Pool Design: 3 Key Choices Buyers Often Rethink

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 26, 2016 9:37:21 AM

—Before building begins, carefully evaluate these fundamental choices

When embarking on any big home improvement project, you face a number of design decisions over factors that bear greatly on the final result.

Particularly for complex additions—like a new backyard pool—it’s common for homeowners to change their mind over plan details. Worse, some realize too late that their design fails on some fronts to meet their family’s needs and preferences.

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

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

Pool & Spa Design Trends: 10 Dam Wall/Spillway Styles—in photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 15, 2016 12:40:11 PM

—Check out great options for your spa façade and water overflow into your pool

With its rather unappealing name and highly utilitarian purpose, you might be surprised that the dam wall on a spa can serve as a beautiful focal point of your new inground swimming pool.

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Topics: 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

Inground Pool Prices: Do larger pools cost more? Do small pools save money?

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 12, 2016 11:44:43 AM

Why pool dimensions affect price—but not always as you may expect

When it comes to the price of building an inground swimming pool, size matters.

Pool dimensions—square footage, perimeter, and depth—will affect the project’s total construction cost. However—and this is where it gets a bit confusing—sometimes size does not matter to the price all that much. Or, size does not matter as much as or in the ways you might expect it to.

Allow us to explain.

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Topics: Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips