Elko Spas Billiards and Pools
Isn't It Time To Relax
Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Hot tubs come in different designs, styles and sizes. They are made to fit any size of room or backyard. Thus, if you have a small backyard or patio, that should not stop you from investing in your own outdoor spa. Do not worry about the limited space available. There are things that you can do to maximize the space and make the space highly comfortable and ultimately relaxing. Here are some helpful tips that you can consider when placing your outdoor spa in small spaces. Natural landscapes effectively complement hot tubs The nice view in your yard is a great compliment to your outdoor spa. All you need is a properly leveled patio or deck. It is also important to ensure that it will have a strong and proper foundation to avoid any accidents and damages to the tub. You can also consider creating a terraced garden and placing your outdoor spa in the center. This is perfect for those homes with yards that are inclined. All you need is to find a flat area where you will have professionals build a level deck to serve as foundation for the tub.  You do not need any other additional features because the natural environment will already provide you with the relaxation and comfort that you need. Replace tall fences with trees and potted plants Tall fences can make your yard look tighter and create an uncomfortable atmosphere. Although it provides you with the privacy that you need, it does not work well with small spaces and yards. It only makes the space look more limited and closed in. What... read more
Hot Tub Covers

Hot Tub Covers

Having a cover for your hot tub is as essential as the hot tub itself.  Here are some facts about hot tub covers and why you want to make sure you have one installed. Why you need a hot tub cover The keep impurities from getting into your Jacuzzi Leaves, insects and trash can blow into your hot tubs causing problems with the filter and polluting the water.  A cover will keep these problems at a minimum.  Even if your tub is not outdoors but inside a porch or sun room, you will still get impurities in the tub if it is not covered. Protection for pets and children.  You have heard the horror stories of children drowning in a hot tub.  Children and pets are curious and will climb up anything to see what is inside.  Most hot tub covers are very heavy and will prevent a pet or child from accidentally falling into the hot tub.  The heaviness of the cover also prevents children from lifting up the cover and trying to crawl into the hot tubs. A cover will protect your Jacuzzi from sunlight.  Exposure to the direct sun can cause problems. Also, when the weather is warmer the sun can cause bacteria to build up and increased algae in your hot tub.  Having a cover will protect the tub from excessive sunlight. A cover will help to retain heat.  It can be expensive to maintain a hot water temperature in your hot tub.  Having a cover will help to retain the heat in the tub and lower your electric bill.  Most covers are insulated with... read more
The Many Health Benefits Of Hot Tubs

The Many Health Benefits Of Hot Tubs

For most of us, one of the best feelings in the world is sliding into a hot tub at the end of a hard day or when it’s cold outside. That hot, steamy water has a way of rejuvenating the body and the mind, as well as providing some great health benefits. Take those jets hot tubs for instance—they massage your sore muscles and help relieve overall body aches and pains. Back in the 1940’s a man by the name of Candido Jacuzzi invented what we now know as the jucuzzi or hot tub. He was trying to find a way to help his son who suffered with rheumatoid arthritis to find some relief from his joint pain. Nowadays, although the hot tub mostly is an item of luxury, it offers the same great therapeutic benefits as it did back then. So What Are Some Of These Health Benefits? Wood hot tubs have been around for many years and are famous for relieving muscle aches and tightness, as well as other types of pain. They are standard in the lives of athletes, sportsman and divers. Just like a painful area is relieved by the warmth of a hot water bottle, a hot tub accomplishes the same thing in bigger proportions. You can get jets with different pressure strengths and place them strategically in the hot tub to target certain areas where you need relief. Being immersed in water allows you to do stretching and light exercising that will help get better results than only being outside the water. This allows injuries to heal faster and range of motion to... read more
Pool Table Maintenance

