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Aquatic Exercise 101: Physical Activity in Pools, Hot Tubs & Swim Spas

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All pool or home spa owners already know the magic that having somewhere to soak and float can bring into your life. Being able to take some time away from your busy schedule to sneak a bit of water relaxation into your workday or as a special weekend treat can really improve your quality of life. But had you ever thought of taking your exercise routine into the water?

Reasons Why Your Hot Tub Cover is Losing Heat

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The right hot tub cover will help to retain and regulate heat, while keeping debris out and creating a safer hot tub installation. Do you suspect that your hot tub cover may be losing heat? Here are some of the tell-tale signs.

Outdoor Hot Tub Décor & Design Ideas for Your Backyard

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It’s never too early to create a vision for incorporating a future hot tub. It’s essential to have some semblance of a plan before installing one into your living space. Not only do you need to plan for hot tub functionality, but your spa space should also be a place where you are comfortable to release your stress. If you’re wanting to transform your backyard into a spa retreat, then you’ll want to take a peek at these tips to help to optimize your backyard oasis experience.

Incorporate Your Spa into Your Work from Home Routine

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With many people working from home these days, it can be challenging to find that perfect work-life balance. Despite working from the comfort of their own homes, many employees still struggle with stress and tension during their workday. Because of this, it's a good idea to take advantage of your close proximity to your hot tub, and even better? All it takes is just a few minutes per day to help you relax and recharge after another remote business meeting.

5 Things to Prepare Before Your Hot Tub is Delivered

Kingston hot tub from Sundance Spas installed in a backyard space.

Are you playing the waiting game until your hot tub arrives? Instead of getting frustrated that you can’t enjoy your awesome new hot tub right away, why not take this time to prepare yourself and your space for the hot tub’s arrival, and gather the hot tub supplies you will need? There are a lot of things you can do to make the arrival, installation, and enjoyment of your hot tub less stressful and even better than expected.

The Best Stretches to Do Inside Your Swim Spa

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If you want to get a full body workout, look no further than your swim spa. From swimming laps, to rowing to cross training, the options are endless. No matter what cardio or strengthening exercises you choose, it’s important to end every workout with some stretches. Not only does it help release tension from the body, it helps to increase your flexibility and overall range of motion. Here are some of the best stretches to add to your swim spa workout routine.

8 Health Benefits of Swimming Regularly

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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