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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

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