No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes and sizes-from square wading pools, long lap pools, round spas, and tear-drop shaped jet pools to elaborate naturalistic pools complete with boulders, vanishing edges, waterfalls, and lush landscaping. They are often accompanied by outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, patios for entertaining, and pool houses.
"Pool Idea Book" features more than 300 full color photographs showcasing the latest in pool and spa design, offers creative design ideas for patios and decks, landscaping, and outbuildings, and addresses practical issues such as screening, security, storage, and safety. Dozens of practical sidebars help homeowners design the ultimate pool for their lifestyle and budget. Chapters on pool design, pool surrounds, landscaping, outdoor rooms and structures, and encloses are included.
Topics covered include:
In and Above-ground Pools