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10 Water Activities to Lose Weight: Swimming Pool Fitness

Posted by By Guest Expert: David Hamburg, Editor, Globo Surf on Aug 8, 2020 7:08:03 PM

—Exercises to help build muscle, boost cardio levels, and burn calories

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DIY Swimming Pools: 10 Risks of Building Your Own Inground Project

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 11, 2020 8:47:35 PM

—Why owner-builder gunite pools often pose surprising hurdles and hidden costs

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Topics: Gunite pool construction, swimming pool construction problems, DIY pool, owner-builder pools, subcontractors

3 Solutions to Ensure Proper Drainage for Your Inground Pool

Posted by Guest Expert: Matt Lee, Innovative Building Materials on Jun 13, 2020 9:09:23 PM

—Effective methods for protecting pools, decks, and backyards from water damage

Water drainage—routing unwanted rain or runoff water away from certain structures and areas to targeted collection or escape points—serves as a critical component of maintaining your swimming pool and backyard. 

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Topics: Construction, Buyer Tips, pool deck, decking, drainage

Small Backyard Swimming Pool Ideas: Specific Design Tips with Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

—15 tips to overcome space limitations for building an inground pool

What are some ideas for building a concrete swimming pool in my small or narrow backyard? Is it even possible?

It’s a common question among homeowners with small property lots who want a private aquatic retreat. The good news is that in many cases, the answer is “yes,” and a variety of solutions are available.

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Topics: outdoor kitchens, custom spas, hardscape, pool layout, Design / Features, pool construction, gunite hot tub, aquatic fitness, swimming pools, pool plans, pool decking, Buyer Tips, hydrotherapy, swimming pool waterfalls, backyard design, tanning ledges, pool builder, Landscaping, swimming pool accessories

Elevated Swimming Pools: 7 Stunning Designs Built High Off the Ground

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

—Masterful custom projects that take aquatic style to new heights

One of the most challenging and visually dramatic types of swimming pools is an elevated pool. This concrete (gunite/shotcrete) creation is not only built completely out of the ground, it stands soaring high above it.

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Topics: Design / Features, pool buyer tips, Swimming pool costs, Gunite pool construction, negative-edge pool, zero-edge pool, pool photos, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, swimming pool construction problems, pool builder

What is a rim flow spa on a custom swimming pool? (with design photos)

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Mar 14, 2020 11:46:57 PM

—Learn about and view examples of this exciting gunite pool feature

Rim flow spas—also called mirror spas, full-perimeter spas, and 360-degree overflow spas—represent a dramatic style of elevated custom spa with specially configured exposed tile- or stone-covered walls that allow the water inside to sleekly run over the spa’s entire perimeter into the swimming pool below.

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Topics: custom spas, Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, pool photos, pool decking, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, pool builder

Blue Haven - Waterline Swimming Pool Tiles 101: Basics and Key Purposes

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 —More than good looks, pool tile protects your liquid investment

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Topics: cascade water features, custom spas, Design / Features, pool buyer tips, swimming pool plans, Construction, custom pool ideas