swimming pool design Tag

Celebrate Summer With Vintage Photos of Swimming Pools Across America

From Time

The swimming pool dates back to antiquity, with examples having been excavated from the times before Christ.  Our modern concept of a backyard swimming pool, however, is much more of a recent historical phenomenon.  This post from Time magazine shows some vintage pool pictures from the early days of the industry in the U.S.

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Could the design of the pool in Rio be fueling Olympic swimming records?

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Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen in Rio, but credit could belong to the architects’ design and technology of the pool and venue.

From Sports Illustrated

When one typically thinks about swimming pool design, one conjures up images of fire bowls, infinity edges, and water features.  In a commercial or competition swimming pool design arena, swimming pool design revolves around less aesthetic features and more performance enhancing features.  This post from Sports Illustrated discusses these performance enhancements like pool depth and competition gutters and how they affect the "fastness" of a competition pool.

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SWIMMING POOL DESIGN

From Landscaping Network

Tips and design ideas for installing an inground swimming pool

Where does one start the process of desiging and installing an inground swimming pool?  The decision to transform one's backyard into the ultimate recreation space is usually the easiest part of the process.  Actually moving forward on a backyard project can be overwhelming for most prospective swimming pool owners.  This post from Landscaping Network gives a very pratical, common-sense guide to overcoming pool building anxiety and actually helps move the process forward efficiently.  

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GETTING STARTED

From Swimmingpool.com

So you want to have an inground swimming pool built in your backyard, but you don't know where to begin?  Have no fear, this post from swimmingpool.com gives you everything that you need to get off the schnide.  The post starts with the basics of swimming pools, explaining how they work.  The next step gets the prospective buyer thinking about how they will use their pool, which informs the design.  The next part talks about the steps in the construction process and what to expect at every turn.  The last part of the post talks about the different aspects of swimming pools that drive the cost. 

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Can Indoor Pools Sink Home Values?

From Wall Street Journal

Adding an inground pool may or may not affect a home's value, as there are myriad opinions on both sides of this issue.  Indoor pools are even more specific when it comes to ownership, according to this article from the Wall Street Journal.  The article by Leigh Camping Carder says that only 500-600 luxury home listings in the United States, or .7% include indoor pools.  Whether making the investment will yield a good return, these homeowners that are fortunate enough to afford and enjoy this amenity wouldn't change a thing.

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4 Swimming Pool Construction Questions...Finally Answered!

From River Pools

When considering a swimming pool construction project, homeowners can often get overwhelmed with details.  Thinking about pool types, pool locations, equipment and material choices, selection of a contractor, the permit process, costs, etc. can make some potential swimming pool buyers run away and hide; i.e. cancel the project altogether.  This post from River Pools takes the whole process back to basics, and answers 4 basic construction questions that will help build a foundation for a successful project.

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Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings

From Garden Design

Once one has been through a landscape construction or outdoor living construction project, the first reaction is usually to want to utilize the space.  After all, the reason that the homeowner undertook the project in the first place was to have friends and family around in a comfortable, warm environment.  The final touch, and one that sometimes gets overlooked is providing proper furnishings to outfit the space.  This seemingly innocuous detail can make the difference between just having a space and making the space useful and spectacular.  This post from Garden Design gives some great tips to wrap up the final stage of design and construction correctly for the homeowner, and to outfit the space for maximum enjoyment.

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