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What is Swimming Pool Coping? A Photo-filled Guide

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 9, 2021 7:15:58 PM

—A basic overview of coping purposes, why it matters, and your material options

When planning a new gunite swimming pool or remodeling an existing one, one choice you’ll make is the type of coping to trim the pool & spa perimeter.
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Topics: Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, swimming pool remodeling, pool photos, pool decking, decking

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

Rock Waterfall Swimming Pool Slides—Detailed Guide & Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Aug 14, 2021 6:00:00 AM

—Get the facts on custom landscape slides and integrating them into pool waterfalls

Incorporating an attractive slide into your swimming pool rock waterfall or grotto waterfall will boost the entertainment possibilities in your backyard while enhancing its overall beauty.

Compared to free-standing slides, rock waterfall slides—also called landscape slides—are both permanent and more visually appealing.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, pool layout, Design / Features, swimming pool photos, swimming pool plans, swimming pool waterfalls, pool deck, lagoon pools

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

   

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