Saving Water in Swimming Pools: 5 Ways to Cut Pool Water Loss

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Additional measures to prevent liquid losses from your backyard resort

Part 2 of a 2-part series on swimming pool water conservation

Fighting evaporation is crucial to making your pool water-efficient.That’s why we outlined specific tips for cutting this major source of water loss in part one of this article series.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Purification, Maintenance, Pet Health & Safety, Health & Lifestyle

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 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 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

3 Ways to Sanitize Your Pool without the Typical Chlorine Risks

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 18, 2016 5:38:00 PM

A review of saltwater pools, ozonation, and UV light

In a recent blog, “5 Reasons to Convert your Chlorine Pool to a Healthier Alternative,” we recapped various research studies that point to dangerous side effects from chlorinated swimming pools.

So what’s the good news? Research and innovation offer clear alternatives to red, burning eyes and dry, itchy skin. You can maintain your backyard resort without harsh chemicals by choosing from these 3 Ways to Sanitize Your Pool—Without the Typical Chlorine Risks.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Purification, Maintenance, Health & Lifestyle

How to ease arthritis ailments with swimming pool exercise

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 5, 2015 3:11:00 PM

Do you suffer with arthritis pain? Comfortably exercising in a swimming pool may reduce symptoms of this inflammatory joint condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, physical activity can reduce pain and improve function, mobility, mood, and quality of life for many with various kinds of arthritis.

While physical activity can be beneficial, it can also be painful. Even worse, the wrong workout methods can actually aggravate your condition.

That’s why choosing swimming and pool-based exercises are a smart solution in the fitness equation for those with these inflammatory ailments. Aquatic activities can be the answer if you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Let’s look at some reasons why.

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Topics: Health & Lifestyle