Discover the Practical Benefits of Plunge Pools

Discover the Practical Benefits of Plunge Pools

Plunge pools have become the hot trend for homeowners looking for a more efficient way to bring the luxury resort...
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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...
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Experience the Luxury Pool Effect with these 5 Steps

Experience the Luxury Pool Effect with these 5 Steps

In a new article, Chris Volk tackles the question, “How do some pool owners achieve that ultimate value—the luxury pool...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Stage Like a Pro: Use Emphasis Indoors and Out to Boost Your Home’s Value

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,...
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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...
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How to Use Balance to Harmonize Your Pool Area

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

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

In his latest blog article at TheWaterSpace, Chris Volk sets out to help you make the right choices every time...
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How Engineering and Design Made the Fairmount Water Works a World Famous WaterSpace

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...
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Take an Amazing Dive Into the Science of Water

Take an Amazing Dive Into the Science of Water

Just in time for that first summertime embrace of your favorite outdoor spaces, Chris Volk offers a fresh dive into...
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How LEDs Bring Better Light to your Outdoor Living

How LEDs Bring Better Light to your Outdoor Living

In his latest article at TheWaterSpace, Chris provides helpful hints on installing the new LED lights designed for outdoors
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The Science of Water, Wellbeing & ‘Blue Mind’

The Science of Water, Wellbeing & ‘Blue Mind’

A new series of articles at TheWaterSpace.com blog will be investigating the science behind our unique human kinship with water....
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How to Create a Home in Harmony with Water, Space and Architecture

How to Create a Home in Harmony with Water, Space and Architecture

Your home’s architecture is an essential design element in outdoor living spaces
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Custom Pools to Fit Small Spaces

Custom Pools to Fit Small Spaces

They’re called “spools and “cocktail pools” and they’re one of the hottest trends in custom pool design. Learn all about...
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Why It’s Hard to Agree on Color Choices

Why It’s Hard to Agree on Color Choices

In his latest article at TheWaterSpace blog, Chris Volk provides a practical guide to making more harmonious color choices. Whether...
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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...
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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...
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75 Questions for Planning Your New Pool

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...
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How Lines and Shapes Come  Together in a WaterSpace Design

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...
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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”...
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Give Shape to Your Dream Space

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...
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Design for the Hidden Power of Reflection

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...
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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...
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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...
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Is It a Hot Tub or Spa?

Is It a Hot Tub or Spa?

What do YOU call it?: a hot tub or spa? There’s a bit of confusion as to what we call...
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Homes Are Best For Healthy Swimming Pools and Spas

Homes Are Best For Healthy Swimming Pools and Spas

Maintaining healthy swimming pools and spas is crucial to preventing bacteria and disease. If you’re looking for a place to...
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It’s Pool Days for Dogs in these Dog Days of Summer

It’s Pool Days for Dogs in these Dog Days of Summer

Does your dog seem eager to join you in the swimming pool in these dog days of summer?
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Shotcrete or Vinyl what’s best for me?

Shotcrete or Vinyl what’s best for me?

Let`s look at the in ground Vinyl liner pool first. This type of pool is very affordable and can be completed rather...
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The Importance of Sanitizing a Spa

The Importance of Sanitizing a Spa

The enjoyment of owning a spa comes from relaxing in warm water. Is also helps relieve aches, pains and sore...
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Kids Growing Up with a Swimming Pool at Home

Kids Growing Up with a Swimming Pool at Home

Every child loves playing in the water… they love splashing, jumping, floating and swimming!  Swimming pools are an enjoyable activity...
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Furry Four Legged Children Who Benefit from Swimming Pools

Furry Four Legged Children Who Benefit from Swimming Pools

Not every dog loves to swim, but if introduced properly they'll love it...
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