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17 Apr 2014
A new set of game tables have recently been added to the collection on Splash and Relax, Yago Pool, or also sometimes known as finger pool, is the new craze spreading around the world. With this game it uses the combination of hand eye coordination with s...
17 Apr 2014
With more and more people wanting a cheap affordable hot tub, inflatables are becoming the next big thing. The ease and convenience of these hot tubs will allow people even with little space to enjoy the relaxation of hot water and jets massaging your who...
19 Nov 2013
Splash and Relax have switched their attention from summer to winter with a complete change from the hot weather sports and fun based outside pursuits to the cold weather outside activities and the warm indoor games market. Probably there is nobody ......
29 Oct 2013
It seems strange after the Indian summer that has been experienced in the UK that thoughts now turn to winter but the weather maps are already showing great swathes of bright blue as the Arctic winds and weather wend our way. Nature has a way of levelling...
24 Jul 2012
There are so many hot tubs available it can be a little bit of a problem trying to decide which, is the best system to suit your own personal use and it is worthwhile taking some time to decide on the system for you. There are many options and whilst ...
16 Jun 2011
Buying a hot tub is actually one of the coolest purchases that you can make. Do you want new friends? Then go and buy a hot tub? You will instantly become the most popular person on your street. Hot tubs are a great social feature, the instant people get ...
10 Jun 2011
Whilst in the majority of countries there are no official guidelines for hot tub usage, nor even any medical recommendations in most countries, a few simple guidelines should be followed to ensure the safety of children. For small children and infants the...
07 Jun 2011
What is the best hot tub for you to buy? Well it comes down to your personal budget and the size and type of hot tub that you want to have. When it comes down to budget then the sky’s the limit, as it is easily possible to pay over ten thousand pounds for...
07 Jun 2011
Do you like the idea of having a swimming pool in your garden for you and your kids to play in? But you are worried by the cost of building an in ground pool, as well as how long it will take to install and how hard it will be to maintain? Well if that is...
01 Jun 2011
Many of us may think of swimming pools as being a relatively modern invention, but far from it as the first one was documented as being built in the 3rd Century BC, indeed it is known that the early Romans used swimming pools to bathe in extensively. ...
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01 Jun 2011
A safe swimming pool is a happy pool. Firstly before I talk about what you need for a safe pool, I will mention insurance. This may seem odd but if you have a swimming pool you really should take out insurance against accidents that may arise from people ...
01 Jun 2011
Okay so you have decided that you are fed up with going through blistering hot Summers without a nice swimming pool to duck into to cool down in. Or maybe you are jealous of hearing your neighbors have fun in their swimming pool. Are pools expensive to ...
01 Jun 2011
Hot tubs or hot spas as they are also referred to (Note: Jacuzzi, whilst widely used to describe them as well, is actually a trademark term) bring one of the best relaxation experiences to your home that you can buy today. They are great for soaking in ...
26 May 2011
It is interesting to look at an old swimming pool to see the way that they have changed over the years and compare it to today’s modern pool. A very good benefactor by the name of George Lawrence built a lido or outdoor swimming pool just prior to the ...
26 May 2011
So you have just been paid your annual bonus and you want to rush out and buy that hot tub that you have been after for years? Well before you do then pause for breath and have a good think about what you want, and what you need, as the two things can be ...
26 May 2011
Well if you have a few tens of thousands of pounds to spare then you could go the whole hog and have an in ground swimming pool installed, yet if you are like most of us then you may not have £20,000 lying around to install an in ground swimming pool. ...
26 May 2011
The hot tub is a great addition to any garden or summerhouse and can give hours of great and relaxing comfort, it is also good for massaging and hydrotherapy. The health and safety aspect of it has been overcome over the years with chemicals and ...
26 May 2011
Is it hot today? Would you like to have a dip in your own pool? But do you think you cannot afford one? Well think again! With the recent innovations and designs intex may have made your dream pool affordable. Okay so it maybe an above ground swimming ...
