TECHNIQUES

When it comes to pool interiors, consumers are spoiled for choice

The first pools were built 5,000 years ago in modern-day Pakistan. Waterproofing the pool interior was accomplished by using a combination of bricks, mortar, plaster, and a coating of tar. In 2500 BC, the Romans refined the process with massive public bathing pools that were built to impress. Columns, terracotta, and mosaics were featured in the finish materials for these pools. Modern swimming pools first appeared in Britain in the mid-1800s and often featured an all-tile interior, a material that is in resurgence today in high-end pool projects.
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EXPERT ADVICE

Kaplan Aquatic Center: designing a green project

By Mike Fowler

When updating its aquatic centre, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), not only wanted to redesign the facility to better serve the needs of its members, but also wanted to use the most energy-efficient equipment to control operating costs.


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EXPERT ADVICE

Variable-speed pumps are not just a trend, they are a need

As far as clichés go, ‘going green’ is a good one. But within consumer markets, the environmentally friendly frenzy is often overstated. Many so-called green products are often overpriced and/or ineffective. It is no wonder why many consumers have become jaded by the green movement. Escalating energy costs and...+ Read More
ASSOCIATIONS

Above-ground swimming pool standard up for review

After recently announcing the approval of a revised pool construction standard, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) has released a proposed draft revision of American Standards Institute (ANSI)/APSP-4 2007 Standard for Above-ground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools for public review and comment.
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