Summer Projects 101: Swimming Pools

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Who needs a vacation when you transform your backyard into a private luxury resort? Adding a swimming pool or spa to your outdoor space is not an easy task but extremely rewarding once you finish. Just imagine all the hours you would spend outside relaxing with your family and friends as well as the exercise benefits you could gain… and don’t forget the extra value you could add to your home. The library has resources that can help you design the right pool or spa to fit your backyard’s needs in the Home Neighborhood. Here are a few titles to get you started on your new outdoor space:

The Swimming Pool: Stylish and Inspirational Ideas for Building and Decorating Your Pool by Martha Baker

Pools and Spas: Planning, Designing, Maintaining, Landscaping by Fran J. Donegan

Great Pools, Spas & Outdoor Living

The Swimming Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Design, Build, and Landscape the Perfect Pool by Tom Griffiths

Pools by Kelly Klein

Pools and Spas by Curtis Rist

Pool Idea Book by Lee Anne White

Kelli Smith is a bookmobile librarian who helps bring the library to you. She also works with partners to coordinate community movie events including Movie on the Lawn and Silents in the Cathedral.