How to prevent swimmer’s ear

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 4, 2015 4:54:00 PM

How to prevent swimmer’s ear when enjoying your pool—5 tips

Swimming may be lots of fun, but getting swimmers ear is not. If you feel itchy inside your ears, have drainage or inflammation in your ear canal, or pain inside your ear when you tug on your earlobe, chances are good you have a case of swimmer’s ear.

The infection impacts the external ear, specifically the skin of the ear canal. When this skin gets wet and stays wet, it softens—becoming a warm inviting spot for germs to grow. Typically the culprit is bacteria, but it can also be fungal.

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Topics: Health & Safety

How to Plan a Fun (and Safe) Labor Day Pool Party

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 31, 2015 4:19:58 PM

How to Plan a Safe Labor Day Pool Party 

Throwing a backyard pool party is a great way to celebrate Labor Day. If you want to host one, plan ahead so that everyone can enjoy not only a good time, but also a safe time.

Most pool parties go smoothly. However, there can be hazards from someone running and slipping on a wet pool deck to a guest driving home after too many beers. Smart party planning can help minimize risks. Here are just a few ways to enhance safety at your holiday event.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

Pet Health & Pool Safety—Reduce Exposure to Pool Chemicals

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 24, 2015 2:00:55 PM

Pool Pet Health: Minimize your pet’s exposure to swimming pool chemicals

Note: National Holistic Pet Day, August 30, promotes the care of pets and the importance of whole pet health. We support creating a fun, happy, healthy environment for pets to swim and play in!

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Topics: Purification, Pet Health & Safety

How to Integrate Landscaping into Your Pool

Posted by Pool Buyer Tips on Aug 14, 2015 6:55:00 PM

How to Integrate Pool Landscaping: Explained in Pictures

A little green can go a long way.  Incorporating trees, plants, flora, and foliage into a new or existing pool & deck enhances not only the pool’s visual allure, but the ambiance of your entire backyard setting.

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Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, pool buyer tips, Construction, Landscaping

How to shield yourself from the sun: 5 pool-shade features

Posted by Pool Buyer Tips on Aug 7, 2015 7:27:00 PM

How to shield yourself from the sun: 5 Pool Shade Features Explained in Photos

When it’s hot outside, a swimming pool is the perfect way for you and the family to cool off.  However, since staying in the water the whole day is not practical—nor is getting sunburned—you want to block or minimize the sun’s rays outside the pool and in the nearby patio.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, healthy lifestyle, pool remodeling, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

5 Best ways to enjoy a great poolside staycation

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 31, 2015 1:46:00 PM

Can’t make it to that destination spa, tropical resort, or the water park your kids have been begging to visit?

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Backyard Entertaining

Why swimming is so healthy

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 24, 2015 1:40:00 PM

Why is swimming so healthy?

Along with simple fun and relaxation, you can use a backyard swimming pool to achieve the body and health you always wanted.

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Topics: Fitness/Exercises, Health & Safety

    

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