Custom Designed Swimming Pools
Open any yellow pages or browse any swimming pool builder's website and they all tout "custom designs." But what really is a custom design?
A commissioned sales man is not a designer. Assembling options from a list and placing them around a predefined shape is not design either.
A designer is someone who truely has the clients best interest in mind. A designer will seamlessly meld the architecture of the site with the landscaping.
They will consider the prevailing winds, neighbors views, primary lines of sight, shifting seasonal sun, scope & scale of the property and the clients lifestyle. They will even plan for forecasted changes in the clients lifestyle - whether it be the addition of children, soon to be empty nesters, teenagers or just clients who want something beautiful to look at.
Swimming pools have graduated from mimicking body parts plopped aimlessly in the center of the yard, to architectural wonders.
A designer is one who can create the sense of "belonging," as if the yard would be missing something if the pool was absent.
It takes decades to develop the knowledge and background to become a designer. Merely drawing well or being able to select harmonious colors does not qualify one as a designer.
One must understand the mechanical and hydraulic designs as well. Being able to draw a pretty picture without understanding how to actually build it, is a waste of the clients' time.
There is only ONE accredited course of aquatic design study in the world - the Society of Watershape Designers. Only those that have completed the course of study and who maintain their continuing education, can display the S.W.D. certification.
In selecting the Best of the Best, one would naturally hire S.W.D. course instructors. After all the best could only learn from those that are better!
Paolo Benedetti, S.W.D. - Aquatic Artist
"Creating water as art."™
Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa