More stories about Design

  • Finding Success Along Roads Less Troweled

    For years, Alan Smith routinely received dozens of inquiries from homeowners and developers in search of a builder to design and construct a new pool.

  • Drawing the Dream

    A long-held belief of the ultra-high-end pool builder has been that hand-rendered perspective drawings were the most appropriate presentation tool one could use, not only to stand out from the competition, but also to give homeowners a better idea of how

  • Genesis 3 Co-Founder Leaves Organization

    David Tisherman, one of the co-founders of Genesis 3 Design Group, is selling his stock in the organization to the other principals

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    We recently had a customer in our office we’d been working with for more than a year on the design and planning of his pool’s complicated hydraulics.

  • Let it Rain

    There is a painting I love by Howard Hodgkin that hung in my office for years.

  • Scott Cohen | The Green Scene Landscaping and Pools

    A simple renovation became an extreme makeover when designer Scott Cohen decided to completely replace the existing pool — a poorly positioned rectangle that didn’t highlight the nearby golf course and orchards.

  • Sean Topper | Topper Design Studio, LLC + Phil Bowles | Phil Bowles Pools Inc.

    The homeowner came armed with specifications — a perimeter-overflow pool sitting 2-1/2 inches above the deck, with a spa inside, raised another 2-1/2 inches.

  • Joey Pecoraro | Architectural Design Concepts

    This vanishing-edge pool features a number of 90-degree jogs, which create an interesting shape and provide several intimate nooks.

  • Barry Justus | Poolscape Inc.

    Designer Barry Justus had dreamed of crafting a unique project that blended sleek modern lines with rustic local materials — and the homeowners were equally enthusiastic.

  • Genesis 3 Program Accredited in Canada

    Skip Phillips, co-founder of the Genesis 3 Design Group, has received approval from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia to present his “Water-in-Transit Design” educational program as part of the institute’s Continued Educati