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Accessories Your Pool Needs This Spring and Summer

Swimming pool animal floaties.

Ready to make the most of your swimming pool this summer? Well, with the right pool accessories and supplies, you can make that happen. In this article, we’re going to list and take a closer look at some of the best swimming pool accessories for you to enjoy this spring and summer.

The Benefits of Robotic Pool Cleaners

Robotic pool cleaner.

Are you the proud owner of a swimming pool? You’re likely all too familiar with the health and lifestyle benefits that it can offer. To keep enjoying your swimming pool for years to come, it’s important that you care for and maintain your pool. One advanced feature that our experts at Van Dorn Pools & Spas can all agree is essential, is a robotic pool cleaner. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at robotic pool cleaners and the benefits that they can offer.

Preparing Your Swimming Pool and Backyard for Spring

Backyard swimming pool.

It’s been months and months since you’ve used your pool. That also means it’s been quite a while since you performed any pool maintenance. If you’re feeling a little out of practice, not to worry. Our tips will have you back up to speed in no time.

How to Shock Your Swimming Pool

Clean swimming pool water.

If you want to keep your swimming pool as clean as possible — and enjoy your time swimming to the fullest — knowing the ins and outs of how to shock your pool is key. In this article, we take a closer look at what pool shock is and guide you through using it in your own swimming pool.

Can I Add Essential Oils to My Hot Tub?

Lavender essential oils.

There’s nothing quite like a tranquil soak in the hot tub. Ideal for melting away the tensions and problems of the day, the heated water and jet massage are both relaxing and rejuvenating. An easy way to increase your pleasure is with scent, also known as aromatherapy. Let’s examine the right way for you to reap the benefits of aromatherapy without harming your hot tub.

Ways to Improve Your Sleep Patterns in 2020

Woman waking up feeling rested.

Do you find it difficult to keep your energy levels up? Does your concentration wane as the day unfolds? If you can relate, perhaps it’s time to make a new resolution for 2020: to get more sleep. Catching seven to nine hours of sleep each night has numerous health benefits, from fortifying your immune system to stabilizing your emotions. It also increases focus and productivity making you more effective and efficient as you go about your day.

So, if you’ve resolved to get more sleep in 2020, these are the things you should incorporate into your daily routine.

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Reduce Your Stress

J-475 Jacuzzi Hot Tub installed on a backyard deck.

As the New Year rapidly approaches, it’s time to take stock of our stress levels. Was 2019 a little bit too demanding? Did you have trouble managing your stress this year? If you answered yes, it may be time to make some changes. Read on for some of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make to keep stress under control in the New Year.

Holiday Drinks You Can Enjoy in the Hot Tub

Glass of eggnog with a cinnamon stick surrounded by plaid and greenery.

If you want to bring some holiday cheer to your hot tub, why not try some festive drink recipes? From traditional flavors such as cranberries and cider to less expected concoctions, these drinks are sure to refresh you while soaking in your spa.

How to Plan the Perfect At-Home Spa Day

Girl using face mask and smiling in the mirror.

Are you looking for a way to take relaxation to the next level? Forget spending hundreds of dollars on a day at the spa. If you own a hot tub, you can have a relaxing spa day at home for a fraction of the cost. As with anything, to ensure your day is as amazing as possible, planning ahead is vital. Read on for some great tips on how to have a fantastic spa day without ever leaving your home.

How to Clean Your Pool Before Closing it for Winter

Person holding up water chemistry test kit above a pool.

Closing a pool for the winter is an important task to undertake every year as a pool owner. While closing a pool for the winter will make it safer, closing a pool also ensures the longevity of the pool by keeping it protected from the elements and clean throughout the winter. It’s a common misconception that pools can’t grow algae during the winter, however, this is quite the contrary. Pools do still have the ability to grow algae during winter and cleaning your pool properly before closing it is key.

Swimming Pool Games Your Kids Will Love

Swimming Pool Games Your Kids Will Love

One of the best reasons for purchasing a swimming pool is because it is an excellent form of exercise. With a technology-focused culture that introduces a new app or game every week, it can be difficult for many busy parents to guide their children away from a more sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, by nature, kids love to play, so all it really takes is a little redirection and an above-ground pool when it comes to helping them stay active.

5 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Pool Installation

5 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Pool Installation

Do you own a swimming pool? Whether your Maryland pool installation is above or below ground, there are a few small changes that you can make to completely transform the installation as a whole. In this article, we’re going to dive in and discuss them in full.

Ways to Safely Store Your Pool and Spa Chemicals

Shed at the side of the house for storing pool and spa chemicals.

Your swimming pool and spa are an inviting escape from the daily grind. Nothing is more enjoyable than coming home from work and enjoying a soak in your hot tub or cooling off on a hot day in your swimming pool. Of course, to be able to properly enjoy your pool and spa, you do need to make sure you keep it clean and fresh. Swimming pool maintenance starts with special chemicals that are required to keep your spa and pool free from buildup and debris. However, these chemicals can be quite hazardous if not stored properly. By knowing how to store them correctly, you can help protect yourself, your family, pets, and wildlife from accidental exposure or encounters with these powerful chemicals.

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