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God is in the Details

Pool Design article by Skip Phillips, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder

The details make or break any project and the project that won the most recent Luxury Pools Pinnacle Award was no exception. The desire to include both the “Lautner” slot detail and a short drop vanishing edge section required thought on the integration. Not only are these two details incompatible when they meet, we also have a different design flow rate (hence an elevation differential) for the slot versus vanishing edge details.

We also incorporated a Grando auto cover that retracts into the pool floor, and veneered the pool & spa with Bisazza glass. Jeff Dunn of Mission Pools did an outstanding job on the execution of this project, as well as the many others they have built utilizing our designs. Consistent with our design philosophy, we have minimal elevation changes except where it was necessary to terminate one edge detail and start another. The planters provided reflection opportunities, as well as the trees framing the pool. Our belief has always been that while big drops and water-to-water views are vanishing edge applications, they are not the design premise.

Many of my favorite projects are level lot vanishing edge designs. The spa was a similar wall detail, albeit with a slot fire element.

Skip Phillips, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder

Skip Phillips

Pool Spa Technologies, Inc
600 S. Andreasen
Escondido, CA 92029
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