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What Color Is Your Swimming Pool : A Homeowner's Guide to Trouble-Free Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Maintenance
Alan E. Sanderfoot
1580173098
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Clean, healthful, sparkling water - that's what a backyard swimming pool is all about. Professional pool maintenance crews can keep a swimming pool clean and its water crystal clear, but they cost a small fortune. Yet many pool owners who try the do-it-yourself approach find themselves plagued by a host of troubles. Cloudy water. Algae sprouting on the pool's walls and bottom. Pumps, pipes, and other equipment that corrode and deteriorate at an alarming rate. Funky odors.

That's where WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? steps in. This classic time-tested resource for pool owners is back in a completely rewritten edition and with a new author. Alan E. Sanderfoot has updated the text to spotlight the latest swimming pool technology and has greatly expanded the range of information about hot tubs and spas.

This...



Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration For Harmony With Nature (Schiffer Design Book)
Michael Littlewood
0764321838
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of plants and microorganisms to clean and purify the water. They are a safe place for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, too, when they can be used for ice skating and other activities. Often the focal point of a garden, natural swimming pools blend into their environments, flowing into the surroundings with plants and rocks.They reflect the changing seasons and they enhance the environment naturally. They are easy and less costly to maintain than chemical pools, providing significant savings in water. Chlorine and other common pool chemicals are hazardous to human health and are...


The Swimming Pool
Martha Baker
0609610767
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An enlightened approach to pool design, The Swimming Pool matches superb aesthetics with the best of today’s most innovative building materials for the ultimate guide to building your backyard retreat. Renowned landscape designer Martha Baker explores four popular styles—Romantic, Modern, Classic, and Rustic—and details the key elements that help to create a complete look. She provides ideas for personalizing elements to match your individual taste and accommodating practical needs. Leading you on a guided tour of exclusive international locales featuring pools with many different looks and styles, she offers a wealth of advice on:

•Identifying the right design style to complement your property

•Siting your pool and selecting the best pool shape

•Creating...


Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping around Your Swimming Pool and Spa
Catriona Tudor Erler
1580173853
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Bare, stark swimming pools - those rectangular concrete holes in the ground surrounded by a chain-link fence - are going the way of the dinosaurs. Pool owners (and there are 7 million of them across North America) have begun to see the pool and the area around it as an outdoor living space, a place for entertaining a crowd or relaxing alone. In response to this hot, new trend, gardener and landscape designer Catriona Tudor Erler has written POOLSCAPING, a one-of-a-kind handbook overflowing with inspiring ideas and practical advice on how to make your swimming pool the lovely, welcoming centerpiece of your property.

Erler takes readers step by step through the poolscaping process, whether starting from scratch or renovating an existing pool. She begins with choosing the best location for the pool and designing (or...



The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual: Spas, Pools, Hot Tubs, Rockscapes and Other Water Features, 2nd Edition
Terry Tamminen
0071362398
September 2000
Paperback
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Service Industry News, November 30, 2000
An expanded and revised edition of the original...including cutting-edge technologies...detailed information and repair tips...and helpful resources.

Review
San Jose Mercury News : You need a copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools," by Terry Tamminen. Regardless if you just acquired an above-ground or on-ground pool or have had one for years, you'll find far more value from the book than its price.

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The Outdoor Living Room : Stylish Ideas for Porches, Patios, and Pools
Martha Baker
0609606468
June 12, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
There are countless books about lifestyles that are inaccessible, either because they are engulfed by abstract ideas or are set in palaces, real or imagined. The Outdoor Living Room: Stylish Ideas for Porches, Patios, and Pools is a rare exception: gorgeous photographs of beautiful outdoor spaces that are accessible, or at least seem to be. Split up into sections that can appeal to anyone-"Modern," "Classic," "In Town," "Romantic," or "Whimsical"--this book can move even the most hardened city dweller, or bring dreamers out of their country homes. The book has a distinct magazine-like flavor, but the rigor of the photographic summation of elements in each section offsets this. The text is uninspiring, usually describing the photographs or making vague generalizations, but no matter, because the photographs are what this book...


