EXPERT ADVICE

New pool cover designs provide safety while creating landscape unity

Safety covers were developed to keep pools safe when they are not in use, or closed for the season. In some parts of North America, pools are closed for the same length or sometimes longer than the actual swimming season (i.e. the 2013-14 winter/spring). That being said, many of today’s backyard landscapes are designed with the swimming pool serving as the focal point. During the offseason, homeowners are forced to look at their closed pool for many months and the last thing they want to see is an unsightly cover or nasty swamp that does not co-ordinate with the...
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TECHNOLOGY

Technology offers endless design possibilities for packaged pool kits

For much of their history, steel swimming pool kits were manufactured like cookie cutters. Manufacturers would typically offer a few different shapes—square, rectangle, oval, or octagonal—in a couple of different sizes, with a handful of choices for steps. The homeowner simply picked one from a book and that was that. Without the advantage of today’s technology, each steel panel had to be cut and bent by hand as manufacturers simply did not have the staff to complete all of the labour-intensive customization.
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PROFILES

Integrating a landscape project into the natural lay of the land

When a glimpse of a garden leaves a homeowner’s guests speechless, something extraordinary has been created. Designing landscapes in a natural setting requires a careful balance between enhancing existing features and adding new elements that integrate harmoniously into the surroundings. Working with nature as well as managing a team...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Making pool water maintenance easier for service professionals

Enzymes have evolved over the years to a point where there are now specific products based upon the needs of each and every body of water. Today, there are two different types of enzyme products available for use in the pool and spa/hot tub industry—broad spectrum produced through a...+ Read More
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