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What Are the Power Supply Requirements for a Marquis Spa?

power supply requirements for 240V spa

Are you considering the purchase of a Marquis® Spa? Good decision! You’ve scoped out the location, picked out a level spot convenient to the house, and made sure that there is a water supply and an electrical outlet. You think you are good to go. In your mind’s eye, you are already sitting in that […]

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Where Is the Best Place to Buy Hot Tub Supplies in 2023?

Aqua Pools is the best place to buy hot tub supplies in 2023

We all do it. When we need to stock up on certain items such as toilet paper, canned chicken broth, or toothpaste, we buy those things at the big box store. We don’t want to run out, so we buy in bulk and figure out where to store it until our next run. And that […]

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Why Aqua Pools?

Why Aqua Pools?

Why Aqua Pools? That is a reasonable question. Here is the simple answer: When you are ready to turn your backyard into the pool-focused destination of your dreams, you want the best pool contractor available. Putting in an inground pool is a large investment of planning, money, effort, and time. It is essential to get […]

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Top 5 Reasons Clark Griswold Wanted a Pool

5 reasons Clark Griswold wanted a pool.

Clark Griswold wanted a pool. He desperately wanted a pool, and you may feel the exact same way. Did you ever watch the 1989 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie? If not, here’s the scoop: Clark Griswold wants to get his family a swimming pool for Christmas, making it the most fun and memorable Christmas holiday […]

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How Much Does It Cost Monthly to Own a Hot Tub?

monthly cost to own a hot tub is affordable

You have decided to get that hot tub you have been dreaming of, or perhaps one has recently been installed on your back patio. Now you are asking yourself “How much does it cost monthly to own a hot tub?” The answer may not be totally straightforward. There are three main areas of expense when […]

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6 Top Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2023

top swimming pool design trends for 2023

One thing the past few years have taught us is that spending more time at home has caused us to move many of our former exclusively inside activities to our outside spaces. We are making more use of our decks, patios, and backyards. This concept has translated into the world of pool design trends in […]

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What Chemicals Do I Need for My Hot Tub?

what chemicals do i need for my hot tub

Are you a new hot tub owner? Are you asking yourself, “What chemicals do I need for my hot tub?” There is such a wide range of products on the market that it is often overwhelming for new owners to grasp what chemicals they really need to effectively care for their spa. Aside from regular […]

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Is a Spa Chemical Delivery Service Too Expensive?

a spa chemical delivery service is worthwhile

Autumn is considered by many to be the best season to enjoy your hot tub. However, soaking in a hot tub that is not properly maintained can cause serious consequences to bathers in the form of irritated skin and eyes or bacterial infections. Additionally, a poorly maintained hot tub can take its toll on your […]

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What is the Best Hot Tub Brand in 2022?

  Thinking of buying a hot tub? In that case, “What is the best hot tub brand in 2022?” is probably a question you have on your mind. Aqua Pools is here to help you narrow down your selection and steer you towards the brand that will suit all your needs. When buying a hot […]

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How Do I Protect Pool Equipment from Freezing?

protect pool equipment from freezing

It’s been great. We’ve had a perfect summer of swimming in the cool blue water of our backyard pools. Our tans haven’t completely faded yet, and the memories of all the fun are very much with us. It is sad, but we have to face it. Summer is over and we need to close up […]

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What’s So Special About the Big Green Egg?

What's so special about the Big Green Egg?

What’s so special about the Big Green Egg? It seems the only people who ask that question don’t know what the Big Green Egg is. We are here today to explain what makes the Big Green Egg the best grill on the market, how it works, what you can cook on it, and the ways […]

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What To Do If Someone Vomits in Your Pool

pool skimmer cleaning after someone vomits in your pool

Eeew. It’s bad enough to think that it is common to have traces of urine in your swimming pool, but what if other bodily fluids contaminate the water? Do you know what to do if someone vomits in your pool? The CDC (Center for Disease Control) actually has a recommended procedure on how to deal […]

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How Can I Hide the Pool Equipment to Make My Pool Area Look Nicer?

hide the pool equipment

You are settled into your chaise lounge, gazing at your beautiful blue swimming pool. Drink in hand, sunglasses in place, summer’s bestseller at your side. It is pretty darn perfect. Except for one thing. You glance over to the side and there sits your assorted pool equipment, standing out like a sore thumb. What a […]

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What is the Swimming Pool Building Season in Northern Illinois?

fall is the ideal swimming pool building season

You have considered all the advantages of adding a swimming pool to your backyard. A place to exercise, a venue for entertaining, a place for your kids to hang out, a haven for relaxation, a cool oasis in the heat…the reasons you decided to get a pool built are many! Now that you’ve made the […]

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How To Save Money on Quality Pool Equipment

how to save money on quality pool equipment

Whether it’s pumps, filters, or heaters, pool equipment is a big investment. Do you wonder how to save money on quality pool equipment? We hear you! Aqua Pools has been in the pool business since 1974, and we know a thing or two about pool equipment. And we can tell you without hesitation that cheaper […]

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What Happens During Hydrotherapy?

There are many benefits to hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has been around for a long time. It was used by the ancient Greeks, as well as the ancient Chinese, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations. Are you curious as to what happens during hydrotherapy to make it such a long-standing remedy? The warmth and buoyancy of the water promote muscle relaxation, increase blood circulation, and […]

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What is the Average Cost of a Swim Spa?

Find out the cost of a swim spa.

