Creative Homeowner helps turn a dream into a reality with the third-edition Pools & Spas: Planning, Designing, Maintaining, and Landscaping. This book offers ideas and advice, from pool/spa selection to creating an attractive environment through the complete maintenance process. Over 400 inviting color photos and illustrations show the many options, from infinity-edge pools to indoor swim spas and 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 350 full-color photographs that convey current design ideas * 100 NEW pages of pool and spa designs * 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
show more show less