More stories about Design/Construction

  • Making the Connection

    Epoxy dowelling is a crucial aspect of many renovations

  • Winter of Our Discontent

    Among all the talk of a historically tough 2009, and hopes for 2010, one comment continually arises: “It seems like there should be more companies folding,” says Mike Geremia, president of Geremia Pools, a Pool & Spa News Top Builder in Sa

  • Delivering the Package

    In the last few years, package-pool installer Dan Lenz has become re-acquainted with some old friends

  • Saline Solutions

    There’s plenty to admire about this cliff-dwelling house off the Southern California coast.

  • Shooting for Strength

    The year 2010 marked a century since the process of pneumatically applying concrete was developed.

  • Shotcrete 101

    The argument over shotcrete and gunite  strength hinges on what kind of mix should be used

  • Painting a Picture

    When a designer presents a concept to homeowners, the clients must try to visualize a backyard that doesn’t yet exist

  • Choosing the Right Art

    When it comes to artwork, designers hold a variety of preferences. Some use three-dimensional drawing software while others prefer to create a perspective rendering

  • About Lifts

    Last year, the Americans with Disabilities Act was codified to spell out exactly what requirements public pools and spas need to meet in order to become compliant with the law

  • Added Support

    When installing a lift onto a deck measuring less than 4 inches thick, contractors must pour a concrete pad for extra support