Pool Table Maintenance

A billiard or pool table is a big investment and you need to know how to properly care for it so that you can enjoy the benefits for a lifetime.  Not only will the improper maintenance of a pool table cost your money, it will also have a negative effect on your game.  Maintaining your table doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process.  Small and consistent steps can avoid costly repairs. Pool Table Maintenance Helpful Tips When you first start using your pool table, the cloth will sometimes interfere with the actual roll of the balls. There is a breaking in period where the cloth needs to settle to the slate top.  You can actually speed up this process by brushing the cloth on a frequent basis.  Get in the habit of brushing the cloth both before and after every game.  You will want to brush the cloth in the same direction each time and avoid any circular motion when brushing.  If necessary, you can vacuum the table top, but here again, always in the same direction.  Always keep your pool table covered when not in use to avoid the affects of humidity and inadvertent spills or other hazards.  At Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools we have a great selection of pool table covers. Never store the billiard balls in the pockets of the table when not in use.  Balls will wear the cloth around the pockets over time and this will interfere with the balls dropping freely into the pockets during play.  If you have a pool table that is made from leather, storing the balls... read more
Helpful Guide In Buying A Hot Tub

Helpful Guide In Buying A Hot Tub

A hot tub is such a fine addition to your bathroom, sunroom, or backyard. There are various reasons why people choose to get them. These reasons include: adding beauty to the bathroom, soothing muscles and joints, and helping to relax the body and mind. Many reports have been published identifying the health effects of using hot tubs. They have been proven numerous times to help improve circulation and sleeping habits. They also serve as a great form of entertainment for household members. All these reasons make the purchase of hot tubs a truly benefiting investment. On the other hand, the process of buying is not an easy one as there are many sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from, not to mention the wide range of features available in a single tub. To help you easily buy a hot tub, here is a helpful guide: Determine where you want to place the tub. You can place it outside on your patio or deck, like what most American homeowners prefer. Alternatively, you can also opt to put inside the house, particularly in the master bedroom. You may also choose to put it in an enclosed sun room or the basement. Be sure you choose an area where a tub will comfortably fit. There should also be sufficient room for the people who will be using the tub to move about freely. If you want to install steps to help with getting in and out, you’ll also have to ensure sufficient space for this.If you choose to place the tub inside your home, make sure the room where you’ll put the... read more
Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Learning how to play billiards can be a ton of fun, and there’s much to learn along the way, but here, we’ll discuss a few of the tools needed to play billiards and pool successfully. Billiards Balls Perhaps the tool that comes to mind first is the billiard balls. Every game has different balls. Those differences may be the size or quantity of the balls, the colors or the design. For example, carom billiard balls are rather large compared to other games. With a 2 7/16 inch diameter, these balls are bigger than regular pool balls, which are usually 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Pool balls are by far America’s most popular balls, although snooker follows close behind with a diameter of 2 1/16 inches. Billiards Tables Of course, you can’t just play the game with nothing but the balls—you will need a great table as well! Like the balls, there are many design features and styles that you can pick when choosing a pool table. The main rule that stays consistent here is that of the length being double the width. The tables are covered in a special cloth, which most of us call felt. It’s actually a type of woven wool or even nylon blend. It can also be called the baize. Due to the tables in most taverns being played on so often, the wear and tear on them will definitely show a lot faster. So, those tables will many times be made with a more sturdy cloth, but it causes the balls to be a little slower. Faster cloth or wool covering is used in... read more
Getting Your Myrtle Beach Hot Tub Ready For Winter

Getting Your Myrtle Beach Hot Tub Ready For Winter

There are many people who will run their hot tubs year round and enjoy them even in the winter. However, if you are planning on Myrtle Beach hot tub closing up your hot tub over the winter months, there are a few things you should do to get it ready. The following tips will help you in safely winterizing your Myrtle Beach hot tub. You can’t just pop the top back on the hot tub and think that when you want to use it again in several months that all will be well. This could be a very costly mistake! Just like a radiator in a car would freeze without anti-freeze, your hot tub can also crack and spring leaks in the pipes if not properly prepared for winter. The first thing you should do when setting your winterizing routine for your Myrtle Beach hot tub is empty the tub of the water. This means ALL the water left in the system as well as the tub itself. Any small amount of water that is left in the system and then subjected to freezing temperatures could cause damage or busted pipes. In worst-case scenario, your water pump could be damaged and that would be an expensive repair. After the water has been drained, you will need to run a spa flushing solution through the system. Then you will need to use an air blower and make sure that any small amounts of water left in the vents is blown out. The air heater may overheat in this process, so turn it off before starting the air blower. After these... read more
Things To Know About Swimming Pools