26 May 2011
The typical soft liner frame supported pool has many advantages for the family in the summer days, and has the advantage that it can be safely deconstructed in the Winter, and stowed safely away when not needed. They are very easy to erect and all you ...
26 May 2011
We often think of hot tubs as first coming to prominence in the 1970’s with the advent of GRP, when suddenly the modern hot tub became a reality. Yet looking back on it these early GRP tubs were relatively poor in design, as GRP is both messy and very ...
09 May 2011
Hot tubs sometimes seem expensive and out of the price range of the ordinary working family. Running costs for the family in everyday life are difficult enough without the extra cost of a luxury like a hot tub. However the introduction of the inflatable ...
09 May 2011
There is a relatively new idea in the above ground paddling or swimming pool market that appears to be a little more than the usual inflatable splash pools. Ideally built as a play pool for children it comes as a see through inflatable pool brought onto ...
09 May 2011
The above ground swimming pool market has grown rapidly over the years, and there seem to be a never ending set of different designs all of which have some good points, and some not so good points. The market has grown because it is a fairly easy entry ...
09 May 2011
The discussion always occurs on whether it is best to have an “In ground” pool or “An above ground” pool, and what are the advantages, and what are the disadvantages? I read an article on the pools of Orange County in California where there is probably ...
09 May 2011
One of the first hot tubs I used was up a mountain in the Rockies on the outskirts of Beaver Creek, Colorado after a days skiing. It was the middle of January and the weather was freezing, it had just gone dark and hot tub was on the balcony lit by some...
21 Apr 2011
Well lets face it everyone really wants one, it does not matter if you are in the Sahara, or the South Pole, people use hot tubs Worldwide regardless of the temperature. I have been in Canada skiing and seen people using hot tubs outside, even rolling in ...
21 Apr 2011
I suppose the dream of many people is relaxing in the sauna or hot tub with a glass of champagne and watching the world go by whilst taking away the stresses and the strains of the day. The ultimate in large hot tubs often seem to come with an endless ...
21 Apr 2011
The portable swimming pool is something that sounds great, but when looked at closely is something which can seem to be a great problem. The development of the inflatable pool, and the intex type frame and liner pools are something that is changing that ...
14 Apr 2011
Well as Acrylic hot tubs are now mass-produced they have come down substantially in price in the past few years. As a result a two/three seater tub can cost around £2,000, which makes them very affordable for most families (After all you think nothing of ...
14 Apr 2011
Okay so you have made a very wise move and invested in a hot tub. They are great as unlike a swimming pool if you move house you can take it with you. Also if you find where you first put it is not your ideal location, then you can (With a bit of effort) ...
07 Apr 2011
Well it is great that you have bought your first hot tub, but have you thought about where you are going to locate it? This may seem a simple task – Pick a location for your hot tub and install it, how hard can that be? Well actually it can be very hard....
07 Apr 2011
Well you may be thinking about buying a hot tub but be worried about being seen as flashing your money around, well do not be. A basic hot spa that seats two people can now be purchased for around £2,000 and a lot of people spend that and more, just on a ...
07 Apr 2011
Buying a hot tub is a great investment as if you buy a good, well made tub then it can last you for many years to come provided that you maintain it well. It has one very big benefit that is often overlooked when comparing it to a swimming pool, in that ...
23 Mar 2011
Most hot tub dealers offer an installation service, in fact I would go so far as to say if they do not offer an installation service then do not buy anything from them. An installation service will basically consist of your dealer sending someone out to ...
21 Mar 2011
There are many benefits to owning a swimming pool, one of which is the social status that owning a swimming pool brings. And make no mistake swimming pools are a still very much perceived as a status symbol, as they certainly say “I have arrived”....
21 Mar 2011
Before you buy a hot tub you do need to have a little look at a few things beyond the basic price, which for a two or three seat entry-level model may seem very attractive. However whilst the initial “Sticker” price may seem very attractive, you need to ...
21 Mar 2011
Why should you consider buying a hot tub? Well for a start besides all of the other factors I am going to discuss, they are still very much viewed as a status symbol. Buying a spa tub, no matter where you are in the world, says, “I have arrived”. It is ...
