• Hot Tub & Spa Cover Maintenance

    hot tub coverHow to maintain your Hot Tub cover.

    Here in the Houston area, we get lots of sunshine.  This can cause wear on your hot tub cover.  Casual Patios, Pools, Spas and More are dedicated to service your Houston Above Ground Pool and Spa needs.  Below are some tips on how to maintain your hot tub cover.

    Cleaning of your hot tub cover must be a part of monthly maintenance. Dirt will scuff the top coating of the cover and will cause wear on the material, the folds and seams; a worn cover will fall apart.
  • Insulation in a Spa or Swim Spa

    They may not have reached the evening news, but there have been debates about he best insulation type in a spa, hot tub or swim spa.

    Insulation-saves-Dollar-BillsThere are actually 3 reasons for insulation in your Huston Texas Hot Tub.

    1. Maintains Hot Tub temperature - this one is the obvious and best reason for insulation.
    Full foam will always out perform any other type of insulation; we use it in coolers, thermos and the walls of our home.

    2. Reduces Vibration - engineers will validate the fact that "VIBRATION CAUSES FAILURE". There are nearly three hundred feet of hosing inside the average spa. If the water is passing through these pipes at a high velocity, the hoses will be shaking if FULL FOAM does not stabilize them. Although many will state that a Non-Full Foam spa is easier to fix, it is also guaranteed to fail.

    3. Reduces Noise - related to vibration but if you want to reduce NOISE, find a spa with full foam.

    The cover will also be a determining factor with your energy bills. A cover that seals to the shell and seals at the seam will provide you with a great lid. The foam inside the cover can range from 2 ¼" to 5" thick, but the density of the foam will offer the most strength. A steel support along the seam will also add strength to the cover to prevent a collapse in the center.

    Casual Patio sells Nordic Hot Tubs with standard 2 pound closed cell spray on foam and the OPTIONAL T-20 certified Nordic Wrap insulation.

  • Quantum - Above Ground Pool

    QUANTUM BREEZE Oval NBS 1000x500 600x300Your Houston Backyard deserves this above ground pool.

    The resin injection molding of the Quantum pool is a revolutionary process that eliminates corrosion risks and guarantees long-term dependability. Transform your backyard into an everyday weekend.


    • 10-inch high impact Synflex injection-molded curved resin top ledges
    • High impact Synflex injection-molded resin uprights with printed pattern
    • Ledge covers perfectly aligned to upright
    • Resin bottom rails with integrated resin structure
    • BREEZE wall pattern coated with Resin Kote
    • Heavy corrugated wall with superior coatings
    • Stainless steel hardware
    • Exclusive Dura Lock resin bottom system
    • Easy to Assemble

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    A Size For Any Backyard

    18 15 x 30
    21 18 x 33
  • Should you buy a new or used hot tub?

    bad-used-hot-tubIs buying a used hot tub worth it?

    Short Answer: Maybe

    Of course if you purchase a new hot tub from us, you can be confident that it
    • works
    • has a guarantee
    • no leaks
    • zero "unkown mold" problems
    • will be installed correctly

    If you are looking on Craigslist or other websites - Be careful - Here are some tips:
    • The seller should identify problems
    • When you first see it, the hot tub should be filled with water. 
    • The water should be hot, with pumps and blowers running
    • Look for water pooling around the edges of the tub.  If you see some, there may be a leak
    • Do all the buttons work?  Push them and see what they do
    • Look at the filtration system - is it relatively clean?
    • The seller should be open to having a professional look at it (like Northcoast Spas)
    Also, you will need to be able to transport, position, and level your used hot tub. 

    Or, buy new from Casual Patio and eliminate any worries.
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe on the Big Green Egg

    Smoked Turkey on your Big Green Egg

    This video provides end-to-end instructions on smoking a turkey (whole) on the Big Green Egg.

    NOTE: The turkey is ready at 165 degree's, not 175 degree's as stated in the video.

    The most important steps are brine process and keeping the temperature correct.

    Get a bucket for the brine step (overnight), then prepare the grill with hickory or maple. 

    Get the temperature to 225°

    Cook the bird for 30 minutes per pound and the turkey is 175°
  • The Palm Shore - Above Ground Pool

    The Palm Shore - The world's most versatile pool. It is a 52" above the ground pool that is strong enough to bury.

    Houston above ground pool dealer PalmShore.Rd 562x299
    • Beautifully Crafted Top Rails & Vertical Supports - Classic 8½" top rails and 7" verticals provide rock-solid stability and durability.
    • Available in 52" Sidewalls
    • Com-Pac™ II Oval Support System - Superior engineering to maximize your pool! No other manufacturer can provide you with the space-saving features of the Com-Pac™ II.
    • Zinc Clad™ 11000 - Hot Dipped Galvanizing and numerous protective coatings for protection and corrosion resistance.
    • Rugged Resin Components - Provide durability and longevity.

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  • The Saratoga - Above Ground Pool

    SARATOGA IRIS OVAL BT400The Saratoga is a Beautifully Crafted Resin Top Rails & Vertical Supports


    • 7-inch resin top ledge to protect from the sun
    • Sturdy embossed resin uprights for extra strength to protect from the elements
    • Two-piece resin ledge covers
    • Resin stabilizers, safely secure vinyl liner
    • Resin bottom rails
    • Exclusive interlocking steel stabilizers
    • Iris wall pattern
    • Heavy corrugated wall with superior coatings
    • Stainless steel hardware

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  • Top 4 Hot Tub Accessories

    accessories-Tub-Mount-Railing-for-BellaHere are the top 4 Hot Tub accessories to enhance your fall soak time.

    1. Hot Tub Caddy

    Enjoy to cooler air with a warm drink. Cool evenings and warm drinks go together like  A Spa or Hot Tub Caddy adds luxury and convenience.  It attaches to the side of your spa and has a hook for your towel. 

    2. New Filter

    Not only for the fall, change your hot tub filters on a regular basis.  Even if you use an ozone system, it may be time to renew and replace. New filters keep the hot tub water clean and you won't have to adjust the chemicals as frequently.

    3. Hot Tub Cover

    Check you cover - purchasing a new cover will help reduce your electric bill and keep your hot tub warm.  Your heater won't turn on as often, improving the element life.  The cover does more than anything else to make your hot tub more energy-efficient. It conserves heat by forming a close seal around the edges. That means it takes less time to heat up every time you want to relax. Even though Hot tub covers are made to last, they will wear out.

    If your hot tub cover has dips, if it looks weathered, or has deteriorating vinyl - replace it. Save time, save money, save stress.

    4. Deluxe Spa Headrest

    When you are completely relaxed in your hot tub, set your head back on a headrest.  We have many to fit your tub and you head.

    Contact Casual Patio Pools Spas and More has these accessories and more.  Stop into our Katy TX location and find an add on that will help you enjoy your hot tub this fall.
  • Two Things Missing from Super Bowl 51

    Texas hospitality was on display for the world on Sunday February 5, 2017 where the Patriots and Falcons entertained us for several hours.  There were, however, two things missing.

    1) A Texas Football Team!
    2) You sitting in a hot tub while watching the game.

    Those pesky Packers took away number 1, but you need to call Casual Patio so you don't miss watching the game next year in the comfort of warm swirling water.

    Go see our hot tubs, or stop on in to visit and schedule your installation.

    We offer installation, service, repair, supplies and accessories for our line of hot tubs.

    Super Bowl Fun Facts:

    • The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City 35-10. It was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Attendance was 61,946. Bart Starr, the quarterback for Green Bay, was named the MVP.
    • The average cost is $2.8 million for 30 seconds of air time. In 1967, when the first Super Bowl was played, commercials only cost between 75,000 and 85,000 for a one minute commercial.
    • Every year there are 72 footballs used for the Super Bowl. There are more than 700,000 footballs purchased for the NFL each year.
    • Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for food consumption in the U.S. Thanksgiving Day is the first.
    • On Super Bowl Sunday there are approximately 8 million pounds of guacamole eaten. To dip in the guacamole, approximately 14,500 tons of chips are consumed.
    • The Lombardi Trophy, given to the winning NFL Super Bowl team, weighs seven pounds, 21" high, and worth $25,000. Vince Lombardi was the coach of the Green Bay Packers who won the first Super Bowl in 1967. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made from sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.
    • Roman numerals are used in the Super Bowl (such as Super Bowl XV) because the football season falls in two calendar years. Also, children are not taught Roman numerals in school any longer.
    • Lady Gaga performs during the Super Bowl halftime show. Luke Bryan sings the national anthem.
  • Webster TX Pools, Patios & Spas

    webster-tx-map-for-swimmingWebster Above Ground Pools

    Webster Nordic Hot Tubs

    Webster Big Green Egg Grills

    There is so much to do in Webster - Spend the day at Jump N Jungle then cool your jets in your Doughboy Swimming Pool.
    • Enjoy the day at the Houston Space Canter then invite your friends over for late night brisket from The Big Green Egg smoker on your new custom built patio.
    • Splash around on one of the nearby Galveston beaches, then relax in a warm hot tub

    Webster, midway between Houston and Galveston, is the perfect place to spend a week or a weekend.