5 Wonderful Water Features to Add to Your Pool

Having a pool in your backyard is a great feature in and of itself. Whether you use your pool predominantly for swimming laps, hosting pool parties, or as a great way to keep the kids occupied; there are also many ways in which you can enhance your pool with water features. Water features not only add beauty to your pool, but they also help create a tranquil, serene environment when you are lounging or enjoying your morning coffee poolside. Here are 5 great water features that will make your pool even more enjoyable. Read more

Pool Construction: What You Need to Know

Most people love the presence of a pool in their backyard, as it can provide relaxation at the end of the day, burn calories easily, adds a way to spend valuable family time, etc. Also, many people think that as a status symbol, they wanted to have a wonderful swimming pool on their lawn. Most of them are not aware where to reference the information on how to construct a swimming pool, what are the procedures, and what steps they need to construct it. Before constructing a pool, you should know some facts, as these can help in building the pool better. Read more

Correctly Maintaining Your Swimming Pool Chemicals

The lazy days of summer! I have fond memories of hours in the pool, no worries of school or homework. However, my summers were also spent maintaining the correct chemical balance in the pool. My dad taught me how important it was to keep track of the pH and chlorine levels in the pool. Two of the most important reasons to test your water are: out-of-balance water may foster algae and bacteria and an imbalance in chemicals is detrimental to people.

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New Year’s Resolution: Getting a Pool for Your Home

Put the finishing touch on your dream home with the addition of a new pool. Whether you’re happy to go with a basic shape or want a custom design that will stand out in the neighborhood, there are many benefits to this upgrade. If you have an open space in your yard that’s just begging for something wonderful, then it may be time to start planning your new water feature. Read more

Hosting the Holidays from Your Hot Tub

You gather your daily mail to find your first holiday card of the year and along with it is an invitation to a party. ‘Tis the season for holiday parties once again. You would like to gather a group of your friends for a casual meet and greet, but you don’t want to throw the same old type of holiday party that everyone will be expecting. Why not bring a little summer to your holiday party by putting your hot tub to work and throwing a holiday hot tub party? Read more

How to Clean Your Hot Tub: A Beginner’s Guide

There are several benefits of buying a hot tub. It is a great way to relax after a long day. If you have sore muscles or any type of aches and pains, a hot tub can help. A hot tub also needs regular maintenance. The good news is that if the water gets too dirty, you can always drain the hot tub and start over. Since this can be a huge hassle, it is best to know how to care for your hot tub so that draining won’t be necessary. Read more

Top 3 Things You Should (And Shouldn’t) Do in Your Hot Tub

Hot tubbing is the way to go for intimate social contact or to Zen out in a solitary soak. Believe it or not, there are some do’s and don’ts about a hot tub, beyond just cleaning it occasionally and checking for bacterial growth. Some of these seem self-explanatory, but interesting things have been known to happen in hot tubs, not all of them good. Here are a few tips for tubbers. Read more

How to Get Your Pool Ready for Winter

With winter coming, now is the time for homeowners to consider closing their pool for the season. Ideally, this should be done well before the really cold weather sets in, to lower the risk of the pool and its accoutrements being subject to freeze damage. The best time to start closing up the pool is when the water is below 60F.

Preparation
Since you’ll be working with caustic chemicals, it’s important to wear protective gear like safety goggles and rubber gloves. Instructions on containers also need to be followed to the letter. Read more

The Amazing Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses water to maintain health or treat disease. It is used to treat a variety of conditions including headaches, arthritis, infections, acne, and pain.

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How does it work?
Practitioners of hydrotherapy believe water has many attributes that make it useful in healing. Such properties include the following:

• Water can help blood flow
• Water can store and transport energy and heat
• Water can soothe, relax, and calm people
• Water can dissolve substances like minerals or salts
• Exercising in water provides resistance and can take weight off a painful joint
• Water occurs in a variety of forms like ice and steam, and such forms have therapeutic uses. Ice can be used to cool patients and steam can be used in steam baths or in treatments to ease breathing Read more