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February 3, 2021 www.watershapes.com
Art of the Angle
This beautiful, ultra-contemporary southern California project featured a number of shapely features designed to harmonize with the home’s architecture. For Kevin Cobabe, it was an opportunity to apply his skills as a design-facing builder who can handle complicated equipment sets as well as the fine artistic touches.[more]
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Tectonics is defined as the science, or art, of assembling, shaping, or ornamenting materials in construction; the constructive arts in general. David Peterson often uses the term while discussing finish details he and his team have created. Detail: A825 is one tectonic solution for a stainless-steel vanishing edge.[more]
The Grass Menagerie
Despite water usage concerns, grass remains a mainstay in both commercial and residential landscapes. Working with grass, explains Mike Logsdon, usually requires some level of moderation and a knack for knowing how to ply the multitudinous types of grasses for the greatest effect, based on client expectations and anticipated grassy needs.[more]]
I am NOT the Walrus
During the chill of winter, when most pools are closed and covered, and many natural bodies of water iced over, some intrepid souls brave the cold and take the plunge anyway. It’s a form of discomfort, they say, that comes with significant benefits not found in warmer temps.[more]
Collecting & Using Survey Data
No matter how sophisticated your design software, it’s not worth much without accurate site data, explains designer Ryan Oakes. And like design, the process of information gathering on site has been dramatically enhanced by modern technology. Understanding how data and design go hand-in-hand is integral to successful design.[more]
The True Value of Sea Turtles
In his campaign to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of an aquatic lifestyle, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols has declared 2021 “A Year of Blue Mind.” Each day he publishes a different Blue Mind-related item on his Patreon page. This wonderful essay was published on day 23.[more]
Accurate Estimating Support
Failure to accurately estimate and price projects is a common and costly misstep. Reliable cost-estimating should be a cornerstone of all watershaping contractors, which is why Watershape University is now offering an online/on-demand version of its popular “Business 3452: Essential Cost Estimating Workshop.”[more]
The potency of water’s reflective nature is a component of watershaping that is all too often ignored or left to chance, says renowned environmental artist Anthony Archer Wills. When considered from the outset of a project, however, the brilliance and subtlety of a reflection is something he uses to completely transform the experience of viewing water in ways that become ongoing sources of delight and fascination for his clients.[more]
This article, originally published in WaterShapes in February 2007, has been digitized for all readers.
So You Don’t Have To…
Non-Profit WaterStart Makes Connections:Matching innovative water technologies with immediate need might just point the way to a brighter future defined by more effective water treatment and distribution.[more]
Water-wise technology points to a smarter tomorrow.
Seven Dazzling Dubai Rooftop Pools:Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is famous for its wildly adventurous architecture and urban development. Naturally, it boasts some of the world’s most daring rooftop pools.[more]
The views are to die for, just don’t look down!.
Hayward Offers OmniPL Controller
Hayward Pool Products(Berkeley Height. N.J.) makes the OmniPL, a control system designed for pool builders looking for control at a mid-range price. The system controls up to eight variable-speed pumps and is saltwater chlorination ready. It also provides added lighting color options and dimming capability. For details clickhere.
Paramount Produces the VectorJet
Paramount Pool & Spa Systems (Chandler, Ariz.) makes the VectorJet, an adjustable in-floor cleaning system head. The fixture’s oscillating, sweeping action directs water and debris toward other in-floor cleaning jets and/or the main drain. Its adjustable angle is well suited for beach entries or vanishing edge catch basins.For details, clickhere.
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