Part 3 of 5: Caring for finishes depends on materialBy Andrew Lisa It’s not an exaggeration to say great pools demand a lot from their finishes. Pumps and plumbing have to work well but don’t have to look good. Aesthetic amenities have to look good — and not much else.
Part 2 of 5: Luxury water careBy Andrew Lisa Steve Kenny says you can only achieve and maintain luxury water if you treat every pool as an individual. “I’m working on a pool right now in Montauk,” Kenny says of the famous shore town on the easternmost tip of Long
When to leave automation to the prosBy Andrew Lisa Paolo Benedetti knows that today’s high-end automation equipment is far too complicated for pool service providers to maintain on their own. “It’s getting so bloody complex that even the builders are relying on a series of dedicated experts to provide the
Ensuring new build and remodel estimates are on target By Keith Loria Undoubtedly, in the first minutes of conversation a pool builder has with a prospect, two questions will arise: “How long will it take?” and “What will it cost?” And though most can answer these quickly, they need to
Materials, savvy installation improve the experience By Julie Knudson In-ground spas built in conjunction with a swimming pool are beautiful. They share materials and aesthetics with the pool, and they can integrate with the rest of the environment. But there are downfalls: In-ground spas, with their typically straight walls and