21 Mar 2011
Are all above ground swimming pools the same? Actually there are around eight different types that are currently on the market for you to consider, varying in price and features, from less than a hundred pounds to up to eight thousand for a wooden above ...
18 Mar 2011
Would you love a swimming pool, but you have small children at home? Or have friends that are always coming around with their own children? Or perhaps the neighbours child is always being inquisitive and appearing in your garden? You may lead a busy lifes...
18 Mar 2011
Whilst many people choose to place their hot tub outside, you may be in a climate where this is simply not practical due to the weather. (However many ski resort hotels locate their tubs outside). Whilst locating a tub outside requires quite a lot of ...
18 Mar 2011
In general a hot tub is far safer than a swimming pool. Children can easily fall in to a swimming pool, this is far harder with a tub, and whilst you cannot easily lock up a swimming pool, you can get a locking hot tub cover which keeps the water safe ...
18 Mar 2011
Whilst every Intex above ground swimming pool comes with a high capacity and high efficiency water filter, this does not mean that your above ground pool will just look after itself. A pool needs some love and a bit of work to keep the water crystal clean...
16 Mar 2011
There is no getting away from the fact that as swimming pools are full of water that they can be a danger to adults and more prominently children. As such if you have an above ground swimming pool then you need to have a careful think about pool ...
16 Mar 2011
Well you have bought your new Intex swimming pool, built it up and installed it, filled it with water and you have begun to use it. However you might want to consider the purchase of a few accessories, as whilst they come with a high capacity and high ...
16 Mar 2011
Well you may have just gone out over the weekend and bought an above ground swimming pool, assembled it, filled it full of water and started using it. Or you may have spent several tens of thousands getting a contractor to build you a top of the range ...
16 Mar 2011
Initially you may see your ideal hot tub in the showroom, and the base price of say £1,999 for a five seater tub may seem very affordable, but you need to think way outside of the box when looking at the costs. Electrics – You will need to get electricity...
08 Mar 2011
You initially may not even consider having any reason to have a gazebo over your hot tub. The first Summer you install it you may spend many happy days sat outside in the Sun, but then it comes to Winter and you begin to miss not using your hot tub when ...
08 Mar 2011
Buying a swimming pool these days is far easier than it was a decade ago, and one of the reasons that pools are more affordable to buy these days is with the advent of Intex swimming pools. Above ground swimming pool designs have made pools accessible to ...
08 Mar 2011
If you like the idea of a round above ground swimming pool but feel that you want something a little more durable than an easy set swimming pool, then maybe you should look at an Intex round metal frame swimming pool. Whilst they are not as fast to ...
08 Mar 2011
The prices of hot tubs have dropped considerably in recent years as many manufacturers have switched away from building them in GRP which is very labour intensive to use, and made the switch to using acrylic tubs. These are far easier to produce than a ...
21 Feb 2011
It does not matter whether you have a large ultra frame rectangular pool, or a small easy set pool, you will need to establish a pool maintenance routine.Ideally you need to do this before you even start to build your pool and fill it with water, as the ...
21 Feb 2011
Well if you are considering buying an above ground swimming pool then you should certainly take a look at Intex, as they are the leading producer of above ground swimming pools worldwide. This is not without reason as they offer a vast range of pools for ...
21 Feb 2011
Cedar hot tubs are very popular for use in hotels, particularly in ski resorts, as when placed outside they can look far more in keeping with their surroundings than a large acrylic tub does. You can add decking around them for easy access, or even have ...
21 Feb 2011
Setting up an Intex easy set round swimming pool could not be easier. The simplicity of the design means that they are one of the most popular above ground swimming pools to purchase Worldwide. An easy set pool can be bought either from a specialist pool ...
17 Feb 2011
An alternative to the classic Intex easy set pool is the Intex round metal frame pool. Whilst they may take a little longer to assemble they are more durable and whilst costing more they may well be worth the extra investment as a ...
