Monday, 20 March 2017 14:37

The Best Infinity Pools In The World

The 10 Best Infinity Pools in the World

From Conde Nast Traveler

The infinity edge pool is an artistic marvel that invokes splendor and serenity.  Sometimes referred to as a vanishing edge, disappearing edge, or negative edge swimming pool, this treatment creates an optical illusion that the water in the swimming pool is disappearing over the horizon.  Some of the most exclusive resorts in the world feature this technical marvel, some of which are showcased in this post from Conde Nast Traveler.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:16

Small Pool Designs



Smaller backyards can be difficult to incorporate a swimming pool, let alone a total outdoor living space.  The skilled outdoor living designer, however, has tools at his/her disposal that can make a smaller space useable, funtctional, and spectacular.  This post from presents some amazing smallish finished outdoor living spaces that will inspire!

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Crazy pools that overflow with unique features

From Yahoo Real Estate

There are swimming pools, and then there are swimming pools.  For those at a certain level of luxury, a plain kidney shaped swimming pool just simply doesn't fit with the house.  In this post from Yahoo Real Estate, ten of the most over-the-top swimming pool and outdoor living designs are presented that include such luxury features as grottoes, waterslides, glass bottoms, waterfalls, swim-up bars, light shows, and state-of-the-art edge treatments.

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Friday, 01 May 2015 13:39

Infinity Edge Pools Are Spectacular


From Supercompressor

The infinity edge pool has been known by many names: The Negative Edge Pool, The Zero Edge Pool, The Vanishing Edge Pool, and more.  Regardless of whatever one calls it, there can be no doubt that this innovation in swimming pool edge design has propelled the art of designing a heretofore mundane art into the stratosphere.  Skilled watershapers are advancing the edge treatment further yet with Lautner Edges, and Perimeter overflow designs.  This post from Supercompressor shows some over the top examples of the Infinity Edge design in this amazing post.

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Check out the Current Systems Blog

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Swim resistance systems are an amazing way to get a great swimming workout in a limited space.  These systems, once installed, not only provide the experience of swimming laps without going anywhere, but they also preclude the need to perform a flip-turn at the end of the pool.  These systems require a tremendous amount of power to work correctly, so selecting the correct pump and system is paramount.  The Riverflow Pump system from Current Systems has the very best swim resistance system on the market, and is the only system utilized by Platinum Pools.  Additionally, this pump is ideal for lazy rivers.  The Current Systems pump provides an airless laminar stream of resistance, which doesn't blind the swimmer with air bubbles.  The experience of swimming with a Current Systems swim resistance or lazy river application is second to none.

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7 Things to Consider When Caring for (or Enjoying) Your Pool 

from Filbur Manufacturing

If you take care of your own pool, you are going to want to know the facts that are presented in this informative post from Filbur Manufacturing.  For example:

  1. Contrary to popular belief, saltwater swimming pools do not take care of themselves.
  2. A pool pump can consume up to half of a home's entire energy output.  
  3. A sunny day is great for pool parties – not so much for pools. 

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Daily Delight: Jaw-Dropping Pools Around the World


The weather has broken, and it is time to start thinking about swimming, soaking up the sun, and laying around by the pool.  These swimming pools on HGTV's blog will have you truly inspired, if not dumbstruck.  Check out this compendium of jaw-dropping luxury swimming pools from around the world, and be inspired to bring some of these amazing vistas to your own outdoor living space.

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I don't know about you, but the scorching temperatures of August have me daydreaming about cool waters and global getaways. Since my vacation is still weeks away, gazing at these gorgeous pools from around the world will have to do. I'm hoping my next vacation will be a pool-hopping voyage across the globe. - See more here

Top 10 Hotel Swimming Pool Views

From Travel and Leisure

With Spring Break upon us, it is time to think about a warm destination for the family vacation.  One of the essential amenities for any vacation is a hotel or resort swimming pool.  While you are soaking in the sun's healing rays and working on your tan, why shouldn't you avail yourself of the most breathtaking view from the hotel or from the hotel swimming pool?  This article from Travel and Leisure gives you the top ten Hotel Swimming Pool views from around the world.  Happy Spring Break!

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Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot made waves in her bikini; Egypt's King Farouk liked to throw in his eight wives.

But what really makes this pool so legendary is its view: an overflow seawater pool blasted into seaside bedrock with a panoramic view out over the glamorous south of France Mediterranean.

See the 10 Best Swimming Pool Views.

Just as it's an unwritten rule of a house party that everyone will end up in the kitchen, it's guaranteed that guests at a hotel resort will spend most of their time around the swimming pool—even if there's a fine beach and warm stretch of ocean to swim in right nearby. And that's especially true when the pool is dripping with scenery.

Yet these days it's not enough to simply have a rectangular hole of water in the ground surrounded by a few palms and deck chairs. Swimming pools are more spectacular than ever, and they not only have to look incredible (Eden-Roc's vintage pool was redesigned in sleek infinity-edge style); they have to have great views too.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:50

The Empty Swimming Pool as Hypnotic Art

The Hypnotic Architecture Of Empty Swimming Pools

From Huffington Post

This post from Huffington Post gives an entirely new perspective on vacant swimming pools.  The breathtaking photography of a mundane vista evokes a visceral response from the viewer.  

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We have to admit, we haven't spent much time ogling the architecture of public pools. But those days are over, at least after catching a glimpse of Franck Bohbot's hypnotic photos of empty swimming vessels.

Without the lifeguards, floaties and rowdy swimmers trying to sneak a dive in the shallow end, pools take on a strangely sublime, towering force. Somewhere between an art deco hotel, an ancient Roman temple and a Wes Anderson set, the brightly colored swim spots morph into modern day halls of mirrors.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:56

Park Ridge Swimming Pool and Separate Hot Tub

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Park Ridge Swimming Pool and Separate Hot Tub

This swimming pool measures 16'0" x 38'0", and has a separate Hot Tub measuring 8'0" x 10'0". Both swimming pool and hot tub have automatic pool safety covers with a custom vanishing stone lid system. Both swimming pool and spa have LED colored lights, Limestone Coping, and Bluestone decking. Colored laminar jet fountain features provide a dramatic vertical element to the space, and the in-floor cleaning system keeps the pools clean and tidy. The pool and hot tub surface color is Cobalt.

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