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Swimming Pools

Hardscaping 101: Swimming Pools

If you have a swimming pool, it will be the center of attention in your garden. So make it beautiful.

Start with our Design Guides for ideas and inspiration about natural swimming pools, lap pools, spas, pool houses—and poolside chaises, loungers, and other waterproof furniture.

As you design a swimming pool, you can celebrate its happy associations with human progress. A swimming pool reminds us of the postwar invention of “leisure time,” the California invention of “indoor-outdoor living,” and the ancient Romans’ invention of public bathing. Dive in.

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