Pools and Spas: New Designs for Gracious Living

Overview

The greatest change in pools and spas over the years has been in the area of design -- especially above the waterline. The days of generic-looking pools and one-style-fits-all designs have passed. Swimming pools and spas of the new millennium reflect their owners' lifestyle, as well as the architecture of their home and the site's topography. Today's pools aren't just about swimming -- they're about setting the scene for entertainment and relaxation. From geometric shapes to natural environments that include ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $1.99   
  • Used (19) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2618)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2004-11-01 Paperback New 1592531059 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(800)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1592531059! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(517)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1592531059! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(338)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1592531059 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$30.97
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(336)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(215)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$776.77
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1050)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1592531059 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The greatest change in pools and spas over the years has been in the area of design -- especially above the waterline. The days of generic-looking pools and one-style-fits-all designs have passed. Swimming pools and spas of the new millennium reflect their owners' lifestyle, as well as the architecture of their home and the site's topography. Today's pools aren't just about swimming -- they're about setting the scene for entertainment and relaxation. From geometric shapes to natural environments that include amazing rockwork, contemporary pools and spas are all about individual style. In Pools and Spas you'll discover how to use alternative materials, bring the outdoors in, introduce unique water features such as waterfalls and fountains, use lighting to create a dramatic look, make the most of a small space, and work around a garden setting. You'll be introduced to all types of designs, from illusionary negative-edge pools and ergonomic spa settings to streamlined lap pools. This gorgeous tour of pools and spas will provide all the inspiration you need to create your ideal body of water -- indoors or out.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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 crhme 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 different design elements, such as pools that look like natural ponds and pools that make use of small spaces. A guidebook for would-be pool owners rather than a coffee table book for the pool fan, this somewhat pricey volume offers much in the way of inspiration. What it doesn't offer is a sense of economic or environmental consciousness (there are a lot of huge pools in desert areas, for instance)-but that's undoubtedly on purpose. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592531059
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Industry expert Alan E. Sanderfoot has been a fixture in the pool community, having served as editor and associate publisher of Aqua, a glossy monthly magazine covering pools and hot tubs, for 9 years. He was named one of the top 100 people in aquatics by the National Swimming Hall of Fame for his work on Aqua. He currently runs Sanderfoot & Co., an editorial, marketing and design firm, and resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 8
Modern Marvels: Contemporary Pool and Hot Tub Designs 10
Natural Phenomena: Natural-Looking Designs That Incorporate Real and Artificial Rock 32
Water in Motion: Unique Water features in Pool and Spa Designs 50
Alluring Illuminations: Outstanding Examples of Pool and Hot Tub Lighting 66
Vanishing Acts: The Magical World of Negative Edge Pools 80
Small Spaces: Installations That Make the Most of a Small Yard 102
Indoor Oases: Indoor Installations That Bring the Outdoors In 116
Gardens of Eden: Pools and Hot Tubs in Luxurious Garden Settings 138
Artistic Interpretations: Unique Pool and Hot Tub Designs 158
Directory of Design Professionals 172
Directory of Photographers 174
Acknowledgments 176
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)