Long-sleeve bathing suits? Here’s why you should try one

Though it may seem contradictory at first glance, long sleeve swimwear is the perfect solution for full day events. It can keep you warm through the late hours and be worn as a regular top or bodysuit with just a quick outfit switch. For ultimate use, wear your sleeved-up top from the warm afternoon to the cool evening. Once the temperature drops, throw on a high-waisted skirt or...

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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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Using Light to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor lighting is a crucial yet often forgotten component to many beautiful alfresco living spaces. Luminosity tells the story after dark by providing a visual harmony between the home and landscape. Plus, current studies show outside leisure areas are used most often in the evening, thus proving a well-thought-out lighting plan can provide not only a magical world of drama and mystery, but also extend the use of your outdoor living area.
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Pool and Hot Tub Cleanliness Checklist

Properly maintaining your pool or hot tub is one of the best ways to avoid costly repairs down the road. But what equipment do you need to keep your pool or hot tub in proper condition? Use this checklist to stay on track. + Read More

An organic space

Amidst an oasis of tall trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses, this pool and spa installation in Oakville, Ont., mimics a natural-looking environment.
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