VETERANS DAY – November 11th

Veterans Day is a day to say “Thank You” to all who so selflessly gave and give by serving their country. Thank You to the families who suffer proudly while their loved ones are far from home serving their country.  According to the National Veterans Affairs, this is the 99th year the nation has celebrated and remembered those who have served in uniform!  It was first know as Armistice Day 98 years ago.  It has been known as Veterans Day since 1954.  The Department is broadening the tradition to observe the month of November with appreciation to both Veterans and Military Families. 

On November 1, 2017, it was proclaimed the month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month.  An excerpt of the proclamation states,

“It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families. As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln’s charge to care for those who have “borne the battle,” I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.”


To all of our men and women in uniform and their families, past and present,
The Team at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More Thanks and salutes you all!


#VeteransDay #ThankaVet #supportveterans



-Shari Provan-Crofut


What do you think this kid was for Halloween? Comment your guesses below and I will fill you in on Friday!

A Fart!

-Shari Provan-Crofut



Keep Swimming all year round with a Rheem, EcoStealth or Nirvana pool heat pump available at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More. Sure, we live in Florida.  But, if you’re like me, you like your pool water on the warmer side.  We do get a few cool, or even cold, days that can drop your pool temp quickly.  A heat pump is a great and cost effective way to heat your pool on those cold days.  

Check them out on our website here: . Or come into the shop to see them in person! 

We carry only the best and they are on sale right now!




Cold days are on their way!  

Let the Team at Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More help you prepare for those cold days with a heat pump from some of the most trusted names in the business!


The Unique Team – We Make It Fun To Stay Home!

-Shari Provan-Crofut


Hot Tub Exercises

Not only is soaking in your hot tub a great and easy way to burn calories, it is a great and easy place to do some low impact exercising!

Check out this link for 10 easy exercises you can do in your hot tub or swim spa:

#swimforlife #TipTuesday

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#MotivationMonday How Far Can You Go?

How Far Can You Go?

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.
#success #livenowsuccess #motivation



Have a great Monday and wonderful week!

– Shari Provan-Crofut




Live Life Juiced!
Time to relax and recharge getting ready for the upcoming week! Wouldn’t you love to do it in a hot tub or swim spa? Or maybe you’d like to play pool on your own table with your friends? Either way, we’ve got you covered. We DO Make It Fun To Stay Home!


-Shari Provan-Crofut


Let’s hope so, last couple have been a bit of a let down! Do yourself a favor and stop in to Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More and take advantage of the super savings going on. Not only slashed prices, but Hot Springs is running a special financing promotion. Check it out:


-Shari Provan-Crofut


Don’t worry about getting old – worry about thinking old
Did you know swimming and exercising in a swim spa or hot tub are the best you can do to keep your body from “thinking” old!! The heated water and low impact make it a much more enjoyable work out. Stay tuned for easy exercises on Tip Tuesday!



-Shari Provan-Crofut


One of the original hot tubs? …look how far they’ve come! Come see the exciting new features designed to tantalize all of your senses as well as relax and soothe aching muscles.


-Shari Provan-Crofut

#HotTub Exercises

Hot Tub Exercises

Turn your spa or hot tub into an aquatic gym with 10 Easy Spa & Hot Tub Exercises:

1. Roll your shoulders

Straight in the center of your spa or hot tub, begin with light shoulder rolls backwards and forwards. The heat and water resistance can make this simple movement improve joint mobility and boost circulation to your, neck, torso, and shoulders. Try for 3 sets of 30 on each shoulder.

2. Work your core

From a seated position face the center of your spa or hot tub. Lift both knees to your chest then fully extend your legs, keeping them together. This exercise focuses on your core.  Make sure and keep your back straight–no arching, and don’t bring your shoulders toward your ears – this increases tension in your neck. Another 3 sets of 30.

3. Kick your feet

From a seated position with your legs straight toward the center of your spa or hot tub, begin as if you are pedaling a bicycle. For quadriceps and to loosen tight hip flexors, you can also straighten, lower, and lift your legs against the resistance of the water. Do either exercise for 3 sets of 30 if you are able – you may need to work up to this.

4. Clap your hands

While standing, put your arms under water and out from your sides. With thumbs pointing toward the sky and hands flat, bring your arms together so your palms touch. Then extend them back. This move works your chest, biceps, triceps and shoulders . To isolate your chest and effectively exercise your arms, make sure to keep your shoulders relaxed. Do 3 sets of 30.


5. Raise your heels

Standing, raise from your heels onto your toes repeatedly for 3 sets of 15 – 30 . This exercise slims and tones your calves. To aid in balance, put your hand against the wall.  

6. Cross your arms

With your shoulders under water, extend your arms with your palms facing down, then cross them in front of your chest. Repeat this movement to raise your heart rate and activate your shoulder muscles. Do 3 sets of 20 – 40.

7. Bend your knees

Standing on one leg, bring one knee to your chest. Rapidly alternate bending and raising each leg in a high-knees running motion working against the resistance of the water.  This will work your abs and legs. For stability, keep one or both hands on the wall or a flotation device. Do 3 sets of 30 – 60.

8. Twist your torso

With shoulders submerged, cross your arms across your chest. Contract your abdominal muscles, twist slowly from left to right, and right to left. As you twist, exhale and inhale as you return to center. Keep your shoulders relaxed.  Do 3 sets of 20 – 30.

9. Sit and stand

Do some squats without hurting your knees. Tilt your hips back (as if you’re sitting in a chair) and extend your arms for balance. Sit back slowly and pause halfway down, contracting your abdominal muscles and pressing your hips forward as you return to a standing position. Avoid locking your knees to prevent stress on your joints, . 

10. Stretch it out

It’s always a good idea to stretch at the end of any work out.  In a standing position bend one knee and grab your foot behind you. Keep the bent knee close to your standing leg for a deep stretch. Hold onto the wall with one hand if you need the support. Hold for 30 – 45 seconds then switch to the other leg and repeat.

Stretch out your back, torso, and shoulders by holding the wall, keeping both feet flat.   Push your hips away from your hands toward the center of your spa or hot tub. Keep your back flat and contract your core.  Hold for 30 – 45 seconds.

These exercises are a great way to improve mobility, cardiovascular health and overall fitness in the controlled, low-impact environment of your spa or hot tub. As these exercises become easier for you, you can increase the number of repetitions or even add light weights to your wrists and ankles.  



-Shari Provan-Crofut