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February 1, 2013
The swelter of summer is just about upon us—beat the heat with this roundup of swimming pools from issues past.
Competitive swimmer Sydne Didier commissioned Austin Design Inc. to create a 102-foot-long pool house in a freestanding structure behind her Amherst, Massachusetts, house.

Competitive swimmer Sydne Didier commissioned Austin Design Inc. to create a 102-foot-long pool house in a freestanding structure behind her Amherst, Massachusetts, house. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Skinny Dip
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The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.

Inside Carlos Delpin and Eneida Nuñez's renovated San Juan, Puerto Rico, residence, sunlight filters through a perforated ceiling and into a swimming pool in the living room. Read the whole article here.

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Originally appeared in San Juan, PR
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Apart from being visually stunning, the reflecting pool just outside of the living room also acts a sound barrier—the gurgling water cancels out traffic noise.

When developer-turned-architect Jonathan Segal built his San Diego home, he made sure to install a reflecting pool just outside of the living room. In addition to being visually stunning, it also acts as a sound barrier—the gurgling water cancels out traffic noise. Read the whole article here.

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Originally appeared in The Jonathan
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Dunlop demonstrates the deck’s secondary use: as a launching pad into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor.

Stefan Dunlop jumps off the deck of his Noosa, Australia, residence into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Hillside Family Home in Australia
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After months spent researching solutions to make her home’s fabric roof functional, Lisa Sette can finally relax.

Lisa Sette relaxes outside of her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Love's Labors Found
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Groupings of succulents accent the home’s entry path and pool area.

At the Desert House, designed by Marmol Radziner in Desert Hot Springs, California, groupings of succulents accent the home’s entry path and pool area. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Desert Utopia
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Sophie and Colin enjoy their new pool, the only non-solar-powered portion of their home in Venice, California, created by their father, architect David Hertz. <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/sustainability-in-stages.html">Read the full article here

Sophie and Colin enjoy their new pool, the only non-solar-powered portion of their home in Venice, California, created by their father, architect David Hertz. Read the full article here.

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Originally appeared in Sustainability in Stages
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Competitive swimmer Sydne Didier commissioned Austin Design Inc. to create a 102-foot-long pool house in a freestanding structure behind her Amherst, Massachusetts, house.

Competitive swimmer Sydne Didier commissioned Austin Design Inc. to create a 102-foot-long pool house in a freestanding structure behind her Amherst, Massachusetts, house. Read the full article here.

Image courtesy of David Stansbury.

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