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.
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 industries14 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.
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.
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.
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.