Pool | Spas Blog

Hmmm... I didn't know that  (Algae)

Posted by Jessica Greene on Mar 28, 2017 6:11:21 PM

This week I was browsing through some of the products on our shelfs and had a question about the algaecide we carry….Well that one question led to this research! Enjoy!!

           ALGAE!!! Prevention

Algae. Ick, right? Who would want to deal with that in their pool all summer long when they could be swimming! The problem is, by the time you can actually see this single celled microorganism there are literally millions of plants already in your pool! So, what is the very best way to eliminate the problem of algae? PREVENTION!!!

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Topics: algae, Maintenance, chemical, algaecide, green water, chlorine, pools, blooms

Hmmm... I didn't know that  (pergola)

Posted by Jessica Greene on Mar 27, 2017 10:17:04 AM

What is a Pergola?!?!

                I don’t recall ever hearing the word “pergola” before I got into the business of making my guests backyards here at Nelson’s Hometowne Recreation into their own little slice of Heaven.  Last week, I had a guest mention that she would like a Pergola leading to her new spa. From the look on my face, I can guess she knew, as well as I did, that I had some research to do.

                A Pergola is defined as an archway consisting of framework covered with trained climbing or trailing plants. The first use of the word Pergola can be found to describe a projecting eave in an Italian poem written in 1645. The word Pergola is also used to describe different gazebo like structures and any area for sitting that allows a light breeze and minimal sun exposure.

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Topics: pergola, backyard, outdoor, furniture, amish, crafted

The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna

Posted by Jessica Greene on Jan 31, 2017 1:29:50 PM

                A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn heats your body. So what exactly is an infrared sauna and why should you use

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Topics: Sauna, infrared, FInnleo, health benefits

101 On pH Scale

Posted by Shock Leitner on Jan 27, 2017 2:37:56 PM

pH is a measure of the acid or base condition of water.  Technically it is the measurement of the concentration of hydrogen atoms in the water.   The more hydrogen atoms there are, the lower the pH will be.

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Topics: pH, Spa, Pool Water

Spazazz And InSPAration Aromatherapy

Posted by Alex Huff on Jan 26, 2017 3:56:29 PM

It’s been a long, horrible day at work.  All you want to do is go home and sleep!  Nelson’s Hometowne Recreation thinks otherwise, and after a quick read…I think you will too. 

Nelsons carries a great selection of Spazazz and inSPAration aromatherapy products.  We have scents to match any mood, and a Spazazz RX to help with almost any ache, pain, congestion, stress, or boost that you may need.

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Topics: Spa

Pool Toys at Nelson’s HTR

Posted by Nelson's HomeTowne Recreation on Mar 23, 2016 9:14:46 AM

Here at Nelson’s Hometowne Recreation in Janesville, WI we are renowned for our pool expertise and customer service. In order to improve that we continue to expand our pool toys selection to meet your needs.

Nelson’s carries a wide array of pool toys and games to make your pool the place to be. After all, the pool toys and people who use them are what help make a pool fun!

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Topics: Pool Accessories, Pool Toys