Sliding into Innovation

British design firm, Splinterworks (Bath, UK) has made a mark in the watershaping world by reimagining waterslides. Taking a truly daring design approach, the company combines form ...

Beholding a Concrete Stream

Appreciating water doesn’t always require sweeping ocean vistas or cascading streams, explains writer and naturalist, Jamie Nestor. As he points out in this personal essay, ...

Amending the Good Earth

Ensuring a stunning planting environment is all about the ground itself, says landscape designer, Mark David Levine. Beautiful greenery requires forethought and action in the form ...

Diamond Pools & Spas
Diamond Pools & Spas

Children in Blue Spaces

A massive new study shows a strong connection between childhood experiences with water and nature and wellbeing as an adult; yet, more and more people are turning away from ...

Teaming with History

The Arizona Biltmore is a truly historic property with a unique design pedigree. Crystal Fountains’ David L’Heureux reports that his company’s participation ...

The Ancient Beauty of Cenotes

To the ancient civilizations of the Yucatan Peninsula, bodies of water known as cenotes were both essential in daily life and worshiped as the watery portals to the netherworld. ...

Amazement in Motion

As animated fountain systems become more and more common in public settings, Toronto’s Crystal Fountains continues to push the creative and technical evelopes. Here Simon ...

What Makes Ice Slippery?

It might seem a silly question at first, but when stepping back and considering why ice is so slick, and poses such a hazard to us bipedal hominids in the form of slip-and-fall ...

P113: Pump-Isolation Pad Detail

There are two basic ways to reduce noise generated by pool equipment: either enclose it, or stop the noise at the source. In this simple and useful detail, Dave Peterson offers an ...

Archasol Offers Lighted Umbrellas

Archasol (Chevy Chase, MD) makes the Kasa solar-powered umbrella, designed to extend outdoor dining time after sunset without the need for any separate power supply or trailing ...

Hayward’s ColorLogic LED Lights

Hayward (Berkley Heights, NJ) offers ColorLogic 320 & 160 LED lights. The 1.5-inch pool, spa or accent lights provide low-profile, total color coordination of all water ...

Floating Water Domes from Solus

Solus (New Westminster, BC) offers the Water Dome. These water bowls feature polished metal domes that appear to float inside a concrete vessels. Water flows up through the center ...