Books on Master Pools
The following three books are the work of Tina Skinner of Schiffer Publishing Ltd. who approached the Master Pools Guild with the idea of capturing the beauty of their members’ creations in three inspiring books that others could enjoy and use to stimulate ideas for their own pool and spa settings.
Pools, Patios, and Fabulous
Outdoor Living Spaces
You don't have to travel beyond the backyard to experience pure luxury. This book will show you how to transform your lawn into a personal paradise. Over 400 beautiful color photographs of spectacular backyard environments feature pools, spas, and fountains. More than just water features, you'll find a wide breadth of projects that inspire and amaze. Indulge your senses with exciting ideas in backyard design, intended to pamper and please even the pickiest home owners. Realize the potential of your backyard with the power of simple landscaping, elaborate poolside structures, waterfalls, fireplaces, and more. Transform your lawn into a lavish retreat, bound to make a huge splash with friends, family, and neighbors.
Master Built Pools and Patios
An Inspiring Portfolio of Design Ideas
If you're contemplating a new pool project, and if you want it to outshine all others, this is the book for you. Here is a virtual, vicarious tour of nearly 300 spectacular swim-able waterscapes by the world's top pool builders, members of the elite Master Pools Guild. Samples of their work range from sweet little oases and brief lap pools to luxurious environments complete with waterfalls, fountains, spas, and tiki bars. Explore an endless range of shapes to complement your landscape and architecture. Experience different textures and color schemes in stone and concrete skirting, as well as plant and rock border ideas for completing your backyard environment. This is an inspiring portfolio of ideas for anyone who builds or designs pools, and an essential guide for those planning a new pool project that goes beyond the ordinary.
Hot Tubs & Spas:
An Inspirational Design Guide
Soothing jets, long soaks, and lovely vistas add up to improved quality of life. This colorful portfolio of nearly 200 custom-made spas embodies the best in stone, concrete, tile, and brickwork married to the latest technological gadgetry -- remote controls, decorative lighting, outdoor sound systems. Moreover, many double as water fountains, waterfalls, and catch basins for rambling streams. A big, beautiful look at one small landscaping or interior feature that is guaranteed to change your life.