Five Famous Holiday Fireplaces

Five Famous Holiday Fireplaces

It’s December which means the holiday season is officially in full swing here at Aqua Quip. We think that nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a roaring Regency Fireplace and Hollywood has historically agreed! Check out some famous holiday Fireplaces from your favorite festive films and be amazed at the coziness a fireplace, insert, and stove provides.   WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE WHOLE PLACE TO YOURSELF Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin Mccallister might have been a bit surprised, at first, to find himself…

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5 Ways Barbecuing Keeps You Healthy

5 Ways Barbecuing Keeps You Healthy

You probably didn’t know this, but barbecuing is actually pretty good for you; burgers, hot dogs, kebabs—really anything cooked on the grill is surprisingly healthy. That delectable cheesy goodness on a juicy hamburger? Healthy! Those charred grill marks on your baseball-style frankfurter? Really healthy. The perfect sear on that one flank steak you grilled up last weekend? Couldn’t be better for you. Oh, by the way, we aren’t talking about calories. The kind of health that a barbecue provides isn’t always…

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Water Safety Facts You Need to Know

Water Safety Facts You Need to Know

May is National Water Safety Month! The sun has broken free from its wintry prison and summer is making its way around the mountain. Since you’ve already begun to think about re-opening your pool for the summer, now’s the perfect time to study up on Water Safety in order to protect your children from the dangers of the water. Among unintentional injuries, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. Most of these deaths occur in a…

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5 Activities You Didn’t Know You Could Do in a Swim Spa

5 Activities You Didn’t Know You Could Do in a Swim Spa

If you didn’t already know, a Swim Spa is a two-in-one swimming pool and hot tub, and it’s revolutionizing exercise and relaxation. Ranging in length between 12 and 19 feet, Swim Spas can be used by the whole family. Or, if you’d rather keep it to yourself, that’s okay too. Swim Spas are endless pools that combine powerful jets with plenty of room so you can swim laps without actually swimming laps (AKA who needs to turn when you can…

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How Hot Tubs Can Ease Your Arthritis Pain

How Hot Tubs Can Ease Your Arthritis Pain

Have your joints stopped moving as smoothly as they used to? Creaky joints are inconvenient and frustrating. Put that WD-40 down and relax in a hot tub instead. Hot water and strong jets provide optimal relief for your whole body. One, thirty-minute soak in a hot tub can substantially reduce the tension in your bad knees, achy elbows, and cracking fingers and toes. Hot water benefits your health and well-being Warm temperatures release everyday tension in your muscles, and while you’re…

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Hot Tub vs. Jacuzzi: Knowing the Difference

Hot Tub vs. Jacuzzi: Knowing the Difference

Chances are, you or someone you know has mistaken a hot tub for a Jacuzzi without even realizing it. When asked the difference, many people would probably say that Jacuzzis are just fancier hot tubs. But what makes them so special? A lot of the time, it’s because Jacuzzis come with massage jets, colorful lights, waterfalls, and speakers, whereas hot tubs don’t always come equipped with so many fun features; however, it is still possible for a plain ole hot…

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How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

The summer might be winding down, but with football season starting, there is still plenty of grilling left to do! Here are a few tips to make grill cleaning easy, keeping your BBQ in the best condition so it will last you and your family a long time. Regular Maintenance 1. Brush the grill grates When you’re finished cooking, take your grill brush and scrub off any excess food from the gas or charcoal grill grates while the grill is still hot….

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10 Ways to Clean a Green Swimming Pool

10 Ways to Clean a Green Swimming Pool

By now, you’ve probably seen this picture circling the internet: This last week in Rio, the Olympic dive pool turned murky green over night, and it didn’t take long for the water polo pool adjacent to it to begin it’s new color transformation as well. Green swimming pools are a common problem, and the likelihood is that if you have a pool, you’ve witnessed something similar. We’re taking this opportunity to let you know the top 10 reasons why your pool might be off-colored,…

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9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

Of all the things to cook up on a grill, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Burgers. And why not? Burgers are delicious. Especially if they are made the right way. So, your friends here at Aqua Quip did some digging to figure out the best tips for grilling the perfect burger. No need to thank us. 1. Don’t buy pre-formed wannabe burger patties You want to be in total control of the outcome of your burger, right? You can’t leave anything…

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7 Perks of Having an Above Ground Swimming Pool

7 Perks of Having an Above Ground Swimming Pool

Having access to any type of pool during the summer is sure to provide your family with a ton of family fun; and as we start the summer season today, we wanted to tell you all about the exciting perks of having your own Doughboy above ground pool! 1. They’re simple to install, and you don’t need to dig up your lawn! The construction necessary for an above ground swimming pool is minimal. Unlike an in-ground pool, there is no…

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