#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.
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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


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-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


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#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


If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.
#eyeonthegoal #changetheplan #neverthegoal
-Shari Provan-Crofut

#TipTuesday – To Shock or Not To Shock?

#TipTuesday To Shock or Not To Shock?


No one wants to soak in a dirty hot tub. If your water’s cloudy, or isn’t smelling fresh despite your efforts to keep it clean, it could need a good shock.  Shocking your hot tub is the best way you can ensure that the water is safe and free from all contaminants. Whenever you open your hot tub, after a period of inactivity, or as part of your weekly maintenance or even use, it is a good idea to shock before and after use. Here is everything you should know about shocking your hot tub so you are prepared to care for your spa the proper and cleanliest way.

Why Shock Your Hot Tub?

The obvious reason for shocking your hot tub is to clean the water so it is safe for use.  If your water is cloudy, shock may take care of that. But what does shock really do for your water?

There are four main reasons to shock your hot tub:

    1. Remove organic compounds from the water.  If you use your hot tub often or you have 3 or 4 bathers in there at once, the level of organic compounds can spike quickly. Removing these compounds is a must for clean water.
    2. Kill bacteria. Chlorine and bromine based shock compounds can easily kill bacteria growing in the water so it is safe. However, if you use other types of shock compounds, they will not disinfect the water.
    3. Remove bromamines or chloramines from the hot tub. Adding shock once a week will help break the bonds that form these contaminants so they can easily be removed from the water.
    4. Reactivate bromides in the spa.  If your hot tub uses bromine, adding shock once a week will help activate it to properly clean the water of your hot tub.

Shock Compounds

There are two main types of shock compounds available – chlorine based and non-chlorine based shocks. Both offer their own strengths and weaknesses and should be a part of every hot tub owners maintenance schedule.

Chlorine Based Shock

These types of shock are both oxidizers and disinfectants as well. They should be used periodically but not every single time you need to give your hot tub a good shock as the chemicals can hard on your hot tub’s plumbing if misused. Chlorine based shock is best used when you first open your hot tub, when you change the water or when you need to give it a good cleaning after a heavy bather load.

Non-Chlorine Shock

These types of shock won’t disinfect the water, so if you are worried about bacteria this isn’t the right one to use. They are great at oxidizing other contaminants and cleaning up the water.  This type of shock is for regular use, i.e., on a weekly basis with regular chemical maintenance schedule or after use to keep the water in great shape while you are using your spa on a regular basis.


At Lakeland Unique Pools, Spas & More, we have a full line of chemicals for keeping your water beautiful, crystal clear and healthy at all times.  Bring in a sample of your water for free testing.  We will make sure you get everything you need – and nothing you don’t!



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-Shari Provan-Crofut

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