Theaters of the Seas

The AquaTheaters located on the Oasis class of Royal Caribbean cruise ships are arguably the most unusual and dynamic performance venues found on the high seas. As Crystal ...

Glassy Permutations

Glass tile has long been one of, if not the, most distinctive material used in swimming pools. Applying the science of optical physics, inventor David Knox of Lightstreams Glass ...

Detail P401: Suction Outlet Configurations

Drains, or more accurately, suction outlets, should be easily understood. Setting up safe and code-compliant outlet configurations involves simple plumbing with no moving parts, ...

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The Uncommon Garden

For more than two decades, watershape designer and builder Ryan Oakes has leant his talents to the ongoing creation of a place known as “The Uncommon ...

Finished to Perfection

There are projects in which the design details define every phase of the work from excavation to the interior finish. As builder Dave Penton explains here, this ...

Hanging Rain Chains

The world of commercial watershaping can be a far cry from residential work, says Rick Chafey. It requires a completely different mindset and rigor when it comes to working in a ...

Essential Inner-City Pools

Los Angeles has opened two community pools that officials and local citizens hope will bring the joy, health and safety of swimming to a community that for too long has not had a ...

The Challenge of Saying “No”

Watershape designer, landscape architect and educator, Jason Brownlee, is typically in the habit of embracing the opportunities that come his way. But as he explains here, ...

Water in the Air

Do pools raise humidity? Given that moisture content of the air is the result of evaporation, the vast majority from the ocean, is it possible that areas with high numbers of pools ...

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New Plaster Protection from Oxium

Oxium Water Technologies introduces MicroGlass, a plaster treatment product that penetrates pool plaster matrix by up to half an inch, and chemically converts and ...

Pentair’s Tiny GloBrite Lights

Pentair offers GloBrite lights, color changing LED fixtures that generate five fixed colors; with seven preprogrammed light shows. The fixtures are compatible with the IntelliTouch ...

New Colors from Automatic Pool Covers

Automatic Pool Covers, Inc. now offers eight different color options for its automatic pool covers including colors to match backyard décor. With pools often being ...