7 Reasons to Build a Pool, Deck & Outdoor Features as One Project

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 11, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 —How executing your entire backyard makeover as a single endeavor delivers greater value  

If you are planning a new swimming pool along with other outdoor-living amenities, consider a strategy that optimizes style unity, smoother construction with better costs, and overall project cohesion—as well as some additional benefits.

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Topics: Design / Features, swimming pool plans, LED, remote controls, Pool Financing, Construction, custom pool ideas, backyard design, pool deck, swimming pool construction problems, pool builder, Landscaping, Owner/Lifestyle

Swimming Pools with Spas: 6 Lifestyle Benefits a Spa Offers

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 2, 2019 8:45:00 AM

—How building a pool-spa combo enhances backyard appeal and lifestyle options

From bubbling relaxation to a more attractive outdoor space, including a custom spa with your inground swimming pool offers a variety of advantages—making it an extremely popular feature.

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Topics: Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, pool plans, hydrotherapy, custom pool ideas, gunite spa, Health & Lifestyle, Pool & Spa Heating

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

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

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

Add a Baja Shelf to an Existing Swimming Pool During a Remodel

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

—Yes, you can include this relaxing, functional feature during a major renovation

A Baja shelf on a swimming pool delivers a big win for both relaxation and convenience. And for existing pool owners, the good news is that you can add this handy, attractive feature during a major pool renovation.

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Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Construction, Buyer Tips

Include a Spa with a Pool: 7 Healthy Benefits Spas Deliver

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

—From better sleep to safer exercise routines, how a spa promotes well-being

Ready to build a swimming pool and deciding which features to include with your new backyard oasis? If health and wellness are important to you and your family, making a hydrotherapy spa part of the plan for your new aquatic retreat is a smart move.

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Topics: Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Heating