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Luxury Pools Magazine (Digital) Spring/Summer 2019

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United States
RMS Media Group, Inc.
2 Issues

in this issue

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celebrate summer

There is something undeniably distinctive about summer, a time when daily routines slow down and we immerse ourselves in leisure time. The Spring/Summer 2019 issue celebrates the pleasures of creating the perfect outdoor living space to enjoy the lazy days of this glorious season—from unique pool designs that push the engineering envelope (page 30) to updates and remodels (page 40) to ideas and inspiration for devoting more time outdoors in the “fifth room” (page 24). To get you ready for summer, we’ve handpicked a prime selection of fun accessories for your outdoor celebrations (page 14). And, when you’re ready to grab a book and chill, our in-pool and poolside accessories will help you relax and unwind (page 16). This issue also showcases some of the most talented designers and builders in the…

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WATER & WELLNESS One million. That’s how many children the National Swimming Pool Foundation hopes will be joyfully splashing around in water by 2022 after they take free lessons through its learn-to-swim program, Step Into Swim. Created in 2012, Step Into Swim aims to reduce drownings and promote water wellness to people of all ages. Find out more about this initiative at luxurypools.com and stepintoswim.org. PRODUCT WE LOVE InstantHedge is revolutionizing landscapes. With prefinished, live options in three different sizes and over 25 varieties, they have the perfect solution for every project. Their hedges can even be grown in containers! Traditional hedges take four to five years to mature, but with InstantHedge it is now possible to have a finished, solid, mature hedge immediately after planting. Why wait years for something you can have…

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work of art

The new infinity pool and surrounding lounge area at Hotel Arts Barcelona in Spain overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and Frank Gehry’s iconic fish sculpture. During the day, the 18-and-over infinity pool area is a relaxing, urban oasis where guests can soak up the sun, dine poolside, or indulge in a spa treatment courtesy of the hotel’s 43 the Spa. At night, the pool’s lounge area transforms into a vibrant hotspot. Guests and locals mingle while enjoying refreshing cocktails and small bites underneath the stars. Duran Arquitectes’ recent addition to the hotel’s outdoor spaces was designed to complement the existing poolscape. duranarquitectes.com, hotelartsbarcelona.com…

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custom tile designs

Outdoor living spaces have long received the luxury treatment, with exotic landscaping, stunning waterfalls, and hardscapes made with designer materials. Even in the most beautiful pools, though, one thing is too often an afterthought: the pool floor. Thanks to ever-evolving artistic techniques and materials, it’s now possible to lavish some love on the pool’s deepest surface. These days, commercial and residential properties alike can punch up their pool floors with handcrafted artwork. For more than 30 years, Artistry In Mosaics has created one-of-a-kind works of art for swimming pools, homes, and commercial spaces, ranging from sophisticated to whimsical. Each project, whether grand works of art or a corporate logo, receives the highest level of attention to detail by Artistry In Mosaics’ in-house design team and tile artisans. Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living loves…

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cool customer

Christopher Anderson’s path to designing luxury furniture took a few twists along the way. The founder and president of Ledge Lounger—a $10 million-plus luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer and lifestyle brand—started off his career in the world of media. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in construction management, he worked in promotions at his alma mater, and later tackled sales and marketing at the Dallas Morning News. Meanwhile, his father was running a successful pool business back home in Houston. Anderson resisted joining the family trade—for a while. “In 2007, business was booming and Dad was crazy busy,” recalls Anderson. “After swearing I would never get involved, I gave it a try. I ended up falling in love with the landscape architecture side, working with homeowners and laying out…

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the fifth room

From expansive outdoor kitchens to high-tech pergolas and door-window systems, new products and construction techniques are extending a home’s living quarters into the surrounding landscape. Here is a roundup of clever ways homeowners are using technology to better connect with the great outdoors. BioClimatic Structures’ pergolas create a close-to-nature environment but also control a space’s comfort level. The louvers on the Solisysteme Bioclimatic Pergola adjust remotely; protect a space from weather; and control ventilation, temperature, and light. Its sleek design is easy on the eyes, and dedicated gutters make it easy to maintain. The system can be used on residential or commercial properties, says BioClimatic co-owner Nicole Wehmeyer. bcstructures.com In a California home, relating to the outdoors is an unlimited experience. When Malika Junaid, founder and principal of M. Designs architectural firm…