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7 Popular Swimming Pool Features for 2022—with Photos

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Dec 11, 2021 8:52:34 PM

—Decorative and functional options trending on new gunite pools & spas 

Most of the design trends you see today in contemporary swimming pools have developed over the last several years, steadily gaining momentum among pool contractors and their customers.

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Topics: Backyard Additions, Design / Features, swimming pool plans, inground spa, Gunite pool construction, custom pool design, custom pool ideas, swimming pool waterfalls, tanning ledges

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

How Long Does it Take to Build a Gunite Pool? 8 Delay Factors

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Jan 9, 2021 7:02:18 PM

Real-world variables beyond your control that slow construction

Just how long will it take to finish building your inground pool?

Let’s be candid: Rome wasn’t built in a day—and neither will your new backyard aquatic resort. Nor will your custom pool be finished in a week. Or in a month.

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Topics: pool layout, pool construction, pool buyer tips, Gunite pool construction, swimming pool weather delays, swimming pool digs, swimming pool construction problems

Swimming Pool Remodels: 3 Deluxe Additions You May Not Know Are Possible

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Nov 14, 2020 10:23:14 PM

—Sophisticated ways to add beauty and functionality to big-ticket renovations

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Topics: modernizations, cascade water features, pool plaster, renovations, pool construction, swimming pool plans, remote controls, Gunite pool construction, quartz finish, swimming pool remodeling, pool decking, swimming pool waterfalls, decking

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

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