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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 backyard.

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.

7 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.

4 Best Outdoor Hot Tub Trends Making a Splash in 2023

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 2023 will inspire you to transform your backyard space into your own personal oasis.

5 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 Hot Tub Foundation is Best For My Hot Tub?

What Hot Tub 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.

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.

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.

What is the Best Hot Tub for Me?

Woman opening up her outdoor hot tub.

Take your time when looking at hot tubs for sale to find the perfect one to suit your lifestyle. You’ll want to learn all about the benefits of the best hot tubs to make the right choice.

From materials to hot tub warranty, you’ll want to get the most value for your investment. Within your budget, consider the quality of the product, dimensions and seating options as well as entertainment features when planning your purchase. Be sure to find out about maintenance, how to use hot tub chemicals for cleaning your spa and its cover. They’re all important to think about how you’ll be using your new hot tub.

How Hot Tub Covers Help Your Spa Stay Clean

Outdoor hot tub with a cover on placed by the water.

You’ve invested in an outdoor hot tub, now you want to make sure it’s looked after to enjoy for many years to come. A priority is a cover to protect the hot tub – keeping the water in and things like leaves and bugs out. It’s essential to buy the right cover for your hot tub, your needs and the overall backyard situation. Choose wisely and it will save you money in the long term. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how exactly a spa cover can help keep your hot tub clean.

5 Reasons why a Two-Person Hot Tub Might Be Perfect For You

5 Reasons why a Two-Person Hot Tub Might Be Perfect For You

A two-person hot tub is built for two, which means that you get to have all the extra space in the spa if you decide to bathe alone. Not to mention all the extra space that will be available in your backyard! Whether you're a young professional looking to make the most of a smaller backyard, or an empty nester who is ready to make the most of your home after the kids have moved out, a two-person hot tub might just be for you!

Let's take a look at the top five reasons why a two-person hot tub might be the right choice for you.

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