With the start of a new year, many of us vow to lose weight and improve our level of fitness. You may even be researching some new ways to achieve your goals. Watch out though! There are some bizarre weight loss suggestions on the internet. For example: you will eat less if you eat from […]
5 Genius Ways To Create Privacy Around Your Hot Tub
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?
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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10 Illnesses Treated By Hot Tub Therapy
We can all count off the benefits that a hot tub brings to our lives. It is a place to hang out with the family, entertain the neighbors, unwind after a busy day, and even have a pretty fabulous date night. What you may not know is that the hot tub can also treat many […]
6 Easy Steps To Eliminate Cloudy Spa Water
Ah, you remove the cover of your hot tub and prepare to immerse yourself for a relaxing soak in its clean, clear water, and…. Ew. The water is cloudy, uninviting, and potentially dangerous. This is a common disappointment, but luckily, easily rectified. What can you do? Let’s look at 6 easy steps to eliminate cloudy […]
8 Rookie Hot Tub Buying Mistakes to Avoid
Buying a hot tub is a lot like buying a car. You can’t just buy the first one you see. It is essential to educate yourself before you go shopping. That way, you will end up with a hot tub that is most suitable for you. Your hot tub is going to be with you […]
Proven Tips To Help You Sleep Better Every Night
How are you sleeping? Do you feel like a zombie when you get up each morning? It is bad enough to feel exhausted, foggy-brained, and cranky due to lack of sleep, but it gets worse. Did you know insomnia is associated with weight gain, depression, and weakened immunity? It doesn’t have to be that way, […]
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What To Do If Somebody Pees In the Pool?
What to do if somebody pees in the pool? So here’s the thing. Somebody probably already has. Peeing in pools is more common than you would think. Sorry to be the bearer of this news, but it is not unusual to find levels of urine in most swimming pools. Prevention of the issue is the […]
6 Conversation Games To Enjoy In Your Hot Tub
These days, we spend a lot more time with our family members as we stay home and practice social distancing. Life as you know it may be completely different this fall. In the past, in the evenings and on weekends, you and your spouse may have gone off in different directions as you shuttled your […]
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10 Swim Spa Exercises For the Complete Novice
Are you someone who wants the benefits of a hot tub: relaxation, stress relief, better sleep, improved flexibility, and hydrotherapy for pain? Would you also like a convenient place to work out regularly? A swim spa is an ideal compromise between a swimming pool and a hot tub, as it provides it the best features […]
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What NOT To Do In Your Hot Tub
You love your hot tub. You love it for romantic date nights, reducing stress, improving range of motion, managing chronic pain, helping insomnia, and about 100 other reasons. We are preaching to the choir when we sing the praises of hot tubs. You use it all the time and love its benefits. We get it. […]
5 Sure Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Than Ever
Most of us will agree that 2020 has been a challenging year. One thing we may have all experienced is more together time with our family members. Have you made the most of it? Spending more time together can bring us closer, improve our communication, and strengthen family bonds. Most importantly, it can create a […]
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4 Proven Ways To Ease After Workout Soreness
“This is going to hurt tomorrow,” say many of us after a hard workout. Have you ever wondered why you feel sore the day after working out? It turns out when you make your muscles work harder than they are used to, it causes microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, which later become inflamed, causing […]
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9 Professional Tips for Closing Your Swimming Pool
Closing your swimming pool, or “winterizing” your pool for the season is extremely important. It does take a little time and effort, but doing it right will save you all sorts of unwelcome problems in the spring when you re-open. (Algae, stains, damaged equipment … things could get ugly!) To head off any issues come […]
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6 Features That Promote Tranquility Around Your Pool
Feeling stressed, anxious, and negative lately? You may need more tranquility in your life. By constructing some personal stress-busters of your own, you can keep the chaos of life at bay. You already know that having a pool gives you a place to relax, read, and nap. How about taking things up a notch and […]
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What Should I Know About Installing a Hot Tub Indoors?
