Swimming Pool Storm/Hurricane Cleanup: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 2, 2017 10:20:25 AM

—Steer clear of these missteps after major wind, rain, and flooding hits your pool

Powerful storms and hurricanes create headlines and can cause catastrophic damage. Along with your home, your backyard can get hit hard by high winds and torrents of rain that leave your pool in need of serious care and possibly some repairs.

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

Swimming Pool Inspections: What to Check When Buying a Home with a Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 19, 2017 11:16:29 AM

—Negotiate a better home purchase price with an in-depth pool inspection

Seeking a new home with outdoor space for keeping cool, entertaining, and exercising? Many people are, and for these reasons, some house hunters see the advantage of buying a home with an existing inground swimming pool. With a ready-made backyard resort, you can begin enjoying a private aquatic leisure center on move-in day.

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Topics: Buyer Tips, Spas, Equipment/Technology, Maintenance, Filtration, Purification, Heating

Energy-Efficient Swimming Pool Equipment: 3 Power-Saving Picks

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Mar 20, 2017 10:06:54 AM

—A must-have list for an environmentally friendly pool with lower power consumption

Would you like to enjoy the splash-tastic benefits of a backyard swimming pool that operates with superior energy efficiency?

You can have outdoor fun while championing smart energy use. Whether you already own a backyard retreat or plan to build one, the right line-up of energy-efficient pool equipment provides a double dip of benefits: It’s healthier for the environment and better for cutting your routine ownership costs.

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Topics: Buyer Tips, Equipment/Technology, Maintenance, Filtration, Heating

How to Clean Swimming Pool Cartridge Filters in Easy Steps

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 31, 2016 11:00:27 AM

—Tips and guidelines for smart filter “housekeeping” to help ensure efficient filtration

Keeping your swimming pool water looking and feeling good requires regular cleaning of your pool filter. Fortunately, for those with a cartridge-type filter system, maintaining the elements—the tubes of folded, accordion-like material that goes inside the filter tank—is easy to do.

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Topics: Maintenance, Equipment/Technology, Filtration

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

15 great ways to update your aging pool, deck & equipment - UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 20, 2011 5:18:16 PM

A vital note about timing your swimming pool renovation:
Many homeowners wait until spring to think about remodeling their existing pool. That’s a mistake.

Autumn is the ideal time for pool makeovers. The kids have gone back to school, the temperature is dropping, and your backyard pool won’t be seeing as much action. That’s why fall time provides a great period for tackling any work your pool and patio area may need.

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Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, Equipment/Technology, Construction, Buyer Tips, automation, Filtration, Heating, Purification

Buying a Swimming Pool: 7 Deadly Sins to Avoid

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 16, 2011 1:00:00 AM

—Avoid these mistakes when choosing your pool’s technology options

—Updated September 27, 2018

When buying a swimming pool, you can actually commit a variety of sins relating to technology and equipment choices but still have a beautiful backyard resort. 

But for a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, easy-to-own aquatic retreat, the smart approach is to steer clear of the seven missteps outlined here.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Purification, automation, Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Maintenance, Filtration