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Multi-level Pool Deck Ideas—With Photo Examples

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 11, 2024 9:07:05 PM

—Achieving better looks, versatility, and functionality for backyard leisure

In addition to providing a solution to a sloping property or disparate elevation between the house and yard, a deck with two or more tiers around a swimming pool delivers great functionality, an attractive outdoor space, and improved “zoning” for various backyard activities.

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Topics: Backyard Entertaining

Swimming Pool Sun Shelves Uses, Benefits, and Options—With Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 13, 2024 8:48:47 PM

—A photo-packed guide to this attractive, functional aquatic amenity

What is a swimming pool sun shelf—also called a tanning ledge or Baja bench? While this feature is simple in concept, it delivers big benefits.

Fundamentally, a sun shelf is a shallow platform or ledge inside the pool perimeter upon which one or more chaise lounges can be placed or upon which you can directly lie submerged in 6 to 9 inches of water.

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Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, LED, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, tanning ledges, Owner/Lifestyle, pool mosaics

5 Technology Upgrades Your Swimming Pool Should Have

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Mar 9, 2024 8:47:14 PM

—Beauty, comfort, health, convenience, and water and energy savings

Your new or remodeled inground pool may come equipped with some fundamentals such as a variable-speed pump for energy efficiency and automatic pool cleaner for convenience.

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Topics: ozone, energy-efficiency, LED, Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, Microban, automation, lighting, Purification, Health & Lifestyle, Filtration

Benefits of Outdoor TVs for Backyard Living

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 10, 2024 9:02:29 PM

—Considerations for choosing and placing waterproof TVs in poolside settings

Guest Expert: Posh UK

Setting up an outdoor TV by your swimming pool offers a smart way to enhance your outdoor space, blending indoor comfort with the beauty of the outdoors.

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Topics: outdoor kitchen, Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle, Owner/Lifestyle

Choosing the Right Colors for Your Swimming Pool and Patio

Posted by Guest Expert: Eric Herman, Editor of WaterShapes on Jan 13, 2024 10:09:49 PM

—Creating a palette for features and elements

Henry Ford once said you can have any color car you want, so long as it’s black.

Swimming pools were once that way too, confined mostly to white plaster and blue waterline tile.

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Topics: hardscape, Design / Features, LED, interior finish, quartz finish, Buyer Tips, marcite, backyard design, lighting, lagoon pools, pool mosaics

25 Harsh Realities of Gunite Pool Construction

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 9, 2023 10:59:13 PM

—A frank overview of the annoyances that typically await and others that may

While a gunite pool provides years of backyard beauty, fun healthy activities, and therapeutic relaxation, let’s be frank: Fundamentally, getting one built is a messy, disruptive, and irritating process.

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Topics: Buyer Tips

Roman Swimming Pools: Top Features for Classic Style & Customization

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 4, 2023 10:25:21 PM

—Ideas to enhance traditional style or add contemporary flair

Among the most familiar and iconic swimming pool styles, a Roman pool remains a popular option for homeowners looking to give their backyard a dash of classic panache.

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