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Rock Waterfall Swimming Pool Slides—Detailed Guide & Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 14, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—Get the facts on custom landscape slides and integrating them into pool waterfalls

Incorporating an attractive slide into your swimming pool rock waterfall or grotto waterfall will boost the entertainment possibilities in your backyard while enhancing its overall beauty.

Compared to free-standing slides, rock waterfall slides—also called landscape slides—are both permanent and more visually appealing.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, pool layout, Design / Features, swimming pool photos, swimming pool plans, swimming pool waterfalls, pool deck, lagoon pools

5 Ways a Gunite Pool Can Transform Your Property—and Your Life!

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Mar 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Imagine the benefits a custom inground design can bring

Many products claim to change your life, very few even come close. Swimming pools and spas are among those that actually often do.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, swimming pool plans, healthy lifestyle, aquatic fitness, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, gunite spa, tanning ledges, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

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

Building a Home and Swimming Pool: Save Money by Doing Both at Once

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Keep project costs down with simultaneous house-pool construction

Are you buying a home in a planned development or hiring a builder to construct a custom residence? Well, if you also plan a swimming pool in your new backyard, consider building the pool right along with your new home.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Construction, Buyer Tips

What is a Swim-Up Pool Bar?—and How to Add One to Your Backyard

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Raise the “bar” on outdoor entertaining by bringing the resort experience home

The first time people discover the upscale delight of enjoying a cool beverage in a swimming pool swim-up bar is often when they’re vacationing at an exotic hotel. Relaxing on a barstool built under the water with a handy countertop to place your drink or a snack is the ultimate resort experience—and it’s a feature that more homeowners are now including in their own backyard retreats.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, outdoor kitchens, Design / Features, Health/Lifestyle Benefits, Spas, Construction, Buyer Tips, Backyard Entertaining

Swimming Pool Landscaping: 5 Plant Varieties to Consider

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

—Make the right choices for the microclimate around your pool and patio

Guest Author: Tony Steine

When homeowners build a swimming pool, they often add landscaping to complete the project with style and beauty. A common approach is to pick your favorite plant varieties. However, this could be a mistake.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Buyer Tips, Maintenance, Landscaping

Swimming Pool Design & Dimensions: 3 Key Initial Questions to Ask

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How big, how deep, what shape?—Fundamental design factors for concrete pools

You’ve decided to build a backyard swimming pool, but don’t know exactly how to begin. Particularly with a concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pool, the process is rather detailed, with a wide range of design and construction elements to discuss with your pool builder.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, Construction, Buyer Tips, Fitness/Exercises, Games & Activities, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle

   

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