|Modern day thinking as to pool design contends that it should blend with the |
environment and become an inviting, outdoor lounge. Swimming is optional.
|The restored first-century Roman baths of Bath|
(Somerset) England, though the Celts bathed
there in the geothermal springs as much as a
|The Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan, about the size of our present day, backyard, swimming pools, lined with tar to allow it to hold water. It even had a drain.|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe indoor pool at San Simeon (1920s), fit for a
Roman emperor...or William Randolph Hearst.
Copyright, Jim LaneA 1950s vintage hotel pool near Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
No, Elvis did not own a pool shaped like a guitar.
|Our pool was not quite as |
elaborate as the bi-level "brook"
seen here, but had somewhat
the same woodland ambience.
|Yes, it's a swimming pool by Jack Anthony, not a beach in Hawaii.|
|Pool design today can often|
become extremely complex.
|The pool closes at midnight. Safety|
is also a factor in pool lighting.
|A free-form farm pond.|
|The world's largest swimming pool, San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo, Chili, |
built by Crystal Lagoons--nine degrees warmer than the ocean.
|The world's smallest pool--|
not much curb appeal, but a
backyard winner nonetheless.
|A "lazy river" pool. Don't expect much of a return at resale time on an investment like this.|