swimming pool designs Tag

Stone and Glass Design Concepts for Your Swimming Pool

From Pool Services Tech

Swimming Pool Design is constantly evolving.  Just as in other forms of high design, the craftwork and ingenuity of today's skilled watershapers has elevated to amazing levels of competency.  One of the basic tenets of high design is to use the finest materials available.  Two basic go-to arrows that these designers have in their quivers are Glass and Natural Stone.  This post from Pool Services Tech ruminates about the possibilities that exist when these fabulous materials are incorporated into Luxury Swimming Pool Designs.

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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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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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Spectacular swimming pools – in pictures

From The Guardian

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Sir Isaac Newton stood on the shoulders of Giants in order to succeed, meaning he merely advanced the knowledge that his predecessors uncovered.  The same principle can apply when you are designing our own outdoor living paradise.  These amazing swimming pools from around the world will inspire you to bring something sublime into your own backyard.

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Outdoor Dining Rooms

8 ideas for creating the ultimate outdoor dining area

From Landscaping Network

Outdoor Living is not a fad, its a way for Americans to enjoy their lives while staying nearer to home.  Over the past two decades, the proliferation of Outdoor Living and Outdoor Kitchens has become completely mainstream.  Newer to this idea of outdoor living, however, is the Outdoor Dining Room.  It just makes perfect sense:  If you are going to encourage family and friends to enjoy your fabulous backyard living area and dine al fresco with you, you'll need to make an outdoor dining area for maximum enjoyment.  This post from the Landscaping Network presents 8 wonderful design-inspiring outdoor dining area ideas to incorporate into your own outdoor paradise.

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A New Wave for Splashpads

From Landarchs

Those homeowners desirous of an outdoor splashing experience but who are limited in space are generally relegated to a hot tub, or even a slip-n-slide.  Smaller pool designs are always an option as well, but lap swimming and large groups wanting to use the pool can be a limiting factor.  This post from Landsarchs presents an alternative option that is gaining much interest and traction across the world:  The Splash Pad.  

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Decks Vs. Patios: Which One is Right for You?

From Neave Carpentry

Are you aware of the difference between a deck and a patio?  When you are outfitting and designing your outdoor living space, the distinction is a big one.  This post from Neave Carpentry gives a great primer on the differences between these two outdoor living or landscape features, and what dictates when they are appropriate.  The post also talks about ongoing maintenance costs of the two options, as well as material options.

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24 Amazing Pools You Need To Jump In Before You Die

From Buzzfeed

Once you have made the decision to be an inground swimming pool owner, the design choices are just beginning.  What kind of pool do we want?  What shape best suits our yard, and more importantly, the way our family will use the pool?  Do we want any special features that we have seen and used at exotic locales?  Well, this is where this post from buzzfeed comes in.  The post presents 24 amazingly stunning pools from all over the globe with some unbelievable amenities that just have to be seen to be believed.  

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