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What Hot Tub Chemicals Should I Use?

Outdoor hot tub installation.

A hot tub is a long-term investment in your health and overall wellness. And protecting that investment comes down to one thing: proper hot tub maintenance. One of the best ways to ensure your spa serves you well over the years is maintaining proper water chemistry. This is done by balancing the chemical properties of your hot tub water and keeping your sanitization system in good working order. Proper maintenance starts with having the right hot tub chemicals on hand, including bromine tablets, a pH balancer, a demineralizer, a spa shock and a water clarifier. A water softener and a defoamer can also be helpful.

It may sound complicated, but by following our step-by-step list, you will be an expert in hot tub maintenance in no time.

Can I Install a Hot Tub in the Winter?

Winter outdoor hot tub installation.

Nothing is more relaxing than a soak in the hot tub on a cool winter’s night.

If you are in the market for a hot tub, you may be wondering if an installation is out of the question during the cold winter months. It most definitely is not. If you wish to have a hot tub installed on your deck or patio, that can be done no matter what time of year it is, so long as you are prepared.

How a Spa Can Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Woman relaxing in the water

Have you made the usual annual pledge to adopt new healthy habits? The beginning of a new year always provides the perfect opportunity to set fresh personal goals oriented towards improved health, lifestyle and relationships. Most of us kickstart the year with the best of intentions, but invariably see our hopeful New Year’s resolutions fail by the end of January. Does this happen to you every year, despite having everything perfectly mapped out? How about trying something different this year? Instead of dreaming big and attempting to make massive changes, do something that will make you comfortable and happy like investing in a hot tub or swim spa!

Let us see how a home spa can help you stick to some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Top Backyard Trends for 2019

Greenery in a modern backyard.

Your backyard is no longer just a place for your dog to run and play!

Using the backyard as a space for relaxation and entertainment is more mainstream now than ever before. Homeowners are always looking for new ideas to revamp and update their backyard paradise. From water features to beautiful gardens, there are plenty of ways to get the most of out of your outdoor spaces.

With a little bit of effort, you can spice up the comfort and appeal of your backyard and transform it into a chic space for leisure and entertainment. Here are some of our top picks of backyard trends for 2019!

Fun Things to Do in a Two-Person Hot Tub

Woman and man soaking in a hot tub and using the remote control to adjust the volume.

Our busy lifestyles can make it next to impossible to find quality time for our friends, families and partners. Relationships require time, effort and patience for bonding, especially with your partner. How can you find a way to fit this crucial element in your busy and hectic schedule? The truth is that there is no simple fix. However, we recommend investing in a two-person hot tub and having at least one spa date a month with your significant other. This time can help you to wind down at the end of the day and carve out some time for your partner, to focus on the depth and quality of your relationship. Here are some fun things you can do in a two-person hot tub.

What is Hot Tub Reflexology?

Woman relaxing in outdoor hot tub.

Modern hot tubs can provide a great outlet for pain relief and relaxation. Brands such as Sundance® Spas cater to the many health benefits that hot tubs can offer and gear the technology to maximize those benefits. One of the many ways is through the addition of footwells with strategically-placed jets, perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating reflexology massage. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at hot tub reflexology and pinpoint exactly why you should partake.

Swim Spa Accessories You Can’t Swim Without

Swim Spa Accessories You Can’t Swim Without

Make the most of your outdoor swim spa with the right accessories! There are many fun and trendy swim spa accessories that you can add to improve your backyard water experience. These accessories range from practical and durable, to fun and entertaining, making them the perfect addition to just about any backyard lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best swim spa accessories on the market!

How Does a Hydropool Swim Spa Clean Itself?

How Does a Hydropool Swim Spa Clean Itself?

Did you know that Hydropool Swim Spas are the only self-cleaning spas on the market? If you own a Hydropool Swim Spa or are considering buying one, chances are you know this exceptional benefit but don’t really understand how it works. Do elves clean it in the night while you sleep? Do your kids remove debris from the water while you’re at work? Or perhaps the dog and cat are teaming up to keep the water sparkling? Thankfully, that is not how the water gets cleaned.

Hydropool Swim Spas are built using modern and highly-advanced self-cleaning technology, which we’re going to get into below!

Top 3 Hot Tub Accessories You Need to Complete Your Spa

Top 3 Hot Tub Accessories You Need to Complete Your Spa

Every hot tub experience can be improved with the right accessories! Hot tub accessories provide the perfect way to personalize your backyard spa to make it more enjoyable, functional, and safe. In this article, we break down three must-have hot tub accessories that are sure to make your hot tub sessions more relaxing and enjoyable. Read on for more!

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Hot Tubs

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Hot Tubs

From “going cross-eyed if you sit too close to the TV” to “having a piece of gum stay in your stomach for seven years”, myths and misconceptions about products can occur in pretty much any industry. The hot tub and spa industry is no exception. There are quite a few myths about hot tubs swirling around out there, so we thought we’d take the time to set the record straight!

In this article, we bust five common myths and misconceptions about hot tubs by giving you the cold, hard facts! Interested? Read on for more!

4 Things to Do in a Swim Spa

4 Things to Do in a Swim Spa

With swim spas being a perfect hybrid of a traditional swimming pool and a hot tub, there’s no end to the ways that you can find enjoyment in them! A huge perk of owning a swim spa is the functional versatility that it offers. One minute, you can challenge yourself in the swim lane, and the next, you can simply soak in the warm water to relax and ease your stress.

In this article, we break down four popular ways to get the most out of your swim spa. Read on to find out more!

How to Create the Backyard Spa of Your Dreams This Spring

How to Create the Backyard Spa of Your Dreams This Spring

We all dream of having a backyard that doubles as the perfect getaway. A backyard spa installation is a great way to make your yard look and feel like a luxurious vacation spot. But when it comes time to create your dream spa, where do you start? Never fear! We’ve put together this handy guide to help turn your dream into a reality. Read on for some expert tips on how to create your ideal spa installation this spring.

Backyard Water Safety Tips You Should Know

Family spending time together in and out of the hot tub.

Safety first, as they always say. At AJ Spa & Hot Tubs, your health is our number one priority. If you have a hot tub or swim spa installed in your backyard, go the extra mile to create a safe area. Adults, children, and elderly alike should be able to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of your backyard without the worry of getting hurt. Of course, accidents do happen, but taking the precautionary steps to avoid someone getting hurt can help reduce that risk.

Read on to learn how you can create a safe and functional backyard for everyone to enjoy.

Tips to Help Your Swimsuits Last Longer

Swimsuit and other pool accessories

Young or old, everybody needs a swimsuit or two!

When it comes to swimwear, there’s plenty of variety. From bikini’s and one-pieces, to bathing tops and pants, they come in many different colors, patterns, sizes and material. . If you own an outdoor hot tub, swim spa or swimming pool, you’re going to need one. If you find yourself in the water on a regular basis, chances are the products used to keep the water clean, combined with wear and tear, can take a toll on your fun and trendy suit. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves that can help preserve the quality of your swimwear and help it last for a long time to come!

How to Plan an At-Home Spa Day

Products and items needed for a spa day

It’s no secret. You work hard all day. Whether you put long hours in at work, are overwhelmed with homework, or the kids are keeping you up all night, we all need a break from time to time. You deserve to set aside a few hours and dedicate them to yourself. Well, we’re suggesting that you take an entire day and dedicate it to yourself. And what better way to take care of yourself, than with an at-home spa day? In this article, we’re going to take you through the simple steps to plan and execute a complete spa day.

AJ Spa and Hot Tubs
Since 1978

687 Route 112
Patchogue, NY 11772


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