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October 7, 2020
A Study in Contrasts, Part 2
Here, in the second part of a dual project profile, Reid Schindler discusses the sleek, contemporary design he created right next door to a completely rustic, free-form pool he discussed in WaterShapes’ last edition. It’s an entirely different (and appropriate) set of design criteria, challenges and solutions.[more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Preventing voids or ‘shadows’ during shotcrete application is always crucial — and particularly tricky in designs in which the steel must be close together. In those cases, writes Dave Peterson, consider this detail.[more]
Rising High, Part 2
Mark and Zachary Trapani specialize in elevated, above-grade pools, mostly above the concrete canyons of New York City. As they discuss here in the second and final part of this series, it’s a niche that requires careful analysis, creativity and sharp eyes for detail — especially in existing buildings.[more]
A Shining Takeaway
Given the industry’s current struggles to keep up with the overwhelming demand for watershapes, Eric Herman suggests that it’s time to consider what’s driving the buying frenzy – and spend some time in the buyer’s shoes.[more]
Chemistry is for Everyone
This time, the folks at Ask the Masters and Pool Pro Podcasts delve into the many reasons why understanding water chemistry and how it can best be managed is beneficial to both watershapers and consumers.[more]
Expanding Blue Mind
The Blue Mind concept popularized by author and marine biologist Wallace “J” Nichols manifests itself in a numerous ways — and the message is spreading, as can be seen in a spectrum of online resources that echo and amplify the profundity of an aquatic lifestyle as well as a broader appreciation of science and the natural world.[more]
Accurate cost estimating is essential for all successful watershape-construction businesses — especially when sales activity is at a frenzied pace. That in mind, Dave Peterson is preparing an upcoming live, online course on job costing that couldn’t be more timely.[more]
At their best, say landscape artists and educators Cynthia and Gary Kinman, watershape and landscape design and construction are integrated reflections of the clients’ personalities and desires — and even their feelings about family and life itself. A case in point is the huge project profiled here, in which the pair used their technical skill, patience and personal ideals to transform a steep, forbidding hillside into a client-centered celebration.
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in July 2006, has been digitized for all readers. Clickhereto see the full text and enlarge the images to study the craftsmanshp in detail.
So You Don’t Have To…
Accommodation Upgrades: A Hawaiian masterpiece heads a list of stunning pools that raise the bar for design.[more]
Perfect for anyone who needs to recharge a bucket list.
The Downward-Diving Dog: A seven-year-old whippet named Spitfire has dock-diving prowess must be seen to be believed as he flies the length of the pool and brings home the gold.[more]
He makes it look easy because, for him, it’s all about the treats he gets after a performance!
Pentair Offers AcuPort Control Unit
Pentair Pool Products(Sanford. NC) brings remote-control capabilities to commercial equipment rooms by combining its AcuPort modules with the company’s Acu-Trol controller and a facility’s LAN service to provide secure system access via Windows-based laptops and other devices that are part of its WiFi network or through the Internet. For details, clickhere.
FAFCO Offers Hybrid Heating System
FAFCO(Chico, CA.) has introduced CoolPV, a hybrid photo-voltaic/solar pool-water heating system that generates household electricity while simultaneously heating water in the same rooftop footprint. In addition, water flowing through the panels to be heated also serves to cool the photo-voltaic panels to extend the panels’ service lives. For details, clickhere.
Corporate Engagement Teammates
Watershape Universityappreciates the support of the following industry leaders. . .