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11 Essential Landscape Tasks for Fall

From Barn Nursery

Believe it or not, we are on the downside of summer heading into Fall.  It's hard to believe that the 4th of July is in the rearview mirror, but in a few short weeks the kids will be back in school and those halcyon days of extra sunlight and hanging out by the swimming pool will be just a loving memory.  This post from The Barn Nursery gives you a handy guide to preparing for Fall and Winter by tackling the tasks in your garden and landscape that are necessary for Fall.  With proper preparation and care, your outdoor living space will be much healthier and easier to get ready for next years Memorial Day party!

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POOL LANDSCAPING: MORE THAN JUST PLANTS

From Swimmingpool.com

Skilled outdoor living and swimming pool designers know what many people don't immediately realize:  There is way more to designing an outdoor living space that includes an inground swimming pool than just planting a few bushes and plants around the pool.  Thoughtfully planned space allocation, colors, features, traffic patterns, entertaining spaces, etc. all are considerations that make one's outdoor living space with a pool ideal.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives some great advice on how to plan the ideal environment around a swimming pool, considering all of the aforementioned considerations.

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MY POOL WATER IS NOT ALL THE SAME COLOR?

From SwimmingPool.com

Of all the myriad questions that are presented to swimming pool designers and builders, the most common question is "What color is my pool going to be?"  This is a very complex and complicated question to answer, and frankly, the real answer is a moving target.  Pool color can be affected by a number of factors, and can change dynamically depending on the environment.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives a very good explanation of these factors, as well as what a consumer can expect from the final product.  

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Luxury Outdoor Fountains with Dramatic Flair

From Luxury Pools

Landscape designers are always looking for proper space allocation, rhythm, repetition, and focus.  There are many ways to create a focal point in a landcape design, or funnel the eye towards a specific feature or set of features.  Even with an inground swimming pool in the design, the focal point can be something elsewhere in the space.  This post from Luxury Pools shows that a fountain feature can be that very crowning jewel on any landscape design, and shows some elegant examples of the state of the art.

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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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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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5 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Pool

From Rising Sun Pools, Inc.

Deciding to install an inground swimming pool can be a monumental decision, but that is only the beginning.  Most people who have taken the intellectual leap to bring the recreation area to their backyard don't know what the first step is to getting started.  That's where this post from Rising Sun Pools comes in.  This post helps guide the first-time swimming pool buyer through the very first stages of designing a swimming pool by presenting the 5 key questions that need to be answered before beginning the process.

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Spectacular swimming pools – in pictures

From The Guardian

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Sir Isaac Newton stood on the shoulders of Giants in order to succeed, meaning he merely advanced the knowledge that his predecessors uncovered.  The same principle can apply when you are designing our own outdoor living paradise.  These amazing swimming pools from around the world will inspire you to bring something sublime into your own backyard.

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