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December 2, 2020 www.watershapes.com
Making the Public Leap
Itshouldbe an obvious point — designing and building commercial pools is an entirely different animal than working in the residential market. But according to Mark Holden and Shawn Tracy, many watershapers they encounter who are new to the commercial realm find themselves in deep water when they realize what they don’t know can be costly, or worse. [more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
While the term “swimming pool” is indelibly ingrained as the common descriptor of watershapes large enough for human immersion, Dave Peterson has coined a new term that better captures the essence of many such installations – and shares a cool design detail here that’s great for what he now calls “social pools.[more]
Luxury at Koloa Landing
The remote location is just one of the hurdles facing those who build pools for resorts on the Hawai’ian Islands. But as watershapers Loida Levinthol and Sean Newbold tell it, sensible practices and a strong reputation can make even the biggest projects run as smooth as volcanic glass.[more]]
While residential activity is booming these days, the exact opposite is true in the commercial pool market, where sales are slow and most facilities are closed. Dark days indeed, notes Eric Herman, but also a good time to consider the role “public water” plays in both the industry and society.[more]
Gratitude is the Attitude
In a show of gratitude for those who have committed their resources and efforts to educating the industry, Watershape University recently staged a webinar focused entirely on thanking contributing individuals and organizations –andoffering an exciting glimpse of the future. [more]
Since 1990, more than two billion people have gained access to better drinking water through widespread efforts of a spectrum of government agencies, charitable organizations and private-sector players. In many instances, it’s a combination of solar power and water treatment that’s giving hope where once there was only thirst.[more]
Advancing Fluid Engineering
Watershape University will join NESPA for an online presentation of WU’s Advanced Fluid Engineering program as part of 2021’s “Virtual Pool & Spa Show.” The emergence of this dynamic presentation is a true silver lining in a time of ongoing uncertainty – and opportunity.[more]
Splashes of Color
Of all the projects he’s pursued in the past few years, says David Tisherman, he can’t easily think of another that rivals the achievement of this one with respect to balance, color, harmony or sheer beauty. The key words here, he adds, are color and energy, with one flowing irresistibly from the other in a reinvigorated backyard that was once drab, uninteresting and crowded with an old pool that just didn’t fit with its surroundings.[more]
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in October 2002, 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…
Worldly Pools:From ruins in Pakistan to a modern Texas watershape, here’s a survey of great swimming holes.[more]
There’s even a cruise ship to round out an impressive list.
Water’s Rich History: If you’ve ever questioned the importance of water to human beings,this insightful survey tracks that “connection” from ancient days to modern times. [more]
As you’ll see in detail, the story is fascinating — and critically important.
Rhino Shrink Wrap Offers Fast Tent
Rhino Shrink Wrap (Holmes Chapel, U.K.)makes the Fast Tent System for cold-weather construction. The modular system uses self-supporting inflatable ‘air beams’, so no at-height is required, which allows for rapid deployment and easy relocation. It is made with double flame-retardant skin, also provides superb insulation. For details, clickhere.
Hayward Expands Automation Line
Hayward Industries (Elizabeth, N.J.)has expanded its OmniPL line of mid-range smart pool and spa automation. The system can control up to eight variable-speed pumps and includes four built-in relays. Select models are “salt ready” and the system offers a wide range of LED control features. For details, clickhere.
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