Like many people, you may have considered getting a backyard swimming pool. You may be hesitating for a number of reasons: cost, space, and maintenance, among other things. We invite you to consider the alternative choice of getting a swim spa instead. The cost of a swim spa is much less than an inground pool, […]

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Can You Lose Weight With a Swim Spa?

lose weight with a swim spa

Can you lose weight with a swim spa? You bet you can. As a matter of fact, a swim spa could revolutionize your struggle to lose weight and stay fit. A significant number of us battle with obesity, devising plan after plan to become physically fit and manage our weight. Rationally, we know that a […]

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Celebrate Independence From Your Kitchen with a 4-in-1 Smoker Grill

Turn the Big Green Egg into a Smoker Grill

Wouldn’t you love to be able to celebrate independence from your kitchen with a 4-in-1 smoker grill? When it comes to summer food preparation and cooking, no one likes being cooped up inside, especially when entertaining. You can bake, roast, smoke, and grill to your heart’s content without having to heat up your house or […]

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What Chemicals Do I Need for My Pool?

Stock up on chemicals to maintain your pool

As a pool owner, you have experienced the pride that goes along with having an impeccably maintained pool. You also know what it takes to keep that little piece of paradise looking perfect. Whether you have a pool maintenance service to keep your pool looking fabulous, or you prefer to do the maintenance yourself, you […]

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What is a Swim Spa and How Do You Use It?

How to use a swim spa

Swim spas have been around for a while but are becoming increasingly popular. If they have come to your attention recently, you may be wondering, “What is a swim spa and how do you use it?” A swim spa is an alternative to a swimming pool, combining many attributes of a pool and a hot […]

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What Is the Best Brand of Pool Chemicals?

Best brand of pool chemicals

As a pool owner, you know how much enjoyment our pools provide for our families. They give us a place to relax, exercise, entertain, escape the heat, and even add value to our homes. Since pools can’t really take care of themselves, you have to invest a certain amount of time and effort in your […]

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Pick a Pool, Any Pool: Comparing Fiberglass and Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools

Pick a pool: fiberglass or vinyl liner swimming pool

The decision to add a pool to your backyard may have been an easy one. But now what? Are you in a dilemma as to what type of pool will best suit your needs? Pick a pool, any pool: comparing fiberglass and vinyl liner swimming pools may seem like a daunting task. Aqua Pools has […]

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How to Choose the Right Size Big Green Egg

How to choose the right size Big Green Egg

If you have decided to buy a Big Green Egg kamado-style barbeque grill, you may be pondering a few final questions. The biggest dilemma many buyers have is how to choose the right size Big Green Egg. There are seven sizes of Big Green Eggs to choose from, and each one has its purpose. We […]

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Breaking Down the Costs of Building an Inground Swimming Pool

breaking down the costs of building an inground swimming pool

When it comes to breaking down the costs of building an inground swimming pool, there isn’t an easy answer. Clearly, the cost will depend on many factors, such as the type of pool you want, how much site preparation needs to be done, what materials and features you select, and more. Basically, the national average […]

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A Swimming Pool Might Be the Perfect Investment for Autistic Kids

a swimming pool might be the perfect investment for autistic kids

It turns out that a swimming pool might be the perfect investment for autistic kids. Statistics show that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at a high risk of drowning. Therefore, water safety is a primary reason for teaching autistic children to swim. However, there are many other reasons that learning to swim can […]

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Does Chlorine Remove Urine from My Pool Water?

chlorine does not remove urine from pool water

Have you ever wondered, “Does chlorine remove urine from my pool water?” We all know that people peeing in swimming pools is all too common. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that some level of urine is found in most swimming pools. Many people have the misconception that chlorine will “kill” or remove any […]

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6 Big Green Egg Recipes That’ll Make Mother’s Day Super Special

Mother's Day recipes on the Big Green Egg

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8, and if you want to really impress the mom in your life, you should cook her a great meal! You can skip the crowded restaurants, long lines, harried service, and hefty charge on your credit card. Yes, sir, we can do a lot better than that. Aqua […]

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How EGGcessories Developed a Devoted Cult Following

eggcessories with a cult following

Do you have a Big Green Egg®? Would you consider yourself an “Egghead”? If so, undoubtedly you have a collection of some “EGGcessories” to enhance the experience. If you are totally in the dark about the Big Green Egg and how EGGcessories have developed a devoted cult following, read on to find out what you’re […]

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Make This Summer Easier: 6 Great Reasons to Hire a Professional Pool Maintenance Service

Professional Pool Maintenance Service Pool

Are you dreading spending hours maintaining your pool this season? It doesn’t have to be that way. The pros at Aqua Pools have a suggestion. Make this summer easier: Here are 6 great reasons to hire a professional pool maintenance service. We know you love your pool and have been looking forward to warmer weather […]

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Trendiest Patio Furniture Colors and Patterns for Summer 2022

patio furniture colors 2022

Does your patio furniture complement the way you live your life outdoors? One thing the past two years have shown us is that we are staying home more and conducting our work and private lives on our own property. Whether we are working from home, homeschooling our children, or entertaining more at home than going […]

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Pool Opening: Professional vs. DIY

pool opening in the spring

How difficult can it be to open your pool for the season on your own? You successfully maintain your pool on a regular basis, so what could be so complicated about a pool opening? Well, there are some things to consider that may make you think twice about taking the DIY approach to opening your […]

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Outdoor Furniture Trends for Summer 2022

outdoor furniture trends summer 2022

Outdoor furniture trends for Summer 2022? That topic may not be on your radar, but perhaps it should be. Our lives have changed considerably in the past couple of years, and that has affected the way in which we use our backyard space. We are spending more time at home and in order to increase […]

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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.

You need to try this!