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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 

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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

Blue Haven - Waterline Swimming Pool Tiles 101: Basics and Key Purposes

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Feb 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 —More than good looks, pool tile protects your liquid investment

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Topics: cascade water features, custom spas, Design / Features, pool buyer tips, swimming pool plans, Construction, custom pool ideas

7 Reasons to Build a Pool, Deck & Outdoor Features as One Project

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 11, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 —How executing your entire backyard makeover as a single endeavor delivers greater value  

If you are planning a new swimming pool along with other outdoor-living amenities, consider a strategy that optimizes style unity, smoother construction with better costs, and overall project cohesion—as well as some additional benefits.

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Topics: Design / Features, swimming pool plans, LED, remote controls, Pool Financing, Construction, custom pool ideas, backyard design, pool deck, swimming pool construction problems, pool builder, Landscaping, Owner/Lifestyle

Swimming Pools with Spas: 6 Lifestyle Benefits a Spa Offers

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 2, 2019 8:45:00 AM

—How building a pool-spa combo enhances backyard appeal and lifestyle options

From bubbling relaxation to a more attractive outdoor space, including a custom spa with your inground swimming pool offers a variety of advantages—making it an extremely popular feature.

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Topics: Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, pool plans, hydrotherapy, custom pool ideas, gunite spa, Health & Lifestyle, Pool & Spa Heating

Out-of-Ground Swimming Pools: Custom Concrete Construction

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

—How raised gunite pools beautifully triumph over building challenges

One reason to build a raised, out-of-ground concrete swimming pool (gunite or shotcrete) is for style: The configuration achieves a distinctive, multidimensional aesthetic and delivers an original backyard design.

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Topics: Design / Features, 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