Which Pool Chemicals Do I Need?

“What chemicals should I add to my pool?” you may ask. There are many different types of chemicals and chemical systems you could add to your pool. When choosing a chemical system, it is important that all of the chemicals are keeping your pool clean, balanced, and comfortable for summer! Regardless of the types of … Read More

Chlorine and SoftSwim 3 Step Maitenance

Water chemistry for your pool is as easy as ABC – 1, 2, 3. SoftSwim is a non-chlorinated three-step pool chemical system. ABC SoftSwim A – Algaecide Applying SoftSwim A weekly or every two weeks will prevent algae growth. SoftSwim B – Sanitizer Also known as biguanide, SoftSwim B can be used every two weeks … Read More


SilkBalance is the next best thing to a salt water system when it comes to soft, silky, and sparkling water. SilkBalance is an organic, liquid formula designed to give the users silky, hydrating and sparkling water, while also locking in your pH, and lessening the need for certain chemicals. Before you start using SilkBalance, make … Read More

How to Maintain a Swimming Pool

Having a pool during the summer months can be the perfect backyard getaway and party spot with friends and family. With any pool, keeping the water clear and safe requires regular maintenance and attention. Keep Water Balanced Having correctly balanced water in your pool is essential to keeping your water safe, clean, and clear. To … Read More

Hot Tub Electrical Setup 101

You have already made the best decision toward Every Day Made Better by incorporating a hot tub into your lifestyle. Before it’s delivered you really only have to do 2 simple steps: 1.) Provide an area to place the hot tub 2.) Make sure the electrical is hooked up. The hot tub electrical setup needs … Read More

Sand vs Glass Pool Filters

Sand: Filter sand has always been the go to filter for quite some time. It gets the job done when it comes to filtering your pool. The most common type of sand is 20-grade silica sand, meaning this type of sand can filter particles as small as 20 microns. Sand has jagged edges that are … Read More

Can My Hot Tub Handle Freezing Temps?

Being in the frozen region of North Dakota, we are frequently asked if hot tubs can withstand our dramatically cold temperatures. The answer is yes!  We’re happy to say all hot tubs from HotSpring Spas and Pool Tables 2 are more than prepared to handle the cold. In fact, our tubs are rated for down … Read More

“Faux Wicker” Explained

“Faux Wicker” is a misnomer. “Wicker” is a certain pattern of weaving that dates way back. Most often people or manufacturers create wicker items by weaving strands of willow, rattan or other natural materials. While the wicker pattern creates a strong hold, over time the strands of natural material tend to fray and splinter. Also, … Read More

Common Salt Water Pool Questions

How much salt is added to a saltwater pool? Of course, the size of your pool will determine how much salt you will be adding. However, the ideal range for your salt concentration in a pool is around 2,700-3,200 ppm. Do I add the entire recommended amount of salt into my pool at one time? … Read More

Converting a Chlorine Pool to a Salt Water System

Interested in converting your chlorine pool to a saltwater pool? To start, you should know that a saltwater pool is essentially a chlorine pool. A chlorine pool requires you to physically add the needed amount of chlorine to your pool, daily or weekly. In comparison, a saltwater pool has a chlorine generator that produces and … Read More