Swim, Little Wombat, Swim!
Charles Fuge
1402736320
March 2006
Board Book
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–In this third book about Little Wombat, the marsupial learns a lesson about making judgments. He meets an unfamiliar creature, a platypus, and makes fun of its walk and fuzzy face. But the two become friends after Wombat tries to show off and sinks in the pond where Platypus is swimming. Patient Platypus teaches Wombat to swim, and they celebrate with a race as Wombat's friends cheer him on. These Australian animals may be unfamiliar to some children, but not Wombat's bad behavior, although once he gets to know Platypus, he has the grace to feel ashamed. The large, full-page illustrations are warm and reflective, and show the growing connection between the pair. They also depict the humor of the struggle as Wombat learns to swim. This story offers a good lesson about friendship. It is also...


Swimming Lessons
Penelope Niven
0156027070
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Biographer Niven uses her later-in-life swim training as a metaphor to structure this affectionate, if sometimes unfocused, rulebook for living. "As I found myself middle-aged and simultaneously being outfitted with braces and bifocals," she writes, "it came to me that I had nothing to lose" by learning to swim. Starting from simply getting into the water—one can jump in feet first, dive headlong or tentatively slide in, she notes—and moving on to floating, swim strokes and, finally, swimming alone and in the ocean, the author discovered that modern life and swimming hold parallel lessons. Nivens interweaves her newfound wisdom with words from her favorite writers and biographical subjects (Carl Sandburg, Thorton Wilder), her upbringing in tiny Waxhaw, North Carolina, and her subsequent years as a wife,...


Pools and Spas: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Landscaping
Fran J. Donegan
1580110800
October 2003
Paperback
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Wisconsin Bookwatch, January 2004 Issue
A straightforward, user friendly, comprehensive guide which is enhanced... with full-color photography... An exceptional manual and very highly recommended.

Review
"...a great research tool for homeowners planning a new pool....."

--Home & Design


Builder's Guide To Swimming Pool Construction
Max Schwartz
1889892505
October 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This clearly written guide introduces the challenges and techniques involved in Swimming Pool construction. An illustrated guide to pool construction.  Planning and Layout- The Swimming Pool Contractor- Responsible Parties Scheduling- Pool Activity List  Surveying- Setting Survey Stakes- Layout Position  Earthwork- Soil Classification- Masonry Retaining Walls  Piping- Piping Guidelines- Plastic Pipe- Valving  Forming  Reinforcement- Reinforcement- Placing Steel  Concrete- Foundations- Concrete Materials- Checklist for Concrete  Pool Finishing- Plastering- Vinyl Pools- Fiberglass Pools  Deck Finishing- Pool Decks  Mechanical- Pumps- Heating the Pool- Filters  Electrical- Electrical Connections- Underwater Lights- Bonding  Pool...


Signs at the Pool
Mary Hill
0516243675
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Card catalog description
On a trip to the pool with her mother, Maria notices the various signs that help them, including one that lists the pool hours, two that state safety rules, and several that show the depth of the water.


Maisy's Pool
Lucy Cousins
0763609072
August 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1 Sweet Maisy the mouse returns in familiar, primary-colored gouaches heavily outlined in black. In the first book, she gets ready for bed, finds her misplaced Panda, and, at the last minute, the pair remember to use the toilet. The second book is a real charmer. Maisy's pal Tallulah helps set up and repair a wading pool; then the girls team up with Eddie the elephant so that all three can cool off. Both titles show toddler-empowering vignettes; Maisy's Pool offers just enough plot and tension to appeal to rookie readers as well. Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Maisy's fun and familiar world reflects favorite TV episodes—and the lively adventures young...


Pools and Spas
Alan E. Sanderfoot
156496941X
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In industry expert Sanderfoot's homage to pools, hot tubs and fountains, readers are treated to a wide array of envy-inducing and sometimes awe-inspiring creations: vanishing edge pools that seem to merge into the blue seas beyond, spas ensconced in lush vegetation, fountains that pour into water lit with colored lights. From an Atlanta, Georgia, lap pool that's an integral part of the house (it's next to the bedroom on the second floor) to a tiled, modernist pool on a rooftop in Thailand, and from oases in the Arizona desert to pools built in London basements, these are the crème of the luxury crop. Sanderfoot provides "design details" for each and at least two different photographic views, plus the names of the contractors, engineers and architects responsible. He divides the book into chapters focusing on...


Taunton's Pool Idea Book
Taunton Press
156158665X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Swimming pools aren't what they used to be. No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes and sizes - from square wading pools, long lap pools, round spas, and teardrop-shaped jet pools to elaborate naturalistic pools complete with boulders, vanishing edges, waterfalls and lush landscaping. Pool houses, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and patios for entertaining may accompany them. The Pool Idea Book showcases the latest innovations in pool and spa design; offers creative design ideas for decks, outbuildings, and landscaping; and addresses practical issues such as screening, security, and storage. It includes chapters on pool design, pool surrounds, landscaping, outdoor rooms and structures, and enclosures. This visual handbook features many color photographs...


Small Pools
Fanny Tagavi
0060567589
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Pools are no longer the exclusive domain of the wealthy.Now, with the advent of new technology and materials, imaginative architects and landscape designers can now create a variety of affordable pools. With lush photography, designer's sketches and descriptive text, Small Pools presents an array of 28 pool projects-none larger than 550 sq. feet -- from around the world. Inspiring and affordable, the pools featured here also all show great respect for the natural spaces in which water areas have been integrated, merging perfectly with their surroundings. From the tranquil fluidity of a cliffside sheet of turquoise water to an imaginative repurposing of an old quarry to much, much more, Small Pools shows in the numerous possibilities incorporating a pool into all sorts of properties.



Swimming Pools and Spas
Manufactured by Sunset Books
0376016108
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Having a swimming pool or spa right in your own backyard is the ultimate for many homeowners-a place for exercise, family recreation, festive gatherings, relaxation. This book guides you through the process of making a pool or spa a reality, from navigating all the available choices and selecting and working with a contractor to installing landscaping and lighting. You'll also find detailed advice on safety, maintenance, and upkeep.


Infinity Pools
Ana G. Canizares
0060893400
June 2006
Hardcover
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New American Swimming Pool: Innovations in Design and Construction : 40 Case Studies (New American)
James Grayson Trulove (Editor)
0823031756
May 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Trulove ventures outside books like his The New American House in search of striking and innovative swimming pools created by today's cutting-edge landscape designers and architects. Forty "case-study" pools, each lovingly profiled in color photos, site plans, and elevations, shimmer enticingly on the glossy pages of this large-format volume. The predominant aesthetic is luxurious but understated, drawing inspiration variously from the International Style, Postmodernism, local design traditions, and historic revivals. Trulove confides that these extraordinary pools, gracing exclusive properties in Malibu, Martha's Vineyard, Scottsdale, and Key West, cost "significantly more" than the average 16' 32' backyard pool. Libraries serving homeowners with limited budgets should stick to handbooks like Jim...


Swimming Pools
Philip H. Perkins
0419235906
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book, the fourth edition of Perkin's classic work on the subject, has now been significantly revised. The subjects covered are general design principles, materials use, durability, uses of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, finishing of the pool and the pool hall, water treatment and circulation, and operation and maintenance of pools, both public and private. This is the standard reference for all civil engineers, architects, consultants and swimming pool operators involved in the design, construction and maintenance of swimming pools.

About the Author
Philip H. Perkins is a consulting civil engineer with extensive experience in swimming pool design and construction around the world.


Manhunting
Jennifer Crusie
1551666189
November 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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The Springboard in the Pond
Thomas A. P. Van Leeuwen
0262220598
Dec 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Inspired by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, van Leeuwen has attempted a study of the architectural form that is suburban America's definition and daydream: the swimming pool. While Bachelard's Poetics of Space enchanted scholars and readers by analyzing poetic images of the house, van Leeuwen bandies weighty terminology that proves less than enchanting. By the fifth page, he has offered the neologisms "hydrophobia," "hydrophilia" and "hydro-opportunism" (linking them to the images of the swan, the frog and the penguin, respectively). With its verbal inflation (indoor plumbing becomes "hygienic hydraulica," an aspect of the bourgeois "domestification of water") and hyperbolic treatment of the metaphysics of the afternoon swim, the book falls short of its claim to offer the history of a building type. It is...

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