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Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Swimming Pool and Spa

Bare, stark swimming pools - those rectangular concrete holes in the ground surrounded by a chain-link fence - are going the way of the dinosaurs. Pool owners (and there are 7 million of them across North America) have begun to see the pool and the area around it as an outdoor living space, a place for entertaining a crowd or relaxing alone. In response to this hot, new trend, gardener and landscape designer Catriona Tudor Erler has written POOLSCAPING, a one-of-a-kind handbook overflowing with inspiring ideas and practical advice on how to make your swimming pool the lovely, welcoming centerpiece of your property.


The Outdoor Living Room : Stylish Ideas for Porches, Patios, and Pools

In the summer months and year-round in warmer climates, Americans love spending time outdoors. More and more, people are treating the outdoor spaces on their properties as true extensions of their homes, turning porches, pools, patios, decks, and gardens into outdoor living spaces that serve the same functions as indoor rooms. In The Outdoor Living Room: Stylish Ideas for Porches, Patios, and Pools, acclaimed author Martha Baker offers more than forty-five striking examples of this enlightened approach to outdoor decorating.


Pool & Spa Planner (Better Homes & Gardens (Paperback)

• Inspiring photography helps homeowners dream, plan, and select outdoor pools, spas, and hot tubs

• Highlights how to choose and prepare a site and select installation specialists

• Pros and cons for designing a custom pool or spa and upgrading or remodeling an existing