Project Spotlight: Alka Pool Construction Ltd. (2014)

This split-level lot in Burnaby, B.C., which has a gentle, southwest slope, naturally lent itself to a vanishing-edge pool design. With this in mind, Alka Pool Construction Ltd., also of Burnaby, installed a 3.6- x 9.7-m (12- x 32-ft) pool, complete with a 9-m (30-ft) angular vanishing edge, which nearly spans the entire length of the pool and allows water to cascade approximately 0.6 m (2 ft) into a lower catch basin.
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How to improve energy efficiency in a pool system

The ability to achieve proper water quality in a pool is a function of correct water chemistry values combined with an appropriately sized filtration system. If either one of these variables are lacking, the end result will be an increased difficulty in maintaining water clarity. Water chemistry, being a...
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