Today's swimming pools and spas are fully integrated into the landscape as the focal point for social and family recreation, entertainment, and relaxation. They come in myriad shapes and sizes and are enhanced with features like infinity edges and boulder waterfalls. Whether you own a pool or spa or just dream of it, you will benefit from the ideas in this book. With more than 300 color images, this resource guide provides the latest in creative designs, equipment to save you time and money, features to enhance your enjoyment in and around the water, and tips for keeping your pool or spa clean. Whether you're a landscaper, architect, or a homeowner pondering the possibilities, this book will inspire you to achieve the ultimate backyard paradise.
Duane Forte built his first swimming pool in 1989. He owns Laguna Pool & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Darlene Claire Preussner has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1971 and co-authored three other Schiffer books: Outdoor Spaces in the Southwest, New Ideas for Living Outdoors, and The Sustainable Landscape.