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WELLNESS THROUGH WATER!

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…

Corrosion Blamed On Salt-Water Pools

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

The backyard pool is one of the true joys of a North Texas summer. And as many as 65 percent of new pools are built with salt-water filtration systems. But a growing number of families say the salt is corroding parts of their prized pools. Steve Riley’s company cleans and maintains pools in Dallas. He…

Congratulations to the IPod Winners!

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Lisa R of Holyoke won a 4GB Nano Terry L of Hadley won a 4 GB Nano James L of Belchertown won the 8GB Nano Announcing Two New Exciting Contests! The Backyard Vacation Contest. Your Backyard could win you Teddy Bear Pools & Spas T-shirts and Gift Certificates. The Best Backyard Winner receives a Garmin Navigation…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2-4: This Time Of Year Most People Are Opening Their Pool

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

This time of year most people are opening their pool and finding that the water has Algae. Even though you followed the directions on how to close your pool to the letter. Here is some information on why and what can be do about this and how to prevent it in the future. WHY? In…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2-3: Recycle The Water From My Pool Cover!

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Spring is coming soon (I hope) and I want to know what to do with the water from my pool cover, other than just draining it into the street. You can filter it and put it back in the pool, this refill’s your pool after winter water loss. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas has a…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2-2: Tips To Buying A Hot Tub

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Are you in the market for a hot tub? We have put together a great list of things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect hot tub for your home. Think of it like buying a car, Know what you want and what you don’t need also don’t forget to test drive the…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2-1 Top 5 Ways To Keep Mice Away

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Rodent season is upon us. As temperatures drop, rats and mice are more likely to take refuge in your spa cabinet, pool filter or shed in search of warmth (and who can blame them?).But it isn’t just the weather which is leading to a rise in mouse infestations: It reported that rodent-related callouts increased 34…

BEAR FACTS Vol. 5 Swimming Pool Heaters

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Ever wish you could enjoy your swimming pool a few months more? Well you can! All you need to do is supply your system with a heater. Keep in mind, there are additional costs to maintaining the temperature of your pool. If you do decide to go this route, it is important for you to…

BEAR FACTS Vol 4 Health Benefits Of A Hot Tub

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

There are three factors at work in your hot tub: heat, buoyancy and massage. Together, they create natural healing powers and health benefits discovered by the ancient Greeks years ago. The Romans, Greeks, Japanese and other cultures have recognized the many benefits of this relaxing and rejuvenating experience to mind and body. From simply unwinding…

BEAR FACTS Vol 3 Hot Tub Start-Up Instructions For Bromine or Chlorine

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Spa Start-Up: Brominating Concentrate First Time Start-Up Fill your spa with water. If the make-up water is from a well or other     nonmunicipal source, testing prior to filling is recommended. Super-oxidize the spa with Brominating Concentrate with spa circulation system    turned on. Run all pumps at least one cycle. Operate the spa circulation system…

BEAR FACTS vol 2-8: Importance Of Water Balance For Winter

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Pool closing time is usually a sad time of year.  The weather is getting cold, the leaves are changing color and the warm memories of summertime fun are fading away.  This is not usually the time of year that people like to think about their swimming pools, but this is really the most important time…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2-6: Coudy Waters

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

Winters over and you’ve opened your pool. You added all the chemicals and the water is still not sparkling blue. Cloudy water can be frustrating when all you wanted was to look out and see sparkling water. I will give you a few tips to clear up your cloudy water. Instructions Step 1 The first…

BEAR FACTS Vol 2 Hot Tub Covers And Taking Care For Them

By DIFDESIGN | February 24, 2015

The Basics Vinyl hot tub covers typically are treated with UV, cold crack, and mildew inhibitors.  These treatments help preserve the life of hot tub covers at the same time the cover preserves the life of your spa. Deterring mold is a very important part in protecting the life of hot tub covers because mold…