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Ready To Make A Splash? 4 Questions To Ask When Planning An In-Ground Pool

If you're considering the addition of an in-ground pool for next summer, it's time to start the planning. In-ground pools require several months of planning before the construction can even begin. During the planning stage, it's important that you ask yourself some key questions. The answers to these questions will ensure that you get the right pool for your backyard. How Will You Use It? When planning for an in-ground pool, it's important that you consider how you'll actually use it.

Poolside Ambiance -- A Guide To 4 Deck Styles To Complement Any Pool

If you're looking for the right poolside lounge area to go along with your new pool, it can be hard to decide what to do. And while the possibilities may seem endless (or limited, depending on your pool's location), there are basically four different styles of lounge available to easily complement your watery fun. Here's a brief guide to them. Sun Deck. Obviously, the most traditional and easiest lounge to add to any pool deck is a spot to lay in the sun and relax.

Four Reasons Why You Should Regularly Replace Your Spa Cover

You may not think about your spa cover all too often, but it is typically the part of your hot tub that is most exposed to the elements and, therefore, most prone to wear and tear. Many homeowners attempt to use their spa one day only to discover that their cover is sagging and heavy, and you may even notice your spa-related heating bills creeping up as a result. Repairing and replacing your cover should be a regular part of your spa service regimen, and it carries with it the following four benefits.

3 Lesser Known Ways To Sanitize A Hot Tub

For many people, keeping the water in a hot tub sanitized means using high doses of either chlorine or bromine. Unfortunately, these otherwise harmless substances can cause irritation for those with chemical sensitivities. Luckily, new methods of sanitization have been developed in recent years. If you have a hard time with traditional hot tub sanitizers, and are interested in investigating ways of keeping your hot tub clean, read on. This article will introduce three alternative techniques.

Diving In: Choosing A Hot Tub That Fits You

Choosing to buy a hot tub may seem like an easy decision, but once you go to a showcase or two, you might find yourself frankly overwhelmed by the amount of choices that are involved in picking your perfect machine. The truth is that the "right" hot tub for you depends entirely on your lifestyle and projected use of the tub, not on things like unlimited color pallets or fancy pool covers.