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What are the Best Alternatives to a Chlorine Pool?

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What are the Best Alternatives to a Chlorine Pool? Ahhh, the smell of chlorine. For some, it is a staple fragrance of summer. For others, the very smell has their nose twitching and their skin itching. If you fall in the latter group, you are probably on the lookout for a good alternative to chlorine […]

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Your Handy Checklist For Safe Swimming

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Swimming is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Parents enjoy swimming with their kids. Watching them conquer their fears, learn new things, and the laughter that radiates from them as they splash brings back memories of their own childhood summers spent at the pool. As a parent, that enjoyment also comes with a certain amount of […]

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4 Reasons to Install a Pool in the Fall

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Summer is nearly over, and you still haven’t gotten a chance to install that pool you’ve been dreaming about. By the time you thought you were ready to begin this project, spring and summer were already here. Your new pool needed to be in the ground, like, yesterday. But you don’t want to delay any […]

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Pool Owner’s Guide to Utility Conservation

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All of the fun that you have splashing and playing in the pool quickly vanishes when you open the utility bill of an inefficient pool. That doesn’t have to be the case. Energy efficiency has come a long way in recent years. With a little forethought and the right products, you can reduce your utility […]

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The 4 Trendiest Pool Floats This Year

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Summer is here and your Instagram and Facebook feeds are about to be taken over. Pictures of all your friends enjoying their inground pools while perched atop perfect pool floats will be found with every scroll. The iconic pool float has taken on a life of its own over the last few summers and things […]

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11 Fun Facts About Swimming Pools

Everyone loves swimming. In fact, it is America’s favorite recreational activity for those under the age of 17 and still ranks as the 4th most popular recreational activity for all ages. Really, the love of pools dates back farther than even the birth of this great nation. To celebrate the rich history of swimming and […]

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Drowning: Know The Signs

As a pool owner the burden of pool safety falls on your shoulders; you are the unofficial lifeguard for your pool! Having a bit of pool safety knowledge up your sleeve is a must. Today we are going to cover the topic of drowning. You have probably heard it said that drowning doesn’t look like […]

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3 Tips for Choosing your Child’s Pool Floatie

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Your backyard pool is fun for the whole family.  Even the littlest of kids can enjoy the water with their families. It is important to make sure that they have the proper flotation device to keep them safe. The market is bursting at the seams with different flotation options ranging from flimsy and cute to […]

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What do I do if someone poops in the pool?

The 5 most dreaded words of every pool owner: “Someone pooped in the pool!!” It doesn’t happen often but when it does, you need a plan. We have put together a quick reference guide to help you know what to do if you do find poop in the pool. Why is it necessary to close […]

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7 Tips for Hosting the Biggest Baddest Pool Party

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Hosting a pool party is simple. People come over, they swim, they go home. That’s fine if you are hosting a plain old pool party. But, if you are wanting to host the biggest, baddest pool party of all time, you are going to have to put forth a little more effort. Don’t worry it […]

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What Are The Pool Building Regulations Where I Live?

Pools are all fun, games and cannonballs! Well, at least your pool will be once it is installed. First, there is that little matter of building regulations. Yes, pools do have to comply with building regulations. In fact, they are subject to codes and regulations at the state and municipal level. It is even possible […]

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4 Smokin’ Hot Trends in Viking Pool Design for 2019

Constructing the perfect pool design for your backyard is exciting. There is no shortage of inspiration ideas on websites like Houzz and Pinterest. Before you make any decisions about what your pool project is going to look like, you want to know the latest and greatest. We are sharing the 4 hottest pool trends for […]

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Opening Your Pool

It’s finally here! Time to open your pool! There is nothing that pool owners simultaneously anticipate and dread more than pool opening. Yes, you are excited that the swim season is just around the corner, but there is quite a bit of work that needs to be done first. Check out these 5 mistakes to […]

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Fitness For Seniors: How a Swimming Pool Can Help

Getting older is a bit of a mixed bag. There are certain things about aging that are actually kind of nice. You get great discounts at local restaurants, you have more time to do the things you love and there is a certain freedom to truly not care what other people think. On the other […]

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Design Your Own Swimming Pool Oasis

Take a minute to stop and think about the most luxurious oasis you have ever seen or experienced. What is it about that space that calls to you? What parts are the most beautiful or relaxing? Now imagine entering a space like that as soon as you walk out your backdoor. Creating that type of […]

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How long can I expect my pool to last?

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Installing a pool at your home is a major life decision. You are investing in something that will impact your family for years to come. You want to make sure that you do everything you can to make that pool last as long as possible. So how long can you expect a pool to last? […]

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5 Tips for an easy pool opening

Finally, you walked outside and the cold winter air is no longer hitting you in the face. The sun is out and a smile comes over your face. You start to think about all the fun you will have this summer enjoying your inground pool. But wait… THE POOL! Your smile fades a little as […]

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Staycations start with “Swimming Pool”

Vacations are made for relaxing by the pool. On vacation you can let the stress of everyday life melt away as you enjoy carefree time of rejuvenation. When you invest in your own pool, you don’t have to go on vacation to enjoy all of these things. All you have to do is step out […]

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Hydrotherapy for Autism

All parents want what is best for their kids. That statement is never more true than for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Their lives are often consumed with different therapies and treatments all done in an effort to help their child reach their full potential. If that is you, there is one […]

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How to Enjoy your Hot Tub all Year Long

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Living in the mid-west means that you get to enjoy 4 distinct seasons. You experience beautiful blankets of snow, the excitement of a spring bloom, hot days by the pool and the brilliant colors of fall. The downside is that the number of “ideal” days to enjoy outdoor activities are a tad fewer than your […]

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Why is a hot tub cover important?

