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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; First edition (October 28, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580110800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580110808
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #900,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

--Home & Design


Finalist for an Ippy Award (Independent Publisher Book Award)
and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.

Book Description

Creative Homeowner helps turn a dream into a reality with Pools & Spas: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and 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 illustratioins 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.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
Full of photographs of beautifully designed pools and spas set in various architectural environments, "Pools & Spas" is literally full of creative ideas if you are planning on adding a pool or spa to your home. However, the book does not stop with designs but also includes information on maintenance, various types of pool equipment, and even the process of installing an in ground pool. While the coverage of in ground pool installation is not detailed enough to do it yourself it does give you an idea of what is going on at the various stages so you know what to expect from your contractor.
If you are even thinking of installing a pool or spa, whether in ground, above ground, or portable, you should pick up a copy of "Pools & Spas". It includes a lot of factors that you might overlook when planning your pool and everything you need to know to take care of it correctly when it is finished.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mace Thomas VINE VOICE on April 17, 2005
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I borrowed this book from the library (too many pool books are not worth buying), and spent the rest of the night looking at it. Great photo examples of various types of pools that are described in detail, along with chapters on Safety, Design, Landscaping, Materials, etc... One of the best! (Same review as Pool & Spa Planner by Better Homes & Gardens, because they are both great books!)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TC Ashton on July 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
There are a lot of pretty home design books out there that have very little information tucked between the pictures. This book is full of information but also has a number of handsome photos of pools, spas, and water gardens which will give you ideas if you are planning a custom designed pool or tub. It's a great resource for someone thinking of installing these features in their backyard, and it also touches on landscaping, lighting, and even sauans.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
Co-written by home improvement expert Fran Donegan and residential/commercial pools and spa expert David Short, Pools & Spas: Ideas For Planning, Designing, And Landscaping is a straightforward, user friendly, comprehensive guide which is written in a clear, highly accessible text which is enhanced throughout with full-color photography. Emphasizing safety, practical concerns, step-by-step precautions, installation, and maintenance, aboveground and in-ground installations, decking and landscaping, and so much more, Pools & Spas is an exceptional manual and very highly recommended for anyone who is considering adding a pool or a spa to their commercial or residential property.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bargain4Buys on May 28, 2005
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We also borrowed this from the library, but found we didn't want to return it. We spent hours showing each other what pictures we really liked, got great tips on thhe issues the pool owner faces and have a real idea of what we need to consider. So, since we want to use this during the planning process, we bought it!
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