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Health Benefits of Hot Tubs and Spas

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A hot tub and spa can be used for various reasons, ranging from relaxation to entertainment to providing significant health benefits. A hot tub at home can provide tremendous health and wellness from head to toe. There are many therapeutic benefits, such as physical and emotional stress relief, relieving muscle pain and much more.

The following are the health benefits of hot tubs and spas:

Improves sleep

A 15-minute soak in a hot tub or spa for about 90 minutes before going to sleep can lead to a more peaceful and deeper sleep. A soak in the hot tub will help you relax and will re-set your body and induce the body’s natural sleep mechanism. This makes it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

Relieves stress

Soaking in the hot tub stimulates the body’s natural endorphin. The heat improves blood circulation and the therapeutic massage releases the tension in the muscles. It can provide relief to sore muscles, headaches, fatigue and eases the pressure on muscles and joints. It can also elevate your mood and thus relieve stress.

Relieves arthritis pain

Immersing in a hot tub raises your body temperature which causes your blood vessels to dilate and increases blood circulation. It keeps the joints moving, and helps build muscle strength and flexibility, thus protecting your joints from further damage. It is a safe and effective way to minimize pain for those suffering from arthritis.

Reduces pain and improves circulation

Immersing in a hot tub increases your heart rate and raises body temperature and improves circulation throughout the body. This helps to relieve sore muscles, headaches and pain.

Call Westrock Pools to Install a Hot Tub and Spa in your Home

If you are planning to install a hot tub and spa in your home, get in touch with Westrock Pools. We will provide you with the best built hot tubs, spas and swim spas available. Please call 845-367-9377 or email us at info@westrockpools.com.

Things to Consider before Installing a Spa in a Resort

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Installing a spa in your resort requires careful planning. Here are some tips and things to consider before installing a spa in your resort.

Lighting

Natural sunlight is a better option than artificial lighting. Based on your specific requirement, you can use a combination of different types of lights, as well as a combination of direct and indirect lights to produce the right light.

Colors

Based on the theme of your resort, you can choose colors for your spa that will define the theme and style of the facility. Choosing the right combination of colors for your spa is imperative. Do not choose colors that make the skin look pale, such as yellow or green, as colors reflect on the skin.

Space for Relaxation

It is important for your guests to feel peaceful and safe in a non-private area. To ensure that they have the right ambiance to feel relaxed, make sure there is a good balance of lighting. It must be bright enough to light up the room but dim enough to set a calm and private feeling. The seating should be evenly spaced. The scent of the place must be calming and relaxing.

Determining the ideal place for the spa in your resort

-If you are placing the spa on a deck, ensure that there is enough space around the hot tub for air to circulate.
-Take into consideration the direction of the sun and location of trees.
-Orient the spa to face the beautiful scenery in the resort.
-Ensure that there is a door and a well lit path nearby for your guests when they use the spa in the evenings.

Design around the spa

The spa can be installed over rocks, bricks, or stones brought to the edge of the pool. You can create unique designs around the spa. You can also set a rock, slate, and waterfall using waterproof concrete sealer to set them in place.

Pool/Spa finishes

The finish work done to the top of the pool wall is called coping. It is attached directly to the bond beam. Coping stones are porous and are often precast. The material gives better traction for guests who have just used the spa.

Call Westrock Pools for Professional Installation of your Spa

If you are planning to install a spa, get in touch with Westrock Pools. We are dedicated to provide you with the best spas and swim spas available. You can call us at 845-367-9377 or email us at info@westrockpools.com.

A Guide to Select the Best Above Ground Pool

An above ground pool

An above ground pool is an ideal way to enjoy your outdoor living space with family and friends. It is a great place to cool-off, play and exercise. To make sure that you buy the best above ground pool, you should consider some important factors. The following guide from pool professionals at Westrock Pools will help you select the best above ground pool as per your budget and lifestyle.

Select a Location

The first step in buying an above ground pool is to select the location.

  • Select a spot where the pool will be away from overhanging trees and other sources of leaves and debris.
  • Ensure that the pool receives as much sunshine as possible throughout the day. The heat will keep the water warmer.
  • Make sure that the site is easily accessible to water and electrical facilities to operate the pool pump and filter.

Choose the Shape and Size

Measure the dimension of the proposed area to determine the size and shape of the pool. An above ground pool comes in a round, rectangle and oval design. A round shaped above ground pool is less expensive, easy to install and offers more room. A rectangular or oval shaped pool enables users to swim laps and play games like water volleyball.

The diameter of a round shaped above ground pool can be up to 33 feet, the length of a rectangular shaped above ground pool can reach 25 feet. An oval shaped pool is available in lengths up to 43 feet.

Choose the Type of Construction

An above ground pool is available in varied colors and materials. Steel is the most durable material and it can last up to 20 years. Aluminum models are easier to install and disassemble if the pool has to be relocated.

An above ground pool can come in various types: a soft-sided vinyl pool; popup pool; or a temporary pool. A soft-sided vinyl pool can be inflated each swimming season. A popup pool has an inflatable ring at the top. As the pool gets filled with water, it will automatically expand to its proper configuration. A temporary pool is made from several layers of long-lasting, reinforced PVC. It is less expensive and easier to relocate.

Choose your Equipment

In addition to buying the pool, you also need to purchase a pump, filter and other equipment to keep the water clean and the pool running. Buy an automatic pool cleaner to vacuum dirt and debris from the bottom of the pool.

Choose your Accessories

Depending on the size, you may need a ladder to enter and exit the pool. Get a cover to prevent dirt and debris from falling into the pool.

