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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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48 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 LUXURYPOOLS.COM 4 8 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM F E A T U R E S that allow for fully designed spaces, including an in-water sectional sofa, dining table, and chairs. "One of the hottest items is the daybed," he says, which can be enhanced by adding a side table or umbrella. Ledge Loungers' go-to product is the in-water chaise lounge and shade. "It's a full experience," he says. The company's designs are durable as well, with in-pool products constructed of low-density polyethylene, the same material used in commercial water slides. Take a minute to look at your pool and its potential in a different light, Anderson advises. "Imagine an island, submerged on your tanning ledge, shaded by an umbrella in your pool's built-in umbrella sleeve. Or picture lying in the pool, hands free, reading a book or browsing on your device. That's the full experience." ledgeloungers.com, cdphouston.com Naturally, many homeowners, especially those with children, measure the success of their pool areas in terms of how much healthful, fun activity they inspire. Jeffrey Ingrassia, owner and president of FX Design Team on Long Island, New York—which includes Outdoor Living FX, Aqua FX, and Theming FX—says clients at every income level are looking to make their backyards active places. "Everyone's into fitness," he says. Ingrassia's own home on Long Island, New York, has a multipurpose game court and putting green next to the swimming pool, complete with a cave structure, waterfall, and slide. His daughters grew up playing on the court, and the girls' teenage friends flocked there to socialize. "We always knew where the kids were," Ingrassia says. He recommends a rectangular court with an adjustable net, where family and friends can dive into badminton, volleyball, roller hockey, or hoops, and Ledge Lounger offers a varity of in-water seating options. photographs courtesy of Ledge Lounger (top), courtesy of The Guggenheim House Palm Springs, by Lance Gerber

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