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How Long Does it Take to Build a Gunite Pool? 8 Delay Factors

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 9, 2021 7:02:18 PM

Real-world variables beyond your control that slow construction

Just how long will it take to finish building your inground pool?

Let’s be candid: Rome wasn’t built in a day—and neither will your new backyard aquatic resort. Nor will your custom pool be finished in a week. Or in a month.

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Topics: pool layout, pool construction, pool buyer tips, Gunite pool construction, swimming pool weather delays, swimming pool digs, swimming pool construction problems

Swimming Pool Remodels: 3 Deluxe Additions You May Not Know Are Possible

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 14, 2020 10:23:14 PM

—Sophisticated ways to add beauty and functionality to big-ticket renovations

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Topics: modernizations, cascade water features, pool plaster, renovations, pool construction, swimming pool plans, remote controls, Gunite pool construction, quartz finish, swimming pool remodeling, pool decking, swimming pool waterfalls, decking

Inground Rectangle Pools: 10 Design Ideas to Add Style & Flair—with Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 10, 2020 11:46:28 PM

—Up the visual drama in a basic 4-cornered shape with these attractive, functional features

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Topics: pool layout, Design / Features, swimming pool photos, swimming pool plans, LED, infinity swimming pool, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, gunite spa, vanishing-edge pool, lighting, tanning ledges

Custom Poolside Kitchen Layouts: Planning Ideas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 12, 2020 7:17:28 PM

—Marrying two backyard amenities for optimal fun and functionality

A custom outdoor kitchen—often built around an existing swimming pool or in conjunction with a new or remodeled one—provides a wonderful amenity to expand options for outdoor dining and entertaining.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, pool construction, pool buyer tips, swimming pool plans, island grill, custom pool ideas

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

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

   

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