THE ESSENTIAL E-NEWSLETTER FOR WATERSHAPE DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS AND BUILDERS
November 2, 2016 www.watershapes.com
Asked to install a 1,200-foot-long steam/waterfall system for the final hole of a high-end golf course, Tim Krzeminski applied his consummate stream-crafting skill -- and what he learned in local hikes -- to produce a gorgeous water hazard any duffer would be happy to avoid. [more]
POND Q & A
When a pondowner calls him to report a suspicious water loss, Eric Triplett knows better than to jump to quick conclusions about its cause. He also knows that, when he arrives on site to start his investigation, he has to set one task above all others as his highest priority. [more]
The D.I.Y. Trap
While he understands why some homeowners might think that acting as their own pool contractor is a good idea, Paolo Benedetti also knows it's likely to be a huge mistake. That's why he wants professional watershapers to get involved and be part of the solution. [more]
Welcome to Paradise
When it comes to listing the most extensive, ambitious uses of water in recreational settings, the resort property known as Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, should quickly come to mind. With its multiple swimming pools, waterslides, fountains and huge marine exhibits, the project took six years to complete, says the resort's aquatic sciences vice president Steve Kaiser, and is a magical experience for anyone who admires creative watershaping.
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in February 2004, has been digitized for all readers. Click here to see the full text and enlarge the images to study them in detail.
The watershapes of the National Museum of the American Indian came with a high-minded design mission as well as a significant set of technical challenges, notes Dominic Shaw. Visiting it on the Capitol Mall is a must the next time you take in the sights of Washington, D.C. [more]
The Unfolding Process
His travel schedule led Jim McCloskey to file his latest blog a few days early, but he knows a key event will take place in New Orleans on November 1, and he wants to call attention to it if only to raise expectations for the positive, productive outcomes he foresees. [more]
WE BROWSE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO . . .
Cool Pools Dept.: Interior Design magazine steps outside to highlight ten totally cool swimming pools. [more]
The first is familiar -- and the rest of them should be, too.
Pop Star Dept.: Artist paints portrait of David Bowie as 'Major Tom' on the floor of a Seattle-area pool. [more]
The video shows how the entire process unfolded.
Riding a Wave
Ten years ago, Brian Van Bower pointed out with pride that watershaping was being viewed in a favorable light by influential people beyond the industry -- and he wanted his readers to take full advantage of it. [more]
THE SHOPPING CART
ClearWater Tech Offers Microzone Systems
ClearWater Tech (San Luis Obispo, CA) makes the Microzone Series of corona-discharge ozone generators. The compact, plug-and-play units are wall-mounted, require no air preparation and are designed to operate in a wide range of environments including residential pools and spas and ornamental waterfeatures that require disinfection. For details, click here.
S.R. Smith Makes WetDek Waterfeatures
S.R. Smith (Canby, OR) manufactures WetDek, a zero-depth interactive waterfeature system that can serve as a backyard splash park or an elegant fountain. Available in stand-alone and pool-companion styles, both models feature multiple jet configurations and AquaDirector control boxes that allow for customized system management. For details, click here.
See You at the Show?
The WaterShapes Professional Network will be on hand in New Orleans from November 2-4 at the International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo. Please do stop by Booth 563 -- right in the heart of the Genesis Pavilion -- to learn more about the Network and discuss its future plans.
Participants in the program have shared their listings with thousands of the consumer-oriented site's visitors in the past year -- and those encounters have resulted in significant traffic from the Network to the listed companies' own web sites. It's a marvelous marketing opportunity -- 'consumer-friendly' in the richest sense of the term.
WaterShapes World (blog)
Sorting through his understanding of the dynamics of water-related businesses, Jim McCloskey recalls the industry's last big generational transition -- and holds out some hope that the one we're experiencing now will take a somewhat easier path than the previous one.