More stories about Design

  • 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

  • 2011 Masters of Design Competition Under Way

    Pool & Spa News is accepting entries for its Masters of Design competition, a comprehensive program spotlighting projects in every industry segment, from concrete pools to portable spas.

  • 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