With over 400 stunning color photos, this book is an informative resource with hundreds of backyard design ideas to introduce you to many possibilities for backyard pools that turn your home into a vacation spot that is the envy of all your friends. Whether you are looking for an intimate hydrotherapy spa, a splash-happy place for family fun, an invigorating exercise pool or an exquisite setting for outdoor entertaining, you will discover it in these breathtaking, high-performance pools and spas. Each chapter highlights a project from Scott Cohen's portfolio, featuring yards of every size, that have been transformed into extraordinary poolscapes. Glistening infinity pools, Tuscan-style fountains, outdoor waterfalls, and romantic tropical coves are also included-they are all here. This instructive guide illustrates the tips and techniques that go into a perfect pool landscapetips you or your designer can use in your own landscaping plans. In addition to swimming pool designs and hot tub ideas, this book covers fountains and other water features.
Scott Cohen is a nationally acclaimed garden artist known for his unique use of recycled materials, expert detailing, and ceramic techniques. Elizabeth Lexau is a writer who frequently covers landscaping, garden design, and other outdoor topics.