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Luxury Pools Magazine (Digital) Fall/Winter 2020

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United States
RMS Media Group, Inc.
2 Issues

in this issue

1 min
vacationing at home

Virtually overnight this past March, our homes became offices, fitness studios, and centers of entertainment. Our backyards became playgrounds and sports fields as our public parks and schools closed. Now, more than ever, our readers are searching for outdoor living amenities to make taking a vacation as simple as stepping outside the back door. The Fall/Winter 2020 issue celebrates the pleasures of creating the perfect place to enjoy more time at home. From creating residences with resort-like features (page 56) to ideas and inspiration for multi-use pools and spas (page 50) to clean and simple designs (page 42), there’s myriad ideas sure to inspire. As the cooler days approach and the leaves start to change, we’ve handpicked a prime selection of bright items to add a burst of color to your poolscape…

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CONNECT WITH US: FACEBOOK.COM/LUXURYPOOLS @LUXURYPOOLSMAG PINTEREST.COM/LUXURYPOOLS LUXURYPOOLSMAG BREATHTAKING POOLS Dreaming of the next time you get to pack your bags? Whatever your perfect getaway consists of, your lodging can often be a destination all its own, especially when you choose a resort with a spectacular pool. No matter your style, get inspired for your next getaway with these breathtaking hotel pools. luxurypools.com/travel CALIFORNIA DREAMING Blue Pacific Pools combined fun water features, fanciful lights, and Pentair technology to create at-home resort experiences in a luxury coastal Southern California development. luxurypools.com/featured-content A WORD OF GRATITUDE Our esteemed Pinnacle Award judges have backgrounds spanning architecture, pool design, and landscape design. We are grateful for their time and efforts in support of our commitment to elevating the profession of pool design. Meet two of this year’s judges. Send your story ideas to our editor at…

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seamless designs

Montage Los Cabos, situated within The Twin Dolphin master-planned community on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, is home to 39 acres of beachfront luxury. The resort offers spectacular views and immediate, walk-in access to the finest swimming, diving, and snorkeling in the region. It features 122 expansive guestrooms and suites and 52 privately owned Montage Residences offering indoor-outdoor living at its finest. The resort was designed to seamlessly blend into the existing landscape, using neutral colors and local flora to appear natural and similar to the surrounding cliffsides and not obstruct views. As a result, the multilevel pool in the center of the resort offers sweeping views of the beach and Santa Maria Bay. The sunken firepit and seating area allow for an intimate (and dry) in-water…

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textured design

Photographs courtesy of the manufacturers, by Timothy J. Dennis (Hanover Architectural Products), by David Wakely (Lunada Bay Tile)…

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the healing power of heat

Crowded inbox, projects piling up, countless video calls. Sound familiar? It’s no surprise wellness retreats have become so popular. For those who want to create a private wellness area—and the ultimate staycation—consider a commercial-grade outdoor sauna, adding enrichment and a place of peace to your outdoor space. For decades, Alpha Wellness Sensations has been an international market leader when it comes to high-quality wellness products, such as saunas, infrared cabins, steam rooms, and Himalayan salt rooms. The company’s Luxury Outdoor Sauna is a modern rectangular outside unit with a panoramic glass front and sidewalls. The split-level ergonomic benches are bottom-lit with architectural LED lighting for chromotherapy. The interior can be finished in cedar, aspen, hemlock, ayous, and many other wood types. The oversized sauna heater, a necessity because of the large-scale…

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behind the lens

Three years ago, Jimi Smith, one of the most well-known pool photographers in the industry, had never even seen an infinity-edge pool. Three years ago, Smith was living on St. Thomas and working in commercial diving for Miami Diver, Inc., when a friend called him up for his first pool photography job. Smith knew his way around a camera—he graduated from the University of Georgia’s fine art photography program in 2005. Smith had also gotten degrees in music, physics, and engineering, and his interest in photography blossomed when his mom bought a Minolta camera and left it up to her engineer son to get the camera up and running. Now, Smith stays booked and busy year-round, with industry elites like Ryan Hughes and Shane LeBlanc calling on him to make their stunning poolscapes…