swimming pool construction Tag

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  That phenomenon was in place when this post was originally made, but it doesn't detract from the beauty and intelligent designs from this Australian swimming pool watershaper.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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Inground Pools: Designs for Small Spaces

From Pool Services Technologies, Inc.

Let's face it:  Everyone with the means wants the ultimate home luxury, the swimming pool.  Unfortunately, even those with the means to afford an inground swimming pool don't necessarily have the right lot, or enough free space on their lot to have a resort-style waterpark in their backyard.  This post from Pool Services Technologies addresses this issue head-on, and takes a reasonable and intelligent approach to optimizing one's space for the best swimming pool design experience.

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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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Strokes of Genius: 8 Stunning Lap Pools

Saving space and suited to both serious swimmers and toe dippers, lap pools can be a brilliant addition to the landscape

From Houzz

The Rectangular inground swimming pool, or lap pool, had fallen out of favor for a few years.  Homeowners that wanted the resort-style or waterpark feel to their swimming pool projects, or the lagoon-style pond-type swimming pool, had overwhelming chosen the freeform pool as their design preference.  In a move that is somewhat back to the future in nature, the old-world, european-style lap pool has been coming back into vogue.  This post from Houzz presents a gallery of these types of pools that have been elevated to an artform.  

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25 Stunning Pools Worth Visiting In your Life Time

From Architecture and Design

Swimming Pools have become the central attraction at some of world's most exclusive and fabulous vacation destinations.  Architects and Designers realize the attraction that a spectacular swimming pool amenity can draw, so they have been upping their game at these 5 star destinations.  This post from Architecture and Design gives an amazing compendium of these water paradises, and encourages you to use the list as inspiration for your next getaway.  

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Artistic Fire Pits For Long Summer Nights

From Landscape Architects Network

Outdoor living enthusiasts understand that long summer days can easily turn into cool summer nights.  Harkening back to days of yore, sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, nighttime can be the most relaxing and congenial time of the day.  Unfortunately, without a source of heat and focus, these summer nights can turn into indoor gatherings, defeating the purpose of having a fabulous outdoor living space.  Firepits are a great way to extend the day, and keep the memories building.  This post from The Landscape Architects Network presents a different spin on the firepit;  one that turns the source of heat and focus into high art.

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BACKYARD PUTTING GREEN

From Hayward

What is the ultimate outdoor living amenity?  Usually the answer to this question will vary depending on the lifestyle of the homeowner.  Some will say it is their outdoor dining area or outdoor kitchen.  Others will point to their outdoor pizza oven our outdoor fireplace.  This post from Hayward offers a different amenity that is no less amazing or stunning:  The Outdoor Backyard Putting Green.  One doesn't necessarily have to be a golf addict to enjoy this amenity, but imagine the fun you could have practicing your putts while your family splashes and frolics in and around the swimming pool!

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