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Check out one of the amazing in-ground pool accessories we offer

Posted by Shock Leitner on Jan 27, 2017 3:19:47 PM

MagicBowl Water Effects

Adds impressive sights and calming sounds to your backyard pool area

  • Round or square bowl available in seven finishes
  • Efficient LED lights flicker to simulate fire
  • Low-flow requirements allow for multiple fountains

Now at Nelson's HTR

See it in action here:


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Topics: In-ground pool accessories

Who Really Invented Foosball?

Posted by Alex Huff on Jan 3, 2017 4:20:38 PM

Well, there are a few rumors that continue to be passed around dating all the way from the 1880’s.  The one thing we do know is that Harold Searles Thornton was the first person to ever patent anything even close to the modern game of Foosball all the way back in 1927.  At the time, table football wasn’t very successful and the patent was left to expire. There was no awareness at this time that by 1950 the first foosball league would be established by the Belgians, and by 1976 the European Table Soccer Union would be created.  However we should use the term “union” loosely as none of the figures were the same, the tables were different sizes, and the balls were made of different materials.  To this day there is still not a single set of rules.

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Topics: Foosball

A Beginners Guide To Darts

Posted by Shock Leitner on Dec 12, 2016 8:12:49 AM

The game of darts can be enjoyable for so many people.  Young and old, from rookie to professional. The game can even be kind of therapeutic for some.  Standing at the toe line visualizing your next shot and really getting into the game or socializing and meeting new friends through the game, it really is a game for anyone.  Soft tip darts are much more popular today than steel tip, although steel tip is still around it is less dangerous in public places to use soft tip darts.

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Topics: darts

A Little History About Air Hockey

Posted by Jestin Stangl on Dec 6, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Did You Know?

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Topics: air hockey


Posted by Nancy Nelson on Oct 10, 2016 3:45:51 PM


  • 1 16.3 oz container of Pillsbury Grands Southern Style Biscuits
  • 1/2 c of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 cup of Canola Oil


Set your stove to HIGH and add the oil to the pan. Cut the biscuit dough into quarters and roll into balls. Once the oil reaches 375 F fry the biscuit mix in batches of 8, flipping to insure even cooking. Once nice and golden brown, remove the doughnuts from the oil and transfer to a paper lined plate. Top with powdered sugar and cinnamon and enjoy! Easy!!!

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RECIPES - Grilled Beef Wellington

Posted by Nancy Nelson on Sep 19, 2016 1:53:08 PM


Serves: 4

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Topics: Grilling, BBQ

Hot Tub Season Starting - Create Your Perfect Spa Environment w/ These Tips!

Posted by Nancy Nelson on Sep 8, 2016 10:09:45 AM


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Topics: Spa

Free Garden Leisure Spa Product Sheets on 7 Available Hot Tub Models

Posted by Nancy Nelson on Aug 29, 2016 4:18:21 PM

Garden Leisure Spas Create Beauty and Harmony!

Step outside your fast-paced life and into the soothing, effervescent waters of your new Garden Leisure Spa. Garden Leisure Spas has the perfect fit for every spa enthusiast. Nelson's HTR is now offering seven models. Built to last and designed for comfort, Garden Leisure spas offer everything discerning spa owners crave. Ample room and first-class amenities make for a winning combination while high performance pumps and a wide range of jets ensure a professional quality rubdown. The Garden Leisure line will bring a sense of beauty to your backyard and a sense of serenity to your life.

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Topics: Spa

Grizzly Coolers: Hunting Coolers, Fishing Coolers, Camping Coolers and Ice Chests!

Posted by Nancy Nelson on Aug 16, 2016 9:47:37 AM

Grizzly Coolers are built For A Lifetime

Now available at Nelson's HTR: Grizzly Cooler!

The Grizzly name is more than just a label on a lid. It can be found in the memories of an adventure long since passed, or forged in the achievements of tomorrow. It's an inheritance that can be passed down from generation to generation whose value will only strengthen with age. The Grizzly name stands on the pillars of durability, longevity, and adaptability. Constantly on the move, they keep their sights set on the future, but utilize the success of the past to bring you a cooler that is a perfect culmination of the two mindsets; permanence and performance.

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Topics: Coolers

New 4-player Air Hockey Table / American Heritage Orbit Eliminator

Posted by Nancy Nelson on Jul 20, 2016 2:30:00 PM

American Heritage Orbit Eliminator 4-player Air Hockey Table

Choose quality craftsmanship and timeless design when you choose  the heavy-duty American Heritage Orbit Eliminator Air Hockey Table NOW AVAILABLE AT NELSONS HTR!

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Topics: air hockey

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