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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

15 brilliant ideas—in photos—for lighting custom pools & spas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 10, 2023 10:56:24 PM

—LED technology paints vibrant aquatic scenery after dark

When it comes to swimming pool lighting, LED technology has forever changed the way we illuminate the dark.

How much difference has LED pool lighting made? And what does it mean for your pool’s aesthetic possibilities?

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Topics: Design / Features, energy-efficiency, LED, Equipment/Technology, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, lighting

Modern Kidney-Shaped Pools: 7 Design Ideas for Fresh Style

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 14, 2023 8:50:03 PM

—Giving contemporary personality to the classic bean-shape

Yes, the kidney-shaped pool remains alive and well in 2023—boasting a current design that holds its own against today’s curvy pool shapes.

In many ways, the kidney is the godfather of all pool shapes.

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Topics: Design / Features, Construction, custom pool design, Buyer Tips

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

Pool Scupper / Spout Water Features with Stunning Examples

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Sep 10, 2022 8:43:23 PM

—Feature walls create distinctive good looks and oasis-like atmosphere

With their striking appearance, swimming pool scuppers (and their related spout variation) are compelling water features for high-end residential projects.

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Topics: cascade water features, Design / Features, swimming pool photos, LED, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, Landscaping

In-Pool Tables, Stools, Benches: Design Options for “Swim-up Dining”

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 13, 2022 8:44:10 PM

—Add extra style, fun, and function to your swimming pool or major remodel

With a swim-up dining table and seating in your swimming pool, even the most ordinary activity can become special.

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Topics: pool layout, Remodeling, Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, Construction, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, Backyard Entertaining

Swimming Pool Entry Steps: Designing for Extra Fun, Utility and Beauty

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 11, 2022 3:29:32 PM

—Surprising ways this essential feature can enhance your gunite pool & spa—with photos

When homeowners plan a new gunite swimming pool, they usually don’t think of its entry steps as a “fun feature” or decorative element.

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Topics: swimming pool photos, pool construction, swimming pool plans, Beach entry pool, pool photos, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, tanning ledges

   

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