Relaxing, relieving pain, decreasing anxiety, getting better sleep, spending more quality time with family and friends … There are so many powerful benefits to owning a hot tub. But what if you’re not too keen on the idea of an outdoor hot tub? Maybe your backyard space is short on privacy. Or, maybe you’re just […]
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The 10 Hottest Hot Tub Accessories RIGHT NOW
Whether you enjoy it for relaxing, relieving stress, doing yoga exercises, practicing meditation, or seeking relief from chronic pain, a hot tub can provide many benefits. You may think things are perfect as they are, but we know a few ways you can take your hot tub enjoyment up a notch. Check out 10 of […]
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5 Reasons Parents Should Invest in Swimming Lessons for Their Kids
Children love summertime and swimming. No matter the time of day or the temperature, swimming is always fun for kids. They’re ready to swim at a moment’s notice! Parents must stay aware of this excitement and keep them protected around the water. One very important way to protect them is through swimming lessons. Here are […]
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10 Life-Saving Hot Weather Pool Safety Tips
The summer heat can be brutal, but with a pool, refreshing relief is right in your own backyard! However, safety is crucial for you and your family. With these 10 life-saving hot weather pool safety tips, you can safely enjoy your favorite pastime with your family. 1. Hydration When swimming, you may not realize that […]
5 Pool Features You Never Dreamed Were Possible (But They Are)
Owning a backyard pool is on the list of the finer things in life, no doubt. When the opportunity arises to customize your very own pool, well, life gets even better. It’s the customizable features that can take your pool from average to amazing. Outfitting your pool with remote control options, LED night lights and […]
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The Best Ways to Meet and Get to Know Your New Neighbors
Imagine neighborhood clubhouses equipped with pools, saunas, grilling stations, and even fully-functioning kitchens. These are some of the amenities you’ll find in many upscale neighborhoods. Neighbors gather there to meet and become better acquainted. What if your neighborhood doesn’t have a clubhouse like that? No problem! Look no further than your own backyard. Here are […]
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The 10 Best Summer Books to Read by the Pool
Relaxing and reading are synonymous with hanging out by the pool in the summer. Nothing is more enjoyable than laying out and relieving stress with a really good book. Whether you read one long novel or a few short novellas, it’s important that they’re good, right? So, which are the best reads? What book is […]
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The Pool Owner’s Checklist to Choosing Sunscreen
With summer in full swing, it’s important to make sure your sunscreen game is on point! We know you want to make sure your family is protected from the sun’s harmful rays. We put together this short guide, the pool owner’s checklist to choosing sunscreen, so you can enjoy a worry-free summer in the sun. […]
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How to Right Size Your Swim Spa
What’s nice about a home swim spa is that it can be used for many purposes, like swimming exercises, water therapy, and relaxing with family. A roomy swim spa, like the Marquis® V150 ATV model, is big enough to accommodate anywhere from 8-10 people. But, how do you know which size will fit your needs? […]
Transform Your Hot Tub Into a Cooling Tub this Summer
Relaxing summer nights are ahead as you enjoy your hot tub. And with summer temperatures heating up, you can cool off and transform your hot tub into a cooling tub this summer. Wait, what’s that? A hot tub? In the summertime? Why yes, don’t mind if I do! Transforming from Hot to Cold One of […]
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Change Up Your Aquatic Exercise Routine at Home
There are so many different aquatic exercises to try in your pool. You don’t have to just swim, although swimming is excellent for building strength and burning calories. If you’re looking for something different, though, the Aqua Pools team has some tips on how you can change up your aquatic exercise routine at home. Upper […]
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Create a Personal Backyard Spa Retreat
If you were looking for a spa escape this summer, you might be disappointed by canceled travel plans. What about booking a stay at a luxurious spa resort? Or getting that much-needed massage from head to toe to work out all those kinks in your muscles? Or lounging outside in the sunshine, enveloped by fresh […]
Stay Fit after 50 with a Swim Spa
As we get older, staying fit becomes a bit more challenging, but it’s certainly not impossible. While stiff joints and back problems are more prominent as we age, an active lifestyle is the best way to keep that at bay. We once wrote about how to stay limber after 50 with regular hot tub use, […]
Graduation Celebration in Your 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 […]
Is a Saltwater Hot Tub Right for You?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May is National Water Safety Month
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 […]
Keep your pool clean in a crisis
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 […]
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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Can You Use Your Spa to Water Your Garden?
When it comes to the health of your garden, you have to take watering seriously. The best time of day to water, how often each plant needs to be watered, how much water to use … a lot goes into maintaining even a small backyard garden! As a home spa owner, you also know that […]
Do You Need to Have a Fence Around Your Hot Tub?
If you saw the title of this blog and your first thought was, “Wait, is that a thing?”, this blog was written for you! Fences are required around pools and hot tubs in many parts of the US. So now it’s time to find out for you personally; do you need to have a fence […]
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Will a Hot Tub Increase Your Home’s Value?
Thinking about your next home improvement project? Or maybe you’re wanting to up the value before listing your house on the market? It’s time to consider adding a hot tub to your backyard! Not only can a hot tub increase your home’s value, adding a spa to your garden is a functional investment your family […]
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 […]
Longing for a Staycation? Let Us Help!
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 […]