How To Get Rid Of Algae, Mold, And Mildew In Your Hot Tub

How To Get Rid Of Algae, Mold, And Mildew In Your Hot Tub

If you’re the owner of a well-made, high-quality hot tub, you can anticipate trouble-free performance for many years—provided you take the time to follow a simple schedule for regular ongoing maintenance. This will require a minimal output of time and energy, and will likely involve testing and adjusting your spa water weekly, cleaning the filters monthly, … Read More

Benefits of Saltwater Hot Tubs

Benefits of Saltwater Hot Tubs

For centuries, people have traveled to hot springs to bathe in the mineral-rich waters and experience their restorative powers. These hot springs are prized for their ability to improve health and wellness in a relaxing and natural way. Now you can enjoy those same transformative properties without ever leaving the peace and comfort of your backyard. By … Read More

Holiday Gift Ideas for Hot Tubbers

Holiday Gift Ideas for Hot Tubbers

The season for holiday gift giving is upon us and while online shopping makes the process safe and convenient, you’re still faced with the challenge of finding the perfect item for everyone on your list. If you’ve had it with boring, predictable gifts, we’re here to help. Start by considering the hobbies and favorite activities … Read More

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could … Read More

Sleep Better

Sleep Better

Why do I sleep better after a soak in the hot tub? Many people struggle to wind down completely at the end of the day, in order to get a complete and restful night of sleep. In fact, in his groundbreaking book, Undoing Perpetual Stress, Dr. Richard O’Connor makes a solid case that the human … Read More

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

It’s Friday night. You promised that special someone a romantic date night but you’ve just sat in an hour of traffic and your back hurts. Getting gussied up to go out is the last thing you want to do. So skip the dinner and movie and head back to your Hot Spring hot tub for … Read More

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

Take Your Relaxation to a Whole New Level. Taking time to relax and destress is an important element of maintaining a balanced life. Being immersed in warm water has been proven to help you relax both physically and mentally, and even helps your body turn down the “fight or flight” response we have to stress. … Read More

Texas Style Brisket

Texas Style Brisket

This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings. Ingredients One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher) Instructions Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make more than you need for one brisket; store the remainder in … Read More

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Vivian Howard. Her documentary film series, “A Chef’s Life,” has won a Peabody Award, a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for four James Beard Awards. You can read more about Vivivan on P32 of our Lifestyle Magazine. “My Blue Q Suace is inspired by typical Eastern North Carolina vinegar-based barbecue sauce. But we … Read More

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 1 pound jalapenos 4-6 oz cream cheese 1-2 pounds shrimp 1 pound bacon Seasoning Instructions Set EGG for indirect cooking (with convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C. Cook the grouper on a Perforated Cooking Grid. Mix with cream cheese when cooked. Cut the stems off and split the jalapenos in half long … Read More