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October 21, 2020 www.watershapes.com
Mastering the Long View
Great work often takes time. This project, for instance, was years in the making and had to overcome a whole string of hurdles that came courtesy of an unusually tricky site and the local building department. Using his experience and education, Kevin Cobabe found ways to step up and develop solutions for the project’s myriad challenges. [more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Installing structural steel in a swimming pool means negotiating a variety of fittings, contours, corners and curves. This latest detail from Dave Peterson offers critical guidance when installing steel that bends, but doesn’t break.[more]
Lessons in Frustration
Upgrading a classic (but tired) kidney-shaped pool shouldnothave been a particularly tall order — or so homeowners Kris Anna Andersen and R Lee Steele thought. Little did they know the depth and complexity they’d face in trying to reclaim the pool’s simple beauty and update its equipment.[more]
The Consumer View
For clients and prospects, dealing with watershaping professionals should be a trouble-free experience. But sometimes it’s not, as Eric Herman notes here, suggesting that the industry needs to be more open to what consumers are saying, both positive and negative.[more]
A Checkerboard Beauty
Creating works of watershaping art requires both close attention to detail and control over the installation process, says Joan Roca. To show what he means, he profiled a spectacular project on a recent episode ofWolfpack Webinar Wednesday.[more]
Victory in Venice
In a dramatic example of human ingenuity, Venice, Italy, scored a major victory in its fight to survive rising waters that threatened its very existence. Nearly five decades in the making, the solution involved a system of barriers meant to prevent potentially devastating floods. [more]
In Person and Beyond
The Wolfpack recently returned to in-person instruction with a successful program in September. But WU is also continuing its robust online presence, offering courses that cover technology, design, business and architectural history.[more]
To Colorado pond/stream specialist Dave Garton, a certain ‘flexible responsiveness’ is the quality of utmost importance in all of his watershape designs. It’s an approach, he says, that calls for a keen understanding both of the setting and of what makes his clients tick – a dual awareness he puts on eloquent display here in discussing how he maximizes the personal appeal of his designs even as he works across a broad range of project types and styles.
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in May 2009, has been digitized for all readers.Clickhereto seethe full text and enlarge the images to study the craftsmanshp in detail.
So You Don’t Have To…
Swimming supports mental health:Anxiety, depression and a host of issues are positively impacted for people of all ages and conditions, just by taking a dip.[more]
Turns out it’s as good for your mind as it is for your body.
Water’s earthly origin still a mystery: The means by which our oceans first came to be is one of the earth’s biggest secrets — one that continues to baffle scientists and spark debate. [more]
Inquiring minds want to know: How on earth did our planet get so darned wet?
Thursday Pools Introduces the Backfill Eliminator
Thursday Pools(Fortville, IN) has developed a new pool-shell system designed to eliminate the challenge of backfilling under shallow lounging areas. The Backfill Eliminator is integrated into the pool’s structure, eliminating the need for backfilling while allowing groundwater to flow freely and preventing it from accumulating beneath the pool. For details, clickhere.
Finnleo Features the Summit Sauna
Finnleo(Wyborg, Finland) makes the Summit Sauna, an outdoor sauna designed to withstand the elements. Made with a heat-treated Canadian Hemlock interior and exterior components, it features an all-weather metal roof and a foundation of cedar runners. The units are prebuilt with prefitted wall and ceiling panels and durable vinyl flooring. For details, clickhere.
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