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

Swimming Pool Heaters: How to Pick a Replacement Unit

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 5, 2016 12:54:02 PM

What to look for when it’s time to buy a new gas heater for your aquatic retreat

A quality swimming pool heater can extend your family’s swimming season by several months, allowing you to enjoy the water into autumn in many parts of the country—even into winter in some warmer regions.

Controlling the water temperature means you never have to dive into an icy cold pool. If you have an inground spa with your pool, it means being able to quickly fire it up for hot, relaxing hydrotherapy after a long hard day.

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

Outdoor Space Heaters to Warm Your Patio: Key Types & Features

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 14, 2016 10:26:35 AM

Buying tips for choosing the best unit for your backyard

Once found only in restaurants to make outdoor dining more pleasant for their patrons, patio space heaters have expanded to private backyards, helping warm homeowners across the country.

This trend has come about for a good reason: By extending the months possible to enjoy a pool and patio area, outdoor heaters maximize opportunities to take advantage of exterior living spaces.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle, Heating

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

Swimming Pool Heat Pumps

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 14, 2015 4:01:00 PM

Is one right for your pool, spa, use, and climate?

Because heating a swimming pool & spa impacts homeowner utility costs, the smart approach is to determine which kind of heating system best suits your needs and can save you money.

Whether you are planning a new backyard resort or modernizing the equipment on an old one, you want to know if an electric heat pump is a better choice for your pool & spa than a traditional gas heater.

There is no “right” answer for everyone. Gas heaters are popular for a reason, but under the right circumstances, heat pumps are a superior fit. When choosing a system, what matters most is how and when you plan to use your pool & spa, coupled with your local climate and length of swim season.

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