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DIY Swimming Pools: 10 Risks of Building Your Own Inground Project

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jul 11, 2020 8:47:35 PM

—Why owner-builder gunite pools often pose surprising hurdles and hidden costs

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Topics: Gunite pool construction, swimming pool construction problems, DIY pool, owner-builder pools, subcontractors

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

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

Colored Interior Finish: Not your father’s pool plaster

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jun 22, 2011 4:45:30 PM

Choosing a pool surface material that provides increased durability and lasting color

—Updated March 3, 2019

Would you like your new or remodeled swimming pool to boast a color plaster finish that’s even and consistent throughout the interior? That delivers lustrous color that endures for years? One that won’t fade or bleed

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Topics: pool plaster, Remodeling, Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, interior finish, Construction, Buyer Tips

   

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