The Science of Swimming

The Science of Swimming
What would happen if you trained a world-class athlete to swim in a pool filled with syrup? Besides making him very sticky, nothing else would change. He could still swim as fast as he could in water. Hard to believe? It’s true.

Making the Most of a Small Backyard With a Small Pool

Making the Most of a Small Backyard With a Small Pool
Even in difficult economies, real estate is a premium, so backyards tend to be smaller and not have space for landscaping features. However, having a small backyard does not mean you can not enjoy the luxuries of owning an inground swimming pool.

The Best Questions to Ask Your OKC Pool Building Company

The Best Questions to Ask Your OKC Pool Building Company
You’ve been dreaming of spending those sizzling summer days by the pool forever, right? We know you can already see your friends and family lounging on giant unicorn floaties and volleying an oversized beach ball in the Oklahoma sun. It’s time to finally make this dream your reality.

10 Hacks To Make Pool Care Easier

10 Hacks To Make Pool Care Easier
When you own a pool, routine pool care and maintenance can be time consuming, but it is integral to the health of your pool. You don’t want to cut corners when taking care of your pool, but there are little things that can be done with household items to make the maintenance process simpler. We have made a list of some of our favorite pool care “hacks” to help you keep your pool clean with less effort.

Pool Party Maintenance: The Most Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes for Pool Parties

Pool Party Maintenance: The Most Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes for Pool Parties
When you’re overwhelmed with hosting a pool party, it can be easy to make simple maintenance mistakes that can affect the longevity of your pool. Being aware of some of the most common pool maintenance mistakes that are affected by having many swimmers in your pool can help keep them top of mind.

Pool Party Maintenance: Preventative Maintenance

Pool Party Maintenance: Preventative Maintenance
In our Pool Party Maintenance series, we’ve discussed what to do after your pool party to ensure that your water is clean. However, there are multiple steps you can take before your party begins to ensure that your pool stays in good condition once your party is over, so you don’t have to conduct a lot of extra maintenance.

Protecting Your Pool During Storm Season

Protecting Your Pool During Storm Season
In Oklahoma, residents can typically get used to the myriad of severe storms that happen each spring. From lightning to hail, and even tornados, Oklahoma storm season can take a toll on your property, landscape, and your swimming pool.

Pros and Cons of an Installed Spa vs. a Freestanding Hot Tub

Pros and Cons of an Installed Spa vs. a Freestanding Hot Tub
Spas and hot tubs can be a relaxing addition to your landscape. They can help you wind down in the summer or warm up in the winter. Spas and hot tubs can take many forms, the main two being the installed, in-ground spa and the freestanding hot tub.

Blue Haven OKC Pool Maintenance Roundup

Blue Haven OKC Pool Maintenance Roundup
There are many different aspects to pool maintenance - from cleaning the pool and installing new features, to balancing chemicals. While all of these processes can seem overwhelming, Blue Haven OKC has many resources to help you find your way through pool ownership. We have shared some of our top resources with you so that you can get started.

The Best Seasons to Start Building a Pool in Oklahoma

The Best Seasons to Start Building a Pool in Oklahoma
Spas and hot tubs can be a relaxing addition to your landscape. They can help you wind down in the summer or warm up in the winter. Spas and hot tubs can take many forms, the main two being the installed, in-ground spa and the freestanding hot tub.

Winterizing Your Pool

Winterizing Your Pool
When summer has come to an end, the leaves change, and the weather is cold, it’s time to close your pool for the season. Just as a pool requires maintenance in the summer when it is being used, the offseason requires maintenance, too - winterizing.

How Soaking in a Hot Tub Can Improve Your Health

How Soaking in a Hot Tub Can Improve Your Health
Soaking in a hot tub is not only relaxing, it also can provide a myriad of benefits to your body and overall health. In fact, hydrotherapy (the external or internal use of water in any of its forms - water, ice, steam - at various temperatures, pressure, duration, and placement with), has been used for centuries for health promotion and treatment of various diseases.

Pool Maintenance After a Party: How to Clear Cloudy Water

Pool Maintenance After a Party: How to Clear Cloudy Water

Pool parties are a fun way to bring friends together and enjoy the summer sun, but after the guests have left, the cleanup can be daunting. Not just the cleanup around and outside of the pool-but the dirty, cloudy pool water that remains after many swimmers have been in the pool at once.

What to Consider When Installing a Diving Board to Your Pool

What to Consider When Installing a Diving Board to Your Pool

Diving boards can be a fun addition to a swimming pool, but there are many factors to consider before installing one. The type of pool you have, its depth, cost, and overall safety are all important to think about when adding any feature to your pool, especially diving boards.

Where to Take Swimming Lessons in OKC

Where to Take Swimming Lessons in OKC

There are multiple locations in the OKC metro offering swimming lessons this summer. We have created a map of them to help you make your decision, so that you and your family can get swimming!

Blue Haven OKC Pool Supply Checklist

Blue Haven OKC Pool Supply Checklist

Our pool supply checklist features the basic essentials needed to take care of your new swimming pool.

Beginner's Guide to Pool Maintenance

Beginner's Guide to Pool Maintenance
There are many steps to proper pool maintenance, which can appear overwhelming at first. In reality, as long as you stay on top of it and follow our simple beginner pool maintenance tips, you should increase the lifespan of your pool and keep it beautiful with ease.

Gunite Pools Explained

Gunite Pools Explained
At Blue Haven OKC, we don’t just build pools, we bring people together through custom-designed gunite pools that are expertly crafted to reflect your style and meet your family’s needs. Gunite allows for total customization of shape, size, finish, and special features, so we can bring your backyard vision to life.

2017 Pool Design Trends

2017 Pool Design Trends

Each year brings new trends in pool design, accessories, and styles. In 2017, pool design trends are shifting toward designs driven by customer experience, seamlessly connecting style, technology, and utility for a backyard experience that meets all of your needs and more.

OKC Polar Plunge

OKC Polar Plunge
Does winter in Oklahoma make you want to go for a swim? If not, you aren’t alone. However, the winter chill isn’t stopping Oklahoma City residents from pledging to plunge into an ice-cold pool this February — it turns out they have a worthy “reason for freezin.”