Swim Spa Installation: Behind the Scenes with Meredith Kessler

“Go behind the scenes with professional triathlete Meredith Kessler and learn more about her swim spa installation. The H2X Challenger 15D was installed on an existing paver patio, with gorgeous views of the adjacent woods.”

This is an awesome Swim Spa installation! Love the positioning. I, too, was impressed at how the two men installed our swim spa. I was so afraid that they wouldn’t be able to pull off what I wanted to do but they made it look easy!

‘Is there a swimming pool shortage as we hit hottest week?’ WDEF.com

WDEF.com reported on the local swimming pool shortage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

'Is there a swimming pool shortage as we hit hottest week?' WDEF.com
Click here to watch the video – https://wdef.com/2020/07/13/swimming-pool-shortage-hit-hottest-week/

The article mentions the heat, the COVID-19, etc. as reasons.

“You know, kids are at home, it’s a lot easier to entertain them when they have a swimming pool, hot tub or things like that. Plus, we get a lot of people saying they cancelled their vacations, and they redirected their money towards home improvement or home entertainment.”


Are you finding the same to be true of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas in your area? I am betting so!

Can COVID-19 spread in Hot Tub or Swim Spa water?

Photo Source: HotTubsInc.com

News4Jax.com (Jacksonsville, Florida) posted:

‘With rising temperatures and summer coming, many people’s thoughts are turning to swimming pools. But with social distancing, face masks and other efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus new normal, would it be safe to go in the water?…

“…News4Jax put information circulating on social media saying you could catch coronavirus from pool water or in a hot tub through our Trust Index testing to get you a reliable answer….”

One answer offered was from the CDC –

“There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas,” according to the CDC. “Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water”

Read other sources’s comments in the article.

Hot Springs, Hot Tubs and Travel Destinations!

Among ‘The 11 Best Hot Springs In The U.S.‘ on TravelAwaits.com is #9 – Hot Springs, N.C.

“Just across the Tennessee border is Hot Springs, North Carolina, situated along the famous Appalachian Trail. The town claims that Native Americans used the waters during their travels and often stopped at the nearby Paint Rock for meditation and prayer…”

“…For soaking, head either to the Hot Springs Resort & Spa or Broadwing Farm. The 100-acre resort has private tubs that are available by the hour. They are continuously fed by the nearby river and are drained and cleaned after every use…

“…Each of the three cabins at Broadwing Farm comes with its own private hot tub filled with mineral water from the nearby French Broad River…”

Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it!?!

Read more about Hot Springs and the other locations!

Hot Tub store owner committed to staff & customers during COVID-19

My wife and I bought our Swim Spa at a Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show given by ‘Hot Tubs, Inc.’ in Owings, Maryland. The store serves Maryland, Virginia and along the East Coast.

We received an email from the owner this week with a letter from Kevin Greenwell, the President of ‘Hot Tubs, Inc.’ and ‘Stevenson Pools’.

In the letter, Mr. Greenwell wrote:

Dear friends and customers,

I hope this email finds you well and that you’re staying safe during the current health crisis. As most of you know, our retail store is closed. During this period of time, we’ve committed to paying our retail staff even though they are not working.

With that said, we find ourselves in quite the dilemma. We’ve already purchased and taken delivery of this seasons pool and spa supplies. To continue paying our staff and serving our customers, we’ve come up with a unique idea to help you help us.
We are going to offer a no contact, socially distant pool and spa chemical and accessory delivery service directly to your pool deck or patio area free of charge, along with offering 10% discount on chemicals.

Mr. Greenwell elaborated on the promotion’s excellent plan –

Delivery is free of charge and you will receive a text confirmation with a photo of your chemicals on your pool deck at the time of delivery.

As we do our best to slow the spread, maintain a commitment to our customers, and maintain a commitment to our staff and their families, we hope you will remain committed to us by taking advantage of this unique opportunity.

We will begin taking orders Wednesday 4/8 and deliveries will begin on 4/9. Please share with your neighbors, friends and family that may not be on our email contact list. Please stay inside during our chemical delivery. The safety of our employees and our customers is what’s most important!

We value your business and thank you for your commitment to us over the past 41 years.

My best,

Kevin Greenwell
Hot Tubs, Inc
Stevenson Pools

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Love the pictures of the ‘Dog Swim Spa’ in New Zealand!

Why should only people be blessed with the experience of a Hot Tub or Swim Spa?
I love that it is shared with dogs (I even saw a LAMB!) at the Templeton, New Zealand ‘Dog Swim Spa’! : )

Check out their photos…


Our 17 year old daschund Ginger, and I have spent many an hour Stand Up Paddleboarding together, but sadly, those days seem to be over. She doesn’t have the patience anymore. Understandable! She wants off as soon as we get on to the board.

HOWEVER, we’ve started including her for short blocks of time in the Swim Spa. We’ve taken two floats and created a platform high enough to keep her dry AND we’ve let her swim short distances in the water. She seems to enjoy it all!

Should I buy a 12-person Hot Tub or a Yacht with ONE?

That is the question! The answer, if you are anything like me is pretty simple – buy the HOT TUB!
I WOULD, however, take the 160 foot GTT 160 yacht though if offered to me!

After all…

“The “wellbeing” checklist ranges from a main-deck master stateroom with an open-air balcony on either side, to a full galley with breakfast bar fit for a professional chef or a serious home cook, to a movie lounge with a 75-inch screen and a bar. The aft main deck replicates a beach club, with a 12-person hot tub, a spa area and a gym. “

Photo Source: RobbReport.com

Rooftop Bar at 230 Fifth Ave in NYC features Hot Tubs in Igloos!

Photo Source: 230-Fifth.com

“As the winter comes to a close, 230 Fifth is putting a spin on its winter themed “Igloo Bar” and introducing hot tubs to accommodate its already world-famous igloos.   For $300.00 guests (up to 4 per booking) can reserve a heated igloo for 2.5 hours that is accompanied with a hot tub.  The reservation includes (2) drinks per guest, and patrons are required to bring their own swimsuit with the venue providing towels and robes.” PRNewsWire.com

Rooftop Igloo Hot Tub Reservation-Includes:
(2) Drinks per guest / Food can not be consumed in hot tub
Additional Drinks can be ordered from server
(4) Towels,
(4) Robes

$300 for 2.5 hours (not including 20% gratuity)
Additional beverages to be paid onsite

4 guests maximum per package No Showers Must wear bathing suit or underwear (strictly no nudity)

Source: 230-Fifth.com

This is a third party review of the Igloos at 230 5th Ave!