In Pictures: 2013 Pool Design Highlights

TRIPLE THREAT Three perimeter overflow edge techniques seamlessly integrate for a stunning pool project.

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Whether it’s a precisely color-coordinated automatic cover, an expertly concealed lid or a well-thought out fence, builders and designers have several strategies at their disposal to help clients have a pool that is both safe and beautiful. Read on to learn about four more projects.

Dorsey wanted to make the pool look as full as possible, with very little freeboard — that dry space on the wall between the water’s surface and coping. To achieve this, he had a coping custom-made. Measuring only 1 inch deep where it sits over the bond beam, it is approximately 2-1/2 inches thick where it hangs over the water. This helps visually close the gap between coping and water.

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