Every part of your hot tub has a unique function. You take special care of the pump, jets and the tub itself to make sure that they continue performing like the first day you stepped into your hot tub. Yet, when it comes to your cover, the treatment isn’t the same. You use it to […]

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Perfect Hot Tub Temperature

Some like it hot, some do not. Whether you are talking about the weather, a refreshing shower or your hot tub. Everyone has their own definition of hot and their own temperature preference. When it comes to finding the ideal temperature for your hot tub, there are really 3 things to consider; safety, economics and […]

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Why is a hot tub great for families

Traditionally, the hot tub market has belonged to the empty nesters. The kids are grown and out of the house. You have a little more discretionary income and a lot more time, so you invest in a hot tub. It just makes sense, but waiting until the kids leave the house to invest in a […]

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5 Elements to the Perfect Hot Tub Date Night

Let’s be honest, date nights typically favor one partner over the other. You are either going somewhere that he prefers or doing something that she loves. It is rare to find a date night that you both enjoy equally. That is not the case with a hot tub date night. It is one date that […]

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Hot tubs not just for the rich and famous

Since they made their movie debut in the 70’s, hot tubs have been a symbol of fame and fortune. Whenever a movie director needs to create a romantic scene, they use a hot tub. Need to shoot a sentimental heart to heart? Do it in a hot tub. Trying to create a lavish high-end party […]

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Fun Facts About hot tubs

Country to Country, age to age, people everywhere go nuts for the healing benefits of a hot tub. In fact, it is estimated that there are over 25 million hot tubs worldwide. At any given time there are approximately 18,000 people enjoying a relaxing soak, which is really quite impressive. To celebrate the rich history […]

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High-End vs. Entry-Level Hot tubs

The hot tub world and the car world really aren’t so different. They both have many manufacturers with different models available from each company. They both offer everything from hunks of junk that cause more problems than they are worth, to the highest luxury you could imagine. Entry-level hot tubs are like the Ford Tauruses […]

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How Hot Tubs Prevent Illness

As we head into winter, we are also heading into the “sick season”. The CDC reports getting more cases of the cold and flu during the months of December, January and February than any other months. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help prevent illness and they could even start in your […]

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How to identify a quality hot tub

From diapers to new cars, you do your research before you make any purchase. It is especially a good idea to do your research before you invest in a hot tub. The price tag on a hot tub can literally vary thousands of dollars. There are hundreds of places that you can buy from and […]

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Stay Limber after 50 with regular hot tub use

Sore muscles, stiff joints, a general slowness to your movements; all of these are things that naturally start to happen as you age. The good news is that you can slow down and possibly even reverse the progression of aging with a few simple steps. We have all seen people who don’t look or act […]

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Unforgettable Hot Tub Date Night

Picture it, you and your significant other soaking in the hot bubbling water of a hot tub. The cool night air allows a steamy cloud to circle the tub, creating extra privacy. Looks like the ideal setting for a romantic date night. You could forego any additional planning and let the hot tub do all […]

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Connect with your Kids in a Hot Tub

Living in the digital age can be a blessing and a curse. You literally have all of the information in the world available at your fingertips. Unfortunately, carrying that much information at your fingertips also means that if is difficult to put it down. Your relationships can suffer. The draw of electronics is difficult for […]

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Family Game Night in your Hot Tub

Typically hot tubs are thought of as romantic escapes from the chaos of the world or relaxing places to melt away all of the pain and stress of the day. Hot tubs definitely are great for both of those things, but they can also be a great place to enjoy an evening of fun with your […]

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Connect your pool to your Alexa

“Alexa, play my favorite song.” “Alexa, turn off the light in the kitchen.” “Alexa, turn on the TV.” American’s have gotten so used to Alexa taking care of them that we want anything and everything to be voice controlled. Now, you can add pool features to your list of things that Alexa can control. Hayward […]

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4 Essential Date Night Secrets for the Hot Tub

A hot tub is the perfect place for a romantic date night. The heat of the water, the coolness of the air, the relaxing massage; it all creates the perfect environment for romance. While the hot tub takes care of your sense of touch, the perfect hot tub date night actually engages all of the senses. […]

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5 things to consider when planning your pool project

You can spend hours scouring Pinterest and Houzz looking at pools and dreaming, but when it actually comes to planning for YOUR pool things start getting really overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make and things to consider. Your brain starts going a million directions and it is easier to just put it all off […]

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What Ailments are hot tubs good for?

Every week it seems like someone has found a new “cure” for something. The claims related to the healing power of hot tubs might seem like they could fall into the fad category. Hot tubs have almost risen to miracle cure status. We concede that they may not actually be “the miracle cure”, but they do […]

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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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