More stories about Outbuildings

  • 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.

  • On the House?

    Some believe free estimates come with the territory of being a service technician, while others can’t imagine providing hard-earned knowledge without a charge.

  • Cut in Stone

    Landscape architect Charles Hess prides himself on creating spaces that blend architecture with the natural environment.

  • On the Outside

    Incorporating outdoor products such as gazebos, furniture and barbecues can boost revenue for pool and spa professionals.

  • Backyard Bandits

    Al Mangin and his crew had been hard at work in the backyard of a vacant house for six months, draining and washing the pool, checking every valve and seal, and ensuring the system ran flawlessly.

  • A.O. Smith Sheds Pool and Spa Unit

    A major industry manufacturer has sold its decades-old pool and spa pump motors division.

  • Multi-Level Achievement

    Some jobs can’t be performed in the usual order.

  • Stefan Thuilot | Thuilot Associates + Jim Kuenzi | Corinthian Pools

    The Bay Area home was recently modernized, and the existing pool no longer meshed with the house.

  • Dave Lucas | Designer/Homeowner + Jack Greene | Orca Spa & Pool

    Homeowner Dave Lucas wanted to create a deck and spa to mirror the natural beauty of his Bellingham, Wash., house.

  • Gregory Lombardi Design Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

    The oddly shaped lot is wide near the house, with a narrow strip running to the back of the property line. Lombardi took advantage of this long piece of land by stacking the hard structures there — a pool, pool house and tennis court.