Beautiful Water Pool and Ocean

WaterShapes Returns

WaterShapes has been going through some big changes, some readily apparent, others are more behind the scenes. As Editor Eric Herman explains, after a set of much-needed upgrades, ...

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Timely Facility Upgrades

For commercial public and private aquatic facilities of all types, making the best use of downtime during the pandemic for key upgrades is a great way to capitalize on what is ...

Swimming Pool Corrosion

Investigating Corrosion

Corrosion in swimming pools can present something of a mystery, explains Jeff Freeman and Mark Holden, and that is especially so if all the possible causes are not taken into ...

The Grass Menagerie

Despite water usage concerns, grass remains a mainstay in both commercial and residential landscapes. Working with grass, explains Mike Logsdon, usually requires some level of ...

This beautiful, ultra-contemporary southern California project featured a number of shapely features designed to harmonize with the home’s architecture. For Kevin Cobabe, it was an opportunity to apply his skills as a design-facing builder who can handle complicated equipment sets as well as the fine artistic touches.

Art of the Angle

Most people probably don't think of geometry as being "cool." While studying points, planes, protractors and the Pythagorean theorem may not have seemed like any fun back in high ...

Detail: A171 (One Step Closer)

Vertical dimensions in floating steps can be critical to walking safety. In our last Beneath the Surface Detail, we coordinated the human stride to basic step geometry in a plan ...

Detail: A170 (The Space Between)

User comfort and ease of movement are guiding principles in the watershape design process. That's why, as Dave Peterson explains, this edition's Detail works as an ergonomic ...

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Designing a Design Business

Becoming a pure design firm in the pool and spa industry is not easy. The reason being, notes Mike Farley, the industry is geared entirely toward selling construction projects ...

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Hot Water Options

While fossil-fuel heating dominates the pool market, and electric heating prevails in hot tubs, designer, builder and energy-efficiency specialist Douglas Cook sees value in ...

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Pebble Tec Offers Lightstreams Glass Tile

Pebble Technology (Scottsdale, Ariz.) now offers Lightstreams glass tile. All tiles are specially designed for pools, featuring permanent internal coloring and texturing and the ...

RicoRock Offers Coping and Waterline Kits

RicoRock (Orlando, Fla.) provides coping/waterline products are comprised of light-weight cast concrete rock that is mortared in place. Created to meet the growing consumer demand ...

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Landscape Glass from American Specialty Glass

American Specialty Glass (North Salt Lake, Utah) adds color to the garden, planting beds, dry riverbeds, fountains, flagstone filler, with 100% recycled landscape glass. It is ...