• What Do Hot Tubs Cost to Run?

    For those considering a hot tub purchase, a common and very legitimate concern is what do hot tubs cost to run?  All hot tubs will require regular water testing and the specialized chemicals required to keep the water well balanced may amount to about $20 per month.  Although the cost of electricity needed to run […]

  • Learn About What Above Ground Pools Are Made Of

    If you’re looking into the backyard swimming pool scene, you may be asking the question, “What are above ground pools made of?”  The fact is there are only a few basic components when it comes to above ground pools:  walls, tracks, connector plates, uprights, top rails, caps, and hardware.  When it comes to assessing the […]

  • How to Read Pool Water Test Strips?

    Maintaining clean, clear and fresh water in your above ground swimming pool is an absolute must.  Without maintaining properly balanced water you may end up with skin and eye irritations, algae growth, murky water and possibly do damage to your pool.  Luckily, keeping an eye on the various levels are made cheap and easy with […]

  • How Much Pool Water Is Needed for Testing?

    You’ll get a lot of joy out of your above ground swimming pool, but you’ll also need to take care of some basic responsibilities.  One of your regular tasks will be testing your pool water.  Keeping everything in balance will ensure your water remains clear, clean and free of any algae or harmful bacteria.  How […]

  • What Is the Best Swim Spa on The Market?

    If you’ve already decided that a swim spa is the right choice for you, you’re probably most interested in the flexibility that it offers.  You’re able to get in the workout that swimming pool enthusiasts attest to while also being able to soak in the warm, bubbly waters that hot tub aficionados advocate.  But when […]

  • What Is Hot Tub Shock?

    For those in the market for their first hot tub they may have come across a term that instills fear and warns of danger.  What is hot tub shock anyway?  You’ll be happy to know that it’s neither dangerous nor anything to be afraid of.  Hot tub shock is basically a regular maintenance procedure used […]

  • What Are Hot Tubs Used For?

    Most people know what a hot tub is, but beyond being a place to soak in warm, bubbling water, far fewer know exactly what hot tubs can be used for.  The fact is, there are many different uses for a hot tub, and they don’t just pertain to high end hotels, ski hills and hot […]

  • Can You Put a Swim Spa in a Basement?

    Quite often we’ll get a question asking, “Can you put a swim spa in a basement?”  The simple answer is, “Yes.”  Installing a swim spa in your basement can be a good alternative for those who live in extreme climates.  Those who live in severely hot or cold climates may not want to be outside […]

  • Are Above Ground Pools Hard to Install?

    Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a pool, you may find yourself asking, “Are above ground pools hard to install?”  The fact is, with the proper tools, some handyman skills and some motivation, it can be possible to install the pool yourself.  In this article, we’ll go over the main steps to give you […]

  • Are Above Ground Pools Made of Aluminum?

    When asked the question, “Are above ground pools made of aluminum?” there is no very simple answer.  There are many different types of above ground pools and aluminum may be used in certain components, all the components or none of the components at all.  In this article, we’ll go over the various types of above […]