Swimming Pool Safety: Backyard First-Aid Kits and Rescue Equipment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 1, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Get peace of mind by outfitting your outdoor space with emergency supplies and accessories

Note: May is National Water Safety Month

Backyard swimming pools are designed for fun, relaxation, and entertainment. Whether you prefer sunning on the deck, soaking in the spa, or splashing in the water, responsible pool owners understand that safety should always come first.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Pet Health & Safety

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim in a Pool: 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

—A guide to helping your pet learn to safely and comfortably swim

Thinking about teaching your dog how to swim? Great idea! Especially if you have a backyard pool for the whole family to enjoy. As with children, the skill of swimming can be a life-saver for your precious pet.

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Topics: Pet Health & Safety

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

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim: Advance Preparation

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 12, 2016 10:46:46 AM

—Smart planning tips BEFORE you try getting your pet into the pool

Note: National Dog Week is coming up: September 18-24.

If you own a backyard pool and a dog, one of the most important things you can do for your pet’s safety is teaching him how to swim. Helping your dog learn this skill and to exit the water will help protect him. 

Toward that goal, make the instruction process as fun and gentle as possible for your four-legged friend. What dog owners sometimes overlook is some planning steps before actually attempting to lead a pet into the pool.

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Topics: Pet Health & Safety

10 Ways to Protect Your Pool & Backyard from Mosquitoes

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 9, 2016 5:19:58 PM

Keep biting insects out of your outdoor living space

Mosquitoes are a nuisance that make you itch just thinking about them! Once they invade your pool and patio area, they can make a good time in your backyard less comfortable for you, family, and guests.

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

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

How to keep your dog safe in and around your swimming pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 28, 2015 4:11:29 PM

Dog safety in and around your swimming pool

Your dog is like a member of the family. The last thing you would want is harm to come to him from an accident that could have been prevented. Let’s look at some ways that can protect your pup while he enjoys your backyard—including your swimming pool.

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Topics: Pet Health & Safety