luxury pools Tag

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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Outdoor Entertaining Tip of the Month: Popular Outdoor Products for Fall

From Belgard

If you live in the Midwest, it seems like the Summer hasn't really even started.  Unfortunately, with the 4th of July in the rear view mirror, the Summer is all downhill from here, and Fall is literally weeks away.  If you haven't had a chance to utilize your fabulous outdoor living space yet for entertaining, this Fall may provide that opportunity.  This post from Belgard provides some essential outdoor products that will make your Fall entertaining season memorable, and easier.

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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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THE HISTORIC RISE OF SWIMMING POOLS

From Hayward

Hvae you ever wondered when the first swimming pool was constructed?  When did ancient man decide to create an alternative to natural bodies of water and create a swimming pool or hot tub specifically for recreation and therapy?  Why did man make this leap?  These and other questions are answered in this brief history of swimming pools by Hayward Pool Products.  

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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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