Designing with Water and Space

How to bring water, nature, beauty and enjoyment into your home.

Discover the Hidden Power of Reflection

If you’re looking to make the best of this new normal, try turning staying home into a better daily experience. In “Graceful Reflections,” a new article at WaterShapes.com, Anthony Archer Wills writes about the “potency of water’s reflective nature.” As a pool designer and builder, I think his article reveals a secret especially relevant now. ...

Good Health News on Swimming at Home, But Keep Testing Your Water’s Safety

As Dr. George Rutherford told The Wall Street Journal (May 4, 2020), chlorine in pool water kills the coronavirus. The professor of epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco, said that oceans, lakes and pools are all generally safe from viruses. Swimming is one of the safer outdoor activities the Journal listed in its ...

How Water Balance Makes for Safer Stay-at-Home Swimming

I started this series on pool water and health before any of us knew a coronavirus was about to upset the whole world. I’ve long held that a diligent owner can be more certain about a pool’s health at home than at many public facilities. Now we can add social distancing to the advantages a ...

Create a Staycation Destination

Staycations aren’t a new idea, but when staying home became mandatory I started getting more calls from people looking for an alternative to travel. Even if a new pool or spa currently falls into your “do later” category, we all need something to look forward to. Planning how to make your home better for the ...

Water and Space: Why the Best Pool Designs Start with the Space

This is the first in a series of articles on how water and space work together in creating an indoor-outdoor environment that adds beauty, harmony, functionality and enjoyment to your home....

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