Things To Know About Swimming Pools

In Myrtle Beach, swimming pools are very popular.  They provide great fun and exercise, along with plenty of entertainment for your entire family.  When you decide to buy a swimming pool, you’ll have two options to choose from – in ground pools or above ground pools.  Both types are different, in appearance and what they have to offer you. Above ground swimming pools are the most affordable, as the prices range from $500.00 – $7,000.00.  Above ground pools are also easier to install, and even portable.  Normally, you can have this type of pool installed and ready for use in a few hours.  You can self install them if you wish, which will save you money.  If you have the money to spare, you can always have a professional install it to ensure that everything is done correctly. Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools is your best bet for above ground pool installation to ensure the job is done right. Pools that are in the ground cost more.  The prices for an in ground swimming pool can reach as high as $50,000.00+, depending on the size of the pool, the design, and the materials that are used.  The most expensive type of in ground pool is concrete, which is custom poured to virtually any shape you can imagine. You can also get a heater to help control the temperature of the water in the pool.  You can get a standard type of heater or solar heater.  If you have a solar heater in mind, you should make sure that your pool has been placed in a location where it will... read more
Proper Hot Tub Temperature

Proper Hot Tub Temperature

If you’re like me, there isn’t much that feels better than sliding down into the warm water of a hot tub and soaking away the cares of the day. Not only is it relaxing, but it’s therapeutic as well. It soothes sore muscles, improves blood circulation, and rejuvenates the mind and body. And you thought it was just a luxury item! So that brings us to a very common question we receive here at Elko Spas, Pools and Billiards. How hot should I keep my hot tub water? Read on for some good tips… How To Assure The Correct Temperature Of Your Hot Tub Most people recommend that water temperature in hot tubs should be kept around 104 F. There are a few things you should think about when setting the temperature. Let’s look at some important considerations when using a hot tub. You should consult with your doctor before using your hot tub if you are pregnant. Be cautious if you are taking certain medications. Some medicine can make you drowsy, or affect your heart rate and blood pressure. Never get in the hot tub if you are taking anticoagulant medications, antihistamines, or tranquilizers! Get the approval of your doctor first if this applies to you. Remember that kids’ internal temperatures can rise quicker than that of an adult, so this would mean the health risks to them would be more pronounced. Make sure that children are ALWAYS supervised and never left unattended while in the hot tub. It looks very enticing to young children when they see the bubbles and feel the warm water. The risk of... read more
Pool Safety – Keep Your Pool a Safe Place This Summer

Pool Safety – Keep Your Pool a Safe Place This Summer

Do you plan to buy a pool, or do you already have a pool?  Please take a few minutes to think about pool safety.  Remember, you are liable for what happens in your pool. As a pool owner, you need to constantly be aware of the pool area.  Even when you aren’t expecting to have anyone in the pool, keep your eyes and ears open.  If you are a parent with an outdoor pool, all children in your home should be monitored closely.  It may take just a few moments for a child in your care to find his way and fall into your swimming pool.  It’s also important to realize that your pool may be a great temptation for neighborhood children, so you must always be on the lookout for the neighborhood kids who may try to get into your pool.  Even if children don’t live in your home on a full-time basis, you should still take steps to make your pool area a safe place so when they visit, you’ll be prepared. A good fence is not an option; you MUST have sturdy fencing to keep your pool a fun and safe place.   In most cities, there are regulations and laws governing what kind of fencing, how high it must be, as well as what kind of gate and locks you have installed.  Handyman Myrtle Beach can help you with knowing the laws and with the construction or repair of your fencing. Your homeowners insurance company should also be notified of your pool so that you liability insurance can be adjusted accordingly.  Be sure you are in... read more

Contact Us

Address:
4718 Hwy. 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
PH: 843-294-ELKO (3556)
FAX: 843-294-3560

Email Us