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Shopping Local

Why Shopping at a Local Pool and Spa Store is Best

If you were given the choice between buying vegetables from the local farmers’ market or buying from the nearest box store, which would you choose? Most people would choose the farmers’ market. Why? Well for one, most veggies and fruits just taste better when you buy from the local market. But also, the overall experience is better, too. The smells, the smiles, the polite chit chat about the products being offered can be a great influence on your decision of what to buy and where you shop. Why should buy your next hot tub, pool, spa, or even the chemicals you use to maintain them be any different? 

Not only does “shopping local” make a world of difference in the products you buy, it also offers a boost to the local economy. Now more than ever, keeping money local can have a big impact on how your local area grows. Purchases from local shops mean local jobs, a strong local tax base, and more!

The other upside is that when you buy from your local mom and pop pool supply store, you are creating the opportunity for a beautiful relationship to develop. Just think about it! The moment you walk through the doors of a local store, you should be treated with A+ customer service. Why? Because they want you to continue coming back! Over time a friendship develops and much like the opening song from the old sitcom “Cheers”, you become a valued customer and everyone will know you by name. So, the next time you have a question about your hot tub, pool or spa, you know exactly where to go. Simply go see “your” pool guy and you’ll get the answer with a smile.

Having trouble with your pool or spa chemical balance? Bring in a sample of your pool water and we’ll determine what you need to get your pool or spa back to the way it should be. Come into Brother’s Pool today!

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Screen-free family time

 

Advances in technology can bring families together. This is true especially for families who are separated by distance. Chatting via email, social media and video calls opens new windows for us to communicate with our loved ones. But how does it affect the average family on a daily basis?

The average teenager spends close to nine hours on their smartphone every day.  Nine hours! Younger children between the age of 8-12 average a slightly less time on their electronics – about eight hours a day – while the average adult spends 73.8 hours every month on their cell phone The number one complaint from most families is that they don’t have enough time in their day. Hmm. Wonder where all the extra time is going?

Studies have shown that families who spend more screen-free time together are tighter knit. They talk more, sharing information about their day, their hopes for the future, their concerns and more. This time allows your children to gain a greater grasp on who they are as people, which is essential in their mental development and how they perceive themselves amongst their peers.

A great way to get more of this one-on-one bonding time is to be purposeful with your free time. Schedule nights during the week to focus on your family. For example, make Tuesday nights  game nights with popcorn! Or Friday nights can become “chill in the hot tub night.” This is a great way to end your week. Simply suit up and ask everyone to pile into the hot tub for some screen-free family time. Take time to ask each child how their day or week is going. Not only is this great family time but it also allows everyone to unwind and relax. Who knows – your hot tub may become the very place where trust is built and Google is no longer used to find out the answer for life’s tough questions.

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Why do I need Microsilk in my hot tub?

Today’s market for hot tubs offers a variety of new and innovative features. It can be confusing and very frustrating if you don’t know exactly what all the fuss is about. One of the terms you may have heard a lot about was Microsilk. And you may be asking yourself, “What is Microsilk and what difference will it make to my hot tub?” Well, let us tell you!

Microsilk is a new water treatment that takes your hot tub experience to the next level. It creates tiny bubbles – much smaller than what can be created by your average hot tub. And these bubbles have an important job to do. As you sit in the warm, silky waters, the bubbles cling to your skin and begin to detox your pores.

If you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or ichthyosis, you will see the benefits of having your body caressed by the Microsilk bubbles. It’s a game changer for people who have these and other skin conditions. Why? Because Microsilk not only helps your skin shed toxins but it also encourages skin cell growth by supersaturating the water around you with oxygen. As we all well know, oxygen is nature’s way of rejuvenation and cleansing. Each tiny bubble acts as an oxygenated soldier, whose sole purpose is to rejuvenate your skin.

