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Luxury Pools Fall / Winter 2015

Luxury Pools is for affluent homeowners ready to build the outdoor space that is limitless only to their imagination. Custom pool construction and design, spa, swim spa, outdoor kitchens grills, landscape lighting, and luxury outdoor lifestyle.

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L u x u r y P o o l s E D I T O R ' S N O T E Group Publisher Rick Sedler Publisher Carol Anne Gigliotti Digital Media Sales Director Scott Plocharczyk Advertising Sales Chris Dyer Marcy Grand Rebecca Jenson Lynn Kimball Southeast Media Manager Ben Hale Advertising Website Autumn is the perfect time to spend the evenings relaxing outdoors. One of my favorite places in my backyard to gather—regardless of the season—is around our fire pit. As the nights get cooler, its calming glow doubles as necessary warmth. Fireplaces and fire pits (page 16) are popular outdoor living elements because of their ability to serve as the focal point of an evening of fun and conversation. Whether portable or built into your hardscape (page 22), pay close attention to the overall design of the space. Consider design elements, such as the aesthetic and flow, and if they fit into the rest of your landscape. In the past, pool design and landscap- ing were separate afterthoughts for home- owners. Even beautifully built and me- ticulously cared for houses had templated pool designs, simple decks, and perhaps modest outdoor kitchens and screen en- closures. In "Basic Instinct" (page 26), ex- pert pool designers share why this status quo is a thing of the past—as landscaping and architecture meet luxury pool design, creating outdoor living spaces that blend into a single, perfect vision. The Fall/Winter issue marks our second as the publishers of Luxury Pools magazine. This issue is chock-full of outdoor living design inspiration—from extensive pool remodels (page 38) to dazzling urban dwellings (page 32). And we continue to showcase the most talented designers and builders in the industry, while infusing the content with trends and style elements—all carefully vetted to inspire homeowners to turn their backyards into a soothing retreat. We hope this issue of Luxury Pools offers ideas, inspiration, and the re- sources to make your outdoor living dreams become a reality in 2016. See you by the fire! TRANSITIONING TO FALL Editor Melissa C. Gillespie Creative Director Ryan Jolley Production Manager Jessica Talbot Larrabee Designers Ashley Lunetta Joseph DiIanni Contributing Editor Kiley Jacques Contributing Writers Debra Maurer Alexandra Pecci Patti Plummer Accounting Controller Pamela Sedler Executive Assistant to the President/ Office Manager Melissa Boudreau Circulation and Distribution Administrator Kaite Cox Design Intern Maggie Cellucci Inquiries Luxury Pools 300 Brickstone Sq., Suite 904, Andover, MA 01810 Phone 978-824-2844 Fax 978-824-3975 Subscriptions 978-824-2847 8 F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 LUXURYPOOLS.COM President & CEO Rick Sedler Executive Vice President Hugh Malone Vice President Sales Outdoor Living Division Steve Mehigan Corporate Finance Andrew Olden Subscriptions: For subscription questions, renewals, change of address, gift subscriptions, or new subscriptions, contact us at subscribe@luxurypools. com; or subscribe online at Rate for one year (2 issues): $9.95 in the US; $27.95 in Canada; $35.00 for other foreign subscribers. Payment must be in US funds. Luxury Pools™ is published by RMS Media Group, Inc. Please send all editorial comments or questions to RMS Media Group, Inc., Attn: Luxury Pools, 300 Brickstone Sq., Suite 904, Andover, MA 01810. All advertising subject to approval before acceptance. Luxury Pools reserves the right to refuse any ad for any reason whatsoever. Only actual publication of an advertisement constitutes acceptance thereof, but does not constitute any agreement for continued publication in any form. Luxury Pools assumes no responsibility for claims made by advertisers. Views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of Luxury Pools. All letters and their contents sent to Luxury Pools become the sole property of Luxury Pools and may be used and published in any manner whatsoever without limit and without liability to the author thereof. Postmaster: Please send change of address notification to RMS Media Group, Inc., c/o Luxury Pools, 300 Brickstone Sq., Suite 904, Andover, MA 01810. © 2015. All rights reserved. Reprinting, photocopying, or excerpting passages is forbidden except by permission by Publisher. Printed in the USA. THE PREMIER OUTDOOR LIVING PUBLICATION M E L I S S A C . G I L L E S P I E , E d i t o r m g i l l e s p i e @ r m s m g . c o m

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