Beat the drought - install a pool

09 June, 2015

As California enters its fourth consecutive year of 'dry weather', focus is turning to swimming pools and their impact on the environment. Contrary to popular thinking, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) is suggesting that a pool is a less water-intensive alternative to large irrigated lawns.

Lighten up the pools: underwater pool and spa lighting in aquatic centres

11 February, 2015 by Dr Walter Wendel* | Supplied by: Form and Light Pty Ltd

Let's face it: without lighting, even the most beautiful pool would not stand out at night. But even during the day, pools and spas in aquatic centres and water parks can look quite dull without good decorative and functional lighting.

Five lessons learnt as a landscape architect to the swimming pool and landscape construction industries

14 July, 2014 by Shah Turner | Supplied by: Pitch Box

Pitch Box founder Shah Turner offers his thoughts on how the relationship between designers and contractors can be improved.

10 ways to make your client's pool more usable

09 April, 2014 by John Storch | Supplied by: A Total Concept

Australians love entertaining outdoors and the garden and swimming pool areas are a great and important focus of our lifestyle. The more often an owner can use their pool, the more that owner will tell friends how great owning a pool is.

Water features to complement the backyard pool

25 September, 2013 by John Storch | Supplied by: A Total Concept

A well-planned and -constructed water feature can provide pool builders with a monetary add-on to their business, may increase the value and the aesthetic appeal of a project and should increase the enjoyment of the swimming pool for the owners.

Kennards paves the way for entertaining

24 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Kennards Lift & Shift

Laying down pavers for a path, entertainment area or driveway can transform a home.

Small pools for small spaces

28 August, 2013 by John Storch | Supplied by: A Total Concept

The homeowner’s desire to fit everything in has put pressure on the amount of space available for traditional-sized swimming pools, so small pools are becoming more popular.

Landscaping for privacy around pools and spas

02 May, 2013 by John Storch

To achieve success with any new pool or spa area, the landscaping of the surrounding areas needs to be considered at the initial design phase.

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