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Plunge pool vs. cocktail pools vs. dipping pools vs. spools

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 13, 2024 10:57:12 PM

—Going small for big benefits with compact swimming pools 

What is a plunge pool?

Is it different from a cocktail pool or a dipping pool?

And how are these three kinds of compact swimming pools different from a design known as a spool?

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Topics: backyard design

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 excellent functionality, an attractive outdoor space, and clearer “zoning” for various backyard activities.

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Topics: cascade water features, hardscape, Design / Features, LED, Construction, custom pool ideas, gunite spa, backyard design, pool deck, lighting, Backyard Entertaining, Health & 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

12 Clever Ways for Integrating Stone into Pools—In Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 14, 2023 10:55:22 PM

—Style tactics to enhance an organic aesthetic

Incorporating stone into a swimming pool is a favorite design technique used in backyards across America.

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Topics: custom spas, Design / Features, zero entry pool, Gunite pool construction, infinity swimming pool, zero-edge pool, Beach entry pool, Buyer Tips, vanishing-edge pool, natural entry pool, backyard design, tanning ledges, tropical pools, rock waterfalls

What is a reverse infinity-edge swimming pool?

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 12, 2023 9:12:15 PM

—Redirecting a fabulous flow where you can see and hear it

A reverse infinity swimming pool boasts a “vanishing” edge that faces the home and patio area so you can see the decorative wall with overflowing water and catch basin—versus being hidden from view on the pool’s far side where it appears to merge into the horizon.

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Topics: hardscape, pool layout, Design / Features, pool buyer tips, LED, zero entry pool, zero-edge pool, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, vanishing-edge pool, backyard design, lighting

10 Beautiful Features for Your Gunite Swimming Pool in Pictures

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 10, 2022 9:03:43 PM

—Aquatic eye candy for inground pools & spas

Make your gunite swimming pool an exceptional backyard attraction with strategically chosen design features.

The decorative features we cover here are among those commonly used to elevate a pool’s visual appeal. Some provide fun and functionality as well.

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Topics: Design / Features, pool buyer tips, LED, Spas, pool plans, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, backyard design, lighting, tropical pools, pool fountains

7 Swimming Pool Design Mistakes to Avoid When Planning

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 8, 2022 8:56:08 PM

—Choices you don’t want to regret; options you don’t want to miss

If you’ve never purchased or owned an inground swimming pool before, it’s easy to make design mistakes that may prevent you from getting what best suits your family’s needs and lifestyle.

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Topics: pool plaster, plaster, Design / Features, LED, Construction, pool decking, Buyer Tips, gunite spa, backyard design, Backyard Entertaining, Health & Lifestyle, rock waterfalls

   

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