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Concrete Pool Decks: Popular Decorative Finishes

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Customize your patio with stylish techniques for color and texture

High durability and versatility for customizing color, pattern, and style make decorative concrete decking one of the most popular choices for the patio material around swimming pools.

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Topics: pool buyer tips, Construction, decking

Out-of-Ground Swimming Pools: Custom Concrete Construction

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

—How raised gunite pools beautifully triumph over building challenges

One reason to build a raised, out-of-ground concrete swimming pool (gunite or shotcrete) is for style: The configuration achieves a distinctive, multidimensional aesthetic and delivers an original backyard design.

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Topics: Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips

Free-Standing Swimming Pool Slides: 5 Key Options When Picking a Model

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 3, 2019 1:26:11 PM

—Understanding styles and features on deck-mounted units for inground pools

Free-standing swimming pool slides provide a terrific way to capture a little waterpark-style excitement at home in your backyard.

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Topics: Buyer Tips, pool deck, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle, swimming pool accessories

What is Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) for Swimming Pool Sanitization?

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—AOP systems safely and effectively disinfect water without the typical chlorine aggravation

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Topics: pool buyer tips, pool remodeling, sanitizer, water maintenance, Purification, Health & Safety, Pet Health & Safety, Filtration

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