5 Healthy Reasons for a Backyard Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Fitness, family fun, convenience, hydrotherapy, and avoiding public-pool dangers 

Residential pools provide homeowners and their families with multiple opportunities for beneficial exercise, relaxation, and family fun in the privacy of their backyard.

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Along with adding beauty to your outdoor space and value to your home, a swimming pool can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Purification, Fitness/Exercises, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

How to Pick the Best Sunscreen: 7 Tips

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 23, 2016 5:17:49 PM

What to seek for maximum skin protection in and around your pool


While enjoying your swimming pool with friends and family, it’s easy to get caught up in the all the fun and relaxation and forget about guarding your skin against the sun. Before spending the day in or around the pool and patio, make sure everyone is using an effective sunscreen that blocks harmful rays and stays put even in the water.

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Topics: Fitness/Exercises, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety, Health & Lifestyle

5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Harsh Pool Chlorine

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 15, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Simple steps that make all the difference

Whether you’re an active or recreational swimmer, you’re probably familiar with how chlorinated pools can wreak havoc on your hair, skin, and nails. For your hair in particular, chlorinated water can break down and dry out the cuticle─leaving you with a brittle, tangled mess!

Unfortunately, chlorinated swimming pools are tough to avoid: While pool sanitizing technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, many public and private pools still use heavy chemical loads in their water. Outside of the controlled environment of your backyard pool (where safer, gentler methods like UV light and ozone can be used), you’re bound to encounter chlorine─and all of its nasty side effects.

Looking to enjoy a dip in the pool while keeping you hair fresh, happy, and healthy? Stay low-stress and tame your tresses with these 5 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Harsh Pool Chlorine.

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Topics: Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Health & Safety, Maintenance, Health & Lifestyle

5 Reasons to Convert your Chlorine Pool to a Healthier Alternative

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 11, 2016 3:16:00 PM

The good, the bad, and the toxic scoop on pool chemicals

Research is contributing to an increasingly long, dirty laundry list of chlorine’s harsh side effects. Could leisurely dips in your swimming pool be harmful, or even toxic?

In a classic case of “what you don’t know might actually hurt you,” we break down the following 5 Reasons to Convert your Chlorine Pool to a Healthier Alternative.

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Purification, Fitness/Exercises

10 Easy Spa & Hot Tub Exercises

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 28, 2015 4:54:54 PM

Simple effective moves that anyone can do

by Jennifer Pierce, Certified Personal Trainer; NASM, NCCPT

People often associate swimming pools with exercise,while thinking of spas and hot tubs as places for relaxation. However, the warm, bubbling environment of a whirlpool offers unique advantages to enhance your health and fitness.

Here’s why: Unlike a swimming pool, the heated water in a spa or hot tub automatically increases blood flow and helps release toxins in your body. This creates a healthy foundation for simple movements that can make a big difference in your fitness routine.

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Fitness/Exercises

Why swimming is so healthy

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 24, 2015 10:40:00 AM

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