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Commonly Asked Questions About Pools (Part-1)

Blue Haven Pools' price and installation

Q. Why should we buy a pool from Blue Haven Pools?
Blue Haven Pools are the biggest pool builder in Australia by a large margin. Our closest competitor, in volume, would turn over only half the amount of pools that we do. Because of the volume of pools, we turn over, our buying power is huge, and we are lucky to be able to pass on the benefits of our buying power to our clients, both regarding cost and materials selection. We can build an economical pool but …

Energy Saving Tips for Spas & Swim Spas

Spas are a welcome addition to the home, offering a warm safe haven in winter and cool respite in the Summer. The benefits are extensive, although one of the challenges people come across as a spa owner is the running costs.

A typical pool will use between 2,0000kW to 3,000kW of electricity each year depending on the size of the pump and how long it runs each day. Which on a hot summer day, this can be for hours. Per annum, it will cost owners anywhere between $800 and $1,200. The running cost of a spa is pretty similar, and when …

Our Enviro Smart Mineral Pools: Maintenance and Biofilm Removal


As we move on from Part 1 in our 2 part series about our Enviro Smart Mineral Pools, we thought we better recap the important parts.

First up, our Enviro Smart pools are mineral pools, enriched with various minerals that make bathing a more relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Secondly, they differ from chlorinated and salt water pools by the level of chemicals that go into the water. Enviro Smart pools have up to 90% fewer chemicals in them than a chlorinated pool. And then thirdly, this type of setup allows you to …

Our Enviro Smart Mineral Pools: What is Enviro Smart Mineral Pool



A little confused as to what our Enviro Smart Mineral Pools are? That’s why we are uncovering all in our 2 part blog post series that gets to the bottom of just what our Enviro Smart pools are and do. If you hadn’t already guessed from the name, they are a different concept in swimming pools, one that is designed to be more environmentally friendly – a patented system that we came up with and are proud to install in backyards in Sydney and surrounds. Read on to learn more about our …

Lendi’s Study Part 2: Do Pools Add Value to Your Home?



In our last entry, we gave an overview of the December 2017 Lendi study in which 1,004 Australians over age 18 were surveyed to gain a better understanding of whether or not a swimming pool adds value to a home. In this entry, we’ll take a look at Lendi’s findings with regard to gender and age factors, and what that might mean for homeowners thinking about adding a pool to their home.
Overall, 44.9% of males in the survey said they would pay up to $20,000 more for a house with a pool …

Lendi’s Study Part 1: Do Pools Add Value to Your Home?




In December of 2017, Lendi completed a survey of 1,004 Australians over age 18 aimed at gaining a better understanding of whether or not a pool adds value to your home. This is an especially important topic to understand given the competitive housing market in urban Australia. So what did they find? While the answer is not a definitive “yes” or “no,” taking a look at the data can help you to understand whether a pool might be a worthy investment for your home based on your state and your area.
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All about Algae – Prevention and Revmoval of Algae

How to prevent algae
To prevent algae from blooming, you need to have proper chemical and sanitiser levels. A High pH and a low chlorine count give algae a great start. Use a stabiliser to condition and protect your chlorine from the sun.

Keeping your pool clean is also very important, bacteria and organic materials contribute to algae growth, regularly brushing your pool, is not only good exercise it prevents dirt from building up in the pores of the plaster – which is a good starting point for an algae colony.

Filter your pool properly …

Things to Consider Before You Speak to Your Pool Builder


Hold up! Wait! We know that you’re just itching to get that pool installed and ready to go in your backyard so you can take a dip as soon as possible, but hold your horses.There are some things that you should consider before you dive and start chatting with a pool builder.

1: What are your local pool regulations?
Your local regulations will strongly dictate what you are allowed to construct for your pool. If you have some amazing, grand plan in mind, but have no idea about your local regulations, then you …

All About Algae – Introduction

All about Algae:  Types of Algae – Problems Caused by Algae
Algae spores are constantly entering your inground concrete pool, brought in by wind, rain, or even on contaminated pool cleaning tools or swimsuits. If the conditions are right, algae can bloom in just a few hours!

These conditions include

Water that is not balanced correctly
Warm temperatures
Presence of nitrates, phosphates and/or carbon dioxide
A lack of good circulation, filtration and sanitation is usually a contributing or primary cause of pool algae

Algae are living aquatic creatures that multiply rapidly on warm, …

Australia Day Pool Party Ideas


Rolling around once a year to celebrate all that we love about our sunburnt country, Australia Day is generally a sweltering mix of sizzling temperatures, a few beers with friends, snags on the barbie and the odd game of backyard cricket.

Arguably though there is no better way to celebrate Australia Day than by hosting a pool party with friends.

To ensure your pool party this Australia Day is a success, here is a list of 9 Aussie essentials to ensure it is a success.

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