun paints its masterpiece on the horizon. Enjoy your hot tub with your first cup of coffee of the day. The warm water […]

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How Young Is Too Young for a Hot Tub?

Children can safely enjoy a hot tub by following some safety rules

Hot tubs are a wonderful addition to your home. To keep children safe in and around the hot tub, here are some tips to keep in mind. Under Five is Too Young To Be in a Hot Tub The CDC and the Red Cross both agree that children under the age of five should not […]

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The Optimal Temperature for Your Hot Tub

The optimal temperature of your hot tub is mainly a matter of personal preference. However, there are some rules of thumb you need to follow. Most hot tubs are set between 95 degrees and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Studies have shown that most people’s optimal settings are between 100 and 102. Here are some ways to […]

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The Lesser Known Benefits of Hydrotherapy

  There are many benefits of hydrotherapy. Warm water is a natural way to help you achieve health, wellness, and fitness goals. Most people know that relaxing in warm water can soothe those pesky aches and pains. However, there are other benefits you may not know about. Weight Loss For example, did you know that […]

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Caring for Your Pool Cover This Winter

pool cover

The time has come to close your pool for the season. That means giving your pool a good cleaning and putting on the cover to protect it from debris and snow. In order to properly care for your pool this winter, it is vital to care for your pool cover, as well. Depending on what […]

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How Late in the Year can you swim in Illinois?

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As the weather starts to cool off here in Illinois, you may begin to wonder, “How much time do I have left to swim in my pool?” After all, there will come a time in the year where you’ll have to cover your pool up for the winter while you wait for warmer weather to […]

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Fall is the Best Time for a Pool Renovation

pool renovation

It’s time to face the facts, your pool is in desperate need of a renovation. Its glory days are behind it and the pool is causing more work than enjoyment. Don’t worry! A quick renovation will have your pool looking great again. This fall is the perfect time to get the renovations done. While most […]

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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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