How to Make the Most of Your Backyard Oasis during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The rapidly evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that we are all spending a lot more time at home. Depending on your family and workplace, you may find that you are working from home, trying to balance online school schedules, entertaining kids and getting your work done. However, while you are social distancing, there are still many ways that you and your family can have fun. A backyard swimming pool is a safe way to keep the whole family entertained during these stressful and uncertain times. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the ways to make the most of your backyard pool during the ongoing pandemic.
Offering Virtual Water Tests & Liquid Chlorine Exchange
Now more than ever, your swimming pool can be a safe escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, it is important to continue to be vigilant with water treatment and pool maintenance. At least once per week your pool should be shocked and cleaned using either a mechanical or robotic vacuum. If your pool is being frequently used (i.e. multiple times a day), you may want to increase how often you are shocking. It’s also important to pay close attention to your pool water to watch out for any signs of concern. This may include cloudy or green water that may indicate algae or bacterial growth. This will then require specific chemicals in order to improve the quality of your pool water. Although most pool and spa showrooms are closed, you can always call your local pool company in order to ask questions about your pool water or maintenance.
Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is here to help in these uncertain times and can be reached over the phone at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket). We are committed to providing safe water care assistance during this time. Currently, we are offering virtual water tests and a liquid chlorine exchange program. For the virtual water test, simply dip your aquacheck test strip in your pool and take a picture on a white background within seven seconds. Send our team the picture and we will respond with results, relevant instructions and recommended products to help solve your water issues. For the liquid chlorine exchange program, you can order refills online from the comfort of your home, leave empty containers outside of your home for exchange and our team will deliver new filled containers right to your door!
Family Exercise at Home
One of the best ways to use your backyard pool during the ongoing pandemic is to get some exercise and enjoy some fresh air. There are so many ways to be active in your backyard pool, whether that involves swimming laps, completing a water aerobics workout or playing some pool games with your kids. Online you can find many resources to guide you through an at-home water aerobics workout, including aquafit, aqua Zumba or core and bodyweight exercises. It’s a great way to shake up your at-home workout routine, get some much needed fresh air and take advantage of your backyard pool.
Create an Outdoor Spa with a Hot Tub & Accessories
With all this extra time at home, it may also be a great time to invest in a new hot tub to compliment your backyard pool. A hot tub is a great addition to any outdoor oasis, allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home. A hot tub can help you recover after workouts, reconnect with loved ones and reduce your stress. Even in these uncertain times, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is still able to deliver a new hot tub to your home. With appropriate water care and maintenance, your hot tub is safe to use throughout the pandemic as long as you only share it with members of your household. Until social distancing measures are lifted, you should not be using your backyard pool or hot tub with anyone who does not live in your household. This includes neighbours, friends and extended family members.
During the ongoing pandemic, the extra time spent at home with your family may inspire you to reimagine your whole outdoor living space. With shipping from Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we can help you renovate your backyard space in a safe and efficient way. We can help deliver new backyard furniture to revamp your patio or outdoor kitchen. We can also ship pool accessories including flotation devices, toys and games for the kids and fitness equipment to make the most of your backyard pool. Whatever you are interested in purchasing, we can help organize safe delivery of your new furniture or accessories. Contact us today to learn more about purchasing and shipping equipment for your inground pool.
Shop Online with Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is committed to providing continued support and services to our valued clients. The health and safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority. In accordance with public health guidelines, our showrooms are therefore closed, but our team continues to operate while practicing safety and hygienic measures. Our online store is fully operational, allowing you to order any of your water care, pool maintenance or pool accessory needs. We provide fast and free delivery of anything you may need for your backyard at this time and can have products ready for curbside pickup in as little as one hour during business hours. Whether you are looking to purchase a new hot tub, a part to fix your pool or a new pool game for your family, our online store has everything you may need. For any additional questions or concerns, you can contact the Seaway Pools team at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).
We know that this is a difficult and stressful time and many people are unsure what the future has in store. For now, we are committed to continuing to help our customers with any of their pool and hot tub needs. Now more than ever it’s important to invest in our mental and physical well-being, especially from the comfort of your own backyard oasis.