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Luxury Pools Spring/Summer 2018

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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26 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM photograph courtesy of Pool Environments, Inc.; Designer Randy Angell SAF ETY F I R S T B Y M A R Y G R A U E R H O L Z From fencing to pool covers, the must-have safety amenities that are both useful and stylish. photographs courtesy of the manufacturers While swimming pools offer virtually unlimited opportunities for pleasure, they also have the potential for serious injury and even death. And the full dangers that pools pose may be underestimated by many homeowners. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drown- ing is the primary source of deaths for boys under age five. Tom Dankel, vice president of Aquamatic Pool Cover Systems and a member of the National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Association of Pool & Spa Profession- als, is familiar with the potential dangers of pools. "It could be in a river, lake or ocean, but a big percentage is in a swim- ming pool," he says. "Even though pools are fenced, kids can sometimes get in." "A pool cover is essential," Dan- kel says. "It might be considered the primary barrier, because it is safety you I N - D E P T H Insider can see." The cover's efficiency is in the mechanism. Aquamatic's patented Hydramatic mechanism is dual-driven and self-adjusting—one motor opens the cover, another one closes it—and re- mote electric power for greater security. "Safety is paramount, so the products and protocol used in manufacturing are of the highest quality," Dankel says. "People are buying pool covers for the peace of mind." "Fencing is an added layer of protection," says LeeAnn Donaton-Pesta, president and CEO of Loop-Loc Swimming Pool Products. While safety covers are ex- tremely important, she highly recom- mends adding fencing, and more. "We try Aquaview Fencing provides unobstructed views.

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