What is a Swim-Up Pool Bar?—and How to Add One to Your Backyard

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Raise the “bar” on outdoor entertaining by bringing the resort experience home

The first time people discover the upscale delight of enjoying a cool beverage in a swimming pool swim-up bar is often when they’re vacationing at an exotic hotel. Relaxing on a barstool built under the water with a handy countertop to place your drink or a snack is the ultimate resort experience—and it’s a feature that more homeowners are now including in their own backyard retreats.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

Automatic Pool Cleaners: Picking the best type for your backyard conditions

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Will a pressure or suction cleaner work most effectively in your swimming pool?

Automatic swimming pool cleaners handle a daily cleaning chore that you would otherwise need to do by hand. So including one on your pool is a no-brainer. But what kind of pool cleaner will be right for your pool and backyard?

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, Maintenance, Filtration

Swimming Pool Landscaping: 5 Plant Varieties to Consider

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Make the right choices for the microclimate around your pool and patio

Guest Author: Tony Steine

When homeowners build a swimming pool, they often add landscaping to complete the project with style and beauty. A common approach is to pick your favorite plant varieties. However, this could be a mistake.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Maintenance, Landscaping

Add a Baja Shelf to an Existing Swimming Pool During a Remodel

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—Yes, you can include this relaxing, functional feature during a major renovation

A Baja shelf on a swimming pool delivers a big win for both relaxation and convenience. And for existing pool owners, the good news is that you can add this handy, attractive feature during a major pool renovation.

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Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Construction, Buyer Tips

Include a Spa with a Pool: 7 Healthy Benefits Spas Deliver

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—From better sleep to safer exercise routines, how a spa promotes well-being

Ready to build a swimming pool and deciding which features to include with your new backyard oasis? If health and wellness are important to you and your family, making a hydrotherapy spa part of the plan for your new aquatic retreat is a smart move.

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Topics: Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Heating

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
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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