Picture Perfect Pools

Everywhere Pools
For the past few years, I’ve made a practice of offering occasional roundups of books that feature swimming pools as their star attractions.  As I’ve mentioned before, there was a time when such publications simply did not exist – but now we seem to be in an era when pools are hot and a visit to a good bookstore will reveal a plethora of relevant titles covering a remarkably wide range of projects and styles. As with swimming pools themselves, of course, the books dedicated to them vary widely in quality and creativity:  Some are truly wonderful, while others are of marginal value and offer little by way of useful ideas.  I take all of them, however, as evidence that booksellers have noticed increasing consumer interest in highly imaginative swimming pools.  I further believe that this interest has developed because so many of today’s watershapers are willing to push forcefully at the boundaries of creativity. [ ]  Let’s start with