We at Aqua Pools understand COVID-19 is a very serious virus. We are following the proper guidelines outlined by state and local authorities along with the Centers for Disease Control. The safety of our customers and our employees is a top priority. The Department of Public Health is getting questions about possible impacts from COVID-19 […]
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As you’re walking through the showroom aisles, shopping for that perfect hot tub, pool, or swim spa, you may feel a bit overwhelmed at the price tags. At Aqua Pools, we believe that buying a hot tub should be as stress-free as the relaxing soak you plan to take when you get home. That’s why […]
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You walk down the showroom aisles of your local warehouse store and browse their selection of hot tubs, searching for the perfect one to bring home. They look nice, the prices are low, and they each have a bounty of jets. It makes you wonder if more is always a good thing. What makes a […]
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You get home from work and ask your spouse about their day. She tells you about the conversation they had at the grocery store, and how Suzy and her husband just invested in a hot tub. You learn all about how the husband’s back problems have virtually disappeared. How Suzy is sleeping so much better […]
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If you’ve ever opened a water bill to discover an outrageous charge, usually indicating an unknown leak, you may be a bit hesitant to install a hot tub. After all, if a tiny leak can rack up a huge bill, what would a hot tub do? How much does a hot tub impact your bills? […]
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Did you know that a well-maintained hot tub can last up to 25 years? Caring for your hot tub doesn’t have to be stressful or intimidating, but it’s important to know that your spa’s needs change throughout the year. Much like when your car needs snow tires and extra antifreeze in the colder months, your […]
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Is a workout part of your regular routine? Then a hot tub soak should be too! Not only will hot-tubbing be a blissful addition to your routine, but a spa session brings hydrotherapy benefits that will amp up your athletic training. There are, however, a few dos and don’ts when it comes to relaxing in […]
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Winning the battle of the screens with your kids can seem like a daunting task sometimes. But if you’re serious about getting them to put down the iPhone or tablet, look no further than the swim spa in your own backyard! Here are some simple ways to get your kids excited about doing something active, […]
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Something that you’ll notice when you have a hot tub of your very own is that your home suddenly becomes a magnet of activity. Family members will start to visit more often. Neighbors will offer to bring food and desserts to you. And an unexpected bonus is that your family will suddenly want to spend […]
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The first few minutes of your morning make a huge difference for the rest of your day. Walking out the door in a great mood means little inconveniences, like the wrong coffee order at Starbucks, don’t bother you as much. Your positive attitude will have a domino effect, helping everyone around you to feel just […]
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The new year is upon us and it’s time to start taking those resolutions seriously. If you’re like most people, you have resolved to do something about your health. Exercising more, losing weight, or building muscle are among some of the most popular. If you haven’t been in a routine exercise regimen in a while […]
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When Chicagoland is in the winter months it doesn’t seem like a swimming pool should be at the top of your list of priorities. After all, the ground is frozen and there’s no way that you’re going to be taking a dip for a few months. You’re thinking about hot chocolate and warm mittens, not […]
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Your life changed the day that you purchased your hot tub. It has brought you so much enjoyment. Your stress levels are better, you feel more relaxed, and your physical and mental health are better than they’ve been in years. Wouldn’t you like to keep that feeling for as long as possible? Your hot tub […]
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We live in a busy world. You’ve got a million things to do every day. Working all day, shuttling the kids back and forth, and keeping up your household takes a lot of your time. Is it any surprise to find that most of us aren’t making our significant other a priority? The good news […]
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Your hot tub is easily one of your favorite possessions. For many people it is the most used asset on their property. It’s relaxing, fun, and it can make family time take on a whole new meaning. If you have children then you know how important it is to keep them safe, even though they […]
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The first time that you went to the beach you probably ran out into the ocean and dove in like you were in a giant swimming pool. You came out with a face-full of seawater, burning your eyes and making you gag. That was your first lesson in saltwater. And you probably had visions of […]