Contact Westrock Pools Today

Turning customers’ dreams into a reality is a priority for Westrock Pools. No matter what type of house you own, we can create the perfect above ground pool to complement your backyard. Call us at 845-367-9377 or email at info@westrockpools.com.

Winterizing Your Pool

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With summer winding down, it is essential to keep your pool ready for the cold winter months. Winterizing your pool will protect your pool from ice damage, keep your water clean, and will save you time and money when you open your pool in the spring. It may seem complicated, but winterizing is a simple process and hiring a professional will ensure that it is done properly. The following are the steps followed by Westrock Pools’ professionals to effectively winterize a pool.

Clean the Pool

Professionals from Westrock Pools will remove the leaves, dirt, insects or other debris from the pool using a pool vacuum, or a net. The tile line with tile cleaner, the skimmer and the pump basket will be cleaned as well. Cleaning out the pool now will make the pool opening process in spring much smoother.

Remove Pool Accessories

Our pool experts will remove all accessories such as detachable ladders, slides, diving boards or other accessories and stow them away for winter. Leaving them in the pool during winter can damage them from snow or ice buildup.

Balance the Chemicals

The chemicals in the pool will be adjusted to the recommended levels:

  • The pH level must be between 7.26 to 7.8.
  • The calcium hardness must be between 180 and 220ppm.
  • The alkalinity must be between 80 and 100.

Drain Your Pool and Shut off Equipment

Our pool professionals will drain all water from the pump. The water will be reduced to 12 to 18 inches below the skimmer opening. This will allow water in the plumbing lines to drain back into the pool thus preventing water from freezing in the pipes and damaging the pipe. Turn off the pump and disable any timers to prevent the pump from accidentally turning on.

Cover Your Pool

A winter cover is essential for the pool and will withstand the weight of snow and ice. It can also protect people or pets from accidentally falling through the cover into the water. When covering the pool, our professionals will ensure that the edges are tightly sealed. This will prevent debris from entering your pool.

Call Westrock Pools for Winterizing your Pool

As the season comes to an end and temperatures drop, Westrock Pools will close your in ground or above ground pool. This service includes draining of pool equipment, blowing and plugging of lines, removal of ladders and handrails, covering of pool and optional addition of winterizing chemicals to ensure your pool is in the best possible condition for the start of the season. You can call us at 845-367-9377 or email at info@westrockpools.com.

10 Ways to Increase Your Pool Liner’s Lifespan

Pool Liner’s Lifespan

A pool liner is an important investment that can last up to 20 years. However, the lifespan of your pool liner depends on several factors, like how it is installed and how well it is maintained. Improper care can shorten the lifespan of your liner drastically, causing more replacements and higher costs. Here are 10 ways to protect your liner and extend its lifespan:

1. Install a wall foam

Installing a foam between the pool wall and the liner acts as a barrier to prevent hard materials like rocks, metals, and sticks from puncturing the liner. It also prevents the liner from any contact with rust or corrosion from the metal walls.

2. Install a pool cove

A pool cove is a flexible and lightweight material that adheres to the bottom corners of the pool. It protects the corners of the pool from damages and prevents excessive stretching. It also helps to eliminate dirt, prevent corrosion, and premature wearing of the liner.

3. Do not allow non-pool toys

Heavy duty toys, sports equipment, and other non-pool toys can puncture and damage the liners if handled too roughly. To protect the pool, use inflatable pool floats and squishy pool toys.

4. Maintain proper pool chemistry

Maintaining proper pool chemistry is vital for the pool water, as well as the pool liner. The pool pH level should be between 7.4-7.6. A low or high pH level can cause stains, scale build-up, and wrinkles on the liner. The pool water should be tested and analyzed by a professional, at least once every-other-week.

5. Chlorinate with care

Chlorine keeps your pool clear and clean. However, if handled incorrectly, it can damage your liner. If the chlorine comes in contact with the liner, whether liquid shock, tablets, or floating Chlorinators, it can bleach and break down the liner material.

6. Be mindful of the pool cleaning equipment

Avoid any rough or sharp cleaning equipment, such as metal brushes, or sharp metal ends on the pole used to clean the pool. Make sure that you are using a pool liner vacuum. Using a vacuum head that has been designed for a cement pool may cause scratches or holes in your liner. Using proper pool cleaning equipment can preserve your liner for a long time.

7. Never empty the vinyl pool

Emptying the pool to clean the bottom of the pool sounds like a brilliant idea. However, it can cause the pool liner to shrink and crack. If you need to drain the pool in order to dilute bad pool water, the water can be reduced up to less than half. To keep the liner in place, leave at least 1 foot (12 inches) of water over the shallow end.

8. Guard your liner against sun rays

If your pool receives direct sunlight, be sure to install a thick liner in the beginning. Protect the liner from sun damage by using a cleaner that shields the liner from the sun’s rays.

9. Take care of the water line

Oil deposit buildup can stain and form a water line on the liner. Use pool enzyme products to clean the water line. If the water line fails to clear, you can use a stick on border to cover the unsightly water line.

10. Detect leaks

If the water level drops drastically, it may be caused by a leak in the liner. Detect the leak as early as possible before the liner becomes hard to repair. Small leaks can be repaired with a patch kit or a liquid leak sealer without draining the pool.

Contact Westrock Pools

Pool professionals at Westrock Pools can assist you to care for and maintain your pool liner. We also install quality vinyl pool liners to restore your pool to its former beauty. Call us at 845-367-9377 or email at info@westrockpools.com.

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