Should Your Hot Tub Always Be On?

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You can use a hot tub at any time of the year. It’s one of the few outdoor aquatic experiences that’s safe to use even in the winter. While the run to the hot tub may not be that safe–or enjoyable–while it’s freezing cold out, the water is so warm that it’s not dangerous to […]

Winter Pool Installation: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

winter pool installation

People considering getting a winter pool installation for their in-ground and above-ground pool may ask themselves, “Is it a good idea to install a pool in the winter?” When you’re spending a lot of money on something like a pool, you want to be able to use it as soon as possible. Many people then […]

How to Winterize an Above-Ground Pool

winterizing an above-ground pool

Winterizing your above-ground pool is important because they are more susceptible to freezing damage than in-ground pools. In-ground pools are surrounded and supported by the ground and dirt around them. This can help the in-ground pool retain heat and avoid chilly winds. Above-ground pools don’t have that kind of support. To ensure your above-ground pool […]

The Five Different Flotation Devices

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When you’re around any body of water, the number one thing that you need to be mindful of is safety. Nothing is more important than making sure that everyone can efficiently swim and that there is an adequate number of personal flotation devices (PFDs) nearby in the event of an emergency. But what exactly is […]

The World’s Largest Swimming Pools

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People love swimming. It’s one of the most popular sports in the United States, and it’s one that anyone around the world can participate in with the help of a pool. One of the best things about swimming is that it can be a solitary or social activity. When you want to swim with friends, […]

What Are the Benefits of Cold Water Swimming?

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When thinking about swimming, ice-cold water may not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But cold-water swimming comes with a few unique benefits. According to a research paper published in 2020, regular swim training in cold water seemed to have a positive effect on various systems of the human body. Such systems […]

5 Floatation Devices for the Hot Tub

floatation devices for hot tub

Floaties aren’t just for safety, but fun too! And while many believe they are only made for pools, they are actually created for your hot tub and swim spas too. There are many different floatation devices and accessories that you can get for your hot tub. Some are great for making your relaxing time even […]

How Often Should You Change Your Hot Tub Water?

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Water is pretty important when you’re talking about pools, hot tubs, and swim spas. Without water, hot tubs and swim spas are just taking up space. If they have dirty, unsafe water, that’s even worse. If you leave the same water in your pools and hot tubs forever, it will become unsafe. You have to […]

What Happens if You Overshock Your Spa?

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One major benefit of your spa is that it’s open year-round. You don’t have to close it for the whole winter like you would a pool, but the tradeoff is that you have to keep it clean all year round instead. This means measuring the pH and chemical levels regularly and shocking the water consistently, […]

Warm Water vs Cold Water: Which is Better for Swimming?

swimming pool water - warm vs cold

When you’re swimming in your swim spa or pool, you usually want warmer water. It feels nice and is immediately relaxing for your muscles. Cold water can make you tense up until you get used to the cooler temperature. But when you’re in your spa or pool to swim or relax, which is better? In […]

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