Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa, "Creating Water as Art."™

Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa, "Creating Water as Art."™
Pools as an art form - the way it should be!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Aqua Design International Resort Services

Specialized concerns when offering aqua design services for  international resorts.

What Standards to Follow?

In many foreign countries, there simply are no laws or codes that govern how a resort or high-end residential is to be built.  That leaves the standards to achieve up to the discretion of the designer.

Knowledge is the limiting factor

If the aqua designer is does not have experience with the various codes, standards and industry practices that apply to building pools, then their plans will be insufficient as well.

"Those that Do are the Best Teachers"

That old adage is so true.  If someone merely designs for a living, they quickly lose touch with "reality."  

Their knowledge of the constantly changing codes, standards and acceptable trade practices quickly falls "behind the times." 

If someone has never built swimming pools, how can they effectively design them?  They are not aware of the nuances of the construction process.  Little details will be lost, because they were never "known."

There are actually firms that consult on swimming pools, fountains and watershapes, whose principals have never built a swimming pool or fountain!   
These firms specify plumbing sizes, pumps, valves, filters, sanitization, electrical systems and some even provide structural engineering!

The structural engineering that they provide are merely mail order plans that they buy, then attach to their plans.  There is no engineering review as to the appropriateness of the engineering they selected.  You surely would not want your house designed this way, would you?
How can they effectively design a project if they don't even know how to build it?

Someone who is not in the field, actually building, eventually loses their ability to innovate and improvise.  They rely on what they knew, and not what they are learning and know.  Their minds become dull, as they lose that keen sense of attention to details.

It's the difference between someone who is walking the walk and a person who is a "has been" or is a "never was."
Paolo Benedetti, SWD - Aquatic Artist 
"Creating water as art."™ 
Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa©
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