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Luxury Pools Magazine (Digital)

Luxury Pools Magazine (Digital)

Spring/Summer 2021

Subscribe to the Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living digital edition today! Featuring the world’s top-tier pool designers, builders, and landscape architects who create magnificent outdoor settings, as well as the latest in products, technologies, and services, Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living turns outdoor living dreams into reality. Published in the spring/summer and fall/winter, it is the go-to idea book for prosperous homeowners planning one-of-a-kind poolscapes — and for the professionals who help create the spectacular outdoor spaces they desire. Each print and digital issue showcases the builders and designers who create the ultimate backyard escapes, introduces stunning products, and unveils the latest outdoor living trends. Subscribe to the digital edition to start reading immediately.

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2 Issues

in this issue

4 min
to get the best, hire the best

With the increased time people have been spending at home the last year, more people are looking to create their own home oasis. They want to feel like they’re at a resort without having to travel farther than their backyard. The pool and hot tub industry has seen an incredible 24% growth over the last year due to this increased demand. When you want that high-end luxury experience, you shouldn’t hire just anyone. It’s important to do your research before committing to a particular pool designer, builder, or contractor. Society of Watershape Designers® Masters Brian Van Bower, Andrew Kaner, and Gene Brown have a combined 100 years of experience in the pool industry. They discussed the latest trends and what everyone should know before adding a pool or spa to their home. Kaner,…

1 min
to get the best, hire the best

1 Fire features Kaner says he has been seeing more sunken firepits incorporated into the water element itself. “Fire changes the ambiance around the pool, even in warm-weather climates,” agrees Van Bower. 2 All-tile finishes Having an all-tile pool “makes all the sense in the world, as long as you can afford it,” says Van Bower. It’s durable and long-lasting, feels comfortable on your feet, and makes the pool sparkle in the sunlight. 3 Faux grass edges “There’s a big trend right now towards faux grass,” says Kaner. “It’s very friendly towards an edge detail because when the water splashes over and lands on the faux grass, it stays durable and always looks the same.”…

1 min
creating respite spaces

Just over a year has passed since our daily lives shifted drastically. For many of us, our homes were transformed into a place to work and play, seven days a week. All the time spent at home led us to find new ways to create spaces of respite and entertainment. Whether your preference is relaxation or fun, in this issue, we showcase the latest designs for the ultimate at-home vacation—from daybeds and cabanas (page 24) to Zen gardens and yoga platforms (page 36) to lazy rivers (page 48). To get you ready for summer, we’ve handpicked a selection of in-pool and poolside accessories to help you create the ultimate vacation at home (page 20). Plus, we celebrate the chef in all of us with a collection of luxury outdoor kitchens and grills…

1 min

COOKING WITH WOOD From high-temperature searing to low-and-slow smoking, nothing enhances the flavor of your ingredients like 100% natural hardwoods. Memphis Grills’ new Beale Street is an automated wood pellet grill that lets you set-it-and-forget-it with remarkable results. Find a dealer, and tasty recipes, at memphisgrills.com. BEST OF THE BEST Enter the 2021 Pinnacle Awards, featuring the best in pool and outdoor living designs. Nominations are open June 1 through July 15. Submissions are judged by a panel and winners are showcased in the Fall/Winter issue of Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living magazine. Enter at luxurypools.com/2021-pinnacle-awards/. PRODUCT WE LOVE LOOP-LOC has launched a luxury poolside décor and accessories line. Their new “Backyard Accents” line features gorgeous pool float covers to update those existing floats from last season, opulent pool towels, decorative pillow covers, and funky,…

1 min

Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico, is one of the most diverse resort developments in the world, connecting freshwater lagoons and mangroves, with natural dunes, intricate coral reefs, and pristine beaches. The five-star eco resort—the only all-pool villa resort in Riviera Maya—recently completed a $50-million renovation, debuting 34 newly built beachfront pool suites and a chic beach club with an expansive infinity pool. It will welcome over-the-water villas this summer. Designed by architectural firm Sordo Madaleno with the goal of developing a 360-degree experience, guests can enjoy pristine views of the Riviera Maya coastline and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea or plates of homemade paella while lounging in poolside cabanas. banyantree.com, sordomadaleno.com…

1 min
backyard chef

For more, check out luxurypools.com. Photographs courtesy of the manufacturers by Riccardo Urnato (Officine Gullo),. by Jimi Smith/Ryan Hughes Design/Build (Fire Magic)…