How We Made It To Australian Financial Review’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 2021 and Our 4-Step Process to Buying a Pool Online
November 30, 2021
Did you know that we made it to Australian Financial Review’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 2021?
As an ever-evolving family business that’s been running for nearly 50 years and is now in the 2nd generation of leadership, we couldn’t be more proud and humbled to be in the same league as esteemed billion-dollar companies across Australia and New Zealand.
So the BIG question is, how did we do it?
Published by the Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, Blue Haven was selected by Invetium and an industry expert panel of judges after we excelled in these three key metrics:
- How valuable is the problem the innovation is solving
- The quality and uniqueness of the solution
- The level of impact that the innovation has had
We LOVE helping everyday Australians own a pool easily by capitalising on technology and our most recent innovations epitomise this.
Traditionally buying a pool or a spa is often a lengthy and drawn-out process due to the high financial commitment a family makes but what our boss lady CEO Remonda Martinez noticed was that consumers actually dislike this lengthy sales process and have already done most of their research online.
A visionary in her industry, Remonda already had an idea to sell pools online five years ago, thinking “why can’t we do this now?”.
Fast forward a few years with the advent of technology and consumers’ growing confidence in shopping for big-ticket items online, the timing has never been more perfect. We are now giving Australians the opportunity to buy their concrete pools online from design inception to construction completion.
To avoid consumer reluctance in buying pools online, Remonda also worked with an AR company to give homeowners a 3D new technology that allows you to immediately see for FREE how a pool or spa would look in your backyards without a consultant having to visit on-site.
This award truly brings us so much joy as it represents who we are – diligent, honest, and innovative or as we collectively call it “The Blue Haven Difference”.
How to Buy a Pool Online With Us
Step 1. Reserve
The first step is to choose and reserve a pool package for $349 and collaborate with us later to customise. If your site is a standard, flat level block, clay soil, open 2.5m x 2.5m access, with no underground services and clear zone of influences to dwelling or structures, then the price will remain the same as advertised. If the site is sloping, has restricted access, sandy, rocky, sewer affected, in the zone of influence to dwelling or structure or technical site, we will provide a cost estimate that primarily addresses site conditions. If the estimate suits the budget we will proceed with a site inspection and tailored price. If our price guide is out of budget, we will immediately refund the $349. No strings!
Step 2. Engineering, Design and Compliance
The site inspection confirms the verbal price guide and acceptance is then requested on your part. Prior to your pool build starting the plans must be drawn, engineered and approved by the council or certifier. The pre-construction monies are now payable and we take care of the permits.
Step 3. Final Structural Price Contracted and Timeline Booked
Design studio will be in touch to book your initial walk through to familiarise yourself with all the products, finishes, textures, accessories and filtration options available to you. Bring along a copy of your chosen coping tile and any photos of the house exterior, exterior fencing, alfresco flooring colour/ texture and landscaping. Here we tailor final amendments and options with a final agreement ready for countersigning and construction onboarding session. This session is done one-on-one or in group sessions at our Centre of Excellence located at Lansvale. Our state-of-the-art showroom is the perfect place to select your pool finishes, filtration, accessories and get loads of styling advice. Enjoy a fun and interactive session and presentation of your backyard with Blue Haven’s 3D software and tailored mood board.
Step 4. Build
From the time of approval and your authority to commence construction, we will start construction within 4 – 6 weeks subject to weather and type of contracted construction.
During this time, we will complete the construction plans and orders ready to pass your file to your Construction Supervisor. Once we are ready to start on your site, your Construction Supervisor and/or Construction Coordinator will be in contact to introduce themselves. From this point, your Coordinator will continue to keep you informed through the construction of your new Blue Haven Pool. Now it’s time to see your dream pool come to life right before your eyes and we’re just as excited as you are!
To learn more about our process you can visit Our Process | Blue Haven Pools and Spas
To start your fuss-free journey & learn more about our online pool package deals click here.