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December 16, 2020 www.watershapes.com
Making New Waves
Water and air quality can spell the difference between an indoor pool environment that is pleasant and healthy versus one that is far from it. The need to resolve those issues led to Steve Kenny’s escalating involvement with this high-end, all-tile lap pool; a project that has unfolded over more than a dozen years.[more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Safe and secure chemical storage is a key consideration for commercial watershape facilities, or any aquatic setting where chemicals are kept in large quantities. This handy detail from Dave Peterson addresses the list of concerns and issues that arise from the need to store and control chlorine and acid supplies.[more]
It started out as an innovative project that pointed toward a new type of pool. Ten years later, explains Ryan Harmer, BioNova’s flagship “natural swimming pool” was expanded to include multiple layers of biological water treatment, as well as aesthetic mastery.[more]]
A Hopeful Holiday
Saying goodbye to 2020 has become an unofficial national, if not an international, pastime. As Eric Herman points out in his year-end homily, that’s especially true now as the holidays approach and a new year unfolds with the prospect of better, hopefully virus-free days ahead.[more]
Riding the Tides
Managing the torrent of sales leads can be a frustrating challenge for busy builders, renovators and service techs. There are some practical ways to ease the strain, says industry marketing consultant, Brett Abbot, which he shared on anAsk the Masterspodcast this past August. [more]
Splendor Beneath the Seas
Renowned sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor believes that for art to truly inspire change, it must be more than simply thought-provoking, but must also reach further and provide wide-ranging benefits on multiple levels. To clear that high bar, Taylor has decidedly aimed low — beneath the waves to be specific.[more]
Watershape University is working to provide the best education available in the industry, offering long and short-form courses across in-person and on-line platforms. Part of that effort includes special paid one-hour webinars that yield treasure troves of detailed technical information, and spread-sheet calculations.[more]
Floating on Sunshine
Set high on the bluffs overlooking Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, this composition in water, tile and vanishing-edge drama is his best work to date, asserts watershaper Juan Roca. When it first appeared on the magazine’s cover, it was still under construction. Now it is complete, he says, which leads him to share new images of his masterpiece in modern design and high-caliber watershaping.[more]
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in March 2006, has been digitized for all readers.Clickhereto seethe full text and enlarge the images to study the craftsmanship in detail.
So You Don’t Have To…
World’s 18 Strangest Pools:Popular Mechanicsassembled an eclectic list of swimming pools that in one way or another qualify as “strange” – in the process showing off a spectrum of watershaping diversity.[more]
Weird and wonderful water from around the world.
The History of Concrete: Second only to steel as the world’s most widely used building material, the use of concrete embodies the history of built environments.[more]
It’s one of humankind’s greatest inventions.
FibroPool’s FH055 Heat Pump
FibroPool(Bay Saint Louis, Mo.) manufacturers the FH055 Heat Pump with a high-pressure differential compressor and a titanium heat exchanger with a 55,000 Btu output. The unit runs exclusively on a 12-gauge, 220-volt circuit, drawing the same power as a standard table saw. For details, click here. For details, clickhere.
Pentair Offers Backwash Controller
Pentair Pool Products(Sanford, N.C.) makes the CS400 Backwash Controller. This semi-automatic programmable controller can backwash up to six filters in sequence via its multi-port pressure-distribution valve. Features include user-configurable settings, alarms, calculated cycle time and valve control to ensure pump and heater protection. For details, clickhere.
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