17 Feb 2011
There are a multitude of above ground swimming pools available for you to purchase. With circular pools from just eight feet in diameter to oval above ground swimming pools that can be up to thirty two feet or more in length. Some above ground swimming ...
17 Feb 2011
Intex oval frame pools are virtually like having an in ground swimming pool. Yet they feature the same easy simplicity and ease of construction as the Intex easy set pools. In addition they offer the virtually the same large sizes as an in ground swimming...
17 Feb 2011
Are you looking to buy an in ground swimming pool? But are you put off by the total cost or the time it will take to build, or even the six weeks or more it might take to get planning permission. Well then you might want to consider one of Intex’s ...
17 Feb 2011
Let us face it a swimming pool is a great addition to any house. But do you go for an in ground pool or an above ground pool? Well whilst in an ideal World we would probably opt for an in ground pool, they do have several disadvantages, such as the higher...
11 Feb 2011
To get the best from your hot tub you will need to ensure it is well maintained and to get the best from it this involves daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to carry out......
11 Feb 2011
Now you have decided to buy a hot tub you need to take a lot of care in planning its installation, and this is not just about deciding whereabouts in your garden you are going to place your tub. It is about planning for the delivery of the hot tub and ......
11 Feb 2011
So you have decided to invest in a nice new hot tub. Well these days there are many more things that you can buy to enhance your hot tub experience. So let us look at a few of the more popular ones in detail......
25 Jan 2011
Make no mistake being able to afford to buy a swimming pool and being able to afford to heat it can be a very different matter...
25 Jan 2011
When buying a hot tub it may seem initially that all you have to do is pick the one that is the right size for you and simply go and buy it. However there are a few key things to consider when buying your hot tub. The main ones are...
25 Jan 2011
To ensure that you get the best from your above ground pool then you will need to ensure you keep on eye on a few things...
25 Jan 2011
The benefits of above ground swimming pools are numerous. For a start, in general you do not have to order them, you can just go into a store and buy one off of the shelf. They are also available at a fraction of the cost of an in ground pool. Not only ...
25 Jan 2011
Whilst a hot tub is considered a very nice luxury to own, in order to get the best from it you need to ensure it is well maintained. If your tub is not one of the newer self cleaning ones then establishing a regular hot tub maintenance schedule is vital ...
20 Jan 2011
So you have decided that you want the ultimate in luxury, a hot tub. Well the first thing to decide before you even look at the different types available is to decide how many people you want to sit in it. This may seem an obvious question, but if you ...
20 Jan 2011
Intex offer a very wide range of above ground swimming pools from simple easy set pools to rectangular metal frame pool sets....
20 Jan 2011
Whilst some of the latest tubs are “Self Cleaning”, where by you only need to top up the chemical reservoirs and the tub will automatically add the right amounts of chemicals, for the majority of tubs you will have to test the water quality and add ...
20 Jan 2011
Installing your Intex above ground pool should be a very simple task and even those with very limited DIY skills should be able to install one. In the case of an Intex easy set pool then it is very easy indeed. With an Intex easy set pool all you have to ...
20 Jan 2011
Just like an in ground pool an above ground swimming pool needs regular maintenance to ensure the water in your pool remains crystal clear. As with any swimming pool you will need to establish a simple maintenance routine....
20 Jan 2011
Okay so you have enough money to buy a swimming pool, but you need to consider the running costs as well. It is a bit like buying a Ferrari only to discover you can only sit and watch it, as you cannot afford to insure it to drive. The same applies to a ...
17 Jan 2011
If you are looking to buy a hot tub the choice can initially seem bewildering with a multitude of manufacturers to choose from it may seem that they key driver in choosing a tub supplier is price. However you need to look beyond just the price in order to...
17 Jan 2011
So you have just got that big bonus paycheck and you want to go and buy a swimming pool, but where do you start? There are four main types of swimming pool – Above ground, Block and Liner, Free form (where the pool is built in any shape) and what I would ...
17 Jan 2011
Well allegedly over 50% of homes in North America have them. So a hot tub is must have item to many people. That said they are a big investment, and if you buy the wrong one it can be a nightmare. So this article is intended to arm you with the ...
