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10 Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas (Besides Rock Waterfalls)

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 11, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—From sleek laminars to reverse infinity edges, see the range of modern “liquid décor” options

Swimming pool water features are among the top ideas for adding beauty, dimension, movement, and a sense of tranquility to any backyard space.

Among the range of water features are rock waterfalls and grottos—popular choices for rustic and tropical pools and decks and coping with flagstone.

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Topics: custom spas, Design / Features, swimming pool photos, swimming pool plans, LED, infinity swimming pool, negative-edge pool, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, swimming pool waterfalls, lighting, tanning ledges

Why you may regret choosing a black bottom swimming pool

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 10, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—Dark swimming pools and the common risks that accompany them 

Let’s call a spade a spade: Black-bottom swimming pools come with an array of perils.

Ask someone who chose black pool plaster for their backyard resort about their experience.

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Topics: pool plaster, plaster, interior finish, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, sanitizer, water maintenance, Purification, Maintenance, tropical pools

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

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

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

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

   

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