Friday, January 18, 2008
Saving Pool Sluts...one at a time
I live in Suburbia. Have I mentioned that? For the last decade I have seen the same tropical oasis swimming pool in hundreds of yards. You know what I am talking about... a Lima bean shaped swimming pool flanked by large authentic or fake rocks; accompanied with tropical trees and waterfalls.
There are big ones, medium-ones, and itsy bitsy teenie ones. While they can be architecturally stimulating if your house is designed with a Caribbean aesthetic, they can also create disconnect with traditional or more modern architecture; hence, an all- together different type of design block.
My mission today is to offer some alternative design ideas for those of you that will embark on a pool design in future. Before your pool designer / contractor comes over with his bag of tricks to entice you, be mindful of the style of your home. It is easy it is to get seduced by these themeparkish pools; but remember, we have to be able to look ourselves in the mirror the next morning.