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

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

5 Healthy Reasons for a Backyard Pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Fitness, family fun, convenience, hydrotherapy, and avoiding public-pool dangers 

Residential pools provide homeowners and their families with multiple opportunities for beneficial exercise, relaxation, and family fun in the privacy of their backyard.


Along with adding beauty to your outdoor space and value to your home, a swimming pool can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Purification, Fitness/Exercises, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Safety

5 Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2016—in photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 4, 2016 5:46:00 PM

Stylish, functional features for your pool & backyard

Swimming pool design trends are constantly evolving. As new materials and technology come on the market and as pool builders take creativity to new levels, you have more choices than ever for options to add interest and character to your pool & spa in fresh, exciting ways.

Looking to up your style game for your backyard resort? Stay ahead of the Joneses by getting up to speed on these five swimming pool design trends for 2016.

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

Gas Swimming Pool Heaters

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 8, 2015 10:58:00 AM
7 questions to ask when choosing a new or replacement model for your inground pool

A swimming pool provides healthy, backyard entertainment for your family and friends. These aquatic playgrounds get the most use during the spring and summer months, but many owners want the option of enjoying their pool & spa as much as possible throughout the year, including in cool weather.

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Topics: Equipment/Technology, Spas, Buyer Tips

How to Use Spas and Hot Tubs Safely in Winter

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 23, 2015 4:50:00 PM

3 Tips for When it’s Cold Outside

A soak in a hot, bubbling outdoor hot tub or in-ground spa is relaxing at any time of year, but in cold weather it can feel especially good as the water warms your body. However, additional care is needed to keep safe in a spa or hot tub during the fall and winter seasons.

Regular precautions for spa and hot tub use, such as proper water disinfection, should be followed year round. When the mercury outside dips low, additional precautions are needed. Here are three key ones to follow for safe enjoyment of a warm, aquatic escape.

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Topics: Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Health & Safety

How to Throw a Fall/Winter Backyard Pool Party

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 16, 2015 4:33:00 PM
7 Tips to Help Keep Your Guests Warm in a Cozy, Festive Setting

With smart planning, a fall or winter pool party in and around your swimming pool can be a great option for entertaining—especially if you live in a mild climate. However, even if it’s chilly outside, you can make a backyard holiday party a warm, appealing activity for friends and family.

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Topics: Spas, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining