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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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3 4 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM photographs courtesy of Watermania "We wanted it to feel like a natural body of water flowing out into the reserve behind. It almost feels like a natural pond," notes Hughes, who used an ashlar-patterned stone veneer on the spa and fireplace to deepen the naturalistic impression. Of the overall design program, Hughes says, "Our goal was to create cohesion between the pool water and the surrounding nature reserve and make them feel as one." ryanhughesdesign.com Located on the island of Roatán, this pool by Jorge Martinez, owner of Guatemala's Watermania, was designed to complement the Caribbean-style architecture of the house. The free-form shape is partly a response to the steep topography (soil removal was a significant portion of the work). But the social aspect of a pool really drove the design. The idea was to create multiple gathering spaces. "Free-form pools provide opportunities to do that," F E A T U R E S Watermania designed this poolscape to complement the Caribbean-style architecture of the house.

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