Water’s Endless Beauty: an interview with artist April Waters

Inspiring artistic expression is one of the many ways that water impacts the human condition and experience. April Waters has mastered the art of painting aquatic scenes and has ...

The Case for Covers

As the drought drags on through the summer months, concerns over saving water are rising, and are now prompting southwestern cities and counties to implement water-conservation ...

Crucial Start (the importance of plaster start-ups)

In WaterShapes’ June 2nd edition, we ran a description of plaster start-up procedures as taught by chemical manufacturer, Biolab. Always an attention-grabbing topic, the ...

Diamond Pools & Spas
Diamond Pools & Spas

In Service of Otters

Aquascape’s Ed Beaulieu designed and installed a unique Otter Pond for Blake’s Exotic Animal Ranch near Southwest Ranches, Fla. The project included a constructed ...

The Canal that Built a Nation

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, here’s an inspiring look at one of the most transforming examples of ingenuity in U.S. history – the Erie Canal. ...

Detail P850: Surge Basin Drain Design

In WaterShapes’ most recent Beneath the Surface, Dave Peterson described and diagramed suction outlet fittings assemblies (SOFAs) for pool and spa applications, a topic also ...

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Swimming in Harmony with Nature

Did you know that there's a strong trend toward creating ponds that are made for swimming in Germany and Austria? That revelation came by way of a terrific book I just ...

On a busy corner in downtown Palm Springs, Calif., stands an unusual sculpture that artfully moves water through the hot desert air. The work of New York sculptor David Curt Morris, ‘The Rainmaker’ was commissioned by community leaders who hoped the fountain would become a landmark celebrating the life-giving power of water in the driest of climates while providing passersby with a place to cool off, relax and play.

Spirited Waters

In 1997, the City of Palm Springs Arts Commission held a national competition for a sculpture to be placed in a prominent public space, the Frances Stevens Park.  I was ...

United by Water

As we approach the 4th of July, 2022, Eric Herman offers a unique summation of our history and ongoing relationship with the world of water. As he points out, creating water ...

Jandy’s TruDose Chemical Controller

Fluidra (Carlsbad, CA) introduces the Jandy TruDose Chemical Controller, engineered to automatically keep pool water consistently balanced. Using advanced pH and ORP sensing ...

Liner Visualizer Introduced by CGT

Poolside by CGT (Cambridge, ON) has announced a new tool for visualizing pool liner patterns including the ability to select various popular deck options to visualize the ...

Hayneedle Makes Hanging Dream Chair

Hayneedle (Omaha, NE) makes the Vivere Polyester Original Hanging Dream Chair. It features a powder-coated steel frame and weather-resistant poly spun polyester seat material ...