SummerHaven Pool Hearth & Spa
7018 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY 13676
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Swimming Pool Installation and Service Company – Serving customers in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County and Northern New York

SummerHaven Pool, Hearth and Spa is a full-service swimming pool company that offers a wide-range of pool and spa services for both commercial and residential properties. As respected swimming pool and spa construction contractors, we've been able to establish a strong reputation in the local area for nearly 35 years.

Opening Your Pool


Doing it the right way can mean the difference between a summer of fun and a summer of headaches! Follow these easy and important steps to ensure a smooth, carefree pool opening in the spring. And remember, your local BioGuard® Dealer is always ready to assist with information tailored to your specific pool care needs.

1. Remove pool cover (skip this step for new pools) Drain off any accumulated water on the cover away from your pool. Once removed, clean with BioGuard Stow-Away® to prevent sticking and odors. Store in a dry place, free of debris and protected from the sun and weather.

2. Fill your pool

Your pool should be filled to the middle of the skimmer opening to allow for proper circulation.

3. Check your pump, skimmer basket and filter

4. Get your water tested

Be sure to circulate pool water 24 to 48 hours before taking a water sample. Use a clean plastic container, provided by your BioGuard Dealer, to scoop from elbow-depth (away from skimmers and returns) about one quart of water. Seal the container and take it to your BioGuard Dealer for testing and analysis.
BioGuard pioneered the idea of computerized water analysis. Over the past 25 years, we have used our resources to research, develop and refine the science of water analysis. Today ALEX, our computerized water analysis system, provides accurate results almost instantly. You will receive personalized instructions for starting your pool with step-by-step instructions.

5. Test sanitizer and pH

You can test sanitizer and pH yourself using the BioGuard 1200V Test Kit or BioGuard Test Strips to check free chlorine, total bromine residuals and pH levels and Total Alkalinity. Use the following chart to determine proper levels.
Free Chlorine residual: 1.0 to 4.0 ppm
Total Bromine residual: 1.0 to 4.0 ppm
pH: 7.4 to 7.6 is ideal range (7.2-7.6 is acceptable)
Total Alkalinity: 125 to 150 ppm (or 80 to 150 ppm for saltwater pools)
Calcium Hardness (plaster and SoftSwim® pools): 200 to 275 ppm
Calcium Hardness (all other types): 175 to 225 ppm

6. Routine maintenance

Routine maintenance is the best way to maintain your pool. And with BioGuard’s easy-to-use 3-Step and Once-A-Week 3-Step pool care programs, it’s as easy as 1-2-3! We even have a non-chlorine system, SoftSwim®, and salt-based systems including Mineral Springs® and SaltScapes®. We have you covered!

We Take Pride In Swimming Pool Installation, Remodeling and Renovation Work.

We will help you design your patio with a great swimming pool, hot-tub or spa. You are welcome to contact us with your questions or to visit our showroom.

Swimming Pool Chemicals, Equipment and Accessories

  • Pool Chemicals
  • Algaecides
  • Balancers and Pool Maintenance
  • Chlorine Tablets and Granulars
  • Clarifiers
  • Stain Removers
  • Pool Cleaning and Specialty Products

Swimming Pool Maintenance Equipment

  • Pool Brushes
  • Skimmers and Filters
  • Vacuum Hoses and Heads
  • Polaris and Hayward Pool Cleaners
  • Chlorinators
  • Pool Safety Equipment

At SummerHaven, we sell and service a variety of pool models by trusted brands: Optimum, Radiant and Garden Leisure.

We offer pools for all tastes, backed by quality manufacturing and excellent service. For swimming pools supplies, please contact us or click the links below to learn more.
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