Ahhh. Summer on Long Island. We all love it, but it pulls us in different directions. Our teens want to sunbathe at the beach. Dads want to fish. Teens want to jet ski. And the youngsters? They want to be in a pool.
At Long Island Hot Tub, our very own outdoor living expert knows how much we all love water. He also knows that, at a time when it’s hard to get our kids to stop texting during dinner, we also looking for ways to bring us all together.
As experts in installing Bullfrog Spas, Long Island Hot Tub has been helping families acquire their very own private pond of water: the backyard spa. Why? Probably because spas offer a special trifecta: they’re easy to install, easy to maintain, and cost-effective to run.
The most important feature, our outdoor expert believes, is the way a spa can bring the whole family together. This is possible because the increased size and shape of today’s spas, in particular Bullfrog Spas, allow backyard hot tubs to substitute as mini-swimming pools.
What do Long Island Hot Tub customers say about their new sap: First, that it’s an opportunity to leave technology behind to soak and splash together under a powder blue sky. While Dad and/or Mom enjoy the hydrotherapy of Bullfrog’s JetPak, the youngsters, captivated by their private backyard’s natural world, have time to catch a mother bird teaching a fledgling to fly.
In fact, with no rush to beat traffic home from the beach or marina or dock, we have extra time to linger in our backyard spa. As the first stars appear in the evening, finding the Big Dipper is a game children never grow tired of.
Of course, hot tub enjoyment isn’t limited to younger children. We’re hearing teens love to invite their friends over — when a spa is there. Dressed in bathing suits, sipping cool drinks, listening to music from their iPods — with Dad and Mom at the barbecue – home is sometimes the “cool” place to be.
For those parents who happen to fish, on days you bring home some trout, here’s an easy recipe from Long Island Hot Tub’s outdoor expert for cooking it on the grill — easy enough to keep one eye on the trout, and a supervising eye on the bathing suit-clad teens you’ve not met before:
Place cleaned whole trout (or any favorite whole fish) on its own piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle inside and out with a bit of salt and pepper. Splash lightly with white wine, and add a squeeze of lemon. Finally, dot with a pat of butter and loosely crimp the foil seams together. Grill for about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the trout, checking to be sure they are done.