17 Jan 2011
Well you might have purchased a basic above ground swimming pool, and think that is where the buck stops. But you could be wrong as there are a multitude of great accessories that can bring your above ground swimming pool to life....
04 Jan 2011
Although you may think that everyone wants to play video games and sit in front of the TV, good old fashioned games are becoming popular. More and more families want to find fun things to do as a family. If you have very little room in your house but want...
04 Jan 2011
Games rooms are becoming very popular in houses all over the world and are the ideal place to gather. You can all go in there as a family and enjoy the different activities together or go in there with friends. There are so many different games that you...
04 Jan 2011
When you have a large family or even if you just have a couple of children, you know that keeping them entertained is not always the easiest accomplishment. This is why many families turn to creating game rooms in their homes because it is a way to keep...
07 Dec 2010
Regardless if you just bought a home or have lived in your home for many years, one of the things that many families complain of is that they do not spend enough time together. Often when family members are home, they go off to their own bedroom and every...
07 Dec 2010
There are a lot of people that love to play air hockey but they never think about bringing a table of their own into their home. The thing is though, this is something that can be easily done and it really would not be all that much of a problem. You can ...
07 Dec 2010
For many of us, table football is one of the most thrilling pastimes of all time. If you enjoy the game enough, then you should consider purchasing your own unit. Although table football models aren't necessarily cheap, they can prove to be a worthwhile ...
26 Nov 2010
When it comes to purchasing the right gift or finding that special something for your game room, you can't go wrong with air hockey. These tables provide endless hours of great entertainment for the entire family and guests that will come over. In fact, ...
26 Nov 2010
If you are like most families, you tend to go your separate ways when you come home, which is sad because many families do not even eat meals together any more. The rush-pace at which everyone lives leaves little quality family time, but you can change ...
22 Nov 2010
Many people in the UK are looking for ways to spend their recreation time. Recreation is very important in a bid to refresh one-self, enabling the person to retreat and regain new energy and vigour. The mind and body is refreshed to face the challenges ...
22 Nov 2010
The game referred to as pool is a popular for recreation across the UK. It was popularised by bars and recreation venues all over the world where it offered patrons a chance to hone their skills on the table and become masters of the game. The game is ...
02 Jun 2009
Chlorine should only be added to your swimming pool once...
02 Jun 2009
The strange thing here is, if you can smell chlorine...
29 May 2009
Its very important to remember the three aspects to be measured when...
29 May 2009
Swimming pool sanitizers ie Chlorine...
18 May 2009
How to test calcium hardness levels...
08 May 2009
Total Alkalinity measurements are one of if not the most important ...
01 May 2009
One of if not the most importaint factor in the balance of swimming pool water...
28 Apr 2009
Provent pool problems, keep your pool water tested...
27 Apr 2009
Burning Eyes & Nose and Water Safety...
20 Apr 2009
How to fix/remove: Cloudy Pool Water, Pool Algae & Chlorine Smells...
11 Feb 2009
But today, there is a safe, affordable solution that is changing the way people ......
06 Feb 2009
The more perminant summer swimming pool...
06 Feb 2009
We have a huge selection of Metal Frame Round Pools...
06 Feb 2009
Inflatable Pools from just ?29.99!...
06 Feb 2009
Get ready for summer with our new rectangular pool selection...
03 Feb 2009
Select from the biggest hot tub ranges...
30 Jan 2009
"Lower chlorine levels will still improve water quality" says new Danish research...
29 Jan 2009
London's first mobile pool has been launched in a bid to help children who have little access to swimming facilities. ...
28 Jan 2009
A young boys life was saved by lifeguards at a...
28 Oct 2008
Pool Chemicals: Maintenance of your pool is not difficult......
28 Oct 2008
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23 Oct 2008
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23 Oct 2008
Thousands of Brits every year are joining the growing number of home spa owners......
23 Oct 2008
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23 Oct 2008
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23 Oct 2008
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