Luxury Liner Notes

Once derided as “baggies,” pools with vinyl liners have now taken their place in the world of custom watershaping, due to the flexibility of shape and wide spectrum of ...

Ages of Indulgence

Historians can only estimate how long humans have been indulging the benefits of hot water in natural springs warmed by the earth. One place in Italy, believed to be made by the ...

Generations Rising

The concept of the “middle class” pool has changed, dramatically so in some ways, largely due to a set of generational and economic shifts that are directly impacting ...

Diamond Pools & Spas
Diamond Pools & Spas

Understanding Borate

The use of borates in pools has gained momentum over the past few years by service techs and homeowners alike. As its acceptance grows, the data and anecdotes of borate benefits ...

S409: Stainless Steel Wall Detail

For situations where space is tight, turning to stainless steel basins can be the best call, explains Dave Peterson. This structural wall detail can also be used to make a clean ...

Return of the Bathhouse

The popularity and presence of urban bathhouses are on the rise, a trend driven by post-pandemic demand for healthy communal experiences among urban consumers. A mainstay of ...

Citizen Science on the Move

You don’t have to have PhD to participate in the scientific process. “Citizen scientists” are playing a larger and larger role in the collection and assimilation ...

Successful public art serves many purposes, observes glass sculptor John Gilbert Luebtow: Through form, location, materials and aesthetics, these works can inspire, soothe, excite, guide and enrich the day-to-day experiences of those who see them. True to this vision, he pursued all of those qualities in a recent project – one in which he graced a busy plaza with a sublime sculpture that will elevate the spirits of passersby for generations to come.

Winds of Life

As a sculptor, I always seek ways to use my work to create positive (and sometimes intellectually challenging) experiences for those who have the opportunity to see what I've done. ...

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Modern Landscapes for Living

By now, we all know that pools and certain other watershape forms have been around since ancient times. It’s my strong suspicion, however, that most of us who design and ...

Thursday Pools Offers Fiberglass Sports Pool

Thursday Pools (Fortville, IN) now offers a flat-bottom sports pool designed to accommodate lounging as well as active play for all ages! This pool offers full width generous steps ...

Heatgene Offers Outdoor Showers

Heatgene (Sterling, VA) makes free-standing outdoor showers. The unit pictured here is designed for both commercial and residential use, with a stainless steel shower head, round ...

Renolit Introduces Marble Liner

Renolit (Commerce, CA) now offers a new designer PVC membrane called Alkorplan Touch-Vanity, a new textured liner membrane pattern inspired by nature. Designed to imitates the look ...