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Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:20

Diving Board Anxiety

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A 16-Minute Video Of Swedes Agonizing Atop A 10-Meter Diving Board Is Just What You Need

From Deadspin

For those that are afraid of heights, watching this video may actually give you cold sweats.  Two Swedish filmmakers paid people $30 to climb to the top of a 10-meter diving tower and stand and just stand on the edge, according to this post from Deadspin.  Jumping was up to the participants.  What ensues is hilarity, as you see the frailty of the human condition up close and personal.

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:35

Small Pool Designs

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18 Small But Beautiful Swimming Pool Design Ideas

From Architecture Art Design

The size of one's yard is not directly proportional to the ability to enjoy a fabulous recreation space with a swimming pool.  In the hands of a skilled landscape designer, smaller yards can enjoy virtually all of the benefits of a country estate.  This post from Art Architecture Design presents 18 such examples of amazing small yard designs with swimming pools.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:35

Pool Shapes

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6 Pool Shapes That Complement Their Surroundings

From AQUA

Making a swimming pool fit into and harmonize into existing surroundings is more art than science.  Skilled designers will consider materials, shapes, sizes, elevations, rhythm, space allocation, textures, colors, etc. to seamlessly outfit an outdoor living space.  In this post from AQUA magazine via Houzz, designer Josh Atkinson describes some finished projects by masters of outdoor design that perfectly suit their environment. Spoiler: There is a project from Platinum Pools featured in the post.

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Monday, 30 January 2017 08:59

Wave Pool Surfing Dog

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About That Parade Float with the Surfing Dogs -- and the Pool Industry Connection

From Pool and Spa News

The college football season is in the rear-view mirror, along with the bowl season and the pomp and circumstance associated with it.  For many people, the Tournament of Roses Parade is more important viewing than the actual Rose Bowl.  Those that tuned in this year were treated with a float that featured a wave swimming pool and a surfing dog.  This post from The Pool And Spa News explains the swimming pool industry connection that brought this float to national attention.

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Friday, 27 January 2017 09:04

Swimming Pool House Designs

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15 Lovely Swimming Pool House Designs

From Home Design Lover

The marriage of swimming pool and home, when executed properly, is an architectural marvel.  Proper design which makes the pool look like it has always been integrated into the design, even when it was installed afterwards, is an amazing feat that is not always completed successfully.  This post from Home Design Lover, which includes one of Platinum Pools' projects, illustrates the symbiosis that can be achieved in the hands of skilled designers.

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