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Red, white, and cool: Guide to a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend

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Facebook Live: May 25, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. Swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli share how you can make the most of the weekend and summer months to come.

Whether that means you're having a barbecue or planning a backyard project, the long weekend is made for enjoying time in your swim spa. You can relax against the jets after a day of yard work or let the kids splash around with friends. You can also use your swim-in-place pool to kick off training for a summer event, like a triathlon.

However, if you plan to use your spa more, there are a few steps to make sure your water stays clean and clear.

In this video, Ben and Mari share the best way to get sand and debris out of the swim spa; when to drain the water; and the one thing to watch out for.

Spoiler alert: It's sunscreen.

They also answer viewer questions, including:

How do you protect your skin in the swim spa if sunscreen can affect the water?

How do you build a vault for an in-ground swim spa? What is the best way to prevent water damage?

What is the best way to cool down swim spa water?

Can you keep a swim spa uncovered?

Does rainwater affect the chemicals of your swim spa water?

Plus, they share why you should read your swim spa owner's manual.