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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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44 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 LUXURYPOOLS.COM 4 4 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM FUN IN THE SUN B Y M A R Y G R A U E R H O L Z Liven up your poolscape with amenities that are sure to create a huge impression For those of us who swoon over the pleasures of swimming, the only thing better than experiencing the water's rejuvenating power is an outdoor pool, replete with fresh air and sunshine, that has been jazzed up with amenities to deliberately pump up the joy. Outdoor living areas anchored by a swimming pool are being elevated to new heights today by award-winning professional designers and product innovators. New techniques allow the pools themselves, and the areas around them, to be more personalized and more fun than ever. The owner of an oceanside home in Malibu, California, approached Frank Vitori, co-owner of AquaBlu Mosaics, with a request: renovate the home's large pool and spa in an aquarium theme. The renovation, finished this spring, features an exquisitely detailed scene of sea creatures such as whales and octopi along with the whimsical touch of mermaids. All the sea life and fantasy images are expressed in easy-on-the-eyes coastal colors for a powerful organic effect. This artful endeavor started with a high-tech method. Working with the homeowner and a graphic artist, AquaBlu technicians created a panoramic scene printed on one-inch-square glass tiles sourced in Spain. "We can create any design indoors or outdoors," Vitori says. "If the customer can dream it, we can create it, in glass or porcelain tile." Any image the client F E A T U R E S

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