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Timber VS. Stone Pool Surrounds

Timber vs Stone Pool Surrounds

Pool surrounds are a big part of the experience of using your swimming pool. Anytime you get in or out of the pool you’ll have to cross your decking. If you have a poolside entertaining area, you’ll spend even more time on the decking, so you’ll want to make sure to pick something you love.

The decking also hugely affects your pool design and surrounds overall, so choosing something that fits in aesthetically is important as well. Finally, safety and comfort should always be a consideration—is the decking …

Lap Pools Can Be Sexy Too

Lap pools

When someone says ‘lap’ the word that comes to mind probably isn’t pool. It might be ‘dance’ … or maybe ‘cat’ … depending on how you like to spend Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. Still, lap pools can be every bit as satisfying as the other two. A lap pool is ideally over 10 metres long and has a narrow rectangular shape. They’re built with fitness in mind, so their shape is optimised for laps. They’re often deeper than conventional home pools.

Because of shape ‘restrictions’, many people think lap pools are …

All About Pool Lighting and Waterfalls

Pool Lighting and Waterfalls

Adding a waterfall or unique lighting (or both!) to your pool design can add to your pool’s relaxation factor and overall feel. Lights make the pool accessible for dusk and late-night swims and add a decorative touch to your outdoor space if you’re entertaining in the evening. A waterfall lends a beautiful focal point to the pool and adds the relaxing sound of flowing water to your pool surrounds.

It’s not always easy to know what will work in your pool regarding lighting and water features. How big should the …

Mineral Pools VS Chlorine Pools

Mineral Pools VS Chlorine Pools

Whatever your beliefs are on faith or religion, it’s agreed that humans have been swimming with the fishes since before Jesus was born – and not just in the ocean. As early as 100BC, Romans had domestic pools and public baths that sometimes had marine life in them (their pools were sometimes called piscina).

Daily baths are a relatively recent invention though. Back then, people would bathe once a month, maybe even once a year. Meanwhile, ‘barbarians’ like the Vikings were considered clean freaks because they bathed once a week. …

Renovate your pool interior today from $7,990

Renovate your pool interior today from $7,990


Did you know you can get a new pool without actually getting a new pool? With winter approaching, a lot of home-owners are thinking about closing theirs. You don’t have to, because we don’t get snow here. But you might still want to shut it if you’re travelling, or if you’re worried about the kids getting sniffles. So how about getting yourself a brand new pool when you re-open it in Spring?

Right now, Blue Haven Pools is offering renovation packages starting at $7,999! Your project …

Build on an empty block save $1000’s!

Build pool on an empty block


It’s been said that swimming pools are part of the Great Australian Lifestyle, and a lot of home-buyers look for a house with a pool. If their budget can’t cover it just yet, they may buy a home with a yard, or build their home first, intending to install a pool later. But … did you know building your pool at the same time as your yard could save you money? Plus, constructing on an empty lot gives you much more scope for inground pool designs.

At Blue …

Picture Perfect Pool Bottoms

Perfect Pool Bottoms


Make your pool the crowning glory of your backyard. A recent trend with pool owners is to have designs on the bottom of your pool. Some have even gone as far as recreating the images of a lost city on the bottom of the ocean. Putting the perfect picture on your pool bottom will create that backyard oasis that you’ve always dreamed of and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Whether you own an in-ground swimming pool or an above ground pool, a design is one surefire way of …

How to Protect your Pool over Winter

How to Protect your Pool over Winter

Unless you have a heated pool, you probably won’t use it much during winter. And because you’re not using it, you might not feel the need to clean it. Regardless of your pool design, our Sydney pool experts will tell you that leaving your pool unattended for three months is a bad idea, especially with the rain levels we are getting this year so far! You want to keep your water flowing, so it doesn’t get stagnant. You also want to prevent algae and bio-pests …

The Blue Haven Price Promise


Blue Haven Pools are the tried and true blue Aussie pool professionals, providing outstanding customer service from sales to installation to aftercare. At Blue Haven, we listen to your needs and provide you with the perfect solution to your needs. With countless years in the game, we have the skills and experience to fit you out with the perfect pool for you to enjoy this summer.  We boast the largest the broadest range of pools and have the most prominent display centres in the southern hemisphere, so come on down to one …

Blue Haven Can Connect You


What’s your stand on the internet of things? If you’re a gadget lover that swears by your electric toothbrush, you’re probably giddy over the concept of connecting all your devices and electronics to the net. If you’re more on the Luddite side, you may be concerned about the robot apocalypse, or being attacked by your sentient broom and microwave.

Whichever side of the fence you’re on, this phenomenon has now swung over into swimming pools, aquariums, and spas, and yes, there’s an app for that. The technology isn’t intended to turn your pool …

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