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Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us again, and this year experts are predicting a lot of storm activity for the southwest Florida area. Is your pool ready? There are a lot of things to consider when preparing your pool for a hurricane. You want to protect your infrastructure and equipment, manage your water level and chemicals, …

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Multi-Speed Pool Pumps or Variable Speed Pool Pump Information

New Pool Pump Law Starts July 19

Pool owners take note! New standards for your pool pumps will take effect July 19. On that date, all new and replacement pool pumps are required to be variable speed (or multi-speed). The Law We actually wrote about this new law way back in 2019; it was initially passed in 2018, but now we’re finally …

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Chlorine Shortages Affect Prices, Availability

Earlier this year, we wrote about how the pandemic has affected supply lines in every industry, including ours. We mostly focused on pool equipment in that blog, but now we’re facing an even more urgent supply crisis: chlorine. We’re coming up on the busiest season for pool use at a time when people might finally …

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2021 Southwest Florida Pool Trends

Home improvement isn’t a luxury; it’s self-care. By now we should all know how important it is to maximize the comfort, pleasure and convenience of our own living spaces. This includes the pool. You now officially have permission to imagine your wildest poolside dream upgrades, and then make those dreams come true. Need some inspiration? …

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Attention Realtors!

…and lenders, and HOAs, and rental property owners! Bahama Blue is here for all of your pool-maintenance and pool-cleaning needs. Here’s why our services are so important for people who are responsible for pools that they themselves don’t use. Swimming pools are both a luxury and a common sight here in southwest Florida. They’re a …

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Pool Priorities: 2021

Happy New Year! We made it! We have a hunch that you enjoyed a lot of pool time in 2020. And whatever the new year brings, we hope you’re looking forward to even more time in and around the water in 2021. That being said, we want to make sure you’re all set up for …

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Holidays Poolside

We understand the holidays may not be quite the same this year. Maybe you’re staying home when you usually travel, or maybe you’re not having visitors when you’d normally be the host. However your holidays look in 2020, we encourage you to find joy where you can. And fortunately, thanks to our balmy weather down …

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Weather or Not

It’s mid-October here in Sarasota-Bradenton, and we’ve just about hit the point where the southwest Florida summer weather gives way to Florida fall. But what does the change in seasons mean for your pool? You may have gotten into a pool-maintenance habit for the last few months, but the shift in temperature, rain and humidity …

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So Your Pool Needs Resurfacing

Permanent, growing stains. Missing tiles. Rough concrete. A possible leak. Even if it’s readily apparent that your pool needs to be resurfaced, it can be hard to pull the trigger. Unlike regular maintenance and chemical balancing, pool resurfacing is a big, time-consuming task that requires the pool to be drained before work can get started. …

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Signs Your Pool Needs Servicing

It’s been a long summer already, and we hope you’re getting the most out of your pool in 2020. If you’re swimming in your pool–or even just seeing it–on a near-daily basis, you probably have a good sense by now of how it looks, smells and feels when it’s “normal.” So if you notice something …

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How to Keep Your Pool Pristine

Try as you might, you can’t keep every ounce of dirt and debris out of your pool. Your Bahama Blue service experts are always here when you need us, but we understand that sometimes you need to do a little bit of pool-cleaning in between visits. Fortunately, there are a ton of products on the …

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Wet Workouts

Summertime in southwest Florida can put a real damper on your outdoor workouts. But not to worry: Pool time to the rescue! Swimming is excellent exercise all year round (as we’ve discussed before). But even if you’re not big on swimming laps and practicing your strokes, your pool contains all sorts of incredible workout potential. …

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