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What Is Hot Tub Shock?

What Is Hot Tub Shock?

For those who aren’t intimately familiar with hot tubs but have come across the term, “hot tub shock,” they may feel slightly uneasy or possibly even frightened.  But the fact is there’s no reason to be scared.  What is hot tub shock?  Fortunately, it isn’t a disease and it has nothing to do with electricity. 
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What Are Hot Tubs Used For?

What Are Hot Tubs Used For?

Many people associate hot tubs with fancy hotels, skiing holidays or the lifestyles of the rich and famous.  The fact is that hot tubs can be accessible to most anyone.  More and more people are installing them in their backyard while many public places such as swimming pools and gyms now feature hot tubs.  With
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Can You Put a Swim Spa in a Basement?

Can You Put a Swim Spa in a Basement?

Installing a swim spa indoors is a popular idea amongst those living in colder climates.  Not only does it increase the chances of being used year-round, indoor installation will make access easier and bring heating bills down.  But can you put a swim spa in a basement?  The fact is there are many reasons why
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How Long are Most Lap Pools?

How Long are Most Lap Pools?

For those who don’t have enough space to install a full-sized backyard pool, but still want to get in a good workout, they may want to look into installing a lap pool.  As the name suggests, lap pools are designed specifically for swimming lengths.  This means they’re typically narrow, yet long enough to allow a
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How Small Can a Backyard Pool Be?

How Small Can a Backyard Pool Be?

People in urban areas tend to have smaller backyards than those who live in the country.  Does this preclude urban homeowners from having a backyard pool?  The answer is a resounding, “No!”  Just because you have a small backyard doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the summer while lounging in a backyard swimming pool.  We often
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What Does an Infinity Pool Look Like?

What Does an Infinity Pool Look Like?

Infinity pools can come by many different names.  They’re also commonly known as vanishing edge, zero edge or negative edge pools, among other terms.  When asked, “What does an infinity pool look like?” the easiest way to explain it would be as the names suggest; an edge of the pool seems to disappear into the
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When to Open an Inground Pool?

When to Open an Inground Pool?

Deciding when to open an inground pool is similar to deciding when to bring your tomato plants outdoors or when to pull the barbecue grill out of storage.  Your local climate will play a big part in whether you’ve made the right decision, but there’s never a one size fits all answer.  Deciding on a
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How Long Does an in Ground Pool Take to Build?

How Long Does an in Ground Pool Take to Build?

Coming to the decision of installing an in-ground pool may not have been easy, but once you’ve made that choice, you’re sure to be asking, “How long does an in-ground pool take to build?”  Of course, in-ground pool installation will take longer than putting in an above ground pool, but we figure that you’ll be
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What Is the Smallest In Ground Pool You Can Get?

What Is the Smallest In Ground Pool You Can Get?

It seems that everyone today is all about downsizing. Small houses, small dogs, small cars. It seems if it comes in a micro size, it fits in better with the modern world. But what about swimming pools? What is the smallest in-ground pool you can get? In this article we’ll go over some of the
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Spring Pool Opening Tips

Spring Pool Opening Tips

When the warm weather comes, you’ll want your in ground swimming pool to be ready to use. Don’t wait around until the first hot day of the year to get your pool ready! It’ll take some time to get it up, running and prepared for swimming, so doing this ahead of time you’ll be able
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