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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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  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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Best Time of Day to Use Your Hot Tub in Summer

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When you consider ways to beat the heat during the summer, using your hot tub may not be the first thing to pop into your mind. However, we suggest that you give it some more thought. You could be missing out on some great opportunities to exercise, unwind, gain focus, soothe muscles, sleep better, and […]

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How a Swim Spa Helps You Stay Fit and Healthy

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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

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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

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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

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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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Celebrate the 4th of July with a Swim Spa Party

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Why not kick off summer with a 4th of July Swim Spa party? If you have a swim spa, you may view it as a place to relax or get some great exercise. However, it turns out a swim spa is also a terrific focal point for a summer party. Obviously, any party takes a […]

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How To Properly Care for Your Swim Spa This Summer

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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

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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?

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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?

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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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Ladies’ Night in the Swim Spa

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Have you been missing getting together with friends? Now that restrictions are lifting all over the US, people are cautiously planning activities with others. We have a brilliant idea for you to not only get back in shape after putting on last year’s COVID 10 (pounds), but also enjoy an evening of pampering, post-workout. Your […]

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DIY versus Pro Pool Maintenance

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Spring is here, and we are all eager to start regularly using our backyard pools. Opening our pools for the swimming season also means putting a maintenance program into place. How do you feel about maintaining your pool yourself? Perhaps being in the fresh air puttering around skimming leaves and balancing pool chemicals is something […]

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Kid-Friendly Swim Lessons in a Swim Spa

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Providing swim lessons at an early age is an excellent activity for kids of all ages. Swimming is a lifelong skill that gives a child the best kind of entertainment, fitness, and confidence. You may be wondering how you can teach this amazing aquatic skill in a safe and convenient place. However, the very tool […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Pool Equipment

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Having a pool in your backyard is one of the most satisfying things there is. It is a place to relax and unwind, to entertain, to exercise, to enjoy hours of fun with your family, and these days, even a place to work remotely. Chances are, if you maintain your pool yourself, you have a […]

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Can I Use Aromatherapy Oils In My Hot Tub?

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From florals to fruits and everything in between, aromatherapy oils are extremely popular and seem to be in almost everything. That lavender shampoo, rose scented lotion, even the sandalwood candle on your mantle – all use oil derived from plants to create an enticing smell that leaves you walking on cloud nine. One of the […]

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Landscaping Tips for Your Fiberglass Pool

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Once your new fiberglass pool is installed in the ground, you will be anxious to jump in and enjoy it. However, no matter how gorgeous your sparkling blue pool may be, it is the surrounding landscaping that provides the overall atmosphere and style that you have been dreaming of. What is your vision? Is it […]

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How Does Rain Affect My Pool Water Chemistry?

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Have you ever wondered how a rainstorm affects your water chemistry? The answer is that it depends on how much rain you get. A small amount of rainfall may have an immeasurable impact on your water’s balance. That being said, a prolonged or severe rainstorm may create issues that could render your pool unsafe for […]

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The 3 Main Types of Pool Filters

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You probably know that your pool filter is an essential component to keeping your pool water clean and clear. Your pool pump pushes the pool water into the filter and removes debris and small particles, returning clean water back to the pool. There are three types of pool filters available on today’s market. Each differs […]

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The Most Innovative Equipment For Your Pool

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Your swimming pool can make staying home more than you’re used to something to be excited about. There’s no doubt that pool ownership adds many benefits to your life, such as: quality family time, better physical fitness, greater relaxation, stress-relief, a perfect place to entertain, and more. We love our pools and it would be […]

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Can You Use Your Pool Chemicals in Your Hot Tub?

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It’s a great day to use the hot tub, but first, it needs some attention. Oh no, wait, you are all out of your hot tub chemicals. No worries, you think. “I’ll just use my pool chemicals in the hot tub”.  Hold it right there my friend. This may not be such a good idea. […]

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Do I Need To Test My Pool Water In Winter?

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Sitting out by your swimming pool enjoying the sunshine and warm weather probably feels like a distant memory right now. A polar bear might enjoy a dip in your pool, but it is far from your mind with the snowy weather and icy chill. However, pool season will be here before you know it, and […]

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Why a Robotic Pool Vac is Right for You in 2021

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When you dreamed of having a backyard pool, the image you had in mind was relaxing in a chaise lounge, sun on your cheeks, breeze in your hair, the joyful sound of your family frolicking around you. Certainly spending hours each week manually vacuuming your pool wasn’t your primary vision. While it is true that […]

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A Swim Spa Can Help You Crush Your Fitness Goals This Year

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New Year, New You? Every year you make a promise to yourself to get fit in the New Year. But do you dread being one of the newbies walking into the gym the first week of January? You may feel like you stand out like a sore thumb in your new workout gear and your […]

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5 Genius Ways To Create Privacy Around Your Hot Tub

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You were so thrilled to get your hot tub and have it installed in exactly the right spot in your backyard. You and your family love using it, but after having it for a while, you became more aware of how close together the houses in your new development are to you. Or how that […]

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Should You Share Your Hot Tub With Your Dog?

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It goes without saying that we love our dogs. Many of us take them everywhere and enjoy sharing our experiences with them. We want to give them adventures to make their lives more rewarding. They are our furry companions, and we want them to live their best life. Our dogs want to do everything we […]

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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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