More stories about Design

  • Getting Paid for Design

    Incorporating a design fee into a job quote may not be industry standard, but for some builders it has become common practice. Here two contractors offer advice on how to successfully charge for this expert service and still remain competitive.

  • Dealing with the Unknown

    A homeowner or general contractor has a friend of a friend’s brother who offered to do one stage of construction for a good price.

  • A Complicated Magic

    Many of the materials used in pool design are very tasteful.

  • Pigments of the Imagination

    Many don’t know it, but Don McKinney leads a double life.

  • In the Company of Edison

    It could be argued that every pool builder is an inventor of sorts, designing a new creation to suit each homeowner.

  • Genesis 3 Collaborates with Landscape Groups

    Genesis 3 has entered into an affiliate sponsorship agreement with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

  • Pool Builders Use Google Tool to Fight Photo Rights Abuse

    A pool designer in New Jersey is using Google’s “Search by Image” tool to crack down on photo copyright infringement.

  • Welcome Back

    There’s something magical about New Orleans.

  • Touring Pools with Steve Sargent

    Rebecca Robledo, design/construction editor of Pool & Spa News, recently enjoyed a ride-along with Steve Sargent, president of Elite Custom Pools in Lake Forest, Calif. Steve builds some of the most high-end pools in Orange County.

  • Beauty of the Edge

    When I was in my 20s, I wrote a novel and was fortunate enough to have it published.