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Using component systems to build caves and grottos

Today, homeowners want pools with all the bells and whistles—not just diving boards and slides, but waterfalls and sundecks. A new trend, however, is the addition of an integral poolside grotto, complete with a cave, water feature, and slide. Previously, the only way to create a cave/grotto was to use...
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Tips for maximizing ‘off’ season sales

The end of the calendar year presents us with many opposites; much of the northern world is cold outside, but the holidays are heartwarming; schools and some businesses take a break, while others...
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Heat pumps

If you were the last on your block to switch from VHS to DVD, just recently traded in your beeper for a cellphone or were taken by surprise by the evolution of ‘digital TV,’ don’t worry: your secret is...
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CASE STUDIES

Project Spotlight: Artistic Shadows Landscaping/Pools (2013)

Although the restrictive space, irregular property lines, and 1,106-mm (40-in.) slope rise of this 8.5- x 26.8-m (28- x 88-ft) backyard presented some challenges, Artistic Shadows Landscaping/Pools of Arva, Ont., transformed this London, Ont., landscape into a complete outdoor oasis.
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