Some benefits of using a hot tub with Microsilk:

  • Encourages skin cell growth
  • Stimulates your immune system
  • Improves blood vessel function
  • Naturally removes impurities from your body
  • Lifts toxins out of your pores

So now you can stop asking yourself, “Why do I need Microsilk?” Instead, start asking yourself: “Why WOULDN’T I need Microsilk?”

Come in today and ask one of our Spa Professionals about Microsilk, and the hot tub models that feature the option. You will be glad that you did!

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Throw a Bubbling Halloween Party

Halloween is always a great excuse to throw a party! This year, Why not do something different and make it a bubbling hot tub Halloween party? There are so many awesome ways to incorporate your hot tub into your spooky evening! Try this potion that for a splendidly spooky Halloween …

The color scheme and Halloween theme

When deciding what theme you want to use, think about how spooky you want your party to be. Will there be small children there? If so, take a more subtle approach to Halloween with pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks. Stick with colors that mimic the fall trees, like orange, brown, and yellow.  If your party will be older kids to adults and you want a spooky theme filled with witches, ghosts and headless horsemen, consider going with traditional Halloween colors. Red, purple, black and green are all fun colors to incorporate in your food and decor!

Prepare your hot tub or spa

Make your hot tub look spooky and fun! Tape black tablecloths around it to give it the appearance of a witches cauldron. If your hot tub or spa has built-in lights, turn them on and coordinate them with your color theme. Red will give the water a bloody appearance and a floating plastic hand may give it just the touch you were looking for. Green may look more like a witches concoction that’s bubbling about in its cauldron. Whatever you decide will look great … just don’t go with yellow … that’s never a good decision. (The reason is likely obvious. 😉 )

Food

What party is complete without food? (“None,” is the correct answer.) Ask your guests to bring their best Halloween-inspired foods. Encourage them to be creative! Make it a contest. Whoever has the creepiest food wins a prize – maybe a coupon to have the hot tub all to themselves for 5 minutes? This will ensure that they not only bring food, but that the spread looks amazing, too!

Extras

The small details always take a party to the next level. Here are some extra details that will make your already amazing party even more so:

  • Incorporate fun and spooky music to set the mood.
  • Have something fun to drink. Whether it be hot apple cider or a tried and true punch recipe, place plastic rats and spiders in it to give it a spooky touch.
  • Towels, towels, and more towels!
  • Encourage your guest to dress up!
  • Use candles, glow sticks, or torches to make sure you have plenty of spooky lights!

No matter, the theme, food or color scheme, having a hot tub at your Halloween party will be a success every time!

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Let the pros handle your pool closing

With summer becoming a distant memory and school becoming the new focus, most people have “closing their pool” at the very bottom of their to-do list. Along with the new fall schedule comes the plethora of new activities that may begin to consume all your free time. These shorter days seem to eat away at the time you may have had set aside for your pool closing.

Have you considered asking your local pool supply company to come out and close your pool for you?

If not, maybe you should! Just because you can close your pool yourself doesn’t mean you can’t save yourself the time and trouble, and hire the professionals to do it for you!

Owning a pool is much like owning a car. The maintenance is sometimes best left to a professional who knows the ins and outs of how that car should be maintained. So when it comes time for an oil change, more than likely you won’t blink twice about having the local garage change it for you. Why? Because it is more convenient and it allows your mechanic to check and make sure all of your fluids and other mechanisms are working properly.

Much like your local mechanic, a pool professional is one who knows the ins and outs of your pool far better than the average pool owner. And just like your car, your pool is a big investment. Keeping it in tip-top shape is important for its lifespan.

When you contact your local pool professional, you can rest at ease knowing that they will cover all the bases to closing your pool! No longer will you have to worry about your pipes freezing over or busting. So, avoid the headache of finding the time and worrying about whether you did it right or not and contact Brothers Pool today! You’ll be thankful you did!

 

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250 Main Street. (RT 150)
Wallingford Connecticut 06492
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In Connecticut take I-91 North or South to exit 15. Take Route 68 West towards Wallingford and Cheshire. Turn left at the intersection of 68 and 150 (Main Street). Brothers Pool is about 1 mile on the left.

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