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Tips for keeping your hot tub clean!

Cleaning your hot tub is a critical part of effective hot tub maintenance as both indoor and outdoor hot tubs are prone to developing scum and bacteria. Here are some tips to keeping your hot tub clean and free of germs. We recommend using products from Sundance Spas or BAQUA Spa. Read More

Historical Progression of Hot Tubs

You may be surprised to know your relaxing soaks in the spa have a lengthy historical tradition. For thousands of years, people have used baths and natural hot springs as places of socialization, health, and worship. Some of the earliest hot tub parties may have been held in calderas, with red-hot stones dropped in to warm the water. These early people may not have had massage jets or digital controls in their spas, but they certainly understood the curing powers of hot water. Read More

How to stay warm in these cooler Fall temps

By this time you may have made a decision to close your pool for the season. Your next thoughts may be whether to shut the hot tub down too or keep it open. Well here at Performance Pool and Spa we wanted to remind you that even in Minnesota winters, you can keep most hot tubs open and utilize their benefits even in the cooler temps! Read More

Spazazz Rx Aromatherapy Crystals

Do you have sore, achy muscles and are looking for a boost from your hot tub soak?  Well let me introduce you to a product line that Performance Pool and Spa carries; Spazazz. Spazazz created their own unique blend of high quality, long lasting aromatherapy products that not only smell good, but feel good too. Spazazz products are specially formulated for both bath and spa use, and are completely oil-free. The all natural blends are designed so they will not affect a hot tub’s pH balance or leave any residue behind. Read More

When to close your pool for the season

I know we all dread this time of the year when it’s time to start thinking about when to close the pool for the winter as the kids have just gone back to school. We wait all winter long for the day when we can open the pool back up for summertime fun and then before we know it summer seems to have come and gone like a lighting bolt. In Minnesota it is an inevitable event of closing the cover for the season, but something we try to prolong as much as we can. Read More

Why you should have a professional replace your vinyl pool liner

We all like to dive in and do things ourselves when it comes to repairs around the home, especially if it will save money and time waiting for someone to come out to fix it. However, some times it is more beneficial to ask the professionals for help and may save you more headaches down the road; replacing your pool liner is one of these times.   Read More

Cartridge Pool Filters

A couple weeks ago we talked about the main differences between cartridge filters and sand filters. Last week we dove deeper into sand filters. Now we will take a look at cartridge filters and what they can do for your pool and why they may be a better option for you than sand filters.   Read More

Ruby Sand: Filter Sand Replacement

Last week’s blog talked about the main differences between cartridge and sand filters for your swimming pool. For those that choose sand filtration, this week we will dig a little deeper into a specific sand brand; Ruby Sand by Zeo. Read More

Pool Filters: Cartridge VS Sand

All filters keep your pool water clean, but have you wondered what the difference is between them? How do they actually work and what can they do? We know that when it comes to your in-ground or above ground pool, you want affordable and efficient pool equipment. The most popular pool filter types are cartridge filters and sand filters. Read More

Chlorine 101

Chlorine is the main chemical that pool owners use as a sanitizer or disinfectant. Chlorine is widely used by pool owners to destroy bacteria and algae to be sure their pools remain clean, clear and safe for swimming. Read More