Backyard Additions: 5 High-End Options for Upscale Outdoor Living

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

—Five suggestions for upgrading your backyard retreat with cool amenities

Considering making over your backyard with an amenity or two to complement your swimming pool and elevate your outdoor-living experience?

Various high-end options can create an upscale outdoor environment retreat around your pool and boost opportunities for entertaining friends and family.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Remodeling, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

Swimming Pool Diving Boards: Consider Safety, Usage, and Backyard Size

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 18, 2017 10:03:51 AM

—Make an educated decision about building a diving pool

Note: This is the first article in a two-part series on diving boards.

When buying or remodeling a swimming pool, one important consideration is whether or not to include a diving board. This decision should be a calculated choice based on your pool design, backyard space, and family lifestyle.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

Swimming Pool Toys & Games for Active, Sporty Lifestyles

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

—Affordable sports, floating board games, and other fun pool gear for healthy, high-energy fun

Your inground swimming pool offers numerous benefits. It beautifies your home, cools you off on a hot day, enhances family togetherness, and often boosts your property value.

Along with being a convenient setting for relaxation, your pool can also serve as an endless source of healthy outdoor recreation. Kids love to actively play in a pool with their pals, as do many adults.

Your pool is a fun-filled amenity on its own, but you may want to safely up its sun-splashed fun factor in a number of ways, especially by adding toys and games into the mix.

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Topics: Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining

Patio & Poolside Dining: 5 Tips for Choosing Your Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 5, 2017 9:59:54 AM

—Make the right picks to create a lasting, comfortable setting for backyard meals

For enjoying meals and conversation, what better place is there other than poolside in your own backyard?

Whether it’s a sit-down family barbeque, to a romantic moonlit meal for two, or outdoor bash with several dozen friends and a spread of fun finger foods, sunshine or a starlit sky make private alfresco dining a special experience for everyone. It’s even better with the right mix and type of outdoor tables and seating that accommodates your diners.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Backyard Entertaining

10 Features to Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy—In Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 15, 2017 11:21:55 AM

—Create a backyard resort by adding shade, alfresco dining options, and other outdoor amenities

A swimming pool can serve as the foundation of a backyard resort and provide a great return-on-investment—especially if it becomes the setting for years of fuss-free staycations.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Remodeling, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Buyer Tips, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining

Outdoor Space Heaters to Warm Your Patio: Key Types & Features

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 14, 2016 10:26:35 AM

Buying tips for choosing the best unit for your backyard

Once found only in restaurants to make outdoor dining more pleasant for their patrons, patio space heaters have expanded to private backyards, helping warm homeowners across the country.

This trend has come about for a good reason: By extending the months possible to enjoy a pool and patio area, outdoor heaters maximize opportunities to take advantage of exterior living spaces.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle, Heating

Pool & Patio Deck Design and Size: 5 Questions for Planning

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 11, 2016 12:31:25 PM

Evaluating factors that help determine the ideal amount of decking for your backyard


A new swimming pool and deck can serve as the foundation for a beautiful backyard resort where your family and friends come together for relaxing, dining, socializing, and overall healthy living.

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