Small Pools, Big Appeal

The enjoyment of soaking is universal, say Karen Larson and Brian Larson, or at least it has that potential. The founders of New Hampshire’s Soake Pools set out ...

Painting in Water

Watershape designer and builder, Steve Kenny, believes that water encompasses both art and science. While his day job is focused on running a company that designs, builds and ...

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 ...

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The Broken Sea

California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea, has a deeply troubled and enigmatic history. Located in the arid Imperial Valley, the aptly named and highly saline ...

Beautiful Wet or Dry

Watershaping and water shortages are a problematic combination, and one that can require significant levels of adaption. According to Dave Garton, working the water-strapped ...

Cold Water Swimming: Benefits and Risks

Cold-water swimming has a long tradition in northern countries and regions where people have adapted to the cold. In this excerpted academic article, there can be profound ...

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 ...

Extravagant Depths

A place known for breaking records, Dubai in the U.A.E now boasts the world’s deepest pool. Deep Dive Dubai recently opened its doors providing adventure seekers ...

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Modern 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 ...

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S.R. Smith Makes Artisan Handrails

S.R. Smith provides the Artisan Series Hand Rail is a patented, designer-inspired curved shape rail designed to provide a custom look for any pool environment. The series of rails ...

AQUA & More’s Designer Membrane

AQUA & More, a division of Renolit, now offers a new designer membrane called ‘Touch-Authentic’ created to imitate the look of marble stone. ...

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Anoma Stone Offers Engraved Wall Panels

Anoma Stone (Noida, India) has introduced the Elm Collection of 24-by-24-inch panels for application to exterior walls. Available in three versions (Pristine White Marble, Crema ...