Dive into the Heart of Your Backyard: Why Your Pool is the Ultimate Chill Spot

April 24, 2024

Hey there, fellow backyard adventurers! I’m Remonda from Blue Haven Pools and I’ve grown up in the pool, around the pool and for me, it’s all about the pool!  Today, we’re diving headfirst into the awesomeness that is your backyard pool. Yep, that shimmering oasis of cool, clear water is not just a place to swim—it’s the beating heart and soul of your outdoor space. It’s your artistic opportunity to showcase your space, integrate your landscaping, set up a Mediterranean or bohemian dining spot nearby, outdoor shower and tease everyone stuck on the alfresco! It’s time to set your stage for some seriously awesome Instagram moments…  So grab your inflatables, glamorous poolside fashion and let’s splash into why your pool is the ultimate hangout spot.

Picture this: it’s a scorching summer day, and you’ve been sweating bullets indoors or slaving away in the heat. What’s the ultimate rescue mission? You got it—taking that refreshing dip in your own backyard pool. It’s like a giant, liquid hug that washes away the stress and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle anything.  Your very own wet water haven!

But wait, there’s more! Your pool isn’t just a place to cool off; it’s a hub of good times and memories in the making. It’s where laughter echoes off the water, where friends and family gather to soak up the sun, and where epic cannonballs reign supreme. It’s where you can kick back on a floaty with a cold drink in hand, music vibing and let all your worries float away.

And let’s not forget about unforgettable poolside parties—the ones where the grill is sizzling, the music is pumping, and the vibe is electric. Whether it’s a casual BBQ with the neighbours or a full-blown pool bash complete with inflatable swans and glow sticks, your pool sets the stage for endless fun. Some people get married around the pool! 😊

But hold onto your bikini bottoms because we’re just getting started. Your backyard pool is more than just a place to swim laps or lounge in the sun. It’s a canvas for creativity, a playground for design, and a sanctuary for relaxation. From sleek modern designs to rustic natural pools, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

And let’s not forget about those extra touches that take your pool from awesome to absolutely epic. We’re talking about water features that make a splash, cosy fire pits and water heaters for those cooler nights, and lush landscaping that transforms your backyard into a tropical paradise.

So whether you’re doing cannonballs with the kids, hosting epic pool parties, or simply floating on a raft with a good book and a gorgeous tan, your backyard pool is the ultimate chill spot. It’s where memories are made, friendships are endless, and summer dreams come true. So go ahead, dive in and let the good times flow. Your backyard haven is waiting. 🌊☀️

Heating: A Foundation for Comfort

Heating A Foundation for Comfort

My experience has taught me the value of forward-thinking, especially when it involves integrating heating solutions from the get-go. By embedding deep heat returns into the pool’s structure, you set the stage for an evenly warmed oasis that beckons you to dive in, regardless of the season.

At Blue Haven, we really think about the future when we build our pools. We actually install what we call deep heat returns right into the pool’s shell. It’s pretty neat because it means the warmth is evenly spread from the bottom up, making the pool comfortable to use in cooler weather too.

Perhaps the most popular among the pool heating options are gas heaters renowned for their rapid heating ability, gas heaters are a favourite among our clients. Capable of warming your pool by up to 14°C in just 24 hours, they ensure your water is a delightful 28°C to 30°C, even in the chill of winter.

We’ve got something called ‘solar heat pumps’ that are pretty efficient at pulling heat from the air. They’re ideal for eco-conscious pool owners since they pair well with gas heaters, keeping your pool warm anytime, regardless of the weather. This combo means you get the reliability of gas heaters with the added efficiency of heat pumps, making your pool a comfortable spot throughout the year.


Design: Beyond Aesthetics

Too often, people see a design in a magazine and want to recreate it exactly as shown. But what works in one space doesn’t always translate well to another. It’s crucial to consider how each part of your yard connects and works together. From there, it’s about understanding what’s actually possible in your space, navigating through approvals and regulations. That’s where a skilled landscape architect can really make a difference, offering insights into local regulations and potential design constraints. For more insider tips on pool design, check out our recent Blue Crew team insights! 

Tiling: The Touch of Elegance

Tiling The Touch of Elegance

Selecting the right tiles is like choosing the perfect attire for your pool. Non-slip, heat-resistant options like porcelain or travertine not only ensure safety and comfort but also add a layer of sophistication to your pool’s appearance. My advice is to opt for tiles applied on a dot system to guarantee longevity and maintain that flawless look for years to come.


Pool Covers: The Unseen Heroes

Pool Covers The Unseen Heroes

Pool covers might not seem like the flashiest part of owning a pool, but they’re actually key to making your pool more sustainable and enjoyable. It’s really smart to think about a cover early in the design process. If you decide you want one, integrating it from the start can make it discreet and neatly tucked away. With a bunch of types available, the benefits are huge, especially when it comes to retaining heat during cooler months and keeping your pool clean if you’re surrounded by trees. 

You’ve got choices like solar covers that grab heat from the sun or stylish motorised slat covers that look great and work smoothly.  Also, consider how you want to manage the cover. Whether you prefer manual, underground, or motorised rollers, picking the right type can make a big difference in ease of use and aesthetics.

Automation: Simplifying Luxury

Isn’t it crazy what you can do with your smartphone these days? Now you can even control your pool pump, chlorinator, heating, and other features right from your phone. It’s perfect for when you’re out and suddenly decide to preheat the pool for a late-night dip with the kids or adjust the lighting for an evening gathering. Or maybe you’re just leaving work and thinking about a warm, relaxing spa waiting for you at home.

Drawing from years of experience, these are just a few ways to add that ‘extra’ to your pool project, making it a truly special addition to your home. Whether you’re in the planning stages or dreaming of future upgrades, I hope these insights help guide your decisions. 

Ready to transform your pool dream into reality? Connect with me today and let’s make a splash together!

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