Concrete Cancer: Alkali Silica Reaction (Part I)

While concrete is the world’s most used building material, it is comprised of natural elements and can be susceptible to potentially destructive problems. As Paolo Benedetti ...

Considering Service

All watershapes require service and maintenance. How easy or difficult the needed maintenance tasks are for the service technician is largely due to decisions made by the build. ...

Not Enough or Too Much

Between the ravages of protracted drought and devastation of widespread flooding, the summer of 2022 will be remembered as a season of extremes. Besides realizing the obvious point ...

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Crafting Impressions

Swimming pool tile specialist, Jimmy Reed, is passionate about his work installing breathtaking tile surfaces in swimming pools. He’s also succeeded in featuring his ...

Detail S129: Coffer Coordination

Creating containment vessels, i.e. coffers, on hillside pools often requires building the coffer far head of the pool itself. As Richard C. Kremer points out in this latest Beneath ...

Why Pools are Worth Their Weight in Water

Ongoing drought is always an existential threat to the watershaping industry, even though, as industry veterans, Scott Cohen and Eric Herman point out, pools use little water ...

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A Style to Call Her Own

I've had the pleasure over the past few years of working with a client who ultimately has become a good friend - and with whom I created a very unique garden.  The process of ...

Thriving Beyond Recession

Who are the companies that thrive after times of economic hardship? The Harvard Business Review conducted an extensive study of that very question during the peak of the last ...

Broken Mountains

Eric Herman recently returned to southern California’s San Bernadino Mountains only to find an alpine region reeling from drought, over population and a diseased forest. ...

AquaStar Introduces New Unblockable Drain Cover

AquaStar Pool Products (Ventura, CA) has introduced the Perfect Circle drain, an unblockable drain option designed for use in concrete pools and spas. It has four ports which gives ...

Mistcooling Offers Pool Cooler

Mistcooling (Houston, TX) makes Pool Cooler, a simple fixtures designed to decrease pool water temperatures up to 10 degrees. It's easy to install, made in the USA, and operates ...

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White/Gray Fountains from Blue Thumb

Blue Thumb (Saginaw, MI) offers white-and-gray stone fountain kits. The three-column assemblies come in 18-, 24- and 30-inch heights, all 8-1/2 inches square and smooth on four ...