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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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36 F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 LUXURYPOOLS.COM LUXURY POOL RENOVATIONS Reimagine your outdoor living space A swimming pool can transform your backyard into the ultimate enter- tainment hub—a fun place for kids to play and an attractive landscape to enjoy. But if your pool is outdated, needs repairs, or just doesn't suit your needs or style pref- erences, it could be time for a makeover. Fortunately, many luxury pool builders who focus on new construction also do amazing renovations. The following pool builders and industry experts share their insight on pool remod- els, including details about some of their best remodeling projects, popular features, and planning tips so you'll know what to expect as you dive into your pool makeover. POOL RENOVATION PROJECTS Clint Fore, vice president of Aqua Blue Pools, Charleston, South Carolina, designed a smaller pool to increase the backyard living space. "We were able to transform the existing footprint of the pool by demolishing and removing the old pool, spa, and deck area and replacing it with a more functional, modern design that fit the homeowners' needs," says Fore. The old pool was "outdated, lacked style, and was too big for the space," says Cindy Cline, the pool's designer landscape archi- tect at Wertimer Associates in Charleston. "We excavated the original pool and built the new one within that existing envelope but at about half the size." Cline and Fore were able to achieve "an overall balanced composition of pool and terrace space that works better for [the homeowners'] living and entertaining preferences," says Cline. Dustin Watters, vice president of Wat- ters Aquatech Pools & Spas, Las Vegas in Nevada, shares a renovation project in which the original backyard consisted of two Allison Landscape & Pool Company converted an outdated pool (below) into a functional space (left). B Y D E B R A M A U R E R photographs courtesy of Allison Landscape & Pool Company F E A T U R E S Luxury Pools

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