Concrete Paver Stones: Benefits for Your Pool Deck

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 19, 2016 8:47:10 AM

—Enjoy superb beauty, performance, and durability

Used in a variety of residential and commercial applications, concrete pavers are a great material to add beauty and durability to your backyard deck and pool area. 

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips

3-D Pool Design: Why Pool Builders Use Virtual Software

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 29, 2016 10:59:34 AM

Visualize your entire new backyard resort—before it’s built

Imagine seeing your fully completed swimming pool, deck, and landscaping in your backyard—without turning over a single shovel of dirt.

You can. Powerful 3-D technology makes it easier than ever to envision your new outdoor space and to more effectively plan out this rewarding, but complex home improvement project.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips

Swimming Pool Shapes: Benefits of Certain Ones Vs. Others

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 2, 2016 8:13:42 AM

—Understanding which popular shape best suits your overall pool design goals

—Part 2 in a 2-part series

In Part 1, we listed key factors to consider before zeroing in on your preferred pool shapes, including how elements of some can factor into construction costs. 

Now, let’s take a look at some common pool shapes; one by one, we outline some of the advantages that certain ones have over others. 

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips

Swimming Pool Shapes: How to Pick the Best One for You

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 25, 2016 4:13:50 PM

—Key design and function goals to consider when choosing a shape



—Part 1 in a 2-part series

Building a swimming pool is an exciting outdoor addition for which you will make many design choices. From the pool’s position in your backyard to the color of the interior finish, a number of aesthetic and function-related options await your review. Among the most important ones will be the shape.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips

Swimming Pool Financing: 7 Sources for Your Pool Loan

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 27, 2016 4:44:06 PM

Ways to borrow money for your backyard addition

Dreaming of a beautiful swimming pool, but the price of building one might overstretch your current home-improvement budget? The good news is that a number of avenues for pool financing are available to help you fund that new addition! 

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Buyer Tips, Financing

Lap Pools for Swimming at Home Deliver Benefits that Public Pools Can’t

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 13, 2016 2:56:02 PM

Enjoy functionality and style in a private pool designed for fitness

Form & Function: Unlike generic lap pools at public facilities, the design you have custom built for your backyard can have eye-catching features like this towering planter-cascade waterfall, as well as a private hydrotherapy spa.

Swimming laps is an excellent form of exercise that delivers a full-body workout. While you may currently make them part of your fitness routine at a community pool or public facility, you could be doing so more comfortably in your own residential lap pool!

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Health & Safety, Health & Lifestyle

What is a Gunite Swimming Pool?

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 16, 2016 4:34:36 PM

How concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pools are built to last

Gunite and shotcrete are forms of pneumatically applied concrete, meaning they are sprayed on with a high-pressure air hose. Crews shoot the material over a reinforcing network of steel bars.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips