Monday, June 15, 2009

Check It Out: What a Pool!

A “zero edge” pool designed by Jon Goldstein for the Blumenthal residence caught my attention during my last visit to Los Angeles. Filled with salt water, it requires no chlorine and is easier on the hair and skin. The pool is green in that its circulation motors use about half the electricity normally used with infinity pools, due to a custom hydraulic design; this circulates a tremendous amount of water using larger-size plumbing and properly placed returns. Does that not sound sexy? Maybe this does: “I used the surge tank in a unique way to have water pour over the edge of the pool onto rough-faced, hand-hammered bluestone, creating a waterfall that makes a beautiful, relaxing sound,” says Goldstein. Now that’s a pool! See a full photo gallery of this space here.


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