Professional Watershaping

Inside Turkish Baths
As the wellness trend surges the world over, the traditional practice and design of Turkish baths are gaining renewed interest, both for the health benefits they afford, as well as their aesthetic beauty. Here’s a peak inside these exotic havens of rest and rejuvenation. ...
Gentle Solutions (Rejecting the Use of Acid on Fresh Plaster)
Using acid on newly installed cementitious surfaces is a bad idea, says plaster expert and teacher Jon Temple. Here he explains his approach to using milder solutions removing mineral residue on exposed aggregate surfaces as a way to avoid common problems and defects. ...
Nature Made by Design
According to Larry Carnes, in order to mimic nature when designing and building ponds, waterfalls and streams, the process involves a comprehensive understanding of geological principles, the plant kingdom, water treatment, and how to avoid telltale mistakes. ...
Eastern Horizons (How Watershape Design Benefits from Japanese Garden Principles)
It’s one of history’s most influential design traditions. Japanese gardens are much more than pagodas, lanterns and Bonsai trees, says Jason Brownlee. Studying these timeless gardens that are so artfully inspired by nature is, he says, one of the best ways to elevate watershape and landscape design of almost all types. ...
Becoming a Modern Watershaper
Despite decades of being derided as an industry that has been unable to change for the better, Mark Holden argues that some segments of the pool industry have, in fact, dramatically improved in recent years. Moving to higher professional ground, he says, requires elevating practices across a range of important fronts.   ...
Riding the Wellness Wave
As the desire for a healthy lifestyle increases – while at the same time our population ages – the demand for wellness facilities, products and services looks to dramatically expand in coming years. David J. Peterson believes this powerful global macro-trend spells opportunity. ...
The Waters of Yosemite: A Tale of Nature’s Majesty
Nestled within the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California lies Yosemite National Park, a land of breathtaking natural beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes. The waters that have shaped its iconic landscape stand among the park's many natural wonders. ...
Rebirthing a Community Asset
In an era when many public pools have fallen into decay and ceased to exist, the City of Globe, AZ, had a different fate in mind for its community pool. With assists from a top-flight project team, the community undertook an expansive pool renovation project featuring an updated design and functionality.  ...
Lakeside Luxury
Given complete creative carte blanche by a client focused on fun and luxury, Alison Felschow capitalized on the property’s setting and sight lines to weave a layered design that brims with interesting details and winding contours—all with one major surprise along the way. ...
Certifying Growth
There’s a big difference between paying lip-service to the importance of education and actively embracing the learning process. For Joe Dempsey, Jr., pursuing continuing education certification is a cornerstone of success. It’s a professional obligation, he says, and ultimately an opportunity to unlock your full potential. ...