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New Swimming Pool Trends 2015

January 30th, 2015

Swimming pool trends for 2015 are as varied as other home interior trends. Whether you are getting a new pool or upgrading an existing one, utilizing the latest trends or elements of it can add a whole new dimension to your backyard, landscape and even the entire house. Here are some pool trends for the year 2015: Scintillating surfaces Unique pool surfaces can add to a simple design and make it top notch. Simple tiles or concrete designs are now old-fashioned. Make a splashing statement with your swimming pool by using new materials for the surface such as glass … Read More

3 Awesome Ideas to Enhance Your Backyard Pool Design

January 28th, 2015

It is hard to imagine a backyard without a pool. A pool can act like the ultimate accessory that can make the whole backyard shine and make the whole house stand out. You can make the swimming pool the centerpiece of your backyard or design it in a way that it acts as part of the backyard landscape, thereby, adding to its overall look. Here are some great ideas for your backyard pool. Use of water features You can instantly add value to your pool design by adding water features to your pool or surrounding area. Pools with waterfalls … Read More

How does a Swim Spa Work?

January 26th, 2015

Slightly larger than a regular hot tub, but smaller in size compared to a pool, a swim spa makes use of a propulsion system that generates a current of gushing water against which users can swim. Most swim spas come with therapy jets and are great to relieve stress and loosen muscles. Read More

Five Interesting Ideas for a Custom Pool Cover

January 22nd, 2015

Pools are the best option during summer months as they keep homeowners and families entertained outdoors when the weather is hot and sunny. However, some shade is also required to keep away from UV exposure, and custom pool covers make for great respite to avoid sunburns and relax in the pool all day long. Read More

Hot Tub Breaker Keeps Tripping

December 24th, 2014

Merry Christmas to all our friends at Bonavista! Here are a few more hot tub troubleshooting tips that may help you get through a seamless holiday season. Circuit breakers trip for a reason, and it means that something is wrong when they do. Your hot tub circuit breaker detects the amount of current that travels from the electrical source to the tub’s wired components. When it detects that the circuit is carrying too much electricity, it trips and shuts off the current. Avoiding Risk Until you know what causes the breaker to trip, it is risky to ignore it. … Read More

Troubleshooting Hot Tub Electrical Elements

December 23rd, 2014

The main electrical element in a hot tub is the heater element and assembly, which is inside the hot tub’s cabinet. The assembly houses the element coil and a filament surrounded by compacted insulating powder. A sheath of incoloy protects the coil and filament by resisting heat and corrosion and preventing water from coming into contact with the coil. Some assemblies also have sensor components, such as a thermostat and a hot tub high limit switch. Electricity travels through the coil to create the heat, which warms the water when it passes through the tube. If the element is … Read More

Hot Tub Gazebos Plans for Creating a Spa Oasis

December 20th, 2014

Hot tub gazebo plans can turn your garden or backyard into a restorative spa that restores your physical, mental and spiritual strength. Nothing works like a hot both to relieve stress and rejuvenate your outlook. The perfect gazebo turns your hot tub into a secluded garden spa for relieving winter’s chill and relaxing and year-round. Hot Tub Enclosure Options Soaking in style depends on your surroundings, and a gazebo enclosure enhances your outdoor décor and living space. Outdoor additions to homes have become increasingly popular, increase functional living space and raise the value of your property. Your hot tub … Read More

A Look at Hot Tub Essentials

December 19th, 2014

If you are looking to turn your home into a Victorian-style home that exudes style, you’ll of course want to add a hot tub. With a bit of assistance from the professionals, you can choose luxurious accessory items that will allow your new tub to fit nicely with the rest of the decorative scheme. With a few smart hot tub essentials, you can enjoy your hot tub with your significant other for years down the road. Covers If the tub is going to be placed outside on a porch or deck, you’ll need to ensure that it is adequately … Read More

Hot Tub Pump Repair

December 3rd, 2014

Enjoying your hot tub to the fullest requires that you keep its mechanical components in good working order. When your pump begins to malfunction, it is critical that you know what hot tub pump repair steps to take to ensure that you do not have to replace the pump altogether. In fact, repairing your pump may be a relatively simple process when you understand what remedies to use. You can avoid having to replace your pump by using these repair strategies for some of the more common malfunctions. Priming Malfunction When your pump fails to prime, you may repair … Read More

Swim Spas Exercise Routines

December 1st, 2014

Swim spas are a great way to exercise. Moving in water is easy on your joints because it removes impact stress. Swim spas exercise routines create resistance, requiring increased effort that’s similar to using weights on land; more effort equals more calories burned. Here are a few ways to get a good swim-spa workout. Cardio Work Swimming: This is a primary use for a swim spa. If you’re not comfortable with swimming, a kick board can keep you afloat while you move your legs. Start with five or 10 minutes. Note: Swim spas are typically only four or five … Read More