THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS
WHO MAKE WATER AND OUTDOOR LIVING PART OF THEIR LIVES
November 18, 2020 www.watershapes.com
Bali has been captivating visitors for centuries with its relaxed island culture and unique Asian-Tropical design tradition. His clients wanted to capture that spirit in their small backyard, and the fact that Scott Cohen had visited Bali himself brought out his own love of the place in an inspiring design.[more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Managing waste water in the form of run-off and especially filter-backwash effluent can be surprisingly problematic, observes Dave Peterson, especially when the issue is left to an afterthought. In this detail, he offers an elegant waste-water solution in the form of a simple backwash pit.[more]
The presence of unwanted cold water can lead to call-backs for builders and technicians who install heaters improperly. That’s not good, notes Mike Fowler, who writes that keeping customers warm and happy requires following these sizing, selection, installation and maintenance procedures.[more]
At their best, watershapes make artistic statements that compliment and amplify the surrounding environment while also reflecting the personalities of both the designer and the homeowner. As Eric Herman observes, it’s a connection that’s hard to define — but you know it when you see it.[more]
Exploring Chemistry Options
In one of Watershape University’s first Wolfpack Webinar Wednesday presentations, Jason Davila guided a deep dive into ozone, UV and AOP technologies. Since chlorine does not adequately kill some common pathogens, he suggests considering these three sanitizing approaches as a reliable arsenal of illness-preventing options.[more]
Humans have been inventing ways to control water since the dawn of recorded history and almost certainly long before that. Several of the most noteworthy ancient hydraulic achievements emerged from Greece, where technologies such as the water wheel, positive-displacement pumps and the world’s oldest operating fountain were all devised.[more]
Behind the Curtain
Producing Watershape University’s online courses may seem simple and straightforward, but as Brett Herman reports, there are many moving pieces and technologies involved, all of which must be coordinated and smoothly implemented to make these presentations compellingandeffective.[more]
Mastering the Greens
Creating watershapes and landscapes that are natural in appearance is always a challenge, says Ken Alperstein of Pinnacle Design, a firm that specializes in high-end projects related to top-flight golf courses. For this project in Shady Canyon, however, the ante was upped considerably by the site’s location in an environmentally sensitive coastal canyon in southern California – a design challenge intensified by regulatory scrutiny every step of the way.[more]
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in December 2006, 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…
Chlorine Science Basics: Chlorine’s history, fundamental science and diverse applications have far-reaching effects, but did you know how widespread these uses really are?[more]
Take a look: It’s a handy chlorine-chemistry primer.
Inquiring Minds:The free-floating, single-celled algae known as diatoms are remarkably diverse and variously crucial to the balance of all natural bodies of water — and much more! [more]
They may be tiny, but they’re also remarkably mighty.
Delta Fountains Offers Geyser Nozzles
Delta Fountains (Jacksonville, FL)manufacturers Geyser Nozzles designed to produce highly aerated water columns of water. The water-level dependent nozzles can be used in ponds, pools, basins, and sumps to reach heights from a small bubble on the water’s surface to 30-foot geysers. For details, click here. For details, clickhere.
Ramuc Produces Non-Slip Surface
RAMUC (Rockaway, NJ)makes Skid-Tex, a slip-resistant deck-paint additive for production of non-skid deck and pool surfaces. The product is designed for use with the manufacturer’s pool paint, which may be used to renovate aging pool surfaces, splash pads, steps, shallow lounging areas, beach entries and wading pools. For details, click here.For details, clickhere.
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