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8 Health Benefits of Swimming Regularly

Little girl happily swimming.

If you’re looking for a fun way to improve your health, look no further than your back yard. Your pool is the ideal place to relax and have fun while also improving your health and strengthening your body. Let’s take a look at the top eight benefits you’ll experience when you make swimming a part of your routine.

Swimming Pool Games to Play This Summer

Child having fun playing games in a swimming pool.

If you’re looking for some ways to spice things up in the pool this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a fun list of pool games that will keep your children amused for hours at a time. We’ve even thrown in some activities for teens and adults. So give them a try and let us know which game is your favorite.

6 Ways to Create a More Private Backyard Space

Private outdoor hot tub installation.

If you frequently use your hot tub for date nights, or your pool for private family parties you may have been frustrated in the past over the lack of privacy you experienced. When hoping to enjoy the company of your loved ones, it is maddening to be interrupted by a well-meaning neighbor. This takes away from the whole point of soaking in a hot tub or investing in a backyard pool for your family. Below are six ways to create more back yard privacy for your family!

How to Plan a Staycation in Your Pool or Spa

Beautiful outdoor living space with a hot tub.

When looking at how to spend your vacation time this season, why not consider staying at home, and taking part in a staycation? Staycations are a great way to relax, rest and rejuvenate yourself all while staying home. A staycation gets even better is you have your own hot tub or home spa in your backyard. An easy and enjoyable way to save money and enjoy more time with your family, a staycation may be just what you need. Here is a brief overview of a few things to consider when planning your staycation, keeping your home spa in mind.

How Long Can I Stay Inside a Hot Tub For?

Woman soaking in a Sundance Spas hot tub.

Hot tubs are a great investment if you're looking to better take care of yourself. Whether you buy a new or used hot tub, the benefits remain the same. When you first begin to enjoy your tub, and experience all the benefits it has to offer, you may have a lower tolerance for heat. As you use your home spa more regularly, your tolerance will increase, allowing you to enjoy your spa for longer periods of time.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how long you should stay inside of a hot tub and how soaking in a spa can benefit your health.

Preparing Your Swimming Pool for Spring

Person testing their pool water.

With spring on the horizon, our thoughts naturally start turning to warm weather activities like swimming and pool parties. If you want to be ready to dive in on the first warm day, follow these step-by-step instructions for a great swimming experience.

The Best Outdoor Hot Tub Trends Making a Splash in 2020

Built-in hot tub installation.

If you’d like to give your backyard a facelift this year, but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of the best trends for 2020 will inspire you to transform your backyard space into your own personal oasis.

New Year’s Resolutions to Help Reduce Your Stress

Woman exercising.

With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time to think about new beginnings. One of the best ways to bring positive change to your life is by investing in your health and reducing stress.

Let’s take a look at the best ways to improve your wellness in 2020.

Gift Ideas for the Hot Tub Owner in Your Life This Holiday

Hot tub aromatherapy products.

Let’s face it; holiday shopping can be stressful. If you want to avoid the mall this year, we have a great way to help you do just that. Instead of a traditional gift this holiday season, why not buy the hot tub enthusiasts on your list something for their spa? Check out these great gifts that are sure to make any spa lover smile.

What Foundation is Best for My Hot Tub?

What Foundation is Best for My Hot Tub?

Now that you’ve chosen and purchased the perfect hot tub for your home, it’s time to turn your attention to the next step in the process: the installation. Every good installation begins with a solid and reliable base. In this article, we will discuss the foundation options for your new hot tub.

Ease Symptoms of Arthritis with Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

Man with arthritis soaking in the hot tub.

If pain relief is what you seek, hot tub hydrotherapy could be the answer. Hydrotherapy, the age old practice of using water immersion for healing, is one of the best natural ways to deal with pain. In fact, the Arthritis Foundation has called hydrotherapy one of the most effective ways to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis.

How To Find Inspiration for Your Backyard Pool Renovations

How To Find Inspiration for Your Backyard Pool Renovations

Is it time for a backyard makeover? Pool renovations are a great investment, both in the value of your home and in your enjoyment of your property. A pool makeover doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch. Let’s face it, pools have an unlimited number of options and installation ideas, so as long as your pool is still structurally sound, why not consider a remodel? There are many ways you can spruce up your existing pool.

How to Store Your Pool Chemicals Safely

Backyard shed for storing pool chemicals.

Do you own a swimming pool? If not, you may be considering purchasing one in the fear future. While it’s no secret that a swimming pool can provide the perfect environment for fun and relaxation, there is some maintenance and upkeep that comes along with it as well. Certain pool maintenance products such as cleaning supplies and water care chemicals should always be used appropriately and stored safely. In this article, we’re going to cover the importance of storing your pool chemicals and water care products safely and help you figure out a storage system that works best for you.

Top 10 Swim Spa Exercises You’ll Love to Try

Outdoor swim spa installation at dusk.

Getting a swim spa can help you get a serious workout while still having fun. For those who are wanting to start a gentle but serious exercise regimen, in-ground swim spas can help you get into your best shape without putting needless strain or pressure on your joints. The workouts can be both invigorating and low-impact, making fitness accessible for people of all ages and skill level. If you have been wanting to whip yourself into your best self possible, try these ten exercises next time you take a dip in your swim spa!

Backyard Renovations to Complete Your Swimming Pool Installation

Swimming pool patio area in the spring.

Summer is just around the corner, bringing balmy nights and perfect opportunities for swimming and poolside lounging. If your in-ground or above-ground pool is in serious need of a makeover, now is the time to consider what renovations will enhance your poolside environment and complete your swimming pool installation.

When considering how to revamp your swimming and lounging retreat, there are a few things that you need to consider.

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