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Hot Tub FAQs

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. These hot tub FAQs cover everything from whether you can put a hot tub on a deck to how often you should soak!


What should I put around my hot tub?

Need some inspiration for what to put around your hot tub? Check out these photos and captions for ideas ranging from simple fixes to jaw-dropping designs.


How To: Clean Your Sand Filter In 7 Simple Steps

Knowing how to clean your pool’s sand filter can keep your pool fresh and clean, and help maintain critical equipment for a long time.

Hot Tub Safety

Hot tub safety for families

Make the most of your Hydropool hot tub. Find out how to improve your wellness routine in just 30 minutes a day using hot tub hydrotherapy.


How To Improve Your Wellness Routine With Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

Make the most of your Hydropool hot tub. Find out how to improve your wellness routine in just 30 minutes a day using hot tub hydrotherapy.

Practical Tips For Throwing Your First Pool Party

Forget the menu, decor, and guestlist. We’re showing you how to plan for the best first pool party ever. Safety, pool prep, extra towels? How exciting!

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Why can’t you give me an exact pool dig date?

Every customer asks the same thing as soon as they sign the contract: when will you dig my pool? Here’s why we can’t give you an exact date right away.

Young boy riding a boogie boy tethered to a swim spa

3 awesome ideas for swim spa fun

Anything you can do in a small pool you can do in a swim spa—plus more. We explore three themes—games, parties and relaxing—to help you triple the fun!

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Why you don’t need to stay home the week we dig your pool

It’s natural to want to watch us dig up your yard and put in the pool shell, but here are 6 reasons why you shouldn’t use your precious vacay to do it!

How to throw the best winter pool party ever

  How to throw the best winter pool party ever If you’re looking for an antidote to the winter blahs this year, why not host a winter pool party? Winter swimming is ideal for swim spas and plunge pools, which are better insulated than the average small inground pool. Follow these tips and your party … Continued

7 ideas for throwing a big party when you have a small pool

Throwing a pool party with a smaller yard can be difficult. We’ve laid out 7 ideas to maximize your space and throwing an unforgetable pool party.

Top 10 tips for landscaping around a pool

From messy plants to maintenance, privacy to winter interest, we’ve picked out 10 of the best tips for pool landscaping and put them in this post!

Popular pool shapes with examples

Vinyl-lined pools can be made in any shape, but you’ll hear people talk about them in specific ways. Learn to speak the lingo with the examples in this post!

How to choose the right pool shape for your yard

Rectangle or Roman? Kidney or free-form? Lazy-‘L’ or Grecian? This article helps you choose the right pool shape for your particular yard, home and style.

Backyard pool vs. cottage: Cost comparison

Taxes to toys. Financing to furnishings. We compare some of the most important one-time and annual costs when it comes to owning that cozy cottage or the backyard pool of your dreams.


Vinyl-lined, fiberglass and concrete pools: We rate them all in this pros and cons chart

We make it easy to evaluate the pros and cons of different pool types, covering everything from upfront cost to swim experience. The more stars the better!


How to compare swimming pool quotes: 11 things to ask

When it comes time to decide who should install your backyard pool, ask these 11 questions to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples.


14 inspiring pool designs your neighbours will be drooling over

Whether your style is more woodland retreat or modernist masterpiece, you’ll be inspired by these photos. The helpful captions will help you achieve the look!


These 8 photos prove you can swim all year round

Swimpools (aka swimspas or endless pools) are compact backyard pools that you can afford to heat all winter—and these photos prove it!


How to choose the perfect winter pool cover

Keep dirt, debris, kids, pets and more out of your pool during the off-season. Here are our tips for choosing the right cover for your pool and budget.

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