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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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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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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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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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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Small Indoor Pool Photos

From Houzz

If an inground swimming pool is one of life's great luxuries, then the indoor pool (especially for climates that have harsh winters) is the penultimate luxury.  Indoor pools allow the owner to splash and swim 365 days a year.  This post from Houzz presents some smaller indoor pools from around the world, and illustrates how this amazing amenity can be incorporated into any home.

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15 Amazing Backyard Pool Ideas

From Home Design Lover

Whether your tastes run to the traditional European lap pool, or whether you want something that looks like the pool at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, this post is definitely for you.  Some unusual and unique ideas for transforming one's backyard from simple to sublime appear in this post from Home Design Lover.  The first place to start when contemplating a pool is to look at finished pictures or swim in pools at resorts, and this post will accomplish the first step towards achieving one's backyard paradise.

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11 OVER-THE-TOP POOLS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LONG FOR SUMMER

From Elle Decor

We are firmly into the depths of Winter, which means dreary, short, chillly days for most of the Country.  Some folks may want to find solace by looking at pictures that harken them back to what seems like an eternity ago:  Summer.  This post from Elle Decor has just the prescription for one's Winter blues:  This post consisting of fabulous, custom swimming pools.  Remember, Summer is just a few short months away!

 

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