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Fun Swimming Pool Design Ideas that Kids (and Adults) Love

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—7 kid-friendly features to consider for your new gunite pool or remodel

Kids and swimming pools go together like summer and sunshine.

Today’s inground gunite designs amp up the fun level with a variety of features that children love—and grown-ups appreciate.

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Topics: Design / Features, pool construction, swimming pool remodeling, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, tanning ledges, Games & Activities, Owner/Lifestyle, children

Mid Century Modern Pools: 7 Retro-to-Contemporary Design Evolutions in Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on May 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—See today’s take on key elements of gunite-pool style and configurations

The Mid-Century Modern swimming pool has come a long way. Inground designs from that era have changed over the decades and given way to more sophisticated contemporary looks.

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Topics: pool layout, Design / Features, LED, infinity swimming pool, interior finish, custom pool design, swimming pool waterfalls, lighting, tanning ledges, swimming pool accessories, tropical pools

Tropical Swimming Pools: 12 Best Design Ideas with Pictures

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

Planning tips for creating an exotic backyard lagoon

So, you are dreaming of a tropical swimming pool in your backyard. Just how do you go about designing a lush, beautiful lagoon retreat?

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Topics: Design / Features, Beach entry pool, custom pool ideas, swimming pool waterfalls, natural entry pool, backyard design, tropical pools, lagoon 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

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

Elevated Swimming Pools: 7 Stunning Designs Built High Off the Ground

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

—Masterful custom projects that take aquatic style to new heights

One of the most challenging and visually dramatic types of swimming pools is an elevated pool. This concrete (gunite/shotcrete) creation is not only built completely out of the ground, it stands soaring high above it.

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Topics: Design / Features, pool buyer tips, Swimming pool costs, Gunite pool construction, negative-edge pool, zero-edge pool, pool photos, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, swimming pool construction problems, pool builder

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

   

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