The Swimming Pool Guide
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Swimming Pools
Book Description

This book, the fourth edition of Perkin's classic work on the subject, has now been significantly revised. The subjects covered are general design principles, materials use, durability, uses of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, finishing of the pool and the pool hall, water treatment and circulation, and operation and maintenance of pools, both public and private. This is the standard reference for all civil engineers, architects, consultants and swimming pool operators involved in the design, construction and maintenance of swimming pools and yard pools. Deck construction.

About the Author
Philip H. Perkins is a consulting civil engineer with extensive experience in swimming pool design and construction around the world.


The Swimming Pool
Book Description

An enlightened approach to pool design, The Swimming Pool matches superb aesthetics with the best of today’s most innovative building materials for the ultimate guide to building your backyard retreat. Renowned landscape designer Martha Baker explores four popular styles—Romantic, Modern, Classic, and Rustic—and details the key elements that help to create a complete look. She provides ideas for personalizing elements to match your individual taste and accommodating practical needs. Leading you on a guided tour of exclusive international locales featuring pools with many different looks and styles, she offers a wealth of advice on:

•Identifying the right design style to complement your property

•Siting your pool and selecting the best pool shape

•Creating poolside cooking and dining areas

•Choosing furniture that epitomizes the art of relaxation

•Landscaping to integrate your pool with your home and property

•Pinpointing the best accessories to pull it all together

Reminding us that pool design should be infused with a blend of fantasy and reality, Martha Baker features a seductively elegant romantic pool that conjures the image of a Spanish courtyard; an infinity pool that takes its cue from island traditions, perched on a hillside overlooking a tropical harbor; and a highly sophisticated modern pool topped with playful, oversized sculptures. Authoritative and packed with more than 250 gorgeous photographs, The Swimming Pool opens up a world of unprecedented pool design.

About the Author
Martha Baker, a certified landscape designer, is the author of Garden Ornaments and The Outdoor Living Room. Her gardens have been included in the Parrish Art Museum tours and the Horticultural Alliance tours in the Hamptons, and featured in magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, and Elle Décor. Her work in fashion and design has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and House Beautiful. She has four children and lives in New York City and Shelter Island, New York.
Pool Idea Book
Book Description

Swimming pools aren't what they used to be. No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes and sizes - from square wading pools, long lap pools, round spas, and teardrop-shaped jet pools to elaborate naturalistic pools complete with boulders, vanishing edges, waterfalls and lush landscaping. Pool houses, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and patios for entertaining may accompany them. The Pool Idea Book showcases the latest innovations in pool and spa design; offers creative design ideas for decks, outbuildings, and landscaping; and addresses practical issues such as screening, security, and storage. It includes chapters on pool design, pool surrounds, landscaping, outdoor rooms and structures, and enclosures. This visual handbook features many color photographs and illustrations, and dozens of useful sidebars to help homeowners design the ultimate pool for any lifestyle or budget.


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