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Light It Up!

Give Your Pool Some Christmas Cheer
With Christmas just around the corner, houses across Australia are dazzling with their festive light displays.

So why not get into the Christmas spirit and transform your swimming pool in the same way?
Light up your pool
Fairy lights look amazing in trees around swimming pools, giving the whole area an alluring glow. Wrap them around the branches and bring your swimming pool landscaping to life of an evening while adding some Christmas cheer.

Alternatively you could opt for waterfall lighting hanging …

Pool Surrounds: Tips for Creating A Fun & Relaxing Space


Designing fun and functional areas around your pool is essential to creating a smooth flow between your pool, home, and garden spaces, and allows for easy entertaining all summer long. In this four-part series, we’ll discuss how to design serene and attractive pool surrounds where everyone will want to sit back and relax.

In this first post, we’ll begin with some broad points to consider when thinking about your pool surrounds.
A Cohesive Look
You don’t want your pool design to look out of place next to your house—there should be a logical connection in …

Best Colour for Your Swimming Pool


Swimming Pool with Disappearing  edge

Did you know that the colour of your in-ground swimming pool can create a look all of its own? It can add in an instant *vibe* to your pool area; your in-ground swimming pool can look and feel like a crystal clear blue lagoon, or a sandy beach oasis. The pools of today no longer come in just one colour option, so you have the freedom to choose not only the swimming pool size and shape that suits your yard but the colour that suits your theme. Coloured …

Pool Maintenance Made Easy This Christmas

Top Time Saving Tips to Keeping Your Pool Clean
Too busy to keep up your normal swimming pool maintenance routine this festive season?

Well fear not – Blue Haven has put together these time saving tips to keep your swimming pool sparkling during the holiday season.
Clean before you go away
If you’re heading away for the Christmas break be sure to give your swimming pool a good clean and top up of chemicals before leaving.

Give the walls of the swimming pool a good brush to remove any …

Looking After Your Pool All Year Round


Caring for your swimming pool is important, did you know that how you care for your pool varies with every season?

It’s relatively simple if you just follow a regular maintenance programme.

Test your pool water to ensure it is safe to swim in; you need to monitor the pH balance and chlorine levels regularly. If you leave your pool water untreated, it can lead to bacteria, algae and viruses and other organisms to form in your pool. If the water has become cloudy, it can affect the eyes and skin of swimmers.

You need …

Choosing Your Pool’s Location


When you are building a pool, its position is a crucial element and one of the many big decisions that will need to be made. A well-positioned pool should be placed where it can be seen from the main living areas of your home. This is to maximise its impact AND give you your very own *water view*. The best location in our experience is just outside or next to your entertaining outdoor area. This provides the yard with a *flow* a seamless transition from the house, to the outdoor area, to …

Using Filters to Conserve Water in Your Pool


The world thinks of Australia as an island nation, but with a land mass of almost 8 million square kilometres and climate that is mostly hot and dry, we highly value our water. Many homes are equipped with both a water tank and swimming pool, to make the most of this precious resource. We also have regulatory authorities that govern swimming pools.

SPASA (Swimming Pool & Spa Association) works with local authorities to govern everything from pool location to safety and water conservations. The requirements …

Practical Ways to Conserve Swimming Pool Water


Recycling is considered the best way to save water, so it may seem natural to use it in your pool. However, recycled water isn’t recommended for swimming pools, because it comes in direct contact with your skin.
The Best Way to Conserves Pool Water
Routine pool maintenance
A more effective solution is routine pool maintenance. Check your pool for leaks and fix them immediately. Leaks waste up to 7,000 litres of water. The quickest way to spot a leak is to observe the speed of water loss. …

Pool Fencing Safety 101

The media’s spotlight has been shining on pool fencing of late, with pool safety at the top of everyone’s mind.
While swimming pools are the epitome of summertime fun, the dangers associated with non-compliant swimming pools are well known.
We are constantly reminded to check and maintain backyard swimming pool fences so they meet safety standards – but what does that mean?
Laws in each state specify minimum safety requirements, varying on the date …

Say Goodbye to Nasty Pool Bacteria


Just because a pool looks clean doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to swim in.

With increased usage and harsh weather conditions, summer provides the perfect ingredients for nasty bacteria to breed in your pool.

From the minute the pool is filled with water, bacteria starts to grow on the pool walls, pipes, plumbing and in the filter. Breeding, multiplying, dividing and growing within minutes, bacteria builds up immunities to protect itself from normal protective measures such as chlorine or bromine.

A protective coating called Exopolysaccharide Film or …

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