CASE STUDIES

Accessibility aids

Swimming and other water aerobic activities have long been acknowledged as excellent ways to stay fit and healthy, no matter the swimmer’s age, fitness level or physical limitations. However, gaining access to pools can create a...
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CASE STUDIES

The ins and outs of pool construction

The design is complete; all that remains is for the pool builder to simply follow the plan and everything will be perfect. Most builders will attest, however, that this is far from reality. In fact, once a design is complete, it is often the next day when things start to change. Therefore, the key to success for any project is the builder’s ability to work through these changes and still be able to produce a quality project.
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TECHNIQUES

Swim jet systems

Today, pools are more than a wonderful conversation piece; for many, they represent the fulfillment of a backyard dream. However, as the population ages, more pool owners are looking to...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Tips for keeping pool cleaners going strong

Automatic pool cleaners can simplify pool maintenance, but only when they are functioning properly. Thankfully, most pool cleaners work well most of the time. Occasionally, however, a pool may not be as clean as the owner would like, so it is important...
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CASE STUDIES

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...
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