Today’s Hottest Pool Design: A Philadelphia Story

In the latest issue of TheWaterSpace.com, we take you on a visit to “Matisse in the 1930s,” a special exhibit at The Philadelphia Art Museum, and then on to Matisse’s great murals: First, “The Dance” at the Barns Foundation. Then on to New York and “The Swimming Pool” at the Museum of Modern Art, where […]

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Discover the Practical Benefits of Plunge Pools

plunge pools

Plunge pools have become the hot trend for homeowners looking for a more efficient way to bring the luxury resort experience into their homes. These down-sized pools are a logical choice for small or odd shaped lots that can’t easily fit a standard swimming pool. But those with large lots are also adding a plunge […]

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3 Things You Need to Know about Pool Water Maintenance

3 Things You Need to Know about Pool Water Maintenance

“Things go wrong fast when you let pool water get unbalanced,” Chris Volk warns at TheWaterSpace.com, “and summer heat can speed up the process at an alarming rate.” In his timely article, Chris describes how many pool owners treat pool and water maintenance “as if it were an optional luxury,” He explains that routine pool […]

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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 […]

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Unity for Everyone’s Pool and Spa

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, […]

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How Pools Designed for Movement Move Minds and People

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 […]

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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 […]

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Stage Like a Pro: 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

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 […]

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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 can’t stand erect without balance, humans can’t stand an environment lacking a sense of balance”  Balance is one of those unnoticed senses we […]

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