Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:01

Glass Bottom Pool Is Insane

This Glass Bottom Sky Pool Is NOT For the Faint of Heart

From Twenty Two Words

Ever wonder what it is like to walk a tightrope 43 stories in the air?  The flying Wallendas know this feeling, but can anyone experience something similar?  Well, thanks to an amazing glass-bottom cantilevered sky pool in Houston, TX, this experience is virtually reachable by anyone willing to try.  The pool is an amazing engineering feat, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Monday, 27 February 2017 16:41

Unique Pool Ideas

37 Unique Pool Ideas (Pictures)

From Love Home Designs

Many people that undertake the sometimes difficult task of designing a swimming pool for their own backyard frequently want something out of the ordinary.  Looking for inspiration in tropical getaways or award-winning aquascapes is a great way to find out the state of the art of waterscape design.  This post from Love Home Designs showcases some of the more unusual and unique ideas to bring the tropics home and to set up one's family for fun and recreation for lifetimes.

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Monday, 13 February 2017 14:54

Swimming Pool Designs

Swimming Pools

From HGTV

Relax with these refreshing swimming pool design ideas & pictures.

Nothing gets the design juices flowing like pictures of finished projects.  This gallery from HGTV is a great way to start the process.  20 pictures of finished swimming pool and outdoor living projects are showcased and features like Chaise loungers, Grill Stations, and Outdoor Furniture are incorporated into some amazing vistas.

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Friday, 03 February 2017 14:16

Swimming Pool Designs (VIDEO)

Best Swimming Pool Designs for Home • Interior Design

From Home Design Ideas via Youtube

Looking at completed pictures of projects is a great way to spur on the design process.  This video from Home Design Ideas on Youtube presents a video of completed projects that showcase creative ideas for swimming pools and integration into the overall landscape design.  Going from the traditional to the modern, this video should give the homeowner a great start towards finding the perfect design for their own home.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 14:50

Pools on Houzz

209,013 Pool Design Photos

From Houzz

For people that are considering doing anything to their home, there is no website quite like Houzz.  Boasting over 40 Millions users to date, Houzz has rapidly become the main website to go when looking for design inspiration for every aspect of one's home.  This post is a compendium of over 200,000 swimming pool design pictures, some of which are guaranteed to be projects near your home.  

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Thursday, 22 December 2016 15:10

In Ground Swimming Pools

INGROUND SWIMMING POOL DESIGNS IDEAS

From Smartrubix 

Whether one's taste leans to the traditional or one is dazzled by the clean lines of a modern home, there is one thing that all homeowners can agree upon:  looking at finished pictures of projects is the best way to find out what one likes.  Designing and building a swimming pool is very much the same thing, as looking at finished projects is the most efficient way to find out what designs and features will fit within one's tastes.  This post form Smartrubix presents a wonderful finished inground swimming pool gallery that runs the gammut of tastes from the modern to the traditional.

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How To Choose The Right Swimming Pool For Your Home

From Bill Gassett

So you've decided to take the plunge and install a swimming pool in your home.  What kind of pool should you consider?  What options are avaialable?  Is this Salt Water Chlorination thing for real?  Will I be able to recoup the costs of the pool when I sell my home?  These are the important questions that are addressed in this post from Bill Gasset, and can be a great first step towards designing your very own outdoor paradise.

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Choosing a Swimming Pool

Installing a Massachusetts Swimming PoolBefore you take the plunge and invest in a swimming pool, you should review your options, initial and future maintenance costs and impact on your home's value. The type and investment you put into a pool can have a dramatic effect on your real estate investment either positively or negatively.

The Swimming Pool Options

Above ground swimming pools can sometimes be installed in one day by a qualified contractor. Though they require no subsurface digging, it's crucial to have the foundation perfectly leveled, and hiring a reputable and insured contractor to do the work is highly recommended. Vinyl pool liners are a common material for pools above ground. Since they aren't considered permanent fixtures, your city may not require a building permit, but check with your local town hall first.

In-ground swimming pools require a building permit and services of a pool contractor. Most installations are scheduled several weeks out so you'll need to file your permit, and research qualified pool contractors well ahead of time. In-ground pools are typically surrounded by a tile, brick or concrete patio area, but this is placed after the pool is already installed and usable. If your budget is tight, you could hold off on the patio for as long as necessary. Keep in mind that the soils in your area can play a significant role in the cost of excavation. If your lot is filled with ledge and rock then the cost of adding that pool you always wanted is going to be greater.

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5 Truly Epic Swimming Pools (PHOTOS)

From Huffington Post

Taking a feature or a design from a vacation spot and incorporating that into your own outdoor living design is a very popular activity.  Custom or Luxury pools are the designer's and owner's means of bringing the relaxation and recreation that they experienced in a faraway exotic locale and transplating that into their own backyard.  What better design inspiriation can there be than these 5 exotic villa pools from around the world?  

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As you think about booking your spring vacation this year, what better way to truly unwind and relax then by basking in your own pool as you listen to the gentle lapping of waves?

The travel experts at FlipKey have rounded up the top 5 most stunning pools at villas located around the world. From infinity pools with breathtaking views to pools right by the ocean, this amenity is the perfect way to complete your dream vacation.

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