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If you haven’t seen the classic Christmas comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, here’s the breakdown: Clark Griswold wants to have the best Christmas holiday celebration ever. And, of course, everything goes awry. From getting covered in sap by their perfect Christmas tree to getting surprise visits from his quirky, annoying relatives and creating a power […]
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If you’ve decided to buy a hot tub then you’ve probably come across the “chlorine versus salt water” argument. There are advocates for each side and sometimes you’ll hear something that has a little bit of truth to it but is not entirely correct. One thing that gets repeated a lot is that if you […]
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Buying a hot tub is a big deal. Owning one changes your life! Once you’re able to get home and immediately relax in true comfort you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner. You’ve been thinking about getting a hot tub for a while. But you’ve heard a few things from friends and you’ve seen […]
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Hydrotherapy Promotes Healing Naturally Since ancient times, people have known that hydrotherapy promotes healing. Even in ancient Greece and Rome, people used warm springs and bubbling pools to alleviate aches and pains. Modern science backs up what we already knew about water’s healing powers. Hydrotherapy uses water as a natural tool to help the body […]
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Spoiler alert: The best time to enjoy your hot tub is anytime, but here is some inspiration. Enjoy Your Hot Tub in the Morning Imagine yourself enjoying your hot tub while the sun paints its masterpiece on the horizon. Enjoy your hot tub with your first cup of coffee of the day. The warm water […]
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Hot tubs are a wonderful addition to your home. To keep children safe in and around the hot tub, here are some tips to keep in mind. Under Five is Too Young To Be in a Hot Tub The CDC and the Red Cross both agree that children under the age of five should not […]
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The optimal temperature of your hot tub is mainly a matter of personal preference. However, there are some rules of thumb you need to follow. Most hot tubs are set between 95 degrees and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Studies have shown that most people’s optimal settings are between 100 and 102. Here are some ways to […]
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There are many benefits of hydrotherapy. Warm water is a natural way to help you achieve health, wellness, and fitness goals. Most people know that relaxing in warm water can soothe those pesky aches and pains. However, there are other benefits you may not know about. Weight Loss For example, did you know that […]
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The time has come to close your pool for the season. That means giving your pool a good cleaning and putting on the cover to protect it from debris and snow. In order to properly care for your pool this winter, it is vital to care for your pool cover, as well. Depending on what […]
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As the weather starts to cool off here in Illinois, you may begin to wonder, “How much time do I have left to swim in my pool?” After all, there will come a time in the year where you’ll have to cover your pool up for the winter while you wait for warmer weather to […]
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How to Choose a Pool Cover for your Viking In-Ground Pool You’ve spent tons of time, done all of the research, and finally picked a pool that is perfect for your family. You thought you had all of the decision making out of the way, until someone mentioned the pool cover. Yep, there is one […]
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It’s time to face the facts, your pool is in desperate need of a renovation. Its glory days are behind it and the pool is causing more work than enjoyment. Don’t worry! A quick renovation will have your pool looking great again. This fall is the perfect time to get the renovations done. While most […]
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Viking Vinyl Liner Pool Advantages When you close your eyes, you can see it…the pool of your dreams. It is totally customized, easy to take care of and the install was a breeze. I did say this was the pool of your dreams, but actually, all of those things can be a reality when you […]
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Baking is an art and finding the perfect pool company isn’t much different. Anyone can throw ingredients together and produce a “cookie”. The product may look like a cookie, but when you bite into it you are not fooled. The ingredients that they used were not what the cookie needed! Other people take special care […]
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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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What Do I Do to My Swimming Pool After a Flood? Tips for Viking Pool Owners Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, especially when it comes to rain. Seasons of extreme rainfall, like we have had recently, and flooding can wreak havoc on your pool. Once all of the rain […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The 5 most dreaded words a pool owner ever wants to hear: “Someone pooped in the pool!!” It doesn’t happen often but when someone poops in the pool, you need a plan. The short answer is that you are going to shock the pool and keep the level of shock at a high level for […]
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