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9 tips for an outdoor kitchen that lets you enjoy the party

From Fox News

Outdoor living is the new great american pastime.  Families want to staycation at home, and are building their own outdoor living spaces to accomodate family and friends for entertaining, fun, and recreation.  Swimming pools are sometimes a part of this formula, but a huge surge in outdoor kitchens has been sweeping the country.  A properly designed outdoor kitchen can make the difference between a flawless entertaining and family experience, and a nightmare.  This post from Fox News gives some practical and ingenious tips for designing the ideal outdoor kitchen for one's own space, considering spaces for prep, cook, serve, and clean.

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Take A Virtual Dip In These 10 Breathtaking Swimming Pools

From Forbes

We've all heard that flushing a toilet in the Southern Hemisphere causes the water to swirl in an opposite direction than the Northern Hemisphere.  What also happens is when we in the North are experiencing Winter, those lucky souls Down Under are experiencing Summer.  That phenomenon was in place when this post was originally made, but it doesn't detract from the beauty and intelligent designs from this Australian swimming pool watershaper.  This post from Houzz via Forbes gives some cutting edge swimming pool designs that consider space, rhythm, and repetition to give some of the most breathtaking swimming pools that you'll ever see.

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Sunken Sitting Area Designs In The Pool For Your Utmost Relaxation

From Top Dreamer

Skilled swimming pool designers have taken the utility of an outdoor living room and figured out a way to incorporate it into the swimming pool.  Setting a sunken area inside the swimming pool provides a unique vantage point of the pool design, a recreation space for family and friends, and an additional serving area.   This post from Top Dreamer outlines some of the most beautiful examples of this cutting-edge and unique feature for inground swimming pools that simply must be seen to be believed.

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Five Reasons to Own a Pool

There are a hundred reasons to own a pool, but here are a quick five to consider.

From Premier Pools & Spas

Let's say you have the means, the space, and the desire to own an inground swimming pool, but you are just having trouble justifying the expense.  Your famiy is bugging you to take the plunge, but something inside your head is questioning the decision.  Well, this post from Premier Pools & Spas is just the post that you need to read to help you get over the hump.  Among the myriad reasons that you should own your very own inground swimming pool, Premier gives you 5 that will help you make this commitment to fun, recreation, and building memories for your family.

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Check out the world's largest pool, latest in design

From Ashbury Park Press

It is sometimes instructive to pay attention to macro trends around any industry or business to try to see where the trends are going.  Outdoor Design, and specifically the inground swimming pool industry is no different.  This post from APP gives the latest trends in luxury and custom swimming pool design from around the world.  Discussing such things as the largest pool in the world, the most unique, the latest design features, and many more items to inform one's own backyard waterpark or outdoor living room.

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MY POOL WATER IS NOT ALL THE SAME COLOR?

From SwimmingPool.com

The most common misconception and the most common problem that all swimming pool owners, builders, and designers run into boils down to one simple, innocent question, "What color is my pool water going to be?"  Seems innocuous, but it has caused more trepidation, time, and money for more builders, owners, and designers than any other issue.  This post from Swimmingpool.com addresses this bugaboo head on, and gives some great information that can help the consumer and the designer alike go into this process with eyes wide open.

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15 Exquisite Infinity Pools That Will Blow Your Mind

From Architecture and Design

There is nothing that quite defines modern luxury swimming pool design more definitively than the Infinity Edge Pool.  Known by various aliases (Infinity Pool, Vanishing Edge Pool, Negative Edge Pool, Zero Edge Pool), there is no confusing the majesty and amazing vistas that are created with this spectacular custom swimming pool design.  This gallery from Architecture and Design presents a compendium of 15 breathtaking Infinity Pool designs that represent the pinnacle of the art form.

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Mesmerizing High-Speed Photos Capture People Barreling out of a Water Slide

From My Modern Met

Many people who are contemplating the installation of an inground swimming pool and also have young children are usually faced with a crucial decision:  Should I include a diving board or a water slide?  While the pros and cons of the diving board are debated ad naseum online and in other forums, the waterslide is usually revered for its consistent ability to deliver unadulterated fun to young and old.  Nowhere is this pure joy captured better than in the photos depicted in this post from My Modern Net.  Using High-Speed Photography, these images capture the very moment that people are ejected from a full flume waterslide into the water.  If you were to try and describe the joys of owning an inground swimming pool, you would be hard pressed to to it any better than these images.

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Does a Swimming Pool Increase or Decrease Your Home’s Value?

From Dave Ramsey

An inground swimming pool in one's own home is the ultimate American Luxury Item.  Most people realize that undertaking an inground concrete swimming pool project on one's home is a relatively expensive proposition, but certainly a worthy one--or is it?  Many people wonder when they are doing a remodel or addition to their home:  How much of their initial investment will they recoup in home value?  With an item as costly as an inground swimming pool, the calculus is the same.  This post from Dave Ramsey attempts to use math and logic to answer this age old question once and for all.

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Swim In Grandeur: 12 Dream Indoor Pools

From Forbes

If having an inground swimming pool at one's home is the ultimate luxury, then having an indoor pool is the penultimate extravagance.  These pools are typically seen in the cold-weather or seasonal climates, and allow the serious recreational swimmer or luxury homeowner to circumvent mother nature and swim year round.  This post from Forbes presents some of the most amazing, over-the-top indoor swimming pool designs from around the world.  Spoiler Alert: Platinum Pool projects are prominently displayed in this post.

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