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

Swimming Pool Diving Boards: Choosing the Best Kind for Your Needs – Part 2

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Understanding how diving boards, platforms, and flexible jump boards each provide unique benefits

Note: This is the second article in a two-part series on diving boards. For part 1, Swimming Pool Diving Boards: Consider Safety, Usage, and Backyard Size,” click here.

After considering the important issues of diving safety, board usage, backyard size, and maximizing your family’s recreation, you’ve decided to include a diving board with your new swimming pool.

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

Swimming Pool Interior Finishes: Comparing Marcite, Quartz, and Pebble

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—The benefits of quartz and pebble pool finishes over marcite

The interior finish of your inground swimming pool is comparable to the icing on a cake: Both serve as the finishing touch that covers the entire structure and helps define its overall aesthetic.

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Topics: Maintenance, Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Construction, Remodeling

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

Custom Inground Spas: Stand-alone designs deliver style and enjoyment

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

—No room for a pool? A spa can serve as the centerpiece of your backyard retreat

A soak in warm, bubbly spa water can be a delight to both mind and body. That’s the goal of thousands of homeowners across the country who build a swimming pool-spa combination to enjoy.

But while you, too, may crave the relaxation and hydrotherapy benefits that a spa brings—what if your home lacks the outdoor room for a full swimming pool?

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

On-ground / Semi On-ground Gunite Pools: 7 Project Examples in Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 16, 2017 9:23:43 AM

—See beautiful concrete pools that “rise above” construction challenges with added style and function

While most concrete (gunite or shotcrete) pools are constructed beneath the ground, did you know that some are built partially—or even entirely—above it?

On-ground and semi on-ground pool designs achieve an inventive, multi-level aesthetic that’s popular with homeowners striving for an inspired outdoor addition. The out-of-ground pool concept also provides a solution for backyards with certain construction challenges.

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Topics: Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Construction

Building a Swimming Pool in the Offseason: Get Value and Service Advantages

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 18, 2017 11:24:33 AM

—You may save time and negotiate a better deal by building your gunite pool in the fall or winter

Hands-down, spring is the busiest time for building inground swimming pools—but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time to build your new backyard oasis.

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Topics: Buyer Tips, Construction, Remodeling