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Top Swimming Pool Myths Debunked

Water and Pools: Sorting Out Truth From Fiction

From About.com Pool and Patio

When it comes to swimming pools of all kinds, there exists no shortage of urban legends, myths, and misconceptions that have been accepted as fact.  Who among us hasn't heard that if a certain chemical is placed into the pool and someone pees in the pool, the chemical will turn colors and reveal the pool pee-er?  This post from About.com Pool and Patio takes a mythbusting tact to this an many other popular urban myths to separate truth from fiction.

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Best 12 Modern Pool Designs by Serenity Pools

From Stylish Eve

Modern inground swimming pool designs feature clean lines, uniformity, balance, symetry, and in some cases, sophisticated edge treatments.  Not every home or design taste calls for a modern swimming pool design,  but when the right home and landscape meets a skilled modern swimming pool designer, the results can be sublime.  This post from Stylish Eve presents a dozen examples of when this confluence occurred with spectacular results.

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Landscape Lighting Ideas

From Landscaping Network

Designing an inground swimming pool or outdoor living space is complicated, involving many moving parts.  What most people don't realize is that with all the energy placed into space allocation, traffic patterns, swimming pool placement, plant species, material choices for hardscape, grading, drainage, etc. etc.,;precious little energy is often placed into the nighttime use of the space.  Skilled designers realize that after the sun goes down, the fun really begins.  Properly designed and installed landcape lighting is crucial to enjoy and accentuate a sublime landscape design after dark.  This post from Landscaping Network discusses the finer points of landscape lighting design to ensure that your own backyard paradise doesn't go dark when the sun goes down.

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25 REASONS TO GET A POOL!

From Swimmingpool.com

Making a significant investment like the one required to purchase an inground pool is a tough decision to make for some people.  Next to one's home, the swimming pool project is usually the second largest capital investment that a homeowner can make.  The benefits of having an inground pool in one's own backyard are legion, as this post from swimmingpool.com points out.  The post gives 25 reasons to justify inground swimming pool ownership, and talks about how owning a pool can benefit Family and Friends, Health and Wellness, and Home Value.

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Gadgets for your Swimming Pool

From Poolcenter.com

Once your inground pool is complete, it is time to outfit the pool with all the amenities.  Floats, towels, toys, etc. are the little finishing touches that your pool designer or builder doesn't necessarily provide, but will make your pool that much more fun and usable for your family.  This post from Poolcenter.com presents the latest and greatest gadgets and toys to provide the "cherry on the sundae" that will put the finishing touches on your wonderful inground pool project.

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Natural Stone Decking: Travertine, Flagstone, Granite & More

From Luxury Pools

It's easy to get caught up in the details of the swimming pool when one is designing a waterscape or inground pool project.  So much time and energy is spent on picking out the tile, pool finish, coping, pool features like slide, diving board, sunshelf, water features, etc. that one's brain scarcely has room for additional details.  This could be a mistake, explains this post from Luxury Pools, as the decking or patio surrounding the pool can arguably be the most important design decision for many reasons.  The post also explains the different options with their associated pros and cons, focusing on Natural Stone products. 

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