Sunplay Blog

What is Pebble Tec?

There are all kinds of pool finishes available today from vinyl, to plaster, to gunite and cement. Each has their individual benefits and drawbacks. In recent years, one kind of pool finish has become more and more popular with pool owners: Pebble Tec. What is Pebble Tec? Pebble Tec pool finishes is similar to plaster […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Tub Chlorine

Choosing a good sanitizer for your hot tub can be confusing—there are so many options to decide between! If you’re looking at some of the most popular choices, you might find yourself looking at hot tub chlorine. Chlorine is a very popular choice for swimming pools and some new hot tub owners might not know […]

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Fun Fact Friday: The World’s Largest Residential Pool

We’ve checked out some amazing pools here at Sunplay. There’s been Utah’s spectacular $2 million dollar pool that features a 90 foot diving platform, the Oklahoma scuba pool, and the world’s deepest pool in Italy with impressive depths of 131 feet. That got us thinking: where is the world’s largest residential pool? To answer that […]

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Hot Tub Cover Cleaning

A hot tub cover is an important investment for any spa owner. It is your first line of defense for keeping your water sanitized and saves you money by maintaining heat and preventing water evaporation. As a hot tub owner, you know how important it is to keep the water properly balanced in order to […]

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Does Chlorine Cause Eye Irritation?

One of the common complaints about swimming is that pool water seems to affect people’s eyes, namely by turning them red and causing them to itch. Our assumption when it comes to irritation is usually a knee-jerk reaction like “there must be too much chlorine in the pool” when we should realize that’s an urban […]

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Hot Tub Cleaning in 6 Easy Steps

Keeping your hot tub clean is an important part of the bather experience. Not only will it look aesthetically pleasing, you’ll have a certain peace of mind knowing that your shell is immaculate. It doesn’t get that way on its own. A hot tub environment’s natural tendency is to accumulate gunk that will build up […]

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Is it Okay to Pee in the Ocean?

If you’re like most Americans, the early bite of the fall already has people looking to head to the nearest beach. Whether you hit up the west coast, travel across the globe to Australia or relax in the South of France, you may be looking forward to jumping into the lapping waves of the ocean […]

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How to Backwash a Sand Filter

    If your pool water has gone cloudy or your filter has lost noticeable pressure, it may be necessary to backwash your filter. If you have a sand filter, this is a fairly simple process accomplish. Out of all the filters, sand filters are the easiest to clean on a regular basis. Instead of […]

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Hot Tub Topside Control Panel: A Complete Guide

Your hot tub’s topside control panel is your mission control for your spa experience. It tells you all you need to know about what’s going on in the water and gives you control enough so you can customize your soak based on what you find most relaxing. The topside controls is responsible for all kinds […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pool Algae

Pool algae is an obnoxious and often debilitating problem that keeps people out of the water and leaving you with a pool that is underutilized. Algae blooms are caused when algae spores enter the pool that travel there either by wind, rained, or contaminated suits and equipment. Given good conditions (heat, sunlight, high pH), you can […]

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