swimming pool designs Tag

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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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  That phenomenon was in place when this post was originally made, but it doesn't detract from the beauty and intelligent designs from this Australian swimming pool watershaper.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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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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20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair

From Houzz

Summer is here, and with it comes long lazy days lounging by the swimming pool, or sipping a drink in a lounge chair, or grilling outside in the backyard with the family.  Have you ever wanted to change the dynamic of your backyard into more of an entertaining area?  Outdoor living is one of the strongest trends in American households, and properly designing and planning the outdoor living space can make all the difference.  This post from Houzz presents 20 different ideas for outdoor living spaces to facilitate family gatherings, outdoor parties and entertaining, or just plain lounging time alone or with the family.

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CANOPIES, PERGOLAS & GAZEBOS. A LOOK AT POPULAR & FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

From Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools

Nothing adds interest, verticality, shade and a focal point like an outdoor structure.  Skilled Landscape Designers will use canopies, gazebos, pergolas as tools in their arsenal to create interest, gathering areas, and to create vignettes in the outoor space.  This post from Cipriano Landscape Design and Custom Pools in New Jersey presents a short treatise on these outdoor structures, and discusses when the various forms of these structures are appropriate to incorporate into an outdoor living space.

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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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