Creating comfortable environments in natatoriums

Thanks to recent technological advancements, indoor waterparks can now have perfect indoor air quality (IAQ) and green environments. However, anyone who is involved in the commercial aquatics industry knows these facilities are capable of the exact opposite—uncomfortable indoor air environments that are...
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Ontario landscaping firm is set to grow

Creativity, imagination and hard work are the staples of a successful landscaping firm. Darryl Shaver and Sandro Aiello, owners of Darsan Contracting in Concord, Ont., put these three tenets into practice as they built their company, which offers...
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Turning a plain space into a modern oasis

Landscape designer Doug Glancy had a tall order to fill when asked to design a dramatic, modern property in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. His client wanted him to transform a 14 x 18-m (45 x 60-ft) backyard space into a modern oasis with hardy but attractive gardens, multiple sitting areas and...
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Project Spotlight: Bonavista Pools Ltd. (2010)

The presence of water can create many different emotional responses in people- bringing water inside the home only accentuates and heightens those feelings. This pool, installed by BonaVista Pools Ltd., in Markham, Ont., evokes serenity, reflection and relaxation, while simultaneously representing...
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Prefabricated acrylic hot tubs

While portable acrylic hot tubs have dominated the residential market for almost 30 years, pre-manufactured acrylic or other non-concrete commercial hot tub materials have only become popular in the last 10 to 15 years as an increasing number of...
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