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When Texture Means More than You Imagined

When Texture Means More than You Imagined

When it comes to pool design, the word “texture” probably means more than you think. In Chris Volk’s latest article on TheWaterSpace blog, he describes how landscape textures influence our moods. He explains how the subtitles of texture can have a profound impact on the way we feel in the spaces we occupy. Done right, […]

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This App Lets You Rent Pool Time

This App Lets You Rent Pool Time

Swimply, an app that lets you rent your pool by the hour, might have been sunk when the Corona virus arrived just as it went out for a $2 million round of venture funding. But then the virus forced closures of gyms and public pools, as well as drying up travel to beach destinations and […]

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75 Questions for Planning Your New Pool

Before you can start planning your new custom pool, your designer should be asking a lot of questions. In this latest TheWaterSpace blog article, Chris Volk says the initial onsite interview could entail 75 questions and can take several hours. 

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How Lines and Shapes Come Together in a WaterSpace Design

In his latest article on designing your own WaterSpace, Chris Volk shows how lines and shapes come together into a unified design theme. “Minds and bodies,” he warns, “will never be comfortable in an environment of unrelated parts.” Lean more about how theme will help create your own comfortable space at TheWaterSpace blog.  

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Plan Before You Put that Pool in Your Yard

Plan Before You Put that Pool in Your Yard

Chris Volk has timely advice for those eager to get that new backyard pool right now. He says “be grateful” pool builders are so busy. You may not be happy you have to wait until next year before a reputable builder could possibly fit you in. But it’s a great opportunity to get help planning. […]

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Give Shape to Your Dream Space

In his latest article on water and space, Chris Volk walks you through the design process for making creative use of your outdoor space. Staring with a simple two-dimensional bubble design, Chris takes you from the 30,000-foot view to a ground-level discussion of shape and form and how creative design can turn spaces from grand […]

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Design for the Hidden Power of Reflection

In his latest article on designing with water and space, Chris reflects on the power of water’s reflections.

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Consider Planning a Staycation Transformation

Consider Planning a Staycation Transformation

Being house bound got us thinking about improvements that make staying home more fun. If you’re among those with travel plans on hold, you’ll find ideas and guidance for making home feel like a destination in Chris Volk’s latest “WaterSpace” blog article. Even if you aren’t ready to start a pool project, go ahead and […]

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Now You Can Experience the Magic of Water with TheWaterSpace Blog

Now You Can Experience the Magic of Water with TheWaterSpace Blog

Budd’s Pools General Manager Chris Volk has launched TheWaterSpace, a personal blog about the art and science of designing with water. If you’ve ever dreamed of a creating a special setting for a custom pool, this blog is for you. Take a deeper dive into what it takes to realize your dream: Follow the new […]

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Reasons Winter Is Best Time for Hot Tub Use

Reasons Winter Is Best Time for Hot Tub Use

Many people believe that winter is the best time for hot tub use. We agree! Here are four reasons that winter is the best time for hot tub use. 1. Breathe the Cool Air: In the Philadelphia-Delaware-South Jersey metro area, winter seldom gets too frigid to be outdoors. Our cool winter air contains less water […]

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