Beach Entry Swimming Pool Designs: In-Depth Guide to Benefits, Costs, Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 17, 2018 2:07:15 PM

—From style options to functionality considerations, is this popular feature right for you?

—Updated June 24, 2016; September 17, 2018

Interest in beach entry swimming pools continues to grow among pool buyers, so let’s look at the great reasons why—and examine if this design upgrade makes sense for your new concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pool.

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Topics: Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Health & Safety

Swimming Pool Construction Delays in Hot Weather and Humidity

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—How high temperatures, dry conditions, and moist air can disrupt building progress

When the weather outside is unbearably hot—and in some regions, made worse by high humidity—it’s the perfect time to cool off in a new swimming pool. But in some cases, scorching conditions pose a seriously bad time for pool builders working to finish certain construction phases for your new pool.

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Topics: Construction, Buyer Tips, Health & Safety

Custom In-ground Spas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 3, 2018 1:49:50 PM

Get more value from your new pool by including a spa

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Swimming Pool Design & Dimensions: 3 Key Initial Questions to Ask

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How big, how deep, what shape?—Fundamental design factors for concrete pools

You’ve decided to build a backyard swimming pool, but don’t know exactly how to begin. Particularly with a concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pool, the process is rather detailed, with a wide range of design and construction elements to discuss with your pool builder.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

Lap Pool Designs: 10 Creative, Outside-the-Box Examples – Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Inspiring style for your new inground pool beyond a standard rectangle

Think that a backyard lap pool comes in only one form—a traditional rectangle? Well, think again: As long as your pool’s overall shape includes a straight, clear swimming lane that avoids steps, spas, and other design features, you don’t have to build a long rectangular design for swimming laps.

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Topics: custom spas, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Construction, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises

Swimming Pool Safety: How Pool Alarms Boost Protection

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—Lower risks and help protect children and pets with a variety of pool security devices

Even the most attentive swimming pool owners need some backup while striving to keep their backyard safe for children and pets. Let’s face it, young kids and your furry friends sometimes need extra oversight to keep out of harm’s way.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Health & Safety, Pet Health & Safety

Swimming Pool Energy Audit: Taking Stock of Inefficient Equipment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—3 ways to cut your pool’s power consumption and save on operating costs

Swimming-pool ownership brings fun, healthy personal rewards, and you shouldn’t let concerns about energy bills dampen any enjoyment from those terrific benefits.

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Topics: Remodeling, Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, Maintenance, Heating