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Poolscaping [Paperback]

Catriona Tudor Erler

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19 Jun 2003
Bare, stark swimming pools - those rectangular concrete holes in the ground surrounded by a chain link fence - are going the way of the dinosaurs. Pool owners have begun to see the pool and the area around it as an outdoor living space, a place for entertaining a crowd or relaxing alone. In response to this hot, new trend, gardener and landscape designer Catriona Tudor Erler has written POOLSCAPING, a one-of-a-kind handbook overflowing with inspiring ideas and practical advice on how to make your swimming pool the lovely, welcoming centrepiece of your property Illustrated with beautiful full-colour photographs of outstanding poolscapes, this unique guide demonstrates how any pool owner can transform the pool area into the showpiece of the neighbourhood

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books; First edition edition (19 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580173853
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580173858
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 23.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 690,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diving into Catriona Tudor Erler s book on dressing up your pool is cool. "Arizona Republic" "" A swimming pool can be more than a big blue hole "Poolscaping" helps readers turn it into a retreat. "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" a wealth of ideas on how to make the swimming pool a backyard showpiece. " Phoenix Home & Garden" "" encourages an appealing integration of water and land. "Publishers Weekly" Excellent photographs give the book a can t-put-it-down quality. "Washington Post" rich with photos for inspiration, but there are plenty of specifics, such as plant recommendations, how-to instructions and tips for dealing with challenges. Milwaukee "Journal Sentinel " "" [T]his book will inspire you to create a design that meets your needs for both practicality and beauty. "The American Gardener" From the latest trends to advice on plantings, waterfalls and fountains, "Poolscaping "will help add some splash to your summer. "Maryland Washington Virginia Home & Design" "

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Professional and to the point 14 Oct 2003
By Valerie Adolph - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The writer starts out with "Swimming pools have come a long way from the turquoise water holes surrounded by stark paving. Increasingly pools are being integrated into the design of the house and garden..."
I'm happy to see a book on this topic, especially one written by an accomplished writer and photographer. Many garden swimming pools stand out like a sore thumb - a harsh rectangle of Hollywood blue water with cold tile edges. They're lovely and cool in hot weather, but UGLY. Anything that helps to change or disguise this is all good.
The writer has many suggestions for doing just this. She addresses in depth topics such as decking, enclosures, structures, furniture and plantings. She has researched and offers suggestions for problems such as awkward rocky sites and the need to have an enclosure around the pool that doesn't block the view or make the place look like a prison.
It was good to see a generous number of pages given to plants and plantings - everything from container planting to landscaping the entire site. The writer also focuses on planning ahead when installing a pool or landscaping around it, and on matters relating to the budget. Both are very important and often overlooked..
The writer obviously has an encyclopedic knowledge of her topic and her writing is crisp and to-the-point. She understands the issues facing people who want to integrate their pool into their garden and addresses them directly. Her photographs illustrate her points with relevance and clarity. I'd recommend this book to anyone trying to add some style and class to a garden with a swimming pool.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pool Scaping 23 May 2003
By Jamie R. Manning - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a must have! It is beautifully illustrated and very informative. If you own a pool or are thinking about getting one this book is a great investment. It covers everything from choosing a design for your pool to plants and lighting. The pictures are spectacular! I Preordered this book and I'm glad I did. It was worth the wait.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the Content! 13 Oct 2003
By S. Caldwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was a little disapointed when I first got this book as the photos weren't all eye-popping fancy layouts - BUT - - I have found the book surprisingly good to read!! I've been up late every night pouring over it's content. It's written very, very well and you will learn some great hints, regardless of budget. I am so pleased I decided to write a review (which I've never done). I hope the authors continue to write on this suject! It's a GREAT BOOK! Thank you!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Professional and to the point 14 Oct 2003
By Valerie Adolph - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The writer starts out with "Swimming pools have come a long way from the turquoise water holes surrounded by stark paving. Increasingly pools are being integrated into the design of the house and garden..."
I'm happy to see a book on this topic, especially one written by an accomplished writer and photographer. Many garden swimming pools stand out like a sore thumb - a harsh rectangle of Hollywood blue water with cold tile edges. They're lovely and cool in hot weather, but UGLY. Anything that helps to change or disguise this is all good.
The writer has many suggestions for doing just this. She addresses in depth topics such as decking, enclosures, structures, furniture and plantings. She has researched and offers suggestions for problems such as awkward rocky sites and the need to have an enclosure around the pool that doesn't block the view or make the place look like a prison.
It was good to see a generous number of pages given to plants and plantings - everything from container planting to landscaping the entire site. The writer also focuses on planning ahead when installing a pool or landscaping around it, and on matters relating to the budget. Both are very important and often overlooked.
The writer obviously has an encyclopedic knowledge of her topic and her writing is crisp and to-the-point. She understands the issues facing people who want to integrate their pool into their garden and addresses them directly. Her photographs illustrate her points with relevance and clarity. I'd recommend this book to anyone trying to add some style and class to a garden with a swimming pool.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice 8 July 2003
By M. Behlmann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book contains some nice ideas, although most or very very expensive. I pulled a lot of good ideas from this book and would definitely recommend it to someone who is considering building a pool, but doesn't know how they want it landscaped. Good book.
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