Riding the Tides (25 years of WaterShapes)

Since its debut in February 1999 as an innovative print magazine, WaterShapes has spent the past 25 years exploring the art and science of water – and the oceans of ...

Inside Turkish Baths

As the wellness trend surges the world over, the traditional practice and design of Turkish baths are gaining renewed interest, both for the health benefits they afford, as well as ...

Gentle Solutions (Rejecting the Use of Muriatic Acid on Fresh Plaster)

Using acid on newly installed cementitious surfaces is a bad idea, says plaster expert and teacher, Jon Temple. Here he explains his approach to using milder solutions removing ...

Diamond Pools & Spas
Diamond Pools & Spas

Nature Made by Design

According to pond specialist, Larry Carnes, in order to mimic nature when designing and building ponds, waterfalls and streams, the process involves a comprehensive understanding ...

Becoming a Modern Watershaper

Despite decades of being derided as an industry that has been unable to change for the better, Mark Holden argues that some segments of the pool industry have, in fact, ...

The Muddy Legend of Lake Dolores

Long before waterparks became recreational fixtures the world over, a lonely desert playground in southern California -- built on a system of muddy ponds -- revealed both the ...

Eastern Horizons (How Watershape Design Benefits from Japanese Garden Principles)

It’s one of history’s most influential design traditions. Japanese gardens are much more than pagodas, lanterns and Bonsai trees, says Jason Brownlee. Studying these ...

The Waters of Yosemite: A Tale of Nature’s Majesty

Nestled within the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California lies Yosemite National Park, a land of breathtaking natural beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes. The waters ...

Rebirthing a Community Asset

In an era when many public pools have fallen into decay and ceased to exist, the City of Globe, AZ, had a different fate in mind for its community pool. With assists from a ...

Pentair’s Lube-Free Valves

Pentair offers lube-free valves with excellent flow characteristics, manufactured to strict quality standards and never require lubrication. Constructed of durable CPVC or PVC, ...

Kingsley Bate Offers Sag Harbor Wicker Seating Ensemble

Kingsley Bate offers the Sag Harbor wicker seating ensemble Inspired by the relaxed style of the Hamptons. The set is hand woven in a premium, extra-large fiber, making it sturdier ...

RENOLIT Makes Vogue Collection

RENOLIT offers its VOGUE Collection of four reinforced membrane designs that are printed with a unique relief and texture that provides a refined interior finish for waterproofing ...