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3 Major Reasons to be Thankful for Your Pool and Spa

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It turns out that expressing appreciation and gratitude is good for us. Emotional health experts say when we identify what we appreciate in our lives, we become more focused on the positive and experience stronger feelings of well-being. In other words, we are happier. So, don’t save expressing your thanks just for the Thanksgiving table. […]

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Less Screen Time, More Swim Spa Time

More swim spa time

One big change to come out of the pandemic is that many of us continue to work from home. We spend many hours each day sitting in one place staring at our computer screens. Our kids may be back at school, but the minute they get home, out come those electronic devices. Are you concerned […]

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6 Ways a Hot Tub Can Improve Quality Time with Loved Ones

A hot tub can improve quality time

If you have a hot tub, you know that it has a multitude of benefits. It relaxes you after a stressful day, helps you sleep better at night, soothes aches and pains, and even aids your cardiovascular health. But there may be an added advantage that your hot tub can offer. Your hot tub can […]

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Hot Tub Maintenance Isn’t as Scary as You Think

hot tub maintenance

Getting a hot tub was a great decision. You find yourself more relaxed; you are sleeping better, and you are using it to spend more quality time with your family. Your hot tub was a big investment, and you know it is meant to last for years. However, you may be wondering lately if you […]

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Spice Up Date Night with a Hot Tub This Fall

date night with a hot tub

Is it your turn to plan date night this Friday? You’ve had a stressful day at work and the last thing you want to do is get dressed up and spend a lot of money at an expensive restaurant. You want to enjoy time with your special someone, but you are running on fumes. The […]

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Can You Use Your Swim Spa During the Winter?

swim spa in winter

If you think a swim spa is primarily meant for use during the warmer seasons of the year, you could be missing out. Ideally, we should maintain our level of fitness throughout the year, and using your swim spa for a cold-weather workout is a terrific way to do that. No more packing up your […]

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Prepping Your Hot Tub for the Cold Season

Prepping your hot tub for the cold season

There are two kinds of people in the world, as Grandpa used to say: people who love to use their hot tub during the winter season, and those who don’t. Which are you? If you enjoy experiencing the therapeutic benefits of your spa when the temperatures dip, we have some tips for prepping your hot […]

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8 Things To Do For Your Pool Once Summer Is Over

Things to do to for your pool once summer is over

Now that summer is drawing to a close, it is time to start thinking about getting our swimming pools ready for the winter season. Naturally, timing is important. In Illinois, folks typically close their pools when the temperatures are consistently below 65 degrees during the day. In order to keep your pool in the best […]

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Pros and Cons of Automatic Pool Vacuums

Pros and cons of automatic pool vacuums

No matter how much we love and enjoy our backyard swimming pools, most of us wouldn’t turn up our noses at a little help keeping them clean. To cut down on some of the work of maintaining our pools, many of us look to automatic pool vacuums to help out with the cleaning. There are […]

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Is a Swim Spa the Right Fit for You?

Is a swim spa the right fit for you

Are you wondering if a swim spa is the right fit for you? Are you debating the merits between swimming pools and swim spas? There are definite benefits to both choices, but your particular situation and desires can point you in a definite direction. Aqua Pools may have some answers that will help you decide […]

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How Long Should You Stay in the Hot Tub?

How long should you stay in the hot tub

There are so many great reasons to use your hot tub. Some common objectives are to relax, reduce stress, ease joint pain, improve sleep, and more. That said, however useful its therapeutic benefits, it is important not to overuse the hot tub. Too much of a good thing? How could that be? Staying too long […]

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Do You Need a Pool Inspection?

pool inspection

The real estate market is booming these days. Have you recently purchased a new home? Perhaps you are in the process of searching for a new place to live. In either case, if the home has a swimming pool, you are going to need a professional pool inspection. Why is that?  Firstly, the purpose of […]

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Should I Install a Deck Around My Swim Spa?

Swim spas have become increasingly attractive to homeowners in the past few years. Perfect for those with a small yard, they are less expensive to install than a pool, are easy to maintain, and are less costly to operate than a full-sized pool. Best of all, swim spas provide some great year-round exercise options that […]

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Why Owning a Pool is Easier Than Ever

  If you grew up having a pool in the backyard, you may have memories of your dad spending hours tending to it — skimming the surface, manually vacuuming it, endlessly fiddling with chemicals to get the water “just right”.  You may have noticed that he barely got a chance to enjoy the pool due […]

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How a Swim Spa Helps You Stay Fit and Healthy

fit and healthy

If you are interested in investing in your long-term health and fitness, a swim spa may be the place to start. A swim spa combines the therapeutic relaxation benefits of a hot tub and also the full-body workout of swimming. Terrific for anyone, but particularly for seniors and people recovering from joint surgery, a swim […]

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How To Maintain Your Automatic Pool Cover

An automatic pool cover provides many benefits to the pool owner. They are extremely convenient, keep your pool cleaner, offer great safety protection, and are energy efficient. That said, they are also an investment that you will want to maintain with care to prolong not just the life of your cover but the life of […]

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5 Old School Pool Games To Teach Your Kids

We are nicely launched into the summer season and the kids have been living in the pool. Life seems just about perfect until we hear the first whine of “I’m bored”. If your kids have tired of the pool toys and are looking for something new and fun to do, how about teaching them some […]

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How To Protect Your Pool in a Severe Storm

A Midwestern storm has the potential to be a major weather event. Typically these storms come with lightning, hail, heavy rain, high winds, and sometimes flash flooding. In July of 2012, the Chicago area was hit with a destructive thunderstorm that resulted in widespread power outages, downed trees, and wind damage. Obviously, we are powerless […]

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How To Properly Care for Your Swim Spa This Summer

care for your swim spa this summer

Are you aware of the current chlorine shortage? Last year’s surge in the purchase of pools, hot tubs, and swim spas created a larger than ever demand for chlorine sanitizers. In addition, there was a disastrous fire that destroyed a major US chlorine-producing plant. That combination of events has led to an unprecedented shortage of […]

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Why a Fiberglass Pool is Right For You

A major recent trend in the pool business is the growth in popularity of fiberglass pools. There are multiple reasons for this, particularly in the Midwest, with its dramatic cycles of winter freezing and thawing. When you choose a durable fiberglass pool you pay less for maintenance and repairs over the years and spend more […]

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How Often Do You Need to Replace a Vinyl Liner?

Now that is a frequently asked question, for sure. There are many advantages to purchasing an inground vinyl-lined pool, such as their affordability, their low maintenance, and their fast installation time. But what about that liner? The truth is, a vinyl liner should last 6-10 years. Some last longer (maybe even a lot longer), and […]

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How Long to Wait to Swim After Adding Chemicals?

Anyone who owns a pool has experienced the clamoring of kids wanting to know when they can swim after you have added chemicals. When being bombarded by impatient offspring, it is tempting to give in and say “go ahead, jump in” before the recommended amount of time has passed for safe swimming. The truth of […]

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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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