Pivoting to Renovations

During times of economic strife, many watershapers have kept financial pace by focusing on renovations rather than new construction. Is it time to again start thinking in that ...

The Vermiculite Touch

In the world of concrete, vermiculite is in some ways an unusual material – a lightweight aggregate that creates a durable and ultra-smooth substrate for vinyl liner pool. ...

Concrete Cancer III (a perfect storm)

As Paolo Benedetti explains in this conclusion to his series on Alkali Silica Reaction, although the problem can be avoided with basic and well-known precautionary measures, it is ...

Diamond Pools & Spas
Diamond Pools & Spas

Conservation by Example

Despite some of the driest weather on the planet, Israel has become a “water superpower.” The desert nation has for decades led the world in water conservation, ...

PVC Membranes (a neat fit)

There’s no limit to the cost of renovating severely cracked pools. Ontario Pool Coatings recently turned to PVC membranes as a way to control those costs and most important, ...

Improving on the Past

Renovating pools that were built in decades past often means dealing with structures, materials and mechanical systems that were installed before the industry had fully developed ...

Capturing the Vision

Photographer Jimi Smith has taken stunning photos of more than two thousand residential swimming pools, along the way building a strong reputation as the industry’s go-to ...

Unable to resist, Jim McCloskey traveled across the country last month to see the New York Botanical Garden's exhibition on the art of Roberto Burle Marx just a few days before it closed. It was a revelation, he says, and gave him an even deeper respect for the artist and the man.

Communing with Roberto

The great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx has been part of my consciousness for many years. I first heard of him in 1991, when a friend who'd seen an exhibition ...

Meeting Special Needs

Ponds are often valued for being uniquely calming and comforting.  But for a child with autism, these watershapes can also be therapeutic in a number of ways.  That's ...

Pebble Tec Introduces Smooth Finish

Pebble Technology International (Scottsdale, AZ) is has announced the addition of a new finish to its line of pool and outdoor living products, PebbleBreeze. The finish offers the ...

Fountain People Offer New Light Fixture

Fountain People (San Marcos, TX) offer the FXPRO Series RGBW12 Spot LED color-changing light fixture to illuminate both fountain and splash pad spray effects. The fixture has ...

CamerEye Enables Construction Site Monitoring

CamerEye (San Diego, CA) introduces smarter pool construction monitoring and management with a complete AI-video camera pool safety system and builder portal. The builder portal ...