The hottest shades to wear by the pool this summer

As an essential summer accessory and eye protector, it is important to choose the right pair of sunglasses to wear while you lounge by the water. Can’t decide? Pool, Spas & Patios has put together a slideshow of four shady trends to help you narrow things down.

First off: a timeless choice. Cat-eye frames have been popular since the 1950’s and have continued to be worn on and...

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Rural Renovation

The landscape on this large rolling property was very mature and it had an extremely steep slope at one end of the vinyl pool which was installed 30 years ago. Therefore, the goal was to achieve maximum use of all deck spaces and, in changing the pool from a vinyl installation to gunite construction, making sure nothing looked out of place.
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Backyard Colour Themes

Colour is an individual taste. The landscape, from colourful foliage and flowers to pool interiors, can be homogenous or high-contrast, bold or subdued, soothing or exciting.
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Beginner’s Guide to Landscaping Around the Pool

Once you have made the decision to add a pool or hot tub to your backyard, the next step is to complete the scene with a landscape that suits your needs and creates colour and interest, without requiring too much maintenance. After all, you want to have enough time...+ Read More

Seamless Transition

With a backyard located along the shores of the Ottawa/Gatineau River east of Ottawa, Ont., this homeowner was looking to update their existing vinyl-lined pool to take advantage of their property’s incredible vista, which overlooks the river and adjacent protected wetlands.
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Getting All Decked Out

So you’re planning on building a deck, something on which you can enjoy lazy afternoons, cook up a scrumptious dinner, and entertain friends and family in style. You’ve got lots of ideas about what you’d like, but an expert opinion on all facets of design and construction would also...
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