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My nightstand is so overstocked with books that I’ve given up on ever catching up. Each gift-receiving opportunity makes more of them appear, and for some reason my family and friends have decided that I like reading volumes so thick that I have to crane new arrivals into place after

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A couple weeks back, I wrote about an arrangement that enabled a pool to reopen through an unusual partnership between a school and a pool-lacking YMCA (click here). Since then, I’ve come across another sort of arrangement that will restore an iconic watershape and

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I’ve hesitated to bring it up, but you may recall that, last May, I wrote about finally getting around to updating our vintage-1983 pool and spa with a new interior finish and some cosmetic and equipment upgrades. I had every good intention of following through and indeed made some

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If you’ll recall, last month I noted that one of my personal goals for 2019 was to include more green-oriented articles in these WaterShapes newsletters – and I must say that I’ve never run into a case where one of my New Year’s resolutions kicked up so much dust!

Within a few hours, I received

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I saw a news item last September that I’ve been meaning to call to your attention ever since. Broadcast by an ABC affiliate in Boston, the brief human-interest feature told the story of a facilities-hungry YMCA, a long-closed school pool in East Boston and the partnership the Y’s leaders forged with

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It’s New Year’s Resolution Time, and I figured it’d be a good idea to share one of mine that’s directly related to WaterShapes.

As 2019 unfolds, it’s my intention

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'It’s been a long time coming,' wrote Jim McCloskey in his WaterShapes World blog in December 2013:  'Just ten days ago, after nearly six months of grinding care and effort, the entirety of the WaterShapes magazine archive is now available online as it originally appeared

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As the year has rambled toward its conclusion, I’ve been reminded over and over that it’s been an amazing 2018 for watershapers, watershaping and WaterShapes.

q  For watershapers, my sense is that 2018 has been a breakout year

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This edition of the WaterShapes newsletter carries two unusual articles. One is Victoria Lautman’s piece on the stepwells of India; the other is Lauren Stack’s look at water-related trends and the importance of helping more people learn to

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I’ve just returned from the latest International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo, a bit weary of foot but heartened by the many conversations I had with old friends as well as brand-new acquaintances.

The show itself ran true to form, with

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I returned from the “Designing Water” symposium at Longwood Gardens the other day filled with a complex set of impressions – three of which I’ll share with you here.

q  First, a visit to Kennett Square, Pa., to see

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I haven’t quite started packing my bags for the International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo, which begins soon in Las Vegas, Nev.

Truth is, I’ll actually need to unpack them first, because right now I’m in Kennett Square, Pa., awaiting the start later today of

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At this point 20 years ago, WaterShapes was running at full throttle as we prepared to publish our first-ever printed edition in February 1999. In that era, this meant we had to have the final version of our premiere issue in the printer’s hands very early in January.

From the hatching of the initial concept in

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