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Teddy Bear Pools & Spas has been building backyard fun since 1975. Our expert staff will guide you through Pools, Spas & Swimspas to help you find which will bring wellness to your life. Our articles focus on “Wellness Through Water”! Wellness Through Water will focus on 6 key dimensions, including Health, Recovery, Therapeutic, Tranquility, Social & Experience

Drowning Awareness Month

By Keziah Abanador | May 18, 2024

Drowning is SILENT. As we dive into May, we are confronted with a tragic reality: drowning ranks among the leading causes of unintentional death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 236,000 lives are lost to drowning each year. In honor of Drowning Awareness Month, we’re dedicated to raising awareness and preventing this tragedy.…

Soak into the World of Hydrotherapy at Teddy Bear Pools & Spa with Hot Spring Spas

By StephenOtto | January 26, 2024

Soak into the World of Hydrotherapy at Teddy Bear Pools & Spa with Hot Spring Spas Hydrotherapy, often referred to as water therapy, aquatic therapy, or hydropathy, is making waves in the world of wellness, and Teddy Bear Pools & Spa is your gateway to this rejuvenating experience. At our Chicopee, MA location, we’re proud…

Elevate Your Pool Care with Teddy Bear Shock 56

By Conor Otto | August 23, 2023

Elevate Your Pool Care with Teddy Bear Shock 56: The Ultimate Solution for Crystal-Clear Waters Are you tired of the ongoing struggle to maintain the clarity and algae-free beauty of your pool? Look no further – Teddy Bear Shock 56 is here to revolutionize your pool maintenance routine and bring you results that truly stand…

Pets in a Pool

By StephenOtto | August 14, 2023

Pets in a Pool? Dogs can indeed go in the swimming pool, but several important considerations must be taken into account to ensure their safety and the pool’s cleanliness. Firstly, not all dogs are natural swimmers, so it’s crucial to know your dog’s swimming ability. Even strong swimmers can tire or panic in the water,…

Evaporation or Pool Leak

By StephenOtto | August 6, 2023

Evaporation or Pool Leak Evaporation from a swimming pool is a natural process in which water molecules at the pool’s surface gain enough energy to transition from the liquid state to the gaseous state (water vapor). This process occurs due to the kinetic energy of the molecules and the temperature of the water. Here are…

Pool Water Safety

By StephenOtto | July 31, 2023

Pool Water Safety. Water safety is indeed crucial, especially when it comes to pools. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas would like to provide you with some general water safety guidelines that can help ensure a safe aquatic environment, promoting Wellness Through Water. Here are some key tips: Supervision: Always supervise children and inexperienced swimmers around…

How a pool can combat heat exhaustion.

By StephenOtto | July 17, 2023

How a pool can combat heat exhaustion. Swimming in a pool can be a lifesaver when it comes to combating heat exhaustion. When you find yourself suffering from the effects of excessive heat, immersing your body in cool water can provide immediate relief and prevent the situation from escalating. The pool offers a host of…

Chlorine: Not Created Equally

By Conor Otto | July 12, 2023

Teddy Bear Pools Chlorine: Efficiency and Value Choosing the right chlorine for your swimming pool maintenance is crucial. Teddy Bear Pools Chlorine stands out from big box store alternatives due to its unique dosage requirement. While competitors often require two tablets for the same effect, Teddy Bear Pools Chlorine only needs one tablet per 10,000…

What To Do for Your July 4th Cookout and Pool Party

By StephenOtto | July 2, 2023

What to do for your July 4th Cookout and Pool Party For your July 4th cookout and pool party, there are several recommendations to ensure a fantastic celebration. Start by firing up the grill and preparing classic American favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue chicken. Don’t forget to offer a variety of toppings and…

Pool Care with Eco-Smarte Salt-Free Chlorine-Free Systems

By StephenOtto | June 26, 2023

Pool Care with Eco-Smarte Salt-Free Chlorine-Free Systems Maintaining a clean and healthy swimming pool is a top priority for pool owners. Traditionally, chlorine has been the go-to chemical for pool sanitation. However, concerns about the potential side effects of chlorine and the environmental impact of its byproducts have led to the development of alternative pool…

ABC40 Team of the Week: Ludlow Teddy Bear Pools

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

By MassLive.com Wednesday July 15, 2009, 1:07 PM Fresh off their sweep of Chicopee in the American Legion playoffs, abc40 profiles Ludlow Teddy Bear Pools.

Hot Tub Case Study Terry & Cindy Agawam, MA

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

The Customer Terry & Cindy live in Agawam, MA and where looking for a Hot Tub for relaxation and entertaining. The Challenge To configure a new deck and placement of a Hot Tub as well as choosing the correct Hot Tub for entertaining during the backyard events. Terry & Cindy already have an 18’x36’ mountain…

Hot Tub Case Study Karen South Hadley, MA

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

The Customer Karen from South Hadley retired from teaching in the fall spring of 2008. She was looking for some relaxation. The Challenge Find the correct Hot Tub for Karen’s needs. Karen has a small concrete patio and was looking for a good fit in a corner. She would be using the Hot Tub by…

Hot Tub Case Study for Westfield, MA

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

The Customer Aaron & Becky  live in Westfield, MA and where looking for a Hot Tub to help with small aches and pains. The Challenge Aaron & Becky wanted a Hot Tub that they could not only relax in but would also massage aches and pains away. They also wanted a Hot Tub that was…

Dave from Ludlow. MA

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Dave from Ludlow. MA is the proud new owner of A Hot Spring Vangruard.

Looking For Replacement Pool Parts For Your Aboveground or in Ground Pool?

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Teddy Bear Pools & Spas is your one stop for all your replacement swimming pool parts. Are you looking for aboveground wall fitting? Replacement skimmers like the Hayward SP1091LX or do you just need to replace the skimmer gaskets. Do you need to replace the return wall fitting SP1023 or just need a new return…

How to Choose the Correct Replacement Liner for Above Ground Pools

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Above ground swimming pool liners are a functional part of the swimming pool, but also add style and character. Above ground pool liners are available in an amazing selection of attractive patterns and styles, and often set the décor for the entire swimming pool area. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas has a large stock of…

A Clean Sweep With Private Label

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business. All professionals featured in this column are selected at random. We’ve managed to build a solid reputation over the past 35 years. Customers appreciate our service and knowledge as much as they do our pools and products.…

Bonding Pool Water 680.26C

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Click Here to go to Forum 17-99 Log #1190 NEC-P17 (680.26(C) (New) Final Action: Accept Submitter: Neil F. LaBrake, Jr. , National Grid Rep. Edison Electric Insitute-Electric Light & Power Group Comment on Proposal No: 17- 122 Recommendation: Accept Proposal 17- 122. Substantiation: Testing done by a National Laboratory (NEETRAC) clearly substantiates that the potential…

Bond Widget

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

In January 2008, the NEC passed (680.26(C) requiring Pool Water to be bonded. The Bond Widget was developed in Chicopee, MA to solve this problem. The Bond Widget is a 4” by 1.5” hose adapter, This equils over 17″ Bonding the Water. The Bond Widget was designed for Above Ground pools but will also work…

What Is CPR?

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. When performed correctly, CPR can save a child’s life by restoring breathing and circulation until advanced life support can be given by health care providers. What Is CPR? The letters in CPR stand for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a combination of rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest…

Water Safety for your School Age Child

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Swimming and playing in water can give your child much pleasure and good exercise. But you must take steps to prevent your child from drowning. Never let your child swim in any body of water without an adult watching. Be sure the adult watching your child knows how to swim, get emergency help, and perform…