DVD Rent

Making Movies Affordable

Cue the Shark Music

Home entertainment is my specialty so when I want to have friends over, I have all the makings of a great evening. I have a complete home theater center and pride myself especially on the quality of the sound. We can just have drinks and snacks and listen to music or we can watch a TV show or ball game as we wish. This is a relaxing way to socialize and I have the ideal setting. Sometimes I want to try something different like an outdoor movie night. One evening I rented Jaws, a popular favorite with my guests, and even bought a large inflatable pool designed for adults. With a compressor I got it up and running and also set lounge chairs alongside for those who had enough of the water. Most preferred to watch the movie while they swam. It made for a wonderful mood which turned scary as soon as we heard the shark music.

Now I decided to have the guests select a movie. Some are comedies, some dramas, some romances or sci fi. We get more variety this way; but every once in a while, Jaws comes up even though we have all seen it many times. People like to be scared; hence the popularly now of horror flicks. How do people suspend their belief at what is happening on the screen? It is a movie genre that knows no bounds. It can be gory and frightful, but my friends say it is sublimely entertaining.

The inflatable pool is not limited to movie night. I have daytime swim parties when it is particularly hot such as during the summer and early fall. We just talk and have cocktails and a barbecue can be in the works for lunch or dinner. The water is so inviting that most people want to stay in the pool and I practically have to shoo them home after dark. Get an inflatable pool, my friend, and you will find you have sudden popularity in the neighborhood. You can enjoy it alone, too, and I often like the quiet and peacefulness of having the pool to myself. But soon I tire of my own company and start making plans for the next social get-together. I am grateful that I put speakers outside when I first installed my home entertainment center in the rec room. I thought we would just have meetings there, but I was wrong. People love the outdoors during their free time. You can count me among them.

At first I thought I would deflate and store my pool off season but it never happened. Even in winter, people want to swim because I can heat the water to any desired temperature. The pool stays intact and functioning. I didn’t even mention all the kids that like to come over, and I make sure an adult is around. Parents in the area say I am doing them a big favor.

Relaxing Reward

I have many chances to relax. After all, I have installed a first class home entertainment center with every conceivable component. Whether I want to listen to music or watch TV on the giant flat screen is up to me. My mood dictates which way I go. If I want to include friends or family, I never get turned down. After all, I have a well-stocked bar and plenty of snacks. Having your own system, including surround sound, is the ultimate in luxury. It is always a well-earned treat to sit back and enjoy what it has to offer. Movies are always popular with guests and my collection is rapidly growing. People bring their old favorites and tell me to add them to my collection.

Having the home entertainment system is nirvana, but I recently offered myself a new kind of treat of a very different kind. I bought a hot tub of the old school kind: wood fired. Let me tell you, this is a real novelty. It is an eye-catching model that really makes a statement. You relax in the tub while you watch the flames naturally produce steaming hot water. There is a definite vintage appeal to this unit although it has enough modern features to function optimally.

This wood burning hot tub doesn’t need to be plugged in or connected to any drain. The tub is lightweight and portable and can be used anywhere anytime. It goes where you go if you get tired of the backyard, making spontaneous adventures entirely possible. You just gill the tub with cold water from your garden hose and light a fire in the pit. Tub requires a minimum of 130 gallons of water to start water circulation and can hold a maximum of 220 gallons when full to the top with nobody inside. It can be heated to over 100 degrees in about 2 hours.

The water is pushed through the metal coils which surround a wire basket where the firewood is housed. The basket can be raised or lowered to adjust the temperature of the water. There is also a ledge to hold drinks and other items. Keep feeding the fire with wood as desired. A stainless steel windscreen panel attaches to the chrome pipes to keep you safe from the fires flames while soaking in the tub.

You can feel free to grill your favorite food over the hot flames or toast up some warm s’mores for the kids, it’s your wood fired hot tub, use it as you wish. Well, this is why I bought it.

It also has extended pipes to provide safe distance from the fire while in the tub and a stainless steel windscreen to provide additional protection. The flat feet increase the sturdiness. Four handles are built into the sides of the tub to allow easier mobility. A handy clear cover protects the tub while not in use and helps heat up the water even faster prior to use.