Blue Haven Pools
When Jayme Allen meets with a new client, he has a simple goal. “I want people to love their pool and talk about how easy it is to maintain,” he says. As lead designer of Blue Haven Pools & Spas of OKC, Jayme knows creating something beautiful is only part his job. “I can sit and draw cool shapes all day long,” he says, “but at the end of the day it’s got to work.”
The key lies in doing things right from the beginning. Jayme works with clients to plan a structure that’s a good fit for the location and choose a sanitation system that meets their needs. Blue Haven’s expert construction team takes care of the building process, and the service department ensures that owners enjoy their new pool for years to come.
Low maintenance is always one of Jayme’s priorities. “A basic recreational pool can be maintained in fifteen or twenty minutes a week,” he says. As part of a large national franchise network, the OKC Blue Haven location has access to cutting-edge sanitation systems that keep water sparkling and safe without requiring hours of care. Their patented OxiProTM system uses ultraviolet light, ozone, and a very small amount of chlorine to zap bacteria without harsh or corrosive chemicals.
Jayme appreciates the technology and knowledge that’s available through the national network, but he’s also proud that Blue Haven OKC has local staying power. Oklahoma resident Beto Garcia has owned the franchise since 1990. A team of two dozen local employees ensures that clients get expert work at competitive prices. Jayme himself has been with the company for sixteen years. “We aren’t practicing in your backyard,” says Jayme. “If it’s been done in a pool, we’ve seen it.”
With a background in architectural engineering, Jayme designed larger commercial and public pools before coming to Blue Haven. “I wanted to do something more fun and creative, not just designs with concrete everywhere,” he says. “I like that every project at Blue Haven is different, and every client is different.”
He describes his work as joyful, rewarding, and sometimes challenging. One of those challenges is the lack of regulation around the pool industry in Oklahoma. Jayme takes continuing-education courses and keeps up with changes in the industry to make sure his clients receive the safest, highest quality pools available.
With almost 900 projects to his credit so far, Jayme isn’t planning to go anywhere. “We’ve been through the ups and downs, and we’re still here,” he says. “People can have confidence when they’re investing in a Blue Haven pool.”