Safety Rules for Your Backyard Swimming Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 25, 2016 2:57:01 PM

A helpful flier for your family, friends, and guests who swim

As a swimming pool owner, nothing is more important than the safety of the people enjoying your backyard. That’s why you want rules in place to help keep every adult and child at your home safe in and around the pool and patio area.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

Affordable Swimming Pool Cabanas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Mar 14, 2016 3:59:00 PM

Models and features to consider when investing in this backyard amenity

You can enjoy the ambiance of a resort-type swimming pool cabana—without the rental fee and with the convenience of staying home. A poolside unit is a perfect way to create an elegant space for lounging in style and comfort in your backyard.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

5 Simple Ways to Save Money this Valentine’s Day

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM

How to bring the romance to your backyard and swimming pool (in photos)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and romance is in the air. But can getting cozy be costly? According to a match.com survey, it costs roughly $738.36 a year, just to date, and this number doesn’t take into account the florists, restaurants, and retailers that capitalize on your need to level up your romance game every Valentine’s Day.

A study by U.S. News last year found that an average of $18.9 billion was spent on Valentine’s Day, with guys shelling out over $200, and ladies around $100. In an economy where Americans spend only about $100 - 150 a week on food, those are some high numbers! 

Looking to turn up the passion without breaking the bank on February 14th? Here are 5 Simple Ways to Save Money this Valentine’s Day: How to bring the romance to your backyard and swimming pool.  

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

5 Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2016—in photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 4, 2016 5:46:00 PM

Stylish, functional features for your pool & backyard

Swimming pool design trends are constantly evolving. As new materials and technology come on the market and as pool builders take creativity to new levels, you have more choices than ever for options to add interest and character to your pool & spa in fresh, exciting ways.

Looking to up your style game for your backyard resort? Stay ahead of the Joneses by getting up to speed on these five swimming pool design trends for 2016.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

Backyard Fire Pits to Keep You Warm by the Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 30, 2015 4:10:00 PM

10 Hot Style Examples—in Photos—to Inspire your Design Plans

One or more fire pits near your swimming pool can be a great way to create both jaw-dropping aesthetics and practical, appealing comfort for you, your family, and guests.

Nothing creates a cozy atmosphere like gathering around a fire. An open flame encourages everyone to pull up a chair and enjoy the heat and images of the dancing orange plumes. If you are building a new pool or putting in an outdoor living space, that’s a great time to include a fire pit.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Remodeling, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

How to Throw a Fall/Winter Backyard Pool Party

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 16, 2015 4:33:00 PM
7 Tips to Help Keep Your Guests Warm in a Cozy, Festive Setting

With smart planning, a fall or winter pool party in and around your swimming pool can be a great option for entertaining—especially if you live in a mild climate. However, even if it’s chilly outside, you can make a backyard holiday party a warm, appealing activity for friends and family.

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Topics: Spas, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining

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

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 31, 2015 1:19:00 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