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Organizers of the International Pool |Spa | Patio Expo recently announced five finalists for the Million Dollar Pool Challenge. The competition is designed to give pool and landscape designers, builders and outdoor living architects chance to design a project without the typical budgetary restraints.
Entrants were asked to create the ultimate oasis for a fictional couple with conflicting priorities like those often found in the real world.
“We are absolutely thrilled with how the industry has responded to this challenge,” said show director Tracy Garcia. “The quality of the submissions is incredible, and the number of people who have engaged with the challenge is astounding. We look forward to selecting a winner at this year’s PSP Expo and continuing the challenge in 2019.”
The PSP Expo team worked with esteemed designers Reid Schindler and Mike Farley and a panel of judges, including AQUA Senior Editor Eric Herman, to rank submissions. After several rounds of scoring, the following finalists emerged:
• Tanr Ross, Poolscapes LLC• Alex Tyler, Alchemy Exteriors• Cory Stanley, Decorative Pools & Landscape• Rory Caton, Maria Del Bufalo and Jaime Verdeza, Heavenly Outdoor LLC• Sridhar Yalmanchili, University of Oklahoma
The finalists will present their designs at the conference session on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 9:15 a.m. Voting for the winning design will take place and a winner will be selected during the session. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will be invited to judge next year’s competition.
The works of seminal landscape architect, civic planner and swimming pool pioneer Tommy Tomson will be exhibited at Modernism Week 2019, Feb. 14-24 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs, Calif.
Tomson rose to prominence in 1920s Los Angeles, and worked with some of the most famous architects of the time including Gordon Kaufmann, Roland Coate, Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, Cliff May and Welton Becket.
According to landscape historian Steven Keylon, who has...
2017 saw a rash of Legionella outbreaks at public swimming pools and spas. In July, three members of a Gold's Gym in Kennewick, Wash., fell ill with Legionnaire's disease, a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. In May, the community pool and spa at Foothill Ranch in Lake Forest, Calif., closed...
A few quick facts about boric acid and sodium borates:
• Used as a pH buffer in swimming pools (against increases in pH)
• Helps to limit algae growth (acts as an algaestat)
• Lowers chlorine demand
• Additional benefits may include reduced corrosion
• Recommended dose
Juxtaposition, contrast and even contradiction – all are words that describe this impressive design by Bradley Renken, president of Hearthstone Luxury Pools + Outdoors in Marietta, Ga. To that list, Renken also adds...