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Traeger Grills VS. Yoder Smokers: What Grill is Best?

Traeger grill.

With warmer weather coming around you may be planning all the ways you’re going to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Some people may like relaxing in a Tacoma® Spa and others may like hiking, but one thing almost everyone can agree on is that grilled food is great. Besides being delicious, grilled food is healthier because it uses less oil. Plus, who doesn’t like a burger or some BBQ on the weekend? While in your search to become a grill master this spring, you may have come across two very popular grill manufacturers: Traeger Grills and Yoder Smokers. You may be wondering which grill is the best. Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

The Complete Guide to Getting in Shape with a Swim Spa

Outdoor swim spa installation.

Outdoor swim spas are great for getting exercise in a convenient way. Swim spas are larger than normal spas or hot tubs, but they are more compact than a swimming pool. A high-powered jetting system can be found at one end of swim spa, which can push water at a continuous pace for the a swim spa owner to swim against. Swim spas have adjustable settings so that you can swim at your own pace.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how a swim spa can be utilized to help you exercise.

5 Models of Hot Tub You Need to See

Woman relaxing in the Capri hot tub from Sundance Spas.

Talking to an expert about your hot tub purchase is important. This is because making the right decision will ensure you get the most out of your hot tub. There are many things to consider when purchasing a hot tub for the first time. That’s why our team at Big John’s is here to help! Our experts at Big John’s know that there are three main factors that potential hot tub owners need to consider before making a commitment: price, size, and features. Below, we’ve compiled a list that covers 5 hot tub models that will surely fit your needs.

7 Gift Ideas for the BBQ Master in Your Life

BBQ accessories including meat thermometer and grilling pan.

Everyone loves a good BBQ, and chances are that you have a BBQ master in your life. It may seem hard to come up with the perfect gift for someone, but there are many options available for someone who likes to grill. Whether you’re looking for something big or something small, there’s a perfect gift waiting for the BBQ master in your life!

Choosing the Right Foundation for Your Hot Tub

Outdoor hot tub installation on a concrete patio

Choosing the right foundation for your hot tub is imperative. Choosing the wrong place to put your hot tub can lead to a number of issues long term. Placing your hot tub in the wrong spot will inevitably lead to a very expensive repair bill, create an unsafe environment for you and loved ones, and in some cases, even make your hot tub unusable. However, understanding your options for hot tub foundations will give you the knowledge to avoid these incidents from happening.

The Ultimate Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Outdoor hot tub installation surrounded by fall flowers.

Fall is upon us. And, with the change of season, comes some crucial home maintenance. While preparing your home and yard for the cooler temperatures isn’t as fun as setting out your Halloween decorations, it’s something that should make it on your to-do list sooner rather than later. Remembering everything that needs to be done each year can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this handy checklist to help you stay on track.

The Benefits of Using Stihl Outdoor Products

The Benefits of Using Stihl Outdoor Products

Before deciding on any outdoor products for your home, such as the best lawn mower or a chainsaw, you may want to know how much easier it can make your life to invest in a quality brand. With an industry-leader like Stihl, you’re bound to enjoy the quality and durability of each product available. With many years of industry experience, it’s no wonder why this brand is known all around the world for excellence.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the Stihl brand and explore the benefits of each product.

The Complete Guide to Hot Tub Exercise

Girl doing yoga in the hot tub.

If you are like many wise investors, you checked out all of the best hot tubs and compared hot tub prices before settling on the one that was just perfect for your needs. After a few luxurious soaks have gotten you feeling completely relaxed, maybe you found yourself sitting there wondering, so what’s next? Lucky for you, your purchase is more than just a comfortable means of easing stress at the end of the day. Did you know that it is also an excellent piece of exercise equipment as well? What better way to combine athletics than with a soothing hot tub!

How to Power Wash Your Home, Deck and Hot Tub

Outdoor hot tub installation on a patio in the spring.

Power washing is one of the best ways of cleaning the exterior of your home, your deck, and even your hot tub. However, you do want to make certain that you know how to power wash each of these three things before you start. Otherwise, it’s possible you could damage them and end up doing an online search for “hot tubs for sale near me” to find a replacement spa! Here are some tips for using a power washer so that doesn’t happen.

How Using a Swim Spa Can Help Ease Aches and Pains

Woman holding her elbow from pain.

Aches and pains can turn a great day into a horrible one. Whether it’s the result of an injury or simply a sign of aging, pain in the body shouldn’t be something you have to resign yourself to living with. Fortunately, there are some options you can explore that will help you ease those aches and pains without medication. Using a swim spa is one such way.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Lawn Care in the Spring

Beautiful spring grass.

Here’s the bad news first: by neglecting spring lawn care and mower maintenance, you may end up paying for it the rest of the year. The good news is that the simple lawn tasks required in the spring don’t involve nearly as much work as the sole task of mowing through the summer months. On the contrary, the following five suggestions for spring lawn care are quite simple to implement. In addition, there are a few tasks mentioned below that are better performed as part of your fall lawn care, if you can hold off that long.

Simple BBQ Recipes under 500 Calories You Need to Try

Steak and veggies.

When the sun starts shining brighter and the smell of evening cookouts spread in the warm summer air, you know its time to dust off your trusty BBQ, grill or smoker! Here are some delicious and simple BBQ recipes under 500 calories that will delight your taste buds while keeping you healthy this summer.

The Biggest Backyard Trends for 2019

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Ready for your backyard to blossom and bloom this year? Well, one sure-fire way to make that happen is to incorporate some of the best trends of 2019! Our experts at Big John’s in Kalispell have rolled up their sleeves, put their heads together and created a list of the top backyard trends springing into action this year.

Take a look at the trends in this article to get started!

5 Differences of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

Outdoor hot tub deck installation.

Does your backyard need a boost? If so, you’ve come to the right place! At Big John’s in Kalispell, we have a wide range of backyard solutions fit for just about every homeowner. No matter your style or budget, there’s a solution for you. But if you’re like the many others who come in search of a warm, jet-driven soak in the luxury of a spa, you might be hit with the same debacle: should I buy a hot tub or a swim spa?

While very similar, hot tubs and swim spas do have a few things that set them apart from one another. In this article, we’re going to dig a little deeper into what separates the two and hopefully help you come to the best decision possible!

Preparing Your Backyard for an Outdoor Summer Party

Eating BBQ'd food at a picnic table.

Do you want to throw a backyard party? We don’t blame you! The summertime is arguably one of the best times of the year to spend time in your backyard. So, why not ask all of your friends and family to join you by throwing a party? You can involve the various features of your backyard into the party, give it a theme and invite whomever you desire! But first, you need to prepare your backyard (and yourself) for this event.

Read on for more information about preparing for a backyard outdoor summer party.

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