Did You Know That Bears Love Hot Tubs?

North Carolina is home to over 10,000 black bears, who occupy approximately 50% of our state’s land area, concentrated mostly in the mountains and coastal swamps. The black bear is the only bear native to NC, and luckily they are usually very shy and non-aggressive, avoiding human beings in most…
Holiday Season Closings

Happy Thanksgiving from Rising Sun Pools

The holiday season is officially upon us, bringing with it travel, family get together and, hopefully, a lot of backyard fun! Rising Sun Pools will be closed November 26-27 to celebrate the holiday with our friends and family. If you're hosting Thanksgiving in your home this weekend, it looks like…
Happy Memorial Day

Get the Most out of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and for many families that means enjoying a day off out in the sun! If you are planning on entertaining at your backyard pool this weekend, here are 4 ways you can get the most out of your Memorial Day celebrations: 1) Check your…
Safe Swimmer Pledge

Take The Pledge: Safe Swimming for Your Children

May is National Safety Month and to celebrate, Rising Sun Pools is offering tools and tips to keep you and your family safe in your pool area. This week, we're encouraging pool owners, parents or anyone else responsible for swimming children to have kids take the "Safe Swimmer Pledge." Taking…
Your guide to hot tub jets

Rising Sun Pools’ Guide to Hot Tub Jets

Did you know that every person sitting in a hot tub has a different experience? For many people, size and number of seats available in a hot tub are the only major concerns while shopping. But if you're only paying attention to the size of your hot tub, you're missing out…
Hot Tub Blue Print

Where Do I Put a Hot Tub?

Rising Sun Pools is right in the middle of our big Sundance Spas Truckload Event, and one of the big questions we're getting is: "once I buy my hot-tub, how much room do I need to install it?" Here are some questions to ask yourself once you choose your hot…
Super Bowl Recipes for your Outdoor Kitchen

Prepare for the Super Bowl in your Outdoor Kitchen

  Super Bowl Sunday is looking pretty mild, with temperatures in the triangle rising to a little over 50 degrees. While this isn't necessarily ideal grilling weather, it might be the perfect opportunity to dust off your outdoor kitchen, which may be feeling neglected during the chilly days of winter.…
4 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hot Tub

4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hot Tubs

1) The original hot tubs were natural hot springs. The oldest known mineral bath dates back 5,000 years, and can still be found to this day in Merano, Italy. Similarly, as early as 2,000 B.C., researchers believe that the Egyptians first used an ancient hot tub for therapeutic purposes. Then…
Tips for Planning Your Patio

Patio Planning 101

The beautiful weather the triangle has experienced the last few days may have a some of you thinking about the warm days of spring and summer, and the things you can do to make sure your home is ready when the weather warms up for good. If you're thinking about building or…
3 Reasons to Own a Pool

3 Great Reasons to Own a Pool

You don't have to be an up-and-coming Ryan Lochte, or a Missy Franklin to benefit from having a pool. In today's fast-paced world where the average working American spends about 13 hours a week checking their email, it seems as if we are devoting increasingly less time and resources to maintaining our…