THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS
WHO MAKE WATER AND OUTDOOR LIVING PART OF THEIR LIVES
November 4, 2020 www.watershapes.com
Adaptation, design flexibility, multi-functionality and an ability to vanish completely were all required in this masterful project engineered and designed by Daniel Netz. Here, he explains the ideas and processes that resulted in a waterfeature meant to be both iconic andcompletelyretiring.[more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
While many construction details are forever hidden from view, notes Dave Peterson, others stand front and center. This waterwall treatment, for instance, is a prime example of a simple design idea that shapes the fluid characteristics of the feature while also keeping it from splashing into the surrounding area.[more]
Failures of Trust
Engineers carry an almost sacred trust, with watershapers relying on them to design structures and systems that are reliable, science-based and code-compliant. When that trust is broken, says Dave Peterson and Bill Drakeley, the consumer’s investment is at risk — as is the watershaper’s reputation.[more]
Just a Guy in a Pool
Sharing time in a pool has a way of carrying everyone involved to a relaxed state of mind that lets the rigors of daily life temporarily slip away. It’s a sensation Eric Herman recently experienced with a group of friends, all of whom lead energetic, stressful lives.[more]
As our population ages, concerns about preventing dementia are becoming more and more pronounced. Getting involved with water is one of the possibilities a group of researchers has identified as a way to push back the tide of this debilitating cluster of impairments and conditions.[more]
Building the Ultimate Wave
Australia has long been known as a surfing mecca, boasting some of the world’s most awesome breaks. Now, that reputation is moving inland, where the world’s largest (and arguably its most innovative) wave pool is redefining how to catch and ride the waves.[more]
At a time when in-person events are few and far between, WU recently presented a dynamic presentation about the history of water in architecture at historic sites near Pittsburgh, Pa., taking students on a fascinating journey through time and space.[more]
Taking great pride in developing watershape and landscape designs that combine an appreciation for the setting with an understanding of the clients’ tastes, Roger and Sheri Soares have prospered for years on the high end of the hotly competitive Phoenix marketplace. In this project, they took advantage of spectacular views, blended their work into a hillside and worked out all the harmonic links between the desert and the home’s modern style.[more]
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in June 2005, 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…
Winterizing Ponds:As the weather turns cold, here’s a look at what you need to know about caring for fish and plants when snow falls and ice forms.[more]
The fulfilling challenge of caring for life beneath the ice.
Tokyo Aquatic Center Opens:Postponed until 2021, the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games will feature a state-of-the-art venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming.[more]
It’s a gorgeous place to swim a few laps — or compete for the gold.
Pentair Refines Commercial Heater
Pentair Pool Products(Sanford, N.C.) has updated the MasterTemp commercial heater. The units now have bronze headers, allowing easier access to the thermal regulator and bypass valve. In addition, the header’s internal components are now plastic for light weight and corrosion-resistance.For details, clickhere.
Aquamatic Offers Solar Bench
Aquamatic Cover Systems(Gilroy, CA) has introduced the HydraLux Solar Moving Bench. The system, which requires no tracks, deploys the HydraLux cover by moving the full length of the pool — and will move off of the pool as needed. Designed primarily for commercial pools, the system is completely solar powered.For details, clickhere.
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