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Experience the Luxury Pool Effect with these 5 Steps

Luxury Pool Effect

In a new article, Chris Volk tackles the question, “How do some pool owners achieve that ultimate value—the luxury pool effect—while others don’t?” Join Chris at TheWaterSpace.com in investigating the swimming pool luxury effect that “adds value to your home and value to the way you experience your home.” If you’re thinking about a new pool, or upgrading an existing pool, learn more about these five critical steps you and your pool builder must follow.

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Bullfrog Memorial Day Hot Tub Sale

Find the spa of your dreams and save at Budd’s Pools & Spas in Deptford, NJ, May 16-30

Come see why Budd’s Pools & Spas says Bullfrog® Spas are the best Hot Tubs you can buy. And right now you can get the best buy of the year, with 0% financing for 48 months and special sale pricing.

Only Bullfrog can offer 18 unique JetPak massage options. See for yourself how easy it is to get the relaxation or therapeutic massage exactly where you need it—every time.

Hurry in: this sale ends May 30. With 5 hot tub models with 3 to 10 seats, we’ll help you find the Bullfrog Spa that’s sized right for you.

Unity for Everyone’s Pool and Spa

In a new article at The WaterSpace blog, Chris Volk asks, “Who needs Unity?” When it comes to planning for your new pool or spa, Chris argues everyone needs Unity. It’s all about connecting the dots in the space your pool, or hot tub occupies to your home, garden, patio, or deck. “Whatever you budget, when you make the connections, you get more satisfaction from your investment and a lot more pleasure every time you enter your space.”

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How Pools Designed for Movement Move Minds and People

If you’re considering a pool for the family to get more exercise, you’ll want to read Chris Volk’s “Designs for Movement” article on TheWaterSpace blog. “A lap lane is like a path in water,” Chris writes. Even a simple line along the length of the pool’s bottom “helps us get physical,” he says.

Even if swimming isn’t a priority, you’ll learn how important it is to design a pool environment that creates “paths and patterns in our minds.” Unless you’re a Landscape architect or professional designer, you may not be consciously aware of architectural movement, but “you’ll sense its presence, and you’ll likely find yourself getting bored if a design lacks movement.”

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Designing Space for Entertaining and Relaxing

Designing Space for Entertaining and Relaxing

In his second article on designing for emphasis at TheWaterSpace blog, Chris Volk writes about creating an outdoor space for entertaining centered around a pool and spa area. There’s room for large events and a quiet place away from the crowd. There’s room for tents on the lawn and tables on the patio. There’s a swim-up bar and a landside table by the outdoor kitchen for smaller pool parties. And when you’re ready to simply relax, there’s an infinity-edge spa at the far end of the pool. Read about here it in “Setting the Stage for Outdoor Entertaining.”

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Stage Like a Pro: Use Emphasis Indoors and Out to Boost Your Home’s Value

Use Emphasis Indoors and Out to Boost Your Home’s Value

Most of us are familiar with how professional staging can lift a property’s value. In his latest WaterSpace.com blog article, Chris Volk shows how the secret to successful staging is really a matter of emphasis. It’s a secret, he demonstrates, that works equally well when extending your home to include your outdoor environment.

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How to Use Contrast to Liven Up Your Pool Area

How to Use Contrast to Liven Up Your Pool Area

If you’ve been following Chris Volk’s latest series on The WaterSpace Blog, you know that balance is the first principle of good design—the one that creates the order we need to feel comfortable. In this new article, Chris shows how, when too much uniformity gets boring, you can use contrast to liven up your pool area.

Wherever you add an unexpected change in color, or shape, size, or texture, you’ve got contrast,” Chris writes.

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How to Use Balance to Harmonize Your Pool Area

You need visual balance to feel completely comfortable in your pool area. In “How to Keep Your Balance: the First Principle of Good WaterSpace Design,” Chris Volk explains why: “Just as we cant stand erect without balance, humans cant stand an environment lacking a sense of balance”  Balance is one of those unnoticed senses we don’t think about until it’s missing. Don’t wait until it’s too late to recover.

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6 Design Principles You Need to Learn and Follow When Planning a New Pool

Design Principles to Learn and Follow

In his latest blog article at TheWaterSpace, Chris Volk sets out to help you make the right choices every time when planning your new pool and the space it will occupy in your outdoor living area. Read the first of the new series of articles on designing with water and space.

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How Engineering and Design Made the Fairmount Water Works a World Famous WaterSpace

If you’ve ever wondered about the lovely classical buildings sitting above the river as you drive by on the Schuylkill Expressway, you owe it to yourself to learn the story. Join Chris Volk here at TheWaterSpace blog, as he dives into the technology and designs that brought fame and wonder to a place for pumping water. Beyond the amazing history, you’ll see how these classic design principles apply to today’s WaterSpaces.

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