Monthly Archives: July 2018

How Hot Tubs Can Improve Your Workout Sessions

Choosing a healthy lifestyle by working out is the first step to improving the quality of living! Most people who workout do not realize that hot tubbing can make a huge difference in their results! There is a secret to using your hot tub to improve your workout sessions, and the secret is timing!

Before Your Workout

Although most people think that using their hot tub after a long run is the ideal time, the truth is that using your hot tub before your workout is the most beneficial time! A quick soak in your hot tub before you work out will help loosen and warm up your muscles, along with increasing your blood flow. Follow your short soak with your normal warm-up routine and you will be set for a great workout! Don’t forget to drink some water before your workout! Soaking in hot water can make you sweat, so make sure to replenish your body with water!

After Your Workout

Now that your workout is behind you, the first thing that might be going through your mind is to hit the hot tub. While that sounds like a great idea…make sure to be in tune with your body and how it feels after a long workout. If your workout was long and strenuous, you may want to skip the hot tub and head straight for a cold shower instead. It is more beneficial for you and your muscles to wait a day or two before soaking in the hot tub. Think about it, your muscles are already inflamed and strained from the strenuous workout, if you soak in warm water, it may only make the inflammation worse. By waiting a day or two, your muscles will recover more quickly. Once the inflammation in your muscles has died down, your hot tub can be the perfect aid for them to recover.

No matter what your routine workout is…make sure to include a quick soak in your hot tub before and soon after to see a difference!

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Lists of the Best Books to Read by Your Pool This Summer!!

Not really in the mood to swim but you are sick of reading the same thing over and over again in social media? Grab a good book and a comfy seat situated next to your pool and relax! There is nothing more relaxing than having a cool drink in one hand and a good book in the other! Whether you are a geek like me and enjoy your books the old-fashioned way, or enjoy reading ebooks on your tablet, nothing beats the adventures that await inside a good book! Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list…or maybe you don’t have one yet? Allow us to help you find great books to read that will spike your interest and make the time by your pool even more relaxing.

Movie Books

They were books before they were movies!

Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlings
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The DaVinci Code by Robert Langdon
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Must Read Books for Kids and Teens

Green Ember Series by S.D. Smith
Prince Warrior Series by Priscilla Shirer
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Not if I Save you First by Ally Carter
This is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeier


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Books that inspire

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective by Stephen Covey
The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz, Ph.D.
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey

Biographies and Autobiographies

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis with Beth Clark
Bruce Lee: A life by Matt Polly
Royal Sisters by Anne Edwards
God Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
John Adams by David McCullough
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Now, what are you waiting for? Dive into a great book and may the reading…um, I mean…relaxing begin!

above ground pool

Expected Longevity of my Above Ground Pool?

All of the decisions about buying a pool are behind you and you are content with your decision on buying an above ground pool. The sparkling water has become the hangout for the entire family! An above ground pool is a great investment for your family! But how long can you expect your pool to last? These type of pools normally last between 10-20 years. Now, I know what you are thinking…”the gap between ten and twenty years is pretty large!” The variables that decrease the life expectancy of your above ground pool are easily avoided with a little bit of TLC. Here are three ways to keep your pool in its best condition, so that you can get the most out of your investment.

Pool Liner

Your pool liner is not expected to last the length the life of your above ground pool. It will, however, last between 5-10 years, with great care and attention. Having a regular maintenance check of your liner will not only increase the life expectancy of your liner but also your pool. A leak can cause damage to the inside of your above ground pool! It will be under the liner and in a place that will be hard for you to discover. Make sure to keep your liner repaired and replace it when needed.

Pool Rails

It’s a natural thing for little kids and sometimes even adults to hang on the rails of your pool but this can cause damage to the structure of your pool. Try to minimize how much weight is put on the rails. This will help to keep your pool standing strong and will prevent your railings from sagging.


If you discover rust anywhere, make sure to tend to it in a timely manner. Early discovery can prevent it from spreading and getting out of control. When you replace your liner, make sure to check every inch of your pool. If you find a rust spot, sand away any rust. Painting your pool can give older pools a new look and help fight off the potential of rust!

Just a little TLC goes a long way to make sure you get the most out of your investment. If you have any questions stop by our showroom today.


Start your day with a hot tub before breakfast.

The alarm has sounded but you are still struggling to get out of bed. The warmth of your comforter has once again claimed you for its own. Five minutes later the alarm sounds again… does this sound like a normal morning for you? Not everyone is a morning person but there is one thing that both morning people and night owls can agree upon…that starting your day by getting into the hot tub before breakfast, is essentially setting yourself up for an excellent day.

The first thing that 90% of Americans grab is their phone the minute they wake up. Opening up their social media or email is primarily on their mind. What if instead, we focus on ourselves by taking a quick walk around the park? By doing so you are not only starting your day much more productively but also improving your physical health. Exercising in the morning can not only improve your metabolism but also help you be more effective in today’s tasks.

Now that you have properly started your body, now take care of those muscles by jumping into your hot tub. This will allow you to take a moment to meditate on the day’s tasks. Most people don’t give themselves enough time to create mental clarity before they are going about their day. Imagine how much more collected you would be from taking that extra time to compose yourself for the day ahead!

I can only think of one other thing that would make your morning a little brighter and that would be a great cup of coffee while you enjoy your quiet time in the hot tub. Who am I kidding, a great cup of coffee is enjoyable anywhere but I think when you are relaxed is when you enjoy things more.

Start your morning off in your hot tub and see what a difference it will make in your day.


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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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