More stories about Design/Construction

  • Back to Tile

    On fiberglass pools, tile can go beyond the waterline. Here’s how to apply the material to the shell correctly.

  • Selling Safety

    Though safety equipment is the law, a little salesmanship is needed

  • On the Fence

    Custom isolation fences can be an integral part of the poolscape

  • Vinyl as a First Resort

    Vinyl installers transform backyard pools into resort-style retreats

  • Avoid These Choices When Reinforcing Concrete

    Products and processes to avoid when reinforcing concrete during pool builds.

  • A Lap for Durability

    Correct splices play an important role in assuring strength

  • Skate and Construct

    They grew up skating empty pools. Today, they’re building them.

  • Head to Head

    The rivalry between the National Plaster Council and onBalance doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Here is a look at their science

  • Chinese Water Garden

    This Asian-inspired project honors the tradition but remains appropriate to the locale

  • Special Features

    Grottos, waterfeatures, seating and planter pockets require special attention to be functional and appear natural