Automatic Pool Cleaners: Picking the best type for your backyard conditions

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Will a pressure or suction cleaner work most effectively in your swimming pool?

Automatic swimming pool cleaners handle a daily cleaning chore that you would otherwise need to do by hand. So including one on your pool is a no-brainer. But what kind of pool cleaner will be right for your pool and backyard?

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

Swimming Pool Landscaping: 5 Plant Varieties to Consider

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Make the right choices for the microclimate around your pool and patio

Guest Author: Tony Steine

When homeowners build a swimming pool, they often add landscaping to complete the project with style and beauty. A common approach is to pick your favorite plant varieties. However, this could be a mistake.

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Topics: Buyer Tips, Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Landscaping, Maintenance

Swimming Pool Energy Audit: Taking Stock of Inefficient Equipment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—3 ways to cut your pool’s power consumption and save on operating costs

Swimming-pool ownership brings fun, healthy personal rewards, and you shouldn’t let concerns about energy bills dampen any enjoyment from those terrific benefits.

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

Swimming Pool Interior Finishes: Comparing Marcite, Quartz, and Pebble

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—The benefits of quartz and pebble pool finishes over marcite

The interior finish of your inground swimming pool is comparable to the icing on a cake: Both serve as the finishing touch that covers the entire structure and helps define its overall aesthetic.

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Topics: Maintenance, Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Construction, Remodeling

Automatic Pool Covers: 5 Benefits They Offer Pool Owners

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 4, 2017 9:49:18 AM

— Save money, gain peace of mind, and enjoy greater convenience

Investing in an automatic swimming pool cover delivers benefits on five important fronts: safety, convenience, pool cleanliness, water conservation, and energy efficiency. Collectively, these benefits can maximize the lifespan and the value of your backyard oasis and help you save money on pool ownership.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Pet Health & Safety, Maintenance, Equipment/Technology, automation, Heating

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 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