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

Swimming Pool Algae: What they are, Why they Grow, and How You Can Combat them

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

—Good circulation, filtration, water chemistry, and maintenance can prevent algae blooms

It’s a fact of life: The microscopic spores that grow into algae are virtually everywhere outdoors.

Spores constantly enter your backyard swimming pool via the wind, the rain, on swimsuits, or even attached to previously spore-contaminated pool-cleaning equipment. While they are typically invisible to the naked eye, they won’t be if your pool environment allows them to sprout into tiny plant colonies.

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Topics: Maintenance

Crypto Outbreaks in Swimming Pools: Prevent Attacks with Ozone/UV Sanitizers

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

—How to protect against cryptosporidium and other chlorine-resistant organisms in your pool 

Have you noticed more news reports chronicling outbreaks of dangerous microorganisms in public swimming pools? One pathogen, in particular, cryptosporidium, has been rearing its ugly head with greater frequency, passing along—yuck—gastrointestinal distress and other aggravating side effects.

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Topics: Remodeling, Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, Purification, Health & Safety, Maintenance

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

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

Pool Chlorine Alternatives: How Ozone Delivers Healthier Water

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 13, 2016 7:39:17 AM

—What ozonation is and five reasons it makes swimming safer and more comfortable

When it comes to your swimming pool, the ideal scenario is to enjoy a refreshing dip—without worrying about the havoc that chlorine might inflict on your skin, hair, lungs, and eyes.

Your swimming environment shouldn’t be an anchor around your neck. To ensure smooth sailing, all it takes is having the right technology on your backyard resort.

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

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