Pool Water Testing: Why it’s Vital to Check These Four Chemical Levels

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 19, 2016 11:12:39 AM

Tracking and balancing your pool water—and what could happen if you don’t!

Regular pool water testing and maintenance of the chemicals are essential for ensuring a safe, comfortable swimming environment and preserving the longevity of pool finishes and equipment. 

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Purification, Health & Safety, Maintenance, Heating, Filtration

Inground Pool Prices: Do larger pools cost more? Do small pools save money?

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 12, 2016 11:44:43 AM

Why pool dimensions affect price—but not always as you may expect

When it comes to the price of building an inground swimming pool, size matters.

Pool dimensions—square footage, perimeter, and depth—will affect the project’s total construction cost. However—and this is where it gets a bit confusing—sometimes size does not matter to the price all that much. Or, size does not matter as much as or in the ways you might expect it to.

Allow us to explain.

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Topics: Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips

Swimming Pool Floats: 7 Fun Inflatable Designs for Adults

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 4, 2016 9:05:37 AM

Relax in the sun & water with clever inflatable lounges

How do you relax in your backyard resort? If you’re like many swimming pool owners, you kick back by lounging on a comfortable pool float—or would like to, but need to shop for a few to outfit your pool.

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Topics: Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

Swimming Pool Financing: 7 Sources for Your Pool Loan

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 27, 2016 4:44:06 PM

Ways to borrow money for your backyard addition

Dreaming of a beautiful swimming pool, but the price of building one might overstretch your current home-improvement budget? The good news is that a number of avenues for pool financing are available to help you fund that new addition! 

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Buyer Tips, Financing

How to Decorate Your Pool & Patio for a July Fourth Party

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 20, 2016 3:46:28 PM

Fun ways to make your backyard festive and patriotic

The summer’s biggest holiday celebration is just around the corner, and if you’re throwing a backyard pool party to celebrate America, you’re going to need decorations that show off your USA spirit! 

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

Lap Pools for Swimming at Home Deliver Benefits that Public Pools Can’t

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 13, 2016 2:56:02 PM

Enjoy functionality and style in a private pool designed for fitness

Form & Function: Unlike generic lap pools at public facilities, the design you have custom built for your backyard can have eye-catching features like this towering planter-cascade waterfall, as well as a private hydrotherapy spa.

Swimming laps is an excellent form of exercise that delivers a full-body workout. While you may currently make them part of your fitness routine at a community pool or public facility, you could be doing so more comfortably in your own residential lap pool!

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Health & Safety, Health & Lifestyle

Pool Heaters: Why Converting to Solar May be Worth the Investment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 6, 2016 3:34:37 PM

Understanding solar power and why it’s particularly smart for some pool owners to adopt the technology

Pool solar systems use collectors that absorb the sun’s heat, and then boost pool temperature by circulating water through the collectors where it gets warm. The heated water then routes back into your pool.

Would you like to reduce monthly utility bills for heating your swimming pool? Particularly if you have an older installation with a less-efficient heater and/or if you face other specific factors—described below—that boost pool heating needs, an energy-wise solar system may be the perfect solution for you.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Maintenance