The Problems with Pollen

It’s spring in southwest Florida. The bees are buzzing. The birds are chirping. And the oak trees are filling the air with fine yellow dust. Welcome to Pollen Season. You have to be mindful of dirt and debris in your pool year-round, but pollen is especially tough. It always finds a way in, and you …

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You Won’t Regret a Pool Heater

Yes, this is southwest Florida. We’re not at risk of sub-zero temperatures or even an icy breeze most of the year. But you may have noticed recently that we do experience winter—albeit a mild one—and even Florida winter can make your pool temp less-than-ideal. And pools are supposed to be comfortable and relaxing, not challenging. …

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Save Your Pool Supplies from Corrosion

Water. It’s the whole point of having a pool. But water is more than just the buoyant, splashy heart of your pool. It’s also a potentially corrosive substance to which we add other potentially corrosive substances like chlorine. And in southwest Florida, rain and humidity make water that much more pervasive. It gets wet everywhere. …

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New Years Resolution for Keeping your pool clean and functioning properly

Pool Resolutions

Hard to believe, but 2020 is almost upon us. As you get ready to ring in the new year, don’t forget your pool in your resolutions. That’s the time when you take stock of things, assess what’s working and what needs improvement, and lay out your plans for the future. We understand that pool planning …

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A variable speed pool pump and efficiency

Variable Speed Efficiency

In July of 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy will make it mandatory that any pump 1 horsepower and up to be a variable-speed pump. They worked with energy efficiency advocates and the manufacturers to set a Federal Regulation regarding the minimum efficiency standards that pool pumps must meet in order to be used for …

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Poolside Holidays

We know the traditional picture of the holiday season involves snow and fireplaces and layers upon layers of winter clothing. But if you’re spending the season in southwest Florida, there’s no reason to pretend it’s 50 below outside. First, have Bahama Blue technicians clean and balance your pool so it’s just right for entertaining. Then, …

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Cool Chemistry

New to pools? Maintaining a safe, comfortable and algae-free pool can seem like a big job, especially in Florida, where rain and sunshine both threaten to throw your pool’s chemical balance off-kilter. That’s what we’re here for. Using experienced professionals who know the science by heart, Bahama Blue regular pool maintenance takes the tricky laboratory …

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What Pool Plan is Right for You?

Pools and families come in all shapes and sizes. So, too, do maintenance and service plans.   Having a pool is all about relaxation, so you want to have a reliable pool service who will keep your pool clean and beautiful, year-round. First of all, you want your pool to be there whenever you need …

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Sun Safety

Tis the season: If you’re going to be outside, you’re going to want to be cooling off in your pool. But that refreshing dip can be deceptive when it comes to skincare: Even though you feel relief from the sun’s rays, your skin is still getting hammered with maximum UV exposure. Fortunately, there are plenty …

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pool swim

The Heart of a Swimmer (In Summer)

  News flash: It’s hot out here in southwest Florida. This kind of weather can put a real damper on exercise routines, especially if you like to go outside to stretch your legs and work your aerobic capacity. Good thing you’ve got a pool, right?   In these summer temperatures, exercising outdoors can be quite …

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Lakewood Ranch Locals

In today’s day and age, we’re constantly faced with choices about what kind of business we partner with. Nation-wide and multi-location companies tend to have far-reaching brand recognition, which can positively influence their reputation. Customers (rightly or wrongly) associate familiarity with quality.   But there’s so much to be gained by doing business with an …

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Time for hurricane preparations here in the Lakewood Ranch area, and that goes for pool service

Prepping Your Pool for Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through October. As Southwest Florida sits on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, we sometimes pay a price for our tropical coastal paradise—as we’ve been reminded in recent years with direct hits from storms like Irma in 2017. While we can’t stop the hurricanes from coming, …

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