Pools and Spas: Planning-Designing-Maintaining-Landscaping

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Creative Homeowner, 2008 - House & Home - 239 pages
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Creative Homeowner helps turn a dream into a reality with the second edition Pools & Spas: Planning, Designing, Maintaining, Landscaping. This book offers ideas and advice through the complete process from pool/spa selection to creating an attractive environment. Over 300 inviting color photos and illustrations show the many options from infinity-edge pools to indoor swim spas; from built-ins to attractive aboveground pools. Valuable advice is included on site selection, materials, financing, and more. As the crowning touch, Pools & Spas suggests ideas to create the ideal setting for the new pool or spa using decks, patios, and landscapes.

Over 300 full-color photographs convey current design ideas

53 full-color illustrations

Explains how to choose a pool or spa based on lifestyle as well as location

Prepares homeowners for the construction and installation process

Offers ideas for decking and landscaping around a pool or spa

Covers planning issues such as budgeting, financing, hiring a contractor, and site selection

Provides helpful advice concerning pool- and spa-related equipment

Covers pool and spa maintenance, including "green" alternatives

Resource Guide with most recent pool products

Comprehensive cross-referenced index and glossary with important technical terms

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Owning a swimming pool is a popular fantasy for many people, albeit one that requires a fairly large expenditure and a great deal of ongoing maintenance. Donegan, a writer and editor on home ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Francis J. Donegan, from Verona, New Jersey, has been an editor and writer in the home improvement field for more than 20 years. Fran has been a staff editor at national home improvement magazines and has produced countless articles as well as a previous book, Paint Your Home (1997, Readers Digest). He is currently the managing editor at Creative Homeowner.
David Short, from Newington, New Hampshire, has been designing and building residential and commercial pools and spas for over 30 years. He is one of the owners of Custom Pools, Inc., a family-owned business and member of the Master Pools Guild. Custom Pools has designed over 3,000 pools - from New England to the Middle East.

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