The Cost of Regular Pool Maintenance
In order to keep your pool in top shape, regular maintenance must be performed to keep your pool clean and functional. It’s important to know the potential cost of maintenance before you decide to purchase a pool, so you know that you can afford to keep your pool functional.
The Pool Construction Step-by-Step Timeline
Once you have chosen to build a pool and picked your contractor, the building process can officially begin. However, the pool building process can be long, and it’s good to familiarize yourself with the timeline so you have an idea of how it’s done and the time that it takes. We have compiled a basic […]
How to Keep Your Inground Spa Clean
Inground spas are an elegant addition to your pool and can extend the use of your outdoor living space through wintertime. While spas are the key to year-round outdoor relaxation, they also require extra maintenance in order to stay useable and safe, and to extend their lifetime.
Pool Chemicals Used to Winterize
The way you use chemicals to prepare your pool for the winter is different than how you use the chemicals during the summer. Because your pool will be covered and out of use for several months, it is imperative that the pool is properly cleaned and chemically balanced before you close it to prevent expensive damage.
Blue Haven’s Favorite Pool Design Tips for a Timeless Look
When considering having a pool installed on your landscape, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “How do I want my pool to look?” There are many pool design trends that come and go, but finding a design that is timeless will save you time, money, and stress down the road.
Where to Take Swimming Lessons in Tulsa
Many organizations in the Tulsa area offer summer and year-round swimming lessons. We have compiled a list of lesson locations, as well as a map and contact information to help you schedule swimming lessons before they fill up.
Why Choose a Saltwater Pool Over Chlorine?
While costlier than chlorine swimming pools, saltwater pools offer many attractive benefits. Not only do saltwater pools have significantly lower chemical intensity than a chlorine pool, but they also require less maintenance. The water is gentler on swimmers’ skin and has a surprisingly low salt content.
Special Features That Will Turn Your Pool into a Backyard Oasis
Whether you want to use your pool to entertain your family and friends, or want a quiet place to escape and relax, we aim to create the right ambiance for your unique needs. Incorporating custom-designed special features into your pool is the perfect way to turn a simple concept into a backyard oasis.
Breaking Down Pool Costs
For many, purchasing an inground pool can be overwhelming due to confusing bills, hidden costs, and ongoing expenses. At Blue Haven Pools & Spas, we want our customers to be financially in-the-know before we ever start construction on a new pool. We’ve outlined the full breakdown of costs for purchasing, installing, and maintaining an inground pool in Tulsa to help you prepare for the financial commitment of purchasing a pool from start to finish.
Employee Spotlight: Brendan Schmidt
When designing a pool, many people focus on aesthetic alone. However, there is so much more to it than that. Designing a custom pool involves overall appearance, high quality materials, equipment, plumbing, and structural design. That’s why it’s important to work with a pool designer who you can trust. In this Employee Spotlight, Brendan Schmidt, a pool designer at Blue Haven Tulsa, offers a few insider tips on how to design a pool you will enjoy for years to come.
The Complete Checklist for Pool Care in a Storm
Oklahoma weather is often unpredictable and harsh. The high winds and flooding that accompany severe storms can contaminate your pool with dirt, debris, and bacteria. Proper care is imperative to keep your pool clean and damage-free. We’ve outlined the steps you can take to prepare for both winter storms and thunderstorms to help you keep your pool in top condition.
5 Ways to Enjoy Your Hot Tub this Fall
Fall is in the air. As the weather cools down, and we don our cable knit sweaters and sip our pumpkin spiced lattes, we say goodbye to hot summer days by the pool. Not so fast! It may be too cool for the pool, but fall is the perfect time to enjoy your hot tub before closing up shop for the winter.
Choosing the Perfect Pool Cover
Pool covers can help save money, provide safety, or protect against chilly months. We’ll highlight winter covers, safety pool covers, automatic covers, solar covers, and thermal pool covers and what their benefits and uses are so pool owners can be better informed before purchasing one.
The 5 Best Pool Smartphone Apps
Below we’ll highlight the five best pool smartphone apps to control and maintain your pool or hot tub, and one we think everyone should have – especially if they have little ones running around.
The 7 Best Pool Workouts
Every four years the world is glued to their TVs, cell phones or web browsers to cheer on their home country and see the magic that is the Summer Olympic Games. This year’s events will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5 through 21. More than 200 countries will compete in 306 events in 28 sports. To prepare for the Olympic Games, we rounded up the 7 best pool workouts so anyone can feel like they’re Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin or Jenny Thompson.
2017 Poolside Reading List
When it’s pool season, nothing feels better than laying out by the pool with a new summertime read. To refresh your reading list, we’ve compiled some of our favorite summer reads for 2017.
Pool Games
Splish, splash, it’s time to jump in the pool! From old favorites like Marco Polo or a belly flop contest, to ones you’ve never heard of like atomic whirlpool or F-I-S-H, we’ve rounded up our favorite pool games for you and your family to try out this summer.