Give Your Pool Some Christmas Cheer
With Christmas just around the corner, houses across Australia are dazzling with their festive light displays.
So why not get into the Christmas spirit and transform your swimming pool in the same way?
Light up your pool
Fairy lights look amazing in trees around swimming pools, giving the whole area an alluring glow. Wrap them around the branches and bring your swimming pool landscaping to life of an evening while adding some Christmas cheer.
Alternatively you could opt for waterfall lighting hanging …
Top Time Saving Tips to Keeping Your Pool Clean
Too busy to keep up your normal swimming pool maintenance routine this festive season?
Well fear not – Blue Haven has put together these time saving tips to keep your swimming pool sparkling during the holiday season.
Clean before you go away
If you’re heading away for the Christmas break be sure to give your swimming pool a good clean and top up of chemicals before leaving.
Give the walls of the swimming pool a good brush to remove any …
Ways to Transform Your Pool Into A Place To Unwind
The summer period has officially kicked into gear leaving most of us a little weary and in need of a break.
Those lucky enough to indulge in the great Aussie tradition of a post-Christmas holiday don’t have too long to wait. But what about those who have to stay at home?
Thanks to Blue Haven Pools now you can get away from it all without even stepping outside your front gate.
In today’s …
Now here’s a reason to purchase your own private swimming pool.
A new study has revealed that swimming pools can contain more than 60 litres of urine.
The results of the Canadian research project are enough to make you shudder and steer clear of public swimming pools.
All 31 pools and hot tubs tested for the study contained wee – and lots of it.
While considered a taboo, the researchers found that 19 per cent of adults have admitted to having urinated in a swimming pool at least once.
The research found the average swimmer passed 70ml of urine …
The Swimming Pool Trend You Should Know About
Infinity edged swimming pools created quite a splash when they first emerged on the market.
The swimming pool style was the ultimate in luxury, and is still often selected for their ability to showcase a stellar view.
The 360-degree knife edged swimming pool is proving to be an as popular a trend, for its ability to create an alluring mirror edged effect.
What is the 360 degree knife-edged pool?
Also known as “Lautner” pools after Los Angeles architect John Lautner who first adopted the concept…
What Fashion Trends are Making Waves This Season?
Pool parties are the place to make a splash with your summer wardrobe this season.
Blue Haven takes a look at what’s hot in fashion and accessories for this summer, so that you remain cool sitting poolside.
One piece costumes
Once reserved for new mums or those self-conscious about their curves, the one-piece bathing costume has become this summer’s must have item. No longer designed to cover everything up, this season’s styles feature sexy side cutouts, plunging necklines, crochet and lace detailing and even a bit of bling. Strapless …
Controversy Has Arisen Over “Men Only” Swimming Lessons
A swimming pool in the UK has caused outrage by introducing gender segregated swimming sessions with swimmers required to cover up from the navel to the knee for “cultural reasons”.
The Inspire Sports Village in Stopsley will give men exclusive access to the complex’s larger Olympic competitive pool on Friday evenings, while women will be able to use the smaller 20 metre community pool.
The move has caused an uproar in the community with regular swimmers taking to social media to air their frustrations.
Some members of the community are …
Need Some Delicious Summer Recipes?
Splash into summer with these great pool party recipe ideas:
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 ripe avocados, peeled, stoned and halved
½ red onion finely chopped
1 birdseye chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
2 tablespoons lime juice
Corn chips to serve
Toast the cumin and coriander in a pan until aromatic. Transfer to a bowl, add the avocado and smash until smooth. Add the onion, chilli, fresh coriander and lime juice. Stir …
New Pool Trends Emerging in the New Year
Each new year brings with it new trends.
So, what’s hot in swimming pool design trends for 2017?
Here Blue Haven Pools looks at what’s hot for the year ahead…
While this trend was popular throughout 2016, the tanning ledge is likely to stick around for some time. All part of the movement to create a sanctuary at home, tanning ledges are aimed at creating a dedicated space to relax poolside, providing a shallow area for relaxing on lounge chairs.
Innovative edges and peek-a-boo side…
Get Expert Advice First Before You Rule Out a Pool
You might be tight on space, but don’t discount the idea of your very own swimming pool just yet.
Before you rule out the idea completely, it’s best to bring in the experts to advise which pool will fit best with your existing home.
Even the smallest of spaces can incorporate a swimming pool, highlighting the architecture of the existing home and integrating the outdoors with the indoors.
“A lot of people think that they need an abundance of space to install a swimming pool but …