The Tao of Texture in WaterSpace Design

The Tao of Texture in WaterSpace Design

Texture is an element that means more to landscape architects and WaterSpace designers than the word suggests to others. A recent debate with my wife over a bathroom remodel reminded me just how far apart that understanding can be. She is subscribed 100 percent to the clean, modern contemporary style that has become the leading […]

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Now There’s an App for Renting Your WaterSpace

Swimply

Thanks at a new app called Swimply, next summer you may be able to rent out your pool, just like renting a room, a house or a vacation home. An app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play lets you rent your pool by the hour. The Swimply app has been around since […]

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75 Questions to Answer Before Starting Your WaterSpace Design

questions to answer before starting your pool design

Let’s examine the questions to answer before starting your pool design. I’ll spare you the long list in this overview, but if you’re planning to build a custom pool environment, be prepared to spend up to three hours in an onsite discussion with your designer or contractor. In my initial interview with clients, I’ll bring […]

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TheWaterSpace is Hiring Landscape Architects

TheWaterSpace is Hiring Landscape Architects

Two Unique Opportunities for Landscape Architects Looking for a Chance to Grow and Exercise your Passion for Design I’m looking to hire two landscape architects who can help me meet the growing demand for finely designed and built pool and landscape installations. TheWaterSpace is a specialized design and build service from Budd’s Pools & Spas, […]

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How Lines and Shapes Take Form in WaterSpace Designs

How Lines and Shapes Take Form in WaterSpace Designs

 Lines make Shapes, and when a shape becomes part of a formal design it is called a Form

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Take Time to Plan Before Buying a New Pool

Take Time to Plan Before Buying a New Pool

Take the time and spend the money to get help with a plan. There’s a lot to consider and a lot of planning to do to build the pool

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What Shape Means when Planning a WaterSpace

What Shape Means when Planning a WaterSpace

Visualizing with Shapes in Three Dimensions is Harder than You May Think Shape can be a hard thing to get your arms around, but it’s worth taking a moment to look closer before diving into how you’ll shape your perfect WaterSpace. Try this experiment: Recall your first encounter with the way objects flatten into two […]

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Discover the Hidden Power of Reflection

Reflections Water’s Reflective Nature

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. […]

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

Good Health News on Swimming at Home

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 […]

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

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 […]

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