Riding the Tides (25 years of WaterShapes)

Since its debut in February 1999 as an innovative print magazine, WaterShapes has spent the past 25 years exploring the art and science of water – and the oceans of ...

Inside Turkish Baths

As the wellness trend surges the world over, the traditional practice and design of Turkish baths are gaining renewed interest, both for the health benefits they afford, as well as ...

Gentle Solutions (Rejecting the Use of Muriatic Acid on Fresh Plaster)

Using acid on newly installed cementitious surfaces is a bad idea, says plaster expert and teacher, Jon Temple. Here he explains his approach to using milder solutions removing ...

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Nature Made by Design

According to pond specialist, Larry Carnes, in order to mimic nature when designing and building ponds, waterfalls and streams, the process involves a comprehensive understanding ...

Becoming a Modern Watershaper

Despite decades of being derided as an industry that has been unable to change for the better, Mark Holden argues that some segments of the pool industry have, in fact, ...

The Muddy Legend of Lake Dolores

Long before waterparks became recreational fixtures the world over, a lonely desert playground in southern California -- built on a system of muddy ponds -- revealed both the ...

Eastern Horizons (How Watershape Design Benefits from Japanese Garden Principles)

It’s one of history’s most influential design traditions. Japanese gardens are much more than pagodas, lanterns and Bonsai trees, says Jason Brownlee. Studying these ...

The Waters of Yosemite: A Tale of Nature’s Majesty

Nestled within the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California lies Yosemite National Park, a land of breathtaking natural beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes. The waters ...

Rebirthing a Community Asset

In an era when many public pools have fallen into decay and ceased to exist, the City of Globe, AZ, had a different fate in mind for its community pool. With assists from a ...

CCEI offers 24V Light Safety Transformer

CCEI-Pool USA is pleased to offer a 24V-DC Transformer that is designed to safely power pool and spa lights. The transformer allows the direct connection to underwater pool and spa ...

Concrete Sealer from V-Seal

V-Seal offers V-Seal 101 Concrete Sealer, a multi-surface penetrating sealer designed for use on all porous masonry substrates and new concrete. According to the manufacturer the ...

Water Tech Introduces Precision V10 Cordless, Hoseless Cleaner

Water Tech Corp has announced its Water Tech Precision V10—an enhanced version of Water Tech’s popular Precision 2.0 Pool Cleaner. According